Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Puppy In Need

My dear friend David is, scratch that...pleading for people's help. He needs a new home for his 8-year old beautiful dog, Jasmine. This poor dog has a tragic past and so deserves a wonderful, loving home.

Two years ago, David was moving to the city where Jasmine would not have been happy. Being used to farms and space, it would have been a tough transition for her. Reluctantly, he handed her over to his best friend to care for while he was away. Tragically, David's best friend was killed in a car accident at the hands of a drunk driver last year. Since this tragic occurrence, Jasmine has been in and out of the animal hospital and foster homes. She contracted ring worm (which has now been cured) and though she still has patches of fur missing, her face is still as beautiful and sweet as the day I met her.

However, Jasmine, like most dogs, is not perfect. As a result of an abusive foster home, she no longer gets along with other dogs and very young children. Older kids are fine, so long as they are gentle and don't tug her tail and ears and pick at her scars from ringworm. (Yes, the hellion three-year old did this and the parents did nothing to stop her)

But let me also tell you the wonderful things about this dog. I remember Jasmine from college. She is adorable and gentle. Some kind of yellow lab mix (on the smaller side...maybe 45-50lbs). She loves people and is such a calm, sweet dog. She's very low maintenance, especially in the right lifestyle. If I could take her, I would do so in a heartbeat.

So, please, I beg...I plead...does anyone want to give this dog the home, love and life she deserves? Please ask around...ask friends and family. I don't want to see Jasmine live the remainder of her life in a shelter.


AmyD said...

This breaks my heart!! What a sweet pup Jasmine is! If we hadn't already rescued our two sweeties from shelters, I would find a way to get Jasmine to Lansing, Michigan! Good luck and keep us posted...

Colleen_Katana said...

Thanks Amy! And if you know or hear of anyone who is looking for a dog, definitely let me know. I HAVE to save this dog...I don't know that I can handle her being sent to a shelter. (My stupid bleeding heart)

WordVixen said...

*sigh* I know the perfect family, but they have 5 other dogs- 3 of which are hyper.

I'm so sorry that I can't help. I'm trying to get preggie (future small kids) and we live in an apartment complex that doesn't allow dogs.

If I think of someone, I'll let you know.

Colleen_Katana said...

5 other dogs? Holy moly. I would have to be on lithium permanently!

Thanks for trying anyway (and congrats on trying to get preggo!). Definitely keep me posted if you think of ANYONE else. Jazz still needs a home and it's my personal mission.