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Tia, 6 month old black tri mini, spayed, UTD on shots, HW negative, 19 lbs. Tia was also rescued from the same dog auction and was never outside of her crate until arriving at the foster home. She was so scared and it was pathetic watching her try to figure out the simplest things – one step, going through a door, eating out of a dish. Tia has progressed very quickly and is very affectionate although submissive to everyone. She will lick & lick to show her submission but we are working on building her confidence. Tia now goes readily into her crate to be fed, but then wants to come out to be near her foster mom as soon as she is done eating. She gets along great with other dogs and enjoys a nice wrestling match. She was fine with the 3 year old granddaughter.
August is a very snuggly female Mini Aussie from a puppy mill. She was born on November 27, 2009 & is current on all shots, spayed and micro chipped and pretty much full grown at 25 lbs. Good with other dogs and cats. August enjoys being on your lap or just close to you and she is finally coming into her own. It took her several weeks to get over the shock of no longer living in a crate 24/7. She will play with a ball by herself, pushing it around with her paws and chasing it. She likes chew bones & stealing socks from the laundry basket leaving a trail down the hall to and from the basket (does not chew them). Likes to give kisses. August is learning to trust and she is totally adorable and it’s so rewarding to see her blossoming under the loving attention her foster family is giving her.
A Special Thanks to Jason Brown for web hosting, as well as, his time and energy in getting our new site up and running. Thank you Jason, not only for this year but for all the previous years you have been a friend to St. Louis Aussie Rescue!
~Kati Guerra, St. Louis MO in honor of Sheila Kenny’s Birthday
~Michael Dumm & Joan Moore, St. Charles, MO in memory of William Scharfinski
~Jane & Tim Palmer, Ballwin, MO in appreciation of Zoey
~Charlene & David Stocker, Cincinnati, OH in appreciation of Ziva & Tony
~Chris & Jennifer Wilson, St. Louis, MO in memory of Abby
~Sheila Zimmerman-Roe, Alton, IL in honor of Cally & Magoo
Dee was adopted 7/13/2/10!
Dee, 3 year old red merle female, UTD on shots, HW negative, microchipped, crate trained. This totally beautiful girl is a sweetheart. She loves to play with other dogs and will also engage in a game of tag with her foster mom. Dee was purchased off Craigslist from a backyard breeder because she didn’t get pregnant when they bred her. How lucky for Dee!!! You would never know that she had spent her entire life in a kennel run – she absolutely loves being a house pet. Dee was wonderful for her bath and trim and even let us cut her toenails without a fuss. She is not without faults though – she is fascinated with kitchen counters and will “surf” them any chance she gets. All in all, Dee is a delightful dog and will become even more beautiful once her sun bleached coat has time to heal and darken with some TLC.
Phoebe was adopted 7/12/10!
Phoebe, 1 year old blue merle spayed female, UTD on shots, HW negative, cratetrained, housebroken, microchipped. Phoebe spent the first 10 months of her life isolated, living in an outside pen. She had the unfortunate karma of being born to a mother who was owned by a backyard breeder. Her early isolation has left her very shy of people. Phoebe’s foster mom takes her for walks everyday in her busy neighborhood and Phoebe is slowly learning that people are good. She is reluctant to let people pet her at first, but within a moment or so, she really seems to enjoy the interaction and relaxes. Phoebe is totally wonderful around other dogs, but small children make her nervous so we would like to find a childless home with at least one other dog.
Chili, 3 year old neutered aussie mix, UTD on shots, HW negative, microchipped, cratetrained, housebroken. Chili ended up in rescue because his owners are moving to that mysterious state that doesn’t allow dogs. Chili has impeccable house manners and is a delightful house guest for his foster parents. He is wonderful with other dogs being especially gentle and sweet with puppies. Chili is not very big – just under 40 lbs – just the right size & temperament for any situation!
6/28/10 Update from foster mom – Flip that is mentioned is their 12 week old puppy:
Chili is such a sweet boy. Calm in the crate and lies there waiting patiently to be let out with his front paws cross and head up – no panting or craziness.
Tags: Mixed Breed
Pretty was adopted 6/22/10!
Pretty – 10 month old spayed aussie mix. Housebroken, cratetrained (doesn’t like it, but is good) UTD on shots, HW negative, microchipped. My grandmother always told me “Pretty is as pretty does” and if that’s true then this little girl was perfectly named!! She is a great little girl who loves everyone – people, kids, dogs, toys. She is quickly learning to walk on leash and is just an all round great dog – just a nice normal puppy. She is still puppy though and has that exhuberance energy that all puppies have.
Millie, approximately 6 year old red merle spayed female, UTD on shots, crate trained, housebroken. Millie is not the most attractive aussie we have rescued but her sweet disposition and horrible life makes her an amazing dog. Millie is a work in progress – she has very little confidence right now and is rather timid, but after you read her story, you will realize that the fact that she interacts at all with the human race is a miracle.
Millie was left tied to the shelter fence in the middle of the night on one of those cold, rainy days in February. That in itself is pretty horrific, but add to that the fact that Millie was in labor. We don’t know how many puppies were born and froze to death before the shelter opened but after she was brought inside, she delivered 4 healthy puppies – protecting and caring for the puppies even though she was extremely sick and dehydrated and covered in ticks and filled with parasites including heartworms. Millie was a devoted mother, rarely leaving the puppies and the only time we saw any joy on her face was when the pups were old enough to play – then she would do the “play bow” with them and have a great time frolicking around acting like a pup herself. All those pups have been adopted and are doing great.
Millie had an extremely hard time following her spay surgery because of the many times she had been bred. Her uterus was frail and enlarged and because of the blood loss, Millie had to stay in the hospital for 2 days instead of coming home immediately after surgery as most dogs do. She is now getting ready to start the painful treatment to kill the heartworms. We anticipate Millie will be a trooper as she is through everything else that life has thrown at her and she will be ready to find her new home by mid July.
Millie is very quiet – we have never heard her bark even though she has been in foster care since the end of February. She is shy with people and would never think of coming up to someone when she first meets them. Millie has to be guided by her collar to her crate when it’s time to eat – she acts like she has been punished for wanting to eat in the past. Millie has made great strides though – in the beginning she was totally shut down – would not think of approaching anyone or even taking a treat from her foster mom. She will take treats now and seeks her foster mom out for ear scratches and her favorite place is on a big dog bed next to her foster mom’s desk when the foster mom is on her computer. She gets along well with other dogs – especially young ones but is terrified of children.
Millie deserves to have someone to love, cherish and spoil her – she has most certainly paid her “dues”. She is learning to trust and wants to be loved. She is a very low maintenance dog and the only thing we have found is that she is afraid of storms. Most dogs that have been neglected and left outside are afraid – but she is not destructive during storms, just finds a place to hide – usually under the bed or in the back of a closet. A benadryl tablet given before the storm hits is enough to allow her to tolerate the storm.
So if you have a big, soft heart and would like to know the joy of seeing this wonderful girl come out of her shell and blossom under some kind treatment, please consider Millie – we are positive you will receive so much more than you give!
Maddy was adopted 6/3/10!
Maddy – 2 year old aussie mix, spayed, UTD on shots, HW negative, crate trained, housebroken. Maddy is a sweet little 26 lb aussie mix who was picked up as a stray. We think someone must have dumped her because she is not a dog that ever wanders away from her foster parents side. She is extremely fond of playing with toys and is quite cute in her antics. Maddy also loves to play with other dogs. It is unknown how she is with cats and small children. Maddy has a beautiful silky coat and the pictures do not do her justice. She is a delightful little girl who would love to have a family of her own.