A Lid For Teddy   12 comments

When Clementine came to our home, we were told that she might very well be unadoptable, that she would most-likely be our permanent foster. When you rescue and you foster, this is sometimes a possibility. If a dog is sick or old or “a biter” they just may not be going anywhere.

We were unsure of Clemmie’s medical issues and the information that came with her was unclear. But after thorough exams and tests at the world renowned Animal Medical Center, it was determined that she had a very slight neurological condition that didn’t seem to bother her and she was unhousebroken.  She was also as sweet as can be and incredibly photogenic! As the saying goes, there is a lid for every pot, and Clementine found her’s with the loveliest family I could’ve wished for.

Now I want nothing more than to find a home for  Teddy.   Teddy is one of those amazing dogs we all know, who despite enormous challenges is able to thrive. He was dumped in the pound because his owner said “he was getting too old,”  and frankly, it was lucky for Teddy.

When he came into foster care, he had untreated glaucoma with total vision loss in one eye and the second eye in such bad shape that the vision couldn’t be saved.  Had it been treated earlier, he would be able to see.

Teddy is somewhere between 8 and 10 years old. He has Cushing’s Disease, he isn’t great with other pets and would do best in a home without kids and he takes medication.

Now the good news.

He is fantastic one-on-one, he manages brilliantly without his sight and despite the abuse and neglect, has an incredibly loving, animated and adorable personality.  He is also housebroken (unlike any dogs I know).  He is currently in a foster home with a wonderful NEBTR foster mother, but he deserves his own home and his own people.  I wish I could take Teddy.  Just look how cute he is!!  I love that that nice pudgy dumpling physique. And correct me if I’m wrong but I think with “doggles” on, he looks like a potential super hero.

And his wonderful foster mother, Molly, has not only taken in Teddy but this pregnant girl and her kids!

 

And here’s Teddy with the little ones.


Do you know someone with a heart that’s big enough for this sweet little challenged senior?

There is no adoption fee.

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Posted February 28, 2011 by julieklam in Adoptable

12 responses to “A Lid For Teddy

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  1. I had a blind dog and he did very well. Just don’t move the furniture. I adopted and older rescue and he worked out wonderfully for me, unfortunately my condo only allows one pet or I would get another older dog. They are so sweet.

  2. I love Teddy in the “doggles”, makes him very dashing. I have a little old lady Boston who is almost sightless and she does fine. I hope someone can find room in their hearts and home for Teddy.

  3. Teddy is one handsome fella. The doggles just seals the deal! I’ll keep him in mind when I’m talking with any potential adopters!

    jacquelincangro
  4. Teddy—with apologies to E. B. White—is “some dog” “terrific” “radiant” and, with or without doggles, looks very handsome, yet “humble” to me. I hope he finds a loving home soon. (And, fie upon those people who did not care for him, and then dumped him when he got old. Ugh.)

  5. I adopted a sheltie, that I found out afterwards, was considered by the rescue group to be a problem and possibly a long term foster. He was older, possibly a fear biter and terrified. When I met him it was a case of love at first sight for both of us. He became my new best friend. Never underestimate dogs. They can overcome incredible problems and I am sure there is a person for Teddy. It is just a matter of finding them.

  6. Hello! I just read your book (You Had Me at Woof) and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it! I am on my 3rd Boston Terrier. Casey, my first, died at 14, and Jackie, who was a grouchy old soul, died at 11. We had them both at the same time. Now we have a 3 yr old Buddy. He has been through obedience school TWICE and still will not sit, stay or anything else, but is the LOVINGEST dog ever. And somehow we ended up with a golden retriever who is 1, and Buddy’s bestest friend ever.

    Thanks for your wonderful book, and your rescue work with dogs. Kudos!

  7. Your book just came through my library circulation desk to fill a hold. I smiled so wide when I saw the cover. I immediately put it on hold for myself.

    I volunteered at an animal shelter for years and have a special place in my heart for Bostons, especially older ones.

    Thank you for the work you do and for your cool book!

  8. I adopted a rescue BT from BT rescue after Katrina. She is the BEST. I keep looking for a playmate for her as she is at least 8 yrs. old but playful Loves everything except rabbits and cats.
    God forbid when she goes over the Rainbow Bridge, I will have a terrible void and so will my husband, children and grandkids. Ashlynn (named by her foster before she came to her forever home) and we felt it was enough coming to a strange home so we kept that name. Keep up your good work, i would like to help somehow. I live in Western Pa.

    Arlene Stephenson
  9. This is an adorable little dog! I would love to help and adopt her. Are we too far away if we live in Toronto, Ontario?

  10. Like your blog. Just posted about your new book on our blog for animal arts design studios.

  11. Hello~
    I just finished reading “You had me at woof”.. It was great, even though I sobbed when Moses died. I was looking for a book to read on a whim at Safeway and it jumped out at me. I’m a big believer in “signs” also and it being the only copy and having a Boston on the cover, I knew it would be right for me. we are a Boston family. We’ve had our gentlemen Marley for 5 Yrs he found us when he was 5 mos old and it was love at first site. We recently have gotten our second gentlemen or should I say pirahna.. Luka who is almost 5 mos old. Our lives have become so much richer from these 2 loving companions who basically go and do everything with us, and who we consider our k-9 kids. We are looking forward to summer and hoping that Luka will like the water, Marley doesn’t, but he wears his life jacket without complaint and enjoys being on the boat with us. You are an angel for what you do. I could never take in these precious dogs and not keep them all to myself. I really don’t know how you do it. THANK YOU, for looking out for those who haven’t been spoiled and loved as they should be. And for giving them a second chance.

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