Roger, an adoptable senior in Freeport, Maine

adoptable lab mix

After spending half an hour with Roger, I couldn’t imagine why he has been waiting for a home for so long. Yes, he’s 10 years old but he’s very active and has loads of personality. He gets along with other dogs would fit right into family life. I hear he’s fine with cats, too.

sweet adoptable senior dog with his toys

Roger is a Lab/Hound mix, tall and long. He loves his toys and he enjoys being part of the pack with the resident dogs in his foster home. The younger Labs in the house are very playful, and for the most part when I was there he kept up with running around with them and being involved in playtime. Roger surprised me more than once by jumping into the air to try to catch a snowball, many times leaping right up out of the frame of my camera. He was not the most accurate catcher, but he had fun trying and repeatedly surprised me with his athleticism. He did not seem 10 years old!

senior lab mix having fun in the snow

adoptable dog Roger having fun in the snow

senior dog frolicking in the Maine woods

In the house he was happy to chillax on a cushy dog bed with his toys, just happy to be near his foster family. If folks are overlooking him because of his age, they are really missing out because this guy seems like an easygoing and fun dog to have around. He enjoys outdoor activity with dogs and people, and loves going for walks in the woods but doesn’t need a crazy amount of exercise. He loves to be around people and easygoing dogs.

handsome Roger outside

Roger deserves a forever home of his own! To find out more about Roger, contact Old Dogs New Digs.

Seger, an adoptable senior at Harvest Hills

Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_001Meet Seger, a handsome, physically fit, playful fella who has been waiting at Harvest Hills for quite a while.
Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_006Seger is 11 years old. A shelter is no place for an 11 year old dog, and he is there through no fault of his own. His previous owner was moving and didn’t take Seger along. Seger is listed as a Lab/Boxer mix. He’s slim and in very good shape.
I would never have guessed he is 11. He seems like a much younger dog.
Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_007When the shelter staff went to get Seger from his kennel, they warned me that he had an ongoing feud with Oreo the cat. Seger can’t live with cats, but this one cat in particular seems to really set set him off. Sure enough, Seger walked along the aisle of kennels and when he got to Oreo’s spot Oreo started hissing at him and Seger had a similar, though dog-like, response. No cats for Seger. (And I don’t think Oreo enjoys dogs much, either). The shelter thinks Seger should be an only pet.
Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_010When Seger met me and my husband, he was immediately friendly and enjoyed attention. He was happy to be out in the play yard, and spent some time running around and exploring.
Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_004He is very food motivated. He would sit easily for a treat, but he also likes to talk to you when he wants
the treat and you aren’t giving it to him yet. Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_002

Speaking of food, Seger needs a special food due to allergies to chicken and lamb. Please don’t let that stop you from considering him as a family member.
Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_008It was really, really hot that day. Hence the tongues out in most of the photos. Mine was out, too.
When I got out some prop that I wanted him to wear, I can’t remember what it was, he took one look at it and went in the other direction. He said “I’ll just stay over here till you get rid of that thing.” I don’t blame him.
Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_005I told him never mind and I put it away. Then he came back.
He loves to roll…
Ted Coastal Humane Society_0096And he loves to get belly rubs…especially at the end of a hot photo session. Seger_Harvest Hills_Fryeburg_003Please share to help Seger find the perfect home for his retirement years! The shelter environment is very stressful for him.
For more information about Seger, contact Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, Maine. 207-935-4358

Remembering Zeus: Zeus and Rock, a love story

It’s hard to believe that two years ago today we lost our beloved Zeus, one of the best Rottie boys ever, to bone cancer.
We fought hard for a year before that. In honor of Zeus, I’m sharing a story that I originally shared in the North East Rottweiler Rescue email groups.
A lot of people found it entertaining back then, and I hope you do, too.

Zeus and Rock, a love story

Zeus met Rock last week. He got him out of the stream with his own paws and with some difficulty. It was love at first sight. This isn’t his first Rock, but they seemed to have a special attachment. I know he was hoping this would be a long term relationship.
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (2)

They played and played for days. Zeus knows to keep Rock away from his teeth.
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (3)

Rock is the only playmate who doesn’t get upset when Zeus opens his mouth as wide as he can and barks at him.
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (4)
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (5)

While Zeus’ sisters can’t handle his rough play, Rock could take all Zeus could dish out.
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (1)

Sadly, their relationship came to an abrupt end this morning when Zeus rolled Rock 10 feet to the edge of the pond and Rock fell in and sunk to the bottom. Zeus looked for him for quite awhile, and again this afternoon. We’re trying to take his mind off it.
He’ll probably find a rebound Rock tomorrow.

The end.
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I miss you with all my heart, Boo.