Continuing with a long-standing tradition in the rescue community, we have chosen our Christmas Angel.
What is this tradition you might ask? Each year we search the shelters for a dog that we would normally not intake into our rescue…. maybe the dog is just old, or not sick enough, or just won’t catch the eye of rescues or adopters. In other words, the dog needs an angel to make it out of the shelter alive and spend Christmas in a loving home.
Clarence is a 13 year old Chihuahua who found himself at the county shelter after being attacked by what we are assuming was a much larger dog. His head and neck are full of puncture wounds. He’s in pain. He’s an old plain brown Chihuahua with several strikes against him. Not any longer, little one. You are now safe with MAIN.
This is the shelter photo that accompanied the plea for help. It broke our hearts, and we knew that he was the one…..
Clarence is safely tucked into his amazing foster home and will spend Christmas as part of a loving family. We will treat his physical wounds and work on healing his broken heart.
Thank you to Penny & Marc for once again opening your home to a dog in need. And to Clarence, Merry Christmas angel.❤️
Update February 25th 2017:
Update September 15th:
Clarence came to us after being mauled by a much bigger dog. He only weighs 6 pounds so most every dog is a much bigger dog. He healed up well and didn’t let it slow him down. Since being with us he’s had a major dental work-up and lost all but one tooth. It was heart-warming to see how much better he felt after the extractions. He still eats like a champ when I find something he likes. We’ve deemed him the “Old dude” and “Little dude.” He wags and wiggles at both names. He was also quickly promoted to the position of “The Little Dude In Charge” at our house. He uses all of his 6 pounds to keep the chaos to a minimum with his ruling bark and “big dog” attitude. When the 145 pound Mastiff in the house gets carried away with his barking, I don’t have to say a word because Clarence starts jumping and yelling and the big dog quiets down. It’s quite the hysterical situation. He has his own bed that the dad of the house made for him and Clarence knows it’s HIS. If someone else is in his bed he will come over to me and just glare to the point that I feel it! He knows that when he does that I will, of course, get up and remind whoever is in his bed that it’s there for the “Old dude.” It’s impossible not to love the life and attitude this little 6 pound, 14 year old guy has.