Month: June 2020
I went to my forever home on July 14, 2020!
- 6/24/2020 – Finding my Voice
More About Me: Information coming soon!Read More
I went to my forever home on July 25, 2020!
***In Heartworm Treatment***
More About Me:Whether gyms are open or not will not matter to my family. I have super strength and am ready to GO! Pull the kids in a wagon in the summer? Let’s GO! Pull the family in a sled in the snow? Let’s GO! Rough & tumble with the teenagers? Let’s GO! I’m a big, strong galoot. I kind of remind my foster mom of Disney’s Goofy! Well, shucks! On the other hand, I’m kind of like Marmaduke. I haven’t figured out how to get all of my long legs going in the same direction at the same time gracefully but have the best sense of humor about it all. I can fall, all the while smiling! Sweet & goofy, that’s me! And I have no idea I am as big and strong as I am. Maybe I’m like a super hero: tall enough to leap tall buildings or in my case clear counters without stretching!
As for an occupation, I might have a career in HVAC. Traveling from room to room, I like to spend time lying on top of the A/C vents. When the system cycles off, I know the vent is working properly. So I get up and move on to the next one. Or I might be a sportscaster. I like to talk when I play, like calling out all the plays to help you keep up with the game!
Please promise me you’ll take short kissing breaks. While I love to run and play, I equally love to cuddle & be cuddled. And at bedtime, I like to sleep with my people. Yes, I take up a lot of room! So if you don’t want me in the bed, guess what? I don’t mind the crate either! I’m really a good boy, just need a family who wants my strength, energy, and goofiness.
Please note I am in heartworm treatment and will be able to be formally adopted August 5, but don’t let that stop you from applying to adopt from Pet Harbor now! If I’m the right one for you, the date won’t matter.Read More
I went to my forever home on June 20, 2020!
More About Me: Just about the happiest dog you ever wanted to meet. Touch me, and I immediately go into play mode. I believe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should be playtime. As cute as I can be, too. More info coming.Read More
I went to my forever home on July 26, 2020!
More About Me: Got treats? Got another dog? Have patience & love? The one major thing to learn about me is my shyness. My history taught me to be cautious of humans. My home will need to be a special home where I am understood. My Rome isn’t built overnight. You see, when the wonderful people rescued us from the terrible home where we lived in crates (see video under “History” above), some of us two per crate, all of us without food or water and many in crates that could not be opened without tools, that new world was hard for some of us. Understandably, I don’t see crates as friends of Cedric. When rescued, I was given the earned name of Cedric after Cedric Mingo, a pro boxer whose roots are in the same town mine are, because I sure am a fighter. I’m also honoring a 9/11 victim. So do you see how very special I am? At the time of my rescue, I weighed only 27 pounds. Yes, I was a full-grown adult. So treats are a good reward for me, and I will come for treats. The more distance I put between the situation from which I came and me, the more things have improved for me. I did not understand how to be normal, how to walk on a leash, how to do most things that come naturally to the majority of dogs. I’m learning. My foster mom & fur siblings are teaching me. My foster mom says I’m a really good boy. I don’t chew things I shouldn’t. I’m great with her dogs and kitty. My one issue is trusting people. When we were rescued by animal control, I was clinging to life. In fact, if you see the dog being carried in the photos because he couldn’t walk, that dog was me. I went to ER right away. Today, thankfully, I am alive and well. I’m ready for a family, a special family. You see, I have residual effects of that prior home. Sometimes I go in circles, inside and outside. See videos called “Circles” and “Circles 2” above. If you have been following our stories, I am sort of a cross between Nova & Ty. I’m shy like Nova, but I circle like Ty. We have all lived through our hard beginning, which is an amazing feat in and of itself. We’re learning and growing, and for some of us, it will take a while. Because of what I had to live through, trusting people is new to me. I am sweet. It’s not that I don’t want love. It’s that I don’t know what love is. I’m learning! The only way I trust people is when at least one other dog shows me the people are okay. I do still have to build the trust, but it is buildable. Without other dog(s), it isn’t. Without other dog(s), I’m not okay. I’m stressed and untrusting. But with other dog(s), I fairly rapidly start to unravel the barriers I have built to receiving love. I have come a long way with trusting my foster mom. Now I even let the neighbors pet me because my fur brother & sister showed me it’s okay. It took a bit of time, but it happened! So my home needs to be people with patience, gentleness, understanding, and full of lots of love to give me. Oh, before I forget, the vet put my age between 2 & 5. The shelter put me at 4. But because of my energy level, which is high, Pet Harbor put me at 2. Nobody really knows the accurate age. Progress is progress, but it takes baby steps to get there. The rewards to humans are immense when a shy dog trusts. The journey to that point is taken by people who are kind, patient, knowledgeable, and understanding. Is that you?Read More