I believe in angels, and from the moment I saw this little, okay, big, Rottie boy, so scared, in our front yard, with such a gentle heart, I knew he was a very special dog. His journey appeared to have been pretty rough on him. He could barely walk; he was starving; and he just looked sick, and was in need of emergency medical treatment.
This whole situation with this adorable dog reminded me of how important our work is in saving dogs who have been abandoned, harmed or who have gotten lost. I have been dealing with cancer, and have had to take some time off from our shows, but I know I have to get back to work, soon. There are too many precious animals needing help.
Anyway, this Rottie was petrified and exhausted. My fiancé approached the animal and as shaky as the poor little doggie was, that animal began to give kisses, and you could tell he was really happy to be resting. He knew he was safe. And, he had not eaten in quite a while as I filled a bowl with dry dog food, gathered 6-8 milk bones and put water in a huge bow, and brought it all to him. Within minutes everything was gone. Then he just put his head down, and closed his eyes.
My fiancé got in our truck and started knocking on neighborhood doors, seeing if anyone owned this dog. Then a young boy and his Mom came out from one house and said they thought the dog belonged a few doors down from them. But when the boy knocked on the door to that home, a lady peeked out of her window, and disappeared, and did not come out. Meanwhile the doggie is just resting with me; his eyes closed. He was worn out. But when my fiancé came back, and started walking toward us, this dog, whose legs were not working very good, got up to say hello. Tears rolled down my face as I watched him limping and just barely moving his sad body. Yet here he was filled with so much love. At that time we wondered if maybe a car had hit the dog. He was in bad shape. Panicked and afraid to take him inside our home, as we have two dogs, and this dog could have a disease too, it was a horrifying feeling. We knew the baby needed medical attention fast.
We called Corona Animal Shelter but it was a Friday and they were closed. Great! We then tried Riverside County Dept. of Animal Services, and luckily, we actually lived outside the Corona city limits so they came immediately.
I knew instantly that the Rottie was in excellent hands. The officer even checked the dog's condition before he put him in the truck. As hard as it was to let him go, I knew he needed help I could not give him and that within a few minutes he would be completely checked out medically and we knew he would be in the hands of people who would care for him.
I think we all need to know what to do for our animals if there is an emergency, and who to call. I am not sure what would have happened if we lived in Corona. Emergencies happen all the time with animals. Today, we had a neighbor's new doggie get loose. That dog started fighting with another neighbor's dog hanging out in his front yard, not on a leash, and it was scary. Fortunately, it all worked out; the two dogs were separated, and both dogs calmed down. However if a shelter is closed, who is there to help?
Everyone at the shelter has fallen in love with him. The dog was just exhausted, has no medical problems, and now just needs a home where he can be a lap dog, and be a best friend to his owner.
They did have to hold the dog for a few days before allowing him to be adopted because the law makes sure to give owners time to claim their animal when they get lost, but no one showed up for this little guy. But he is now all ready to be adopted. He looks so handsome, and is just waiting for you to come get him. I know he will fill your life with unconditional love, Please adopt him. And let us know, so we can follow his new safe life, after being saved. He is a very, very, very special dog.
Again, the phone number to the shelter is: 951-358-7387. Our Rottie's ID is A870286. He will make a great pet! Please help!