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Help find a Lost (stolen?) Corgi-x in Fresno, CA Area!!!

Lost dog. May have been stolen from owner’s yard in Sanger, CA (Fresno foothills).

ForPaws Corgi Rescue has been made aware of a young corgi-x puppy that was lost (possibly stolen from owner’s yard) on Sept. 16, 2012. The dog is a corgi/border collie mix, but it looks like a purebred Cardigan Welsh Corgi. In the off-chance that someone might try to turn the dog into a Corgi Rescuer or to sell it, I am publicizing this information. The owner is devastated. This is a “heart dog” for her. Please be on the lookout. The dog’s face is very distinctive and she is easily identifiable.

Anyone with information can e-mail: Info@Forpaws.org

NOTE: No questions asked: We just want the dog back to its owner!

The owner has set up a blog with background information and a picture of the dog. Please share the link with as many people as you can.

http://findingmacy.blogspot.com/

Anyone with information should e-mail: <info@forpaws.org>

Basic Information

Name: “Macy”

Breed: Corgi/Border Collie mix (looks a LOT like a purebred Cardigan Welsh Corgi)

Gender: Female

Age: approximately 4.5 months at time of disappearance

Weight: approximately 8-10 pounds at time of disappearance (she will be approximately 25 pounds as a mature adult)

Microchip: None

Distinctive markings: Face is half black and half white with distinctive tan “eyebrow” markings and tan markings at the sides of her face. She has short legs and a long tail with a white tip.

Notes: This dog is a puppy. She has not been spayed. She is very friendly and responds to her name, “Macy.”

Location last seen: (6977 Live Oak Dr, Sanger, CA 93657-9071 – owner’s yard)

Date of disappearance: September 16, 2012

Map showing location where dog was last seen:

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Saying Goodbye to Isis (Ellie)

ForPaws Corgi Rescue has been finding homes for dogs that need them for almost 15 years now. As a result, every so often we hear from former adopters whose dogs have completed their lifespans. Today was one of those days. (Sniff)

In April 2004, this pretty girl found a wonderful home. Sadly, her human is now mourning her recent loss, due to cancer. In foster care her name was Isis. She became “Ellie” in her new home and was a treasured companion. She will be deeply missed.

Ellie   2000-2012

Please send some good thoughts to Ellie as she crosses The Bridge. She was a very lucky girl and we are deeply grateful to her person for giving her such a wonderful life.

Rescue Updates – Ruben got a GREAT Home!

Once in a blue moon we see a nice Cardigan Welsh Corgi like this in rescue. Last year this handsome teenage boy found his forever home, just in time for the holidays. Ruben found the home that every dog dreams about.

While these folks had had corgis previously, this is the first Cardigan and they’re thrilled with his happy, sweet, energetic temperament. There could be some performance awards in Ruben’s future, based on the nice update we just got from his mom (below). HUGE thanks to Ruben’s new family for giving him such a wonderful home!

Ruben’s mom said:

I hope this little note finds you both well. Just wanted to give you the latest update on Reuben. He is a STAR** pupil and graduated from beginner training class with flying colors! He can now sit, stay, leave it, roll over, shake and come when asked. We are working on heel at the moment and he is doing extremely well. I also took him to a local dog training and day care facility where they offer agility training. When the weather cooperates (spring) we will be embarking on some fun things.

He is just such a wonderful and SMART dog and I just love him to pieces!!! Its off to Pet Smart today…..Reuben just loves the “TREAT” isle!!! Thank you both again so much!!!

Give all the dogs big hugs and kisses from me and Reuben. I have also attached one of my favorite pictures of him.

The Best Gifts

Every year ForPaws Corgi Rescue receives numerous Christmas cards from the owners of dogs we’ve placed in new homes. They always remind us that each of these homes has been an incredible gift for the dog involved.  There’s nothing better for a rescuer than seeing these dogs go from rags to riches.

One of the most extreme stories is that of Scooter, an incredibly sweet male Pembroke whose owners said they “couldn’t do a thing with him” (couldn’t get him to respond to their commands) and ended up leaving him outside 24/7 for an extended period of time. Ultimately they took him to a shelter where the rescue coordinator knew that he needed someone who “got corgis” and contacted ForPaws.

By that time Scooter had gained an incredible amount of weight, due to the poor quality food and lack of exercise. The muscles in his rear legs had atrophied. Evidently he just sat on the porch step all day, asking to be let into the house. His regular veterinary maintenance had been sadly neglected for quite some time. He was in need of intensive care.

Over an extended period Scooter lost weight and regained his health. By the time he found his new home he was well on his way to being the dog he was meant to be. His new parents made the eight-hour-drive from Southern California to get him and it was love at first sight for all involved. Scooter’s new home could not have been more perfect for him!

Recently we got a Christmas card with this photo of Scooter.

Honestly, I wouldn’t have recognized him! He’s gone on to lose more weight and his multiple daily walks have re-established his muscle tone and aerobic fitness. Oh…and the report of “not being able to do a thing with him” couldn’t have been more wrong. This sweet dog will do anything to please and adores everyone he meets!

For Scooter it couldn’t have been a better holiday season!

Thank you to his new parents and all those involved who made it possible for Scooter to have the home of his dreams!

A Very Corgi Christmas!

Every year one of our ForPaws Corgi Rescue foster people takes ALL of her corgis to see Santa. The result looked something like this for 2011.

 

 

Not to be out done, two of our adopted puppies had their own Christmas portraits to share.

Here’s Dodge, looking a little worried about the situation.

And here’s his sister, Viola, looking pretty – as always!

Happy Christmas to all!

Another ForPaws Dog goes Home for Thanksgiving!

Last Saturday Lada, our nice Cardigan Welsh Corgi girl made the trip to her new home, just in time to get to know her new family for Thanksgiving.

Today it was Pepper’s turn to fly! If she looks happy, it is because she is.

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Unfortunately we don’t have a photo, but if the telephone report is any indication her new family was smiling just as enthusiastically when they picked Pep up at the airport!

Happy Homecoming ladies! Have a great Thanksgiving and a happy, healthy life!

Needed – A Home for a young Cardigan Boy!

“Romeo”

Available for adoption. Fostered in Wichita, Kansas.

Currently ForPaws Corgi Rescue has this handsome 17-month-old Cardigan boy available. He is neutered and up-to-date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative.

He is a typical teenager – full of energy, happy, affectionate and in need of all of the typical training and socialization that goes with raising a nice young Cardigan. He gets along with other dogs, plays well and understands the cues. Being a teenage boy, he’s a bit full of himself and would not work with an alpha male dog. He has not been cat tested. We also would not place him in a situation with young children, as he’s pretty rambunctious.

Ideally, we would love to find a “cardi person” for Romeo. Another female corgi, or dog of similar size, as a companion would be wonderful. Any new owner should plan on basic obedience training and continued socialization for Romeo.

With the holidays coming, there are always more dogs in rescue and we’re really overloaded right now. If you’re aware of anyone who might be right for this boy, please send him our way.

Interested and qualified parties should submit an application through ForPaws Corgi Rescue.

Please help find Romeo a wonderful new home for Christmas! (Thanksgiving would be even better!)