Featured Adoptables: Thelma & Louise, two beagle/JRT mixes – and Andrew the poodle

July 3rd, 2010 12:09 pm by Kelly G.

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Beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mixes Thelma and Louise investigate scents trapped in the gravel, nose-to-nose, as best friends do. Photo courtesy Beagles and More Rescue.
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Originally, I’d hoped to do a holiday-themed adoptable this week – as in, highlighting a canine with a festively patriotic name like Independence, Liberty, Freedom, or even America – but apparently none of these are particularly popular dog names, as I’ve been browsing Petfinder for a half hour now with no luck! Instead, I’m going with two sweet girls who are named after the titular characters in one of my favorite movies – Thelma & Louise.

Thelma and Louise are the two most adorable sisters you could ever hope to meet. As you can see by the picture, they are joined at the shoulder. They always keep track of the other and don’t like to be separated so we’re hoping they can go to a home together. They are under 2 yrs old with plenty of energy though Louise helps keep Thelma calm. They are such great fun to play with and get in the back seat of the car when traveling and sit there like perfect ladies. If you see them together we a certain you won’t want to separate them. Currently we have these girls in boarding because we are short on fosters so if you would like to consider fostering them, that would be great too. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks!

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One half of Thelma and Louise (though I’m not sure which girl is which). Photo courtesy Beagles and More Rescue.
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The other half of our heroic duo. Photo courtesy Beagles and More Rescue.
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Thelma and Louise are being cared for by Beagles and More Rescue in Overland Park, Kansas. If you’re reading this from, say, New Jersey or Minnesota, you’re in luck! Beagles and More does consider out-of-state adoptions.

And, because I’m a few days late with this week’s listing – and also because this dear boy deserves all the hugs and kisses and help he can get – we have a bonus adoptable this week: Andrew the poodle, from LL Dog Rescue.

6-2-10: Well there are just some dogs that come through that even if you have done rescue for years take your breath away. Andrew is one of those dogs. As you can see by the photos – it has been quite some time since this little man has felt anything besides pain and discomfort. He has a long journey ahead of him. We are hoping to at least give him a fighting chance. Needless to say – Andrew is a special case and will require quite a lot of medical treatment. If you would like to help with this – please send a donation. Even if it is only a dollar or two – it DOES make a difference!! Please make a note that it is for Andrew. He thanks you as do I.

6-28-10: Andrew is in foster care with 4 other senior toy poodles. He came in and acted like he had been there forever 🙂 Of course with limited site and hearing – it takes him a bit to figure out his surroundings. He loves to amble about in the yard – even wanders down the paths in the garden. He LOVES the fact that there are beds everywhere in his new home! After a stroll outside – he comes in and plops down in the middle of the bed and naps. As you can see by his current picture – his skin is sooooo much better. His eyes are better as well. He just had a dental and didn’t even loose any teeth. We opted to not fix his “cherry eye” due to the risks out weighing the benefits. We are so thrilled with how much Tomahawk Animal Clinic has done for our little man!!

Though the listing isn’t entirely clear, it appears as though Andrew was suffering from a skin condition (mange, perhaps?) when he first arrived at LL Dog Rescue, as you can see in the “before” photos:

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Senior dog Andrew upon arriving at LL Dog Rescue. The poor would-be white-haired poodle’s fur is stained yellow and red. His face and snout are missing fur in large chunks, and the skin underneath is red and inflamed. This little guy has been through a lot! Photos courtesy LL Dog Rescue.
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Thankfully, his treatment is progressing well, as evidenced in the “after” photo:

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Dear Andrew has come a long way in a month! His face, thought still a little balding and pink, has healed considerable. His fur has begun to regrow, and it looks thicker and whiter than previously. Most importantly, Andrew has a silly happy grin on his mug. Now that’s what I like to see! Photo courtesy LL Dog Rescue.
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If you’d like to adopt this lil’ guy – or contribute to his care – please get in touch with LL Dog Rescue today!

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Each Wednesday, the Kansas City Freecycle blog will feature one adoptable animal from a local KC rescue group or animal shelter.

We do this for several reasons:

– To highlight the plight of abused, neglected and/or homeless non-human animals in the Kansas City (and surrounding) area.

– To remind members of our no-animal policy, and provide an alternative venue for members who wish to adopt an unwanted animal companion.

– To encourage members to adopt a furry, feathered or scaled friend.

– To help out out local animal rescue groups and animal shelters, many of which are overwhelmed by the sheer number of animals in need.

– To illustrate these animals’ unique personalities and characteristics, thus underscoring the fact that they are not objects and should not be “freecycled”.

Click here to view past Featured Adoptables (complete with adoption updates!).

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