|*Dee-Dee* IN A NUTSHELL: Sweet, gentle 3 year old. Gets along well with people and other dogs.|
|We first heard about "Scooby Dee" (whose name we immediately changed to "Dee-Dee") from a rescue worker named, Nancy, about two hours before Dee-Dee was scheduled to be euthanized at the shelter. Nancy offered to help if we'd be willing to take Dee-Dee; she apologized for the urgency of the email, but Dee-Dee had mere hours to live and there was no time for chit-chat or niceties. We knew we had to investigate further (and quickly) to see if Dee-Dee would be a good match for our rescue.
Staff Notes: "I am highly excited in my kennel, please ask to meet me outside. I leash well but pull slightly when walking. I don't seem to know any commands and not interested in a ball. I am smart and eager to learn."
Volunteers Note: "This girl is sweet, walks well on leash is medium energy, and likes to be in the pool. We all know that dogs at the shelter don't always show their potential due to the stressful environment and lack of outside time. Scooby Dee is in one of the loudest most stressfull areas of the shelter where the dogs are taken outside the LEAST, if at all. Through all this, this girl is still sweet and shows her eagerness to connect to her handler. Scooby Dee will soon be on the euthanasia list and is more than deserving to become part of a family. We'd love this girl to get help sooner rather than later."
We looked at the photos and videos of Dee-Dee and made the decision to help her. Nancy went back to the shelter to adopt Dee-Dee and will be picking her up when ready next week. Dee-Dee will be put into temporary boarding until transport is arranged.
Dee-Dee has left the building!!
UPDATE 11/4: We received an update, pics and videos from Nancy this afternoon: "Such a sweet girl. She definitely needs to get some weight on her period as you can hear me describe in one of the videos. We've been trying to give her extra food. And I even cooked her some homemade chicken and rice. I think getting her in a home environment and settled to decompress will be good for her."
UPDATE 11/19: We received an email this morning telling us that DeeDee had a seat on a transport heading to Phoenix. Unfortunately, we were already on the road bringing in Huerro and Apollonia and by the time we responded, it was too late to get Dee out of boarding and drive her the two hours needed to meet the transport. We're very sorry to have missed this opportunity, but she'll be heading our way as soon as possible.
UPDATE 11/28: We received from wonderful news from Tara at the Stockton (California) Animal Shelter this morning. After Nancy's transport for DeeDee and Lulu (from Stockton) fell through, Tara reached out to some wonderful dog lovers who volunteered to make the long drive from California to Phoenix and bring both girls to us!! They will be leaving California tomorrow (Wednesday, the 29th) and should arrive in Phoenix some time late tomorrow night.
Adoption fee $375.00.