09.27.08

GARRETT – I’VE CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:43 am by Administrator

I’m Garrett and I have been the featured Fluff of the Week before.  Now I have a problem that I want to tell you about as I’m probably going to need medical attention. 

This morning I jumped off the couch at my foster family’s home and I hurt my leg.  I SCREAMED and my foster mom came running.  She saw that I could not stand on my right rear leg.  I don’t know what happened and Mom is taking me to the veterinarian to have my leg checked out.  I’m a little scared, so please keep me in your thoughts.  I know that Teresa will keep you informed of what actually happened and how I am progressing. 

Just in case you don’t remember me, here’s  my original Fluff of the Week story and also my picture. 

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My name is Garret and I am a 9-10 year old Lhasa Apso/Poodle mix.  I am one very lucky little guy since the wonderful folks at Lone Star found me.  I had a rough beginning, but you should see me now!!!  I was found as a stray and taken to the local animal shelter.  I was quite the mess when the volunteers at Lone Star rescued me.  I had very long hair that was dirty and matted and I desperately needed a bath.  Once I got a bath, a haircut, medical care, and lots of love from my foster family, I came out of my shell.  I am now a happy, handsome and healthy boy and I am ready to find my forever home.  I know that I am a little older, but that shouldn’t matter as I am a spunky, fun-loving dog who is ready for his forever home.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my foster family and my foster siblings very much, but I think I deserve to have a real forever family to call my own.
 
I have REALLY long legs and my foster mom calls me My Little Pony because of it.  She laughs at me because when I run I’m kind of clumsy and I tend to trip over myself a bit.  I get SOOOO excited when I run and play.  I particularly like to play fetch.  So it’s important that in my new home there is someone who will play with me and hopefully take walks with me.  Going on walks is one of my favorite things to do and I do quite well on a leash.  My long legs can go a great distance!!  My ideal home would be one with older children to play with me and maybe another doggie playmate. 
My foster mom also calls me My Little Pony because when we are on the couch I love to nuzzle her neck just like horses do.  I am really a lovebug at heart and love to cuddle and get pets.   I am a little shy at first, but once I get to know you I will be your best friend.  I’m also learning that being a lap dog is great!!  I am housebroken, I love to be around other dogs, and just love to get attention from my foster mom and the family. 
 
If you think that I would fit into your family, please contact my foster mom at arizonatzu@yahoo.com.  She will tell you all about me.  I promise that I will love you and be your forever friend if you give me a chance.
 
I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots and am heartworm negative.
 

09.26.08

DONNIE – I’VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:42 am by Administrator

Here I am again – the featured Fluff of the Week!  I’ve been in foster care for a little bit now and am truly ready for my forever home.  I sure do LOVE my foster mom and my foster family and am quite happy with them, but I need my very own lifetime home. 
 

My foster mom is truly my “best buddy” as she lets me be with her all the time.  I love sitting in her lap when we watch TV or when we are just relaxing.  I would love to be YOUR best buddy.  I need a lap to call my own, so that when WE watch TV at night I could continue to get lots of belly rubs and loving! 
 

Please read about me, consider me for your family and contact my foster mom at sherry352@sbcglobal.net
 

 

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Donnie
 

I am Donnie and I am a 4 year old Lhasa Apso with beautiful, silky white hair.  I weigh about 14 pounds or so.  Even though I could stand to gain a few pounds more, my build is quite slender so I look good at the weight I am now!  My foster mom tells me that I have a great metabolism.  I’m not really sure what that means except that I can eat, eat, eat and I don’t gain very much weight.  I LOVE my food and I make certain that I am close by when my foster mom is making my breakfast, dinner, snacks, whatever!  As long as there is food involved I am happy.
 

I came to Lone Star with some aggression issues as I am frightened of people I do not know.  I tend to bark at strangers and also nibble at their feet a little.  My foster mom says that I am doing much better now with new people, but I still prefer the company of those I know.  It just takes me a little extra time to get to know a new person and to trust them.  My new forever home needs to understand this and give me some time to adjust to all that is new.  I like children, but to be honest I think I would be better off with a forever family of adults only. 
 

Because I love to be hugged and petted, give lots of kisses, and get attention from humans, I know that I need to be comfortable around them.  I am a sweet boy and love to love my family and friends.  I particularly like to spend time in my foster mom’s lap and when I’m there I give her lots of kisses and let her give me lots of love in return. 
 

I do well with my foster brother and sister dogs, and I will occasionally play with them and go for a romp in the yard.  I must admit though, I do prefer the company of humans.  If I am with someone I know and love, I am the happiest little dog ever.  All I want to do is to please you and be with you!
 

Mom says that I am learning housebreaking quite nicely and when I get to my forever home it will take me no time flat to figure out what to do.  
 

I am just a very special little dog who would make a wonderful addition to your family.  I promise to be a good boy as long as you help me when I meet strangers.  I will give you lots of love in return and slobber you with kisses! 
 

Please contact my foster mom at sherry352@sbcglobal.net if you think I could fit into your family.  Also, please check out my Petfinder page for even more information and pictures!
 

I am altered, up-to-date on all shots, microchipped, and heartworm negative.

 

 

 

 

09.20.08

TERRY JAMES

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:09 pm by Administrator

Hi!  I’m Terry and I was featured as the Fluff of the Week in May of 2008.  I just wanted to tell you that I’m still here, waiting for my forever home.  I survived Hurricane Ike, along with my foster brothers and sisters and all the other Lone Star dogs.  It was REALLY something and we are all still trying to get back to normal. 

Please take a look at me and my little story.  If you think I might be just perfect for YOUR family, please contact my foster mom at sherry352@sbcglobal.net   She’ll tell you what a special guy I am.    Please take a minute to read about me.

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Am I cute or what?  My name is Terry James and I am a 5 year old beige and white Shih Tzu male looking for his forever home.  I weigh about 14 pounds.  I have one eye due to an old injury.  Unfortunately, I have recently become blind in that eye.  The veterinarian told my foster mom that my retina has separated from the back of my eye and caused total blindness.   I am adjusting to this slowly and I now need lots of love and attention from the volunteers at Lone Star to help me conquer this hurdle.  I know I can do it and my foster mom tells me that once I know the lay of the land and my daily routine, I will be fine.  I want to be with my foster mom and the other volunteers now more than I ever did before as I continue to learn. 

 

I am not the perfect dog, and now that I am blind it would be best if I were the only dog in my forever home so that I can get all the pets and cuddles that I want!!  I would probably do fine in a home with another dog that is very quiet and laid back that would not mind my bumping into him occasionally.    

 

My favorite thing to do is to be with my foster mom and the family.  I get along with my foster brothers and sisters as long as they leave me alone – I don’t pay very much attention to them normally.    My foster mom says there should be no children in my forever house.  Because I am now totally blind, children might scare me as I need a quiet, stable environment.  And, although I now mind my manners pretty well, I have a history of being naughty.  I am pretty good now, though, honestly!  I also LOVE to get treats and I especially like to get little bits of whatever my foster mom happens to be eating!!  I would love a lap of my own to cuddle in.  Please give me a chance!  I have gone through months of rehabilitation to become the better mannered little dog I am now. 

 

If you are looking for an extra special little guy in your life, please contact my foster mom at sherry352@sbcglobal.net.   I know she has all the goods on me that she would be happy to tell you about.   

 

 I am altered, up to date on all my shots, heartworm negative and microchipped. 

 

 

 

 

09.14.08

CHILE-I’VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:12 am by Administrator

Hello again!!  I’m still here and I and all the other Houston Fluffs have weathered Hurricane Ike!  We did great through the storm and were not too afraid thanks to all the attention from the Lone Star Volunteers!  

 I have been featured as the Fluff of the Week before, but I just wanted to tell you “I’M STILL HERE!!!” Please check me out!  You can contact my foster mom at sherry352@sbcglobal.net, or you can also look at my write-up on my very own Petfinder page!  I would love to find my lifetime home.

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OK, what is a Tibetan dog doing with a South American name like Chile?  I’m not really sure!   I like my name, but more important than that, I think I am one lucky boy.  Let me tell you a little bit of my history, and you will see why.
 
I am a 4-5 year old, 18 pound, beige Lhasa Apso who was rescued by the volunteers at Lone Star from one of the local animal shelters.  I was there because of being labeled a “biter” and was scheduled to be put to sleep.  My previous family took me there because they said that I had bitten one of the neighbors.  Actually, my owner admitted that I was being provoked by that neighbor, but I still wound up at the animal shelter.  I am so grateful for the folks at Lone Star that they found me there and rescued me.  I am now alive and well and hopefully soon I will be able to be adopted by that special someone and find my forever home.
 
I am pretty much an easy-going, sweet, and loving guy.  I still get a little frightened of strangers (maybe I’m just cautious) and I might “nip” a bit at their heels when I first meet them.  I need to be introduced to new people carefully, but once I get to know you, I am very loving.  I seem to prefer the company of men and I have a favorite volunteer at Lone Star named Harrison.  I follow him everywhere and I trust him.   He also gives me lots of pets!!
 
I like other dogs, but only if they are more gentle and quiet.  If there are some younger more rambunctious dogs around me, I tend to remind them that they need to behave.  I guess this means that I would do best in a home with either no dog or an older gentle dog.  I also would prefer a family, preferably a couple or single man, with a quiet lifestyle.  No children please as they might not understand my special needs.
 

I am getting better and better each day and I know that I can be that special dog in your life.  I am very loving to humans I know and trust.  Please help me learn to trust you.  Maybe I could follow you around and be your “little buddy”.  I promise to give you a lifetime of love in return.  

I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots, and am heartworm negative.
 

09.07.08

PERCY – I’VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:55 am by Administrator

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Hello out there!  I am Percy and I am one cute little guy!  I am a 1 ½ year old, 8-9 pound, Shih Tzu boy.  I have mostly brown hair with some black markings and most of those markings are on my face. 
 

I am young dog and will need another young playful dog in my forever home to be my companion and buddy.  We could then play, play, play all day long!  I like my foster brothers and sisters and we get along great.  Sometimes, if one of the dogs wants to play too hard, I let him or her know that I’m not ready for that!  Usually we play together just fine and have great fun!  I also LOVE my doggie toys and would play with those all day if I could. 
 

I also love all of my caregivers.  They are great and I am SO happy when I see them!  I am usually right there, demanding all the attention I can get.  I make sure they hear about me and what I have done all day!  They take me on walks and also on car rides.  I do very well on both!  And they give me lots of loving which is very important.  They also give me TREATS.  I LOVE treats!  When I am all tuckered out, I fall asleep on my bed to get energy to start up again!
 

I do have a quirky side to me that I must tell you about.  I have a bit of a stubborn streak and sometimes I don’t want to do what I am told.  Usually I get in one of my “moods” when I am asked to go into my crate, or go outside to go potty.  I can get a little nippy then, but if you leave me alone for a minute or two I settle down and am my sweet self again!  One of my caregivers can then pick me up and take me out or put me in my crate without a problem.  I have totally forgotten that I was upset two minutes before!  Because I have this tendency, my forever home should not have any young children that might not understand what I am telling them.  I do enjoy the company of older kids however, so it would be fine to have teens in my forever home. I really am a great little dog and would be perfect for someone willing to watch my moods and respect my warnings.
 

If you think you would like me to be a member of your family, please contact my friend at sherry352@sbcglobal.net.  Also, I have my very own Petfinder page where you can see more pictures and learn even more about me.  I hope you give me a chance.  I promise that I would give you back all the love you give to me. 
 

I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots, and am heartworm negative.