Meet Baby LEO (pic above and more below)...
Welcome to Tunisia Africa - a country whose national pastime is to torture and kill these beautiful souls. Dogs and cats are viewed as filth, unworthy to even walk the same ground as humans. They are brutalized - with no protection whatsoever - except for the small group of compassionate people within that country that fight with everything they have to save them. The very government is part of this barbaric behavior - so not only do these psychotic monsters go unpunished, they are lauded as heroes.
These animals have ONE hope. And that is to get out of their own country.
Leo arrived to the United States on 3/10/19 as a scared, confused, mistrusting puppy. At only 4 months of age, to see that kind of fear in something so young and innocent is especially sickening. 4 month old puppies should fear NOTHING. Life is new and the world is one big playground. But not so for dogs like Leo.
His 4 months of life so far have been nothing but terror until he was found by his Tunisian rescuers. When he first brought into his new foster home last week, he was absolutely petrified of males - adults and kids - it didn't matter the age. That tells us a lot right there. Sadly in all walks of life, males are the main tormentors, followed by children.
But because of the incredible love and patience of his foster family, Leo - in just a matter of a few days - has transformed from this scared puppy into a loving, silly, PERFECT little boy. He still has confidence building to do, he still is learning how to trust....but from what we have seen in just this past week.....we have NO doubt he will be amazing!
He is amazing with other dogs but has not been cat tested. Adoption fee includes health exam, deworming, up to date vaccines, microchip, neuter, bloodwork, and 30 days of free pet health insurance. We listed him as a Lab but we believe he is an Egyptian Baladi. Our adoption app.
RIVER wants to play True or False:
Q: River is a master cuddler. "Loving You" is listed as one of his most favorite things to do.
A: True. Aren't u lucky?
Q: River can both make u breakfast in bed and clean up the kitchen after.
A: False. However he can most certainly help u EAT breakfast in bed. So that counts for something.
Q: River loves other dogs. He loves to play, snuggle up to, and hang out with his canine compadres.
A: True. Matter o' fact - he'd love nothing more than a doggie brother or sister to have in his life.
Q: River loves cats.
A: False. River is a hound mix, who are programmed to hunt. Cats are small and rodent like. See where I'm going with this?
Q: River is super duper smart.
A: True. He asked us not to divulge this but he was just accepted into the Mensa Society. Don't say anything to him about it though...he's super humble.
Q: River is a couch potato.
A: False. He's young and he's a hound. Which means he's is a hiker's dream come true. A jogger's running buddy. A walker's companion. He loves the outdoors as much as he loves the indoors.
Q: River is strong - so using a no-pull harness is a must.
A: True. Yeah, I'm not gonna lie about this. He is about 50lbs but boy is he strong. And no, prong collars or choke collars are not used or allowed. No-pull harness. Works like a charm👍
This beauty is still waiting on his forever family. Don't forget - he is neutered, microchipped, current on vaccines, and dewormed. We even had his dew claws removed :) Our adoption app.
I need fosters who will take old, young, sick, healthy, injured, able-bodied, cute, ugly, highly adoptable, difficult to adopt, big, small, active, couch potato, headcases, and mentally stable dogs. I need fosters who will understand that every single solitary dog deserves a chance at living whether he is eight weeks old or eight years old. Whether she is psycho adorable cute or is missing teeth, has one eye and who has no fur. They all deserve a chance to live a life full of love, safety, compassion, and mercy – regardless of what breed they are, what they look like, or how old they are.
But I need fosters to do it. Remember this is temporary. So even if the dog is not a dog that you would normally adopt, that’s OK! Because you’re not keeping this dog. You are only the bridge between their old life and the new. You are going to be the one that teaches them, for the first time, what love feels like. You will be their first taste of good food that’s not out of a garbage can. You will be the first soft bed they ever slept in. You will be the hand that comforts , instead of the fist that punches. It will be the most difficult job at times but it will always be the most rewarding. These dogs will fall passionately, crazy, head over heels in love with you. And a lot of times you with them. Sometimes it will be easy, and other times it will challenge every part of you. But in the end you will have saved a life. Always always always, you will have saved a life. You will be the one to transform them. How powerful is that? No matter how easy or how challenging they are, you will walk away changed for the better. Always always always changed for the better.
My fosters will tell you that we are an incredible group. We support each other, celebrate victories together and mourn the losses together. Everybody has each other’s back meaning you will not be doing this alone. You will be constantly supported by an entire family of people that will be there for you.
If you are interested in Fostering, now is the time to step up. There are so many dogs that I’m trying to prevent from hitting the shelters and the only way I can do that is with fosters. A lot of these dogs will have no chance if they go to the shelter so I need to prevent that.
Any questions, send me an email RDRanimalrescue2014@Gmail.com and I will be happy to send you information about our program along with the foster application or click here to read more.
Come join our team - I need u! And more importantly, so do the doggies 🐶 ❤️
Our Mission Statement:
Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue based in Gloucester County, NJ and specialize in rescuing and finding loving, responsible forever families for homeless companion animals, focusing primarily on dogs and puppies of all ages and breeds.
Centered in the greater Philadelphia area, Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue has more than 10 years of experience of animal rescue experience, serving the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.
All of us at Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue share a love and passion for animals. We use our vast years of rescue experience along with our desire to help animals in need. We are also dedicated to raising public awareness related to animal welfare issues. Through animal rescue and placement, animal advocacy, and education of the public regarding animal welfare issues, it is our hope that we may make a positive difference in the lives of animals.
We rescue primarily unwanted companion animals, focusing mainly on dogs and puppies of all ages and breeds. Many of the animals we rescue come from crowded animal shelters, abusive/neglectful situations, and private surrenders. In order to ensure our animals are adopted by loving and responsible forever families, we require that individuals/families interested in adopting complete our adoption process.
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Click HERE for information regarding our adoption process and for questions related to our rescues.