This is my special boy Dino. I found him about 2 months ago, skinny, tired and hot under the relentless sun at Pueblo Supermarket in Isla Verde – a supposedly expensive and “High Falutin” area close to the beach in San Juan. That’s where he was dumped. If I even raised my hand to talk near him, he would squint and put his head down as if he was going to be beaten. This poor boy is roughly 4 years old and has lived a life of pain, beatings and sadness and finally was just thrown away like a piece of trash. He’s been provided little to no food and no love, and yet this awesome boy has a spirit like an old wise sage. He is loving and submissive and will let puppies take his food without question. I just love Dino. He was already neutered when I found him (strange but it seems as though at some time in his life, maybe when he was a pup, he knew love and caring) and he is completely housebroken. Now he even comes to his name “Dino come on boy. Come here. Good boy, I love you boy.” He’s so smart and his gaze is very revealing.
This shot was taken more than a month ago when I took him to Dr. Casta’s office for a checkup. He still looked so sad and depressed. It was a miracle he didn’t have heart worm.
Here at home with the other dogs, Dino is finally experiencing what it’s like to just be a dog, be fed, loved on, play with the others and not be abused. I’ve noticed him standing taller now and the other dogs really like him. He’s so calm.
Now look at Dino. He is finally feeling like a happy dog.
Dino will make any home richer and more loving. He is low maintenance and just wants to love and be loved. You might have to take it a little slow with him in the beginning till he understands that you mean him no harm, but once he gets it, he’ll be a happy member of your family. He even walks well with a leash.
I’m so blessed to have been a part of Dino’s life. Here he is conferring with the other dogs in the pack. He gets along well with everyone. When I temperament tested him, he didn’t even know what a chewy rawhide was so he just let it drop. Now he loves them! I think Dino will be happy in a home with at least one other dog and with someone who is real tender with him. Dino weighs about 44 lbs. and should still gain about 3 to 5 more pounds.
Don’t forget to check my blog for other adoptable pets that I am fostering. Still have Mimo the Pompom with me and he’s a little cream puff. He’s just been neutered so hopefully he will be easier to house train. He weighs all of 10 lbs., is about 2 yrs. old, a very sweet, affectionate and playful little boy.
Other good news:
Little Blue, the English Cocker mix that Frances rescued, was found to be aggressive and scared when taken away from his environment. Frances’ parents were fostering him and when we took him to Dr. Ramos for his check up. He started snapping and biting. We understood that he was not adoptable just when someone had expressed an interest in adopting him. Well, it is my joy to let you all know that Frances’ parents have decided to make Blue a forever member of their family and now he won’t have to go through any more stress. I will not adopt an animal which bites and I know that none of our members will either. Normally an animal that is aggressive must be euthanized but in this case, Frances’ parents came to Blue’s rescue. So all is well in Blue’s world!
Please contact me if you would like to find out if one of our adoptable pets is still available. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Blessings and Thanks for Reading!! Xx Adri