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We were able to save Shep and his sister Mimi on their last day. Shep was found in woods in Miami-Dade two days after Mimi. They had never been around people. In the few weeks they have been with us they are now developing the trust that can come from gentle interaction. Both dogs are now following our staff around and are getting more confident every day. It is amazing what a little treat can do. They weigh about 20 pounds today but will probably grow to 50 or 60. They are not yet leash ready and will need a little time to continue developing trust, but we believe they are going to be wonderful companions. While the two are bonded, they do not need to be adopted together. They really love each other and sleep totally intertwined and we are so hopeful they will be adopted together.
Shep is shiny reddish tan with a cute black nose and cute floppy ears. Mimi is more playful today while Shep is more reserved and cuddly.
Update on Mimi and Shep - they are making real progress. Two of our teammates spend time with them multiple times every day and they're really bonding, coming to them immediately. They are a lot more comfortable and they are giving big sweet kisses. Mimi is now really wagging her tail, hugging, big time kissing, and is now laying on her back and letting us rub her belly. Shep remains a little more shy, but he is now giving kisses - in our faces no less. With some gentle petting by visitors this week they have both decided they want to be lap dogs. We are about to start working on leash training. We think they will both be ready for a new home around mid-October. Again, we remain very hopeful they can be adopted together.
Our Adoption Center & Spay Clinic is open 6 days a week 12-5 (closed Sunday) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are located at 571 NE 44th Street, the NW corner of Prospect (44th) and 6th in Oakland Park, FL. Our application is available online: www.animal-aid.com where you can also view all of our adoptable dogs and cats. The $200 donation we are requesting will help the next dog or cat in need and includes our medical program; 5-way vaccines, rabies vaccine, de-worming, blood test for heartworm and tick diseases, spay or neuter and microchip ID.