This is FINNEGAN...
Finnegan was found abandoned - with only his blanket. The "good Samaritan" who found him brought him immediately to a vet to be treated. The odd thing about this "good Samaritan" is he walked in to the vet's office carrying Finnegan BY HIS COLLAR. Yes, hanging by his collar. This person relinquished Finnegan to them with promises of paying for his veterinary care. Of course that did not happen.
It was found that Finnegan was kicked so hard that it shattered a good portion of his tail (that needed to be amputated) and crushed his scrotum. The agony this dog was in does not have words. If anyone has heard a dog SCREAM - not cry, not whimper - but SCREAM will understand what I am talking about. Even after the surgery to amputate his tail and to remove his crushed testicles, he remained in so much pain. To the point where he had to be transferred to VSEC for pain control. It has taken months to get him to where he is now. The physical and emotional pain he went through has been one of the worst we have seen.
As expected, this sweet little boy trusted no one. Even if he originally seemed comfortable with someone, that would change in an instant if he felt threatened. He would vary between fits of literal screaming and cowering to barking and biting. He was so confused....who was good? Who was bad? It is obvious to me that someone he LOVED hurt him. No wonder he is confused. To him, love means pain and suffering.
After using every modality we have, after consults with University of Penn's neurologists and behavioral medicine vets (so graciously paid personally for by the original treating vet), after changing up his medicine regimen, after working with behaviorists - Finnegan is ready to go to his forever home.
Now, I know he is cute beyond words. And when u see his videos, u will melt even further. But this is a dog that MUST go to a family who looks past his adorable face and understand that this dog has been traumatized. While his healing has begun, it is not finished. Healing is a process, not an event. There is no timeline for dogs like this. I can't promise u he won't have relapses where he is terrified of the world again. He is healing on HIS timeframe - not ours. He will need a home with NO children, of course. Kids produce their own energy - no matter how calm they are- and he is petrified of them. He does get along with other dogs but he would seriously LOVE being the only dog in the home. He has alot of puppy energy - he is only 1 yr old - but calmer dogs make him feel more secure. He isn't crazy about cats :( He LOVES going for walks and going in the car.
Meeting Finnegan requires going slow - earning his trust and allowing him to fall in love with his people. He is a total snuggle bug and actually loves affection and loves playing. Again, his biggest obstacle is trying to convince him that not everyone he meets will hurt him. With that in mind, every introduction to anyone new needs to keep that in mind. Humans = Pain. Structure and boundaries will make him flourish!
Finnegan is up to date on vaccines, microchipped, neutered, dewormed, and comes with 30 days of free pet health insurance. Click here for an application.
Sales from these adorable suede bracelets go directly to RDR!!!
Colors are Black,white,tan,teal and purple. Cost $10 with Rescue Dogs Rock Animal Rescue getting $5 from each sale!!!!
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A few of us are helping a veteran named George who, like so many of our veterans, has found himself homeless. He only has his dog, Sam (pictured below), to help him through this difficult time. We were able to get his dog vetted and cared for (they are staying together no matter what!) and we have started to get George set up. Toni Ising has been incredible being George's advocate and thanks to her, George has been at a hotel instead of living in the streets. He has nothing. Literally, nothing. I have created an Amazon Wish List with basic items - clothing for both winter and summer, dishes, utensils, hygiene stuff etc along with some basic items for his dog, Sam. We will be adding to this once he has permanent housing. We hope to add on food as well for him. He will need furniture as well, so start looking in ur basements and garages for those items u no longer need or want - George could use them! Items off the Amazon List will go directly to Toni for right now.
George served in Afghanistan in 2011 and in Iraq during 911. At only 45 yrs old, the country that he served now has him on the streets. Yes, we are looking into Social Services for vets and for the homeless. But that takes time to get started - that is if he even qualifies.
I put the most economical items on this list to make it affordable for people to help. Purchasing even a bottle of shampoo will help him. Of course I will keep u all updated!!!
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Amazing Wish List: http://a.co/5VRWTDA
Our RDR dogs are sporting their ADORABLE one-of-a-kind collar flowers and bow ties! Yes - now we have BOW TIES! They amazing Ashley S Lieske has created these exclusively for RDR - and we LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
The gorgeous black and red rose says "Rescue Dogs Rock" - so perfect for ANY rescue pup! Our dapper black and red bow ties sports our initials "RDR". The cost? A mere $7.34!
Best part is $1 from each sale goes to RDR!!
Adorable gifts for the new dog mom and dad in ur life! Or just for YOU!
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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