SANCTUARY DOGS

Our sanctuary dogs are special. Despite the medical or behavioral issues that may have brought them to the Ranch, the one thing that unifies them all is that they are educators. Because of them, we have learned to always be Present, Aware, and Mindful of our surroundings and interactions. We are so thankful to be able to give them a loving home and grateful for their enduring spirits.

  LEO   Bite History; No bite inhibition  Male, 10.5 years old  Saved from death row at shelter. Owner surrender at 10 years due to biting; bites so severe, unadoptable, and was to be euthanized. Bites occurred while being pet, hugged, or when he challenged owners. Has put people in emergency room; bites require stitches. Was family's first dog, purchased from pet store (puppy mill dog). Owners unaware of needs of breed; lacked training. No bite inhibition (no control of bite pressure), which makes bites the most dangerous. Resents over-affection and softness, needs strong leadership and a job. Thrives on working and running through commands. Enjoys fetch, walks, and car rides. Requires glucosamine supplements for the remainder of his life.

LEO
Bite History; No bite inhibition
Male, 10.5 years old

Saved from death row at shelter.
Owner surrender at 10 years due to biting; bites so severe, unadoptable, and was to be euthanized.
Bites occurred while being pet, hugged, or when he challenged owners.
Has put people in emergency room; bites require stitches.
Was family's first dog, purchased from pet store (puppy mill dog).
Owners unaware of needs of breed; lacked training.
No bite inhibition (no control of bite pressure), which makes bites the most dangerous.
Resents over-affection and softness, needs strong leadership and a job.
Thrives on working and running through commands.
Enjoys fetch, walks, and car rides.
Requires glucosamine supplements for the remainder of his life.

  COREY   Bite History; No bite inhibition  Male, 6.5 years old  Saved from death row at shelter. Owner surrender at 4.5 years old due to biting; bites so severe, unadoptable; owner left Susan's number with shelter. Bite occurred while being brushed. Was family's first dog, purchased from pet store (puppy mill dog) First time owners unaware of needs of the breed. No bite inhibition (no control of bite pressure) which makes bites the most dangerous. Was extremely reactive to being touched. Had human aggression, dog aggression, resource guarding, and food aggression. Requires muzzle when handling intimate areas (ears, paws, eyes). Has OBD (Obsessive Ball Disorder); LOVES to play fetch. Is extremely smart and athletic, loves to learn and work. Enjoys car ride and walks. Has hip dysplasia. Requires glucosamine supplements for remainder of life.

COREY
Bite History; No bite inhibition
Male, 6.5 years old

Saved from death row at shelter.
Owner surrender at 4.5 years old due to biting; bites so severe, unadoptable; owner left Susan's number with shelter.
Bite occurred while being brushed.
Was family's first dog, purchased from pet store (puppy mill dog)
First time owners unaware of needs of the breed.
No bite inhibition (no control of bite pressure) which makes bites the most dangerous.
Was extremely reactive to being touched.
Had human aggression, dog aggression, resource guarding, and food aggression.
Requires muzzle when handling intimate areas (ears, paws, eyes).
Has OBD (Obsessive Ball Disorder); LOVES to play fetch.
Is extremely smart and athletic, loves to learn and work.
Enjoys car ride and walks.
Has hip dysplasia.
Requires glucosamine supplements for remainder of life.

  GATSBY   Bite History; bite inhibition being determined  Male, 3.5 years old.  Owner surrender due to biting family member. Bit member of foster family; now lives at QBSDR Ranch Insecure dog that needs to build confidence and learn boundaries.  Needs desensitizing to body being touched. Needs further socialization. Good with small number of dogs, but becomes easily overwhelmed with large numbers.  Knows basic commands. If allowed to eventually be adopted, must go to a very experienced owner.  Currently under observation to determine further training needs.

GATSBY
Bite History; bite inhibition being determined
Male, 3.5 years old.

Owner surrender due to biting family member.
Bit member of foster family; now lives at QBSDR Ranch
Insecure dog that needs to build confidence and learn boundaries.
Needs desensitizing to body being touched.
Needs further socialization.
Good with small number of dogs, but becomes easily overwhelmed with large numbers.
Knows basic commands.
If allowed to eventually be adopted, must go to a very experienced owner.

Currently under observation to determine further training needs.

  COOKIE   Bite history; has bite inhibition  Male, 4.5 years old  Owner surrender to rescue for behavioral issues and biting; owners got him through Craigslist for $5. Lived entire life outside in yard, not part of household. Lacked socialization with people; had no training. Working on food aggression and resource guarding of bowls and toys from humans. Working on desensitizing body parts to touch and restraint; ears, butt, paws, WILL BITE. Continuing to learn rules and boundaries in household. Sweet with a pushy attitude. Loves to play. Gets muscle spasms and pain in back. NO children in household Has trust issues and holds grudges. Lives with permanent foster family.

COOKIE
Bite history; has bite inhibition
Male, 4.5 years old

Owner surrender to rescue for behavioral issues and biting; owners got him through Craigslist for $5.
Lived entire life outside in yard, not part of household.
Lacked socialization with people; had no training.
Working on food aggression and resource guarding of bowls and toys from humans.
Working on desensitizing body parts to touch and restraint; ears, butt, paws, WILL BITE.
Continuing to learn rules and boundaries in household.
Sweet with a pushy attitude.
Loves to play.
Gets muscle spasms and pain in back.
NO children in household
Has trust issues and holds grudges.
Lives with permanent foster family.

  COWBOY  Male, 9.5 years old.  Surrendered to the rescue due to a move. Completed heart worm treatment and bedrest. Low/med energy dog that is happy to lay in the sun and relax. He has a possible neurological issue in the back legs with intermittent weakness as well as possible DM.  Cowboy has a wonderful temperament and is affectionate, loving, and good with other dogs and kids. He knows basic commands, walks well on leash, and is potty trained.  He requires anti-flammatory medication, pain medication, and glucosamine supplements for the remainder of his life.

COWBOY
Male, 9.5 years old.

Surrendered to the rescue due to a move.
Completed heart worm treatment and bedrest.
Low/med energy dog that is happy to lay in the sun and relax.
He has a possible neurological issue in the back legs with intermittent weakness as well as possible DM.

Cowboy has a wonderful temperament and is affectionate, loving, and good with other dogs and kids.
He knows basic commands, walks well on leash, and is potty trained.
He requires anti-flammatory medication, pain medication, and glucosamine supplements for the remainder of his life.

  COMET  Male, 5 years old.  Comet is a black and white Merle Pembroke which a clear indicator that Comet was a very irresponsibly bred corgi.  Has seborrheic dermatitis, hip dysplasia, spondylosis of the spine, and severe allergies. Attrition of the teeth, which have worn the enamel down to the gums. Upon intake at 3.5yrs, Comet already had hip dysplasia and spondylosis of the spine, a degenerative condition that will continue to worsen as he ages. He has bone spurs growing from multiple vertebrae that have begun fusing together.  Comet didn't ask for any of these things to happen to him, he didn't breed himself - he's just accepted, dealt, and continued on, aware of his limitations, and showing his gratitude and appreciation through his soulful eyes and gentle kisses.  Comet loves a comfy bed, enjoys squeaky toys and a warm snuggle. His favorite past time is tracking and herding flies, taking leisurely strolls, and lounging around with his senior brofurs. Comet is good with dogs, good with respectful children, and unknown with cats.

COMET
Male, 5 years old.

Comet is a black and white Merle Pembroke which a clear indicator that Comet was a very irresponsibly bred corgi.

Has seborrheic dermatitis, hip dysplasia, spondylosis of the spine, and severe allergies.
Attrition of the teeth, which have worn the enamel down to the gums.
Upon intake at 3.5yrs, Comet already had hip dysplasia and spondylosis of the spine, a degenerative condition that will continue to worsen as he ages.
He has bone spurs growing from multiple vertebrae that have begun fusing together.

Comet didn't ask for any of these things to happen to him, he didn't breed himself - he's just accepted, dealt, and continued on, aware of his limitations, and showing his gratitude and appreciation through his soulful eyes and gentle kisses.

Comet loves a comfy bed, enjoys squeaky toys and a warm snuggle. His favorite past time is tracking and herding flies, taking leisurely strolls, and lounging around with his senior brofurs. Comet is good with dogs, good with respectful children, and unknown with cats.

  BUDDY   (Bite History; bite inhibition TBD)  Male, 10 years old.  Owner surrender to shelter. Came to QBSDR has "rescue only" due to bite history. Good with dogs. Friendly with people, but challenges and guards.  Needs work on boundaries and house rules

BUDDY
(Bite History; bite inhibition TBD)
Male, 10 years old.

Owner surrender to shelter. Came to QBSDR has "rescue only" due to bite history.
Good with dogs.
Friendly with people, but challenges and guards.
Needs work on boundaries and house rules

  BRIE & CAM (Camembert)**   Brie: Female, ~19 weeks Cam: Male, ~19 weeks  Both pups need: Socializing to other dogs. Desensitizing to human touch. Building senses to compensate for lack of eye sight due to Juvenile Hereditary Cataracts. Working on basic obedience.  Brie: fearful of hands reaching towards her. Will dart away and retreat when overwhelmed.  Cam: Working on mouthiness and nipping.   **These pups will be entirely blind.

BRIE & CAM (Camembert)**

Brie: Female, ~19 weeks
Cam: Male, ~19 weeks

Both pups need:
Socializing to other dogs.
Desensitizing to human touch.
Building senses to compensate for lack of eye sight due to Juvenile Hereditary Cataracts.
Working on basic obedience.

Brie: fearful of hands reaching towards her. Will dart away and retreat when overwhelmed.

Cam: Working on mouthiness and nipping.

**These pups will be entirely blind.

  FOXXY LADY  Female, senior  Miss FoxxyLady was recently re-surrendered to us and will be working to regain her confidence. She became extremely reactive to dogs and people, which was not creating a safe space for her or the humans in her life. Foxxy was very loved and well cared for but things just didn’t work out. What’s viewed as completely normal interaction for most dog owners ended up communicating all the wrong things to this gorgeous girl.    She’s wary of people, higher energy dogs, and will snap if anyone goes to touch her. On the plus side, her trust is building. Early on after being returned, she wouldn’t even follow. That’s not the case anymore - Susan frequently finds her in follower mode. She’s getting as much time and patience as she needs to come out of her shell. When it comes to fearful and reactive dogs, you can’t rush them - trust and respect take time and it’s all on their terms. She’s okay without pets and actually prefers a simple head nod of acknowledgement. The more space you give, the more she’ll follow you, knowing she can trust you to respect her boundaries.

FOXXY LADY
Female, senior

Miss FoxxyLady was recently re-surrendered to us and will be working to regain her confidence. She became extremely reactive to dogs and people, which was not creating a safe space for her or the humans in her life. Foxxy was very loved and well cared for but things just didn’t work out. What’s viewed as completely normal interaction for most dog owners ended up communicating all the wrong things to this gorgeous girl.

She’s wary of people, higher energy dogs, and will snap if anyone goes to touch her. On the plus side, her trust is building. Early on after being returned, she wouldn’t even follow. That’s not the case anymore - Susan frequently finds her in follower mode. She’s getting as much time and patience as she needs to come out of her shell. When it comes to fearful and reactive dogs, you can’t rush them - trust and respect take time and it’s all on their terms. She’s okay without pets and actually prefers a simple head nod of acknowledgement. The more space you give, the more she’ll follow you, knowing she can trust you to respect her boundaries.