DOG'S IN NEED OF A FOSTERS THAT HAVE NO DOGS
Streetdog Foundation does not have a facility, so we depend on volunteers to provide loving foster homes for our dogs while they wait to find the perfect family. Streetdog provides all of the food, toys, medical care and other needed items. Fosters provide the love and safety. Some of our pups have a history of not being treated so well or have had to protect themselves. Although we will never know each pups history they have a way of letting us know what they prefer and not. The pups below have few options because they would like a foster without any other pups. Long-term boarding can be tough on their little souls. Can one crash with you for a weekend, a week or more?
Foster Update: Lenny is a very smart dog and learns commands very easily. He is very food motivated which helps him learn tricks and commands easily. The one thing he cherishes the most is his ball. He carries his ball with him everywhere and plays with it constantly. Most days, he just plays with his ball solo until he's ready for some affection.
Because he is food and ball motivated, he is protective of both. My dogs don't care for balls so he has gotten comfortable enough around them to leave the ball lying around. He doesn't play with my dogs (2 mid-sized girls) but he's not aggressive towards them so they just co-exist. All 3 of them sleep with me each night.
A bit more from his foster: Highly active, Leash trained, Does well in a car, Likes toys, Obedient, Playful & Affectionate.
"Lenny here – pleased to meet you all! I’m a young little guy from the streets of Memphis, TN. I’ve got a pretty great story to tell ya about! In July, the hottest month of the year, I was wandering aimlessly through the street looking for something…anything…to eat or drink to make it through the evening. I got the smells of a sandwich shop and followed my nose to see if it would lead me somewhere. I wound up outside of a Lenny’s Sub Shop where I huddled around the door for several hours begging for a scrap or a drink of water. Even with my puppy dog eyes I couldn’t convince anyone to buy me a sandwich. I was just about to give up when a big maroon van pulled into the parking lot. I knew immediately that this was no ordinary van. It was magica! (and it smelled like doggies hehe). The people got out and casually strolled over to me while telling me what a good boy I was. The man went inside and bought some meat and water while the woman kept singing to me. I liked her voice a lot.
The kind people, magic van, deli meat and water were all too overcoming for me and I gave in and let them put a leash around my neck. I gobbled up treats of all sorts while they took me to safety. I slept inside on comfy blankets for the first time in my whole life that night – and every night since as a matter of fact. It was awesome. I’ve been gaining weight, getting vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. I tested heartworm negative and have been started on some monthly preventatives. I am a totally healthy boy these days and I LOVE a ball. I can play with my ball all day and all night. I have been in the best foster home getting to be more comfortable with new people. I love to run and play and give the best snuggles ever (at least I think so). If you love to throw a ball, I am your guy!"
Medical Update: Moose has completed Heartworm treatment and been neutered.
I was taking a nap early one morning. I had found a nice chair with some wheels on it that I figured would be a good enough spot. It was in the sunshine as the sun was coming up. A lady and her foster pup were driving by on the way to the vet and spotted me, and stopped to say hi. She brought me some chicken from her lunch, but I came right up to her before she gave me any. She gave me one piece and I let her put a leash on me and I hopped right in her car with another piece. I hardly even realized there was another dog in the car! I was just so hungry!
The lady took me to the vet and I got a little scared when they put me in the kennel so I started trying to push my way out and bite the bars. They calmed me down and gave me some sleepy medicine so I wouldn't feel the shots and would let them clean my wounds and pull out the embedded ticks from my fur. I had a lot of bites from another animal on my legs and head and neck, but they are starting to heal!
I am heartworm positive and am in the beginning stages of treatment. Once i complete treatment in a few months I will get neutered and be all ready to start attending adoption events! I did great with meeting other pups and kiddos. They keep telling me how wonderful a foster home and a forever home will be with snugly couches and kind humans that will feed me all the yummy treats! I can't wait to find one of these foster homes to try it out for myself! But until then, I will be working on my potty training, crate and leash training, and maybe even learning some special tricks that I can show all my fans soon! If you want to learn more about how to foster or adopt me, please contact Streetdog Foundation
WELCOME NEWBIE: NYSA (meaning “a new beginning”)
Nysa is one of our rescued German Shepherd Dogs from the terrible hoarding case here in Memphis. We knew going in that we wanted to help save a dog with a difficult medical case that others may not consider. When our friends at Memphis Animal Services told us that there was a dog that had chewed off her own tail from the stress of being locked in her crate, we knew we had to help her.
After a full examination this week Doc determined that Nysa’s left rear leg has limited mobility from an old injury (she has a large scar on this leg). Her pelvis also has an old injury (this can be seen in the X-rays) possibly from being hit by a car. Doc said that Nysa doesn’t seem bothered by it and because they are old injuries, the best thing to do is make her comfortable and give her supplements that will help her movement. She was also shot with bb pellets and birdshot from a shotgun (the small dots on the X-rays) 😭😭😭
She also had a dental exam June 11th, and she needed one bottom incisor pulled. Doc cleaned her tail to help it heal, but it’s possible he will need to correct the end while she is spayed. Doc wants her to gain some weight before clearing her for surgery.
Now our job is to help her heal both inside and outside with all the love and treats a girl can handle! You would not believe what a sweet dog she is after all she has been through. Please send love and prayers to Nysa. 💜💛
On January 11th 2018, while searching for another dog in need, our volunteers came across Paisley. She had a collar badly embedded in her neck so we rushed her to the doc to get that taken care of. Then we rushed her back out because she was nursing and we knew she had babies out there!
When our volunteers brought new mom Paisley to look for her babies, she walked them a block and a half to a house and began to cry. Some neighbors came out and pointed us to the left side of the house to indicate where the puppies were. But here’s the remarkable thing...Paisley had given birth to her babies in another location and for whatever reason determined that it wasn’t right for them. The neighbors witnessed her put them all on a blanket and move the entire family together to under the house!
So, under the house is where all her babies were and she crawled right down there and began nursing them. Once they were all fed, our volunteers pulled away siding on the house to bring them to safety. And just in time, too, as Memphis was about to be hit with sleet and snow.
Paisley's neck has heeled nicely and she is healthy. She has raised her pups. They’ve all been adopted so now it’s Mom’s turn.
Paisley knows all basic commands even knows how to speak on command! Would be an awesome running buddy. She would prefer to be in a home where she is the only pup.
Click below to see the pups' rescue video and follow us on social media for more updates!
I was wandering around in the middle of the street on a cold rainy day when this nice lady stopped and tried to get me to go with her. I was kinda nervous but she came back with some chicken nuggets and then I was on board!!! I hopped in her car and came home with her!! They gave me a nice cozy bed and a room all to myself so I could settle in. I've been with her several months now, healing, resting and getting all the medical care i need to get healthy. I just finished heartworm treatment, which was a doozy I'll tell ya. But I'm starting to feel better and really starting to show what a cool personality I have!
I am a male, American bull dog mix and enjoy car rides, and walks in the warm weather! I’ve been doing great on all my indoor manners. Since I’m almost officially healthy I will be starting to attend adoption events and get to meet new pups and people, which I love doing!
I’m such a handsome boy too if I do say so myself and I’m ready to find that perfect forever home!
Xena was one of 3 pups rescued after Memphis Animal Services found 40 neglected German Shepard's in a Memphis area home. This little ebony girl is as sweet as can be. She came in heartworm positive and will begin treatment for that in addition to adding some much needed weight. Xena’s teeth are damaged and worn by what appears to be the chewing of metal. This is fairly common with pups that are neglected and locked in cages for extraordinary periods of time. As soon as her body is healthy enough she receive dental treatment and get spayed.
See Xena's arrival our vet's office after being picked up at MAS HERE.
Check back soon for updates on this beautiful girl!