Bab's has been adopted!! August 3rd, 2014
Babs has been adopted!! Hurrah!! The photo above is Babs, now known as Peaches, with her new family, Mom Elena and sister Scout. Elena adopted Scout from the SPCA last May, & adopted Peaches earlier this month. I'm sure you all remember that early last March Tim & I found Peaches on the roadside, starving and in the middle of nowhere (literally). We could not leave her there & brought her to the SPCA. The staff at the SPCA gave Peaches amazing care and fattened her up in no time, as you can see from her timeline of photos below. We don't know much about the road Peaches traveled before we found her, but her path since then has been all good. She is an amazing dog, calm & friendly with everyone and loves other dogs. Huge, huge thanks to Elena for opening her heart and her home to Peaches. She & Scout have a wonderful life to look forward to thanks to you Elena. And thank you to the SPCA for saving Peaches’ life!
Bab's Update April 14th, 2014.
Here is lovely Babs. One thing I love about this video, Babs chases the lure, so she has prey drive. But she doesn't make much effort to actually catch the lure, and when she does get her mouth on it she does not do any head-shaking as many dogs will, not even at the end of the video when she has the lure in her mouth. No head-shaking. I like that. Means she has prey drive, but its not over the top.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. Today is the 28th day since Tim & I rescued Babs from the side of road in the middle of nowhere. She was wet, cold, and very nearly starved. It is totally amazing to see the dog she is becoming. First, she has gained so much weight! Still thin, but her ribs, backbone and hips barely show now. She is shedding her old coat and is looking great. Best of all, Babs is one of the happiest dogs I know! Well, I guess she is happy considering where she came from. Babs loves attention and loves to play, with you or a ball or toy. Babs seems to be vey even-tempered, and as far as we can tell at this point she likes other dogs, and she seems to like all people too. Don't know about cats.
So my friends, Babs needs a permanent home! She can't live at the SPCA forever. Oh, the SPCA... please join me in applauding them for the fabulous work they are doing with Babs... bringing her back to health, socializing & exercising her, and providing her with a great, but temporary, place to live. Please help get the word out that this lovely dog needs a family to call her own. Call the SPCA's Adoption Center at 863-646-7722.
Saturday, March 8th, 2014. Today I did something I've never done before. Tim and I picked up this poor, starving dog in the middle of absolutely nowhere, on the Alturas-Babson Park Cut-off road. Someone had dumped her there along with 2 empty plastic containers. I guess they left her with a little food and water and said good luck. Stupid people!
Well, maybe luck was with her. Her name is Babs ( for Babson Park ) and she is at the SPCA here in Lakeland. She is high positive for heartworms, extremely thin, but just as friendly and happy as she can be. Babs will be on a 4-day stray hold as she had no microchip. After the hold period, the vets will check Babs over and determine the state of her health, then will make a decision on what the best course of action is for her.
Please say prayers for Babs that she will be able to make it through this difficult time in her life. At least for the next few days she will be warm and have plenty of food, water, and love. I will update you as I know more. My heart is broken by the site of her standing by the road today, her tail tucked all the way between her legs, watching us as we drove by. There was no way we could leave her there.