1st Picks for 2nd Chances – Meet Rudy!

Hello to Rudy! Rudy is a sweet, 2-year-old America Staffordshire Terrier mix who weighs 70 lbs. He is a sweet, special dog that is best suited for a simple, quiet life. Adopted as a puppy, his previous owners wanted a dog who could go to doggy daycare and dog parks, but Rudy ended up not being a very good match for that. He’s been waiting patiently ever since for the “right” family to come along.
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A peaceful home with a yard and someone who doesn’t leave for long periods of time would be Rudy’s ideal. He doesn’t need to play with other dogs or go on long walks as these activities make him over-stimulated and anxious at times. He is super friendly with people, and good with children. His foster family says, “Rudy is perfectly content laying quietly by your side or lounging in the sun all day!”  He would rather sit with you on a patch of grass than be the social butterfly of the neighborhood. So if you’re looking for a lovable four-legged friend who can keep you company at home and be your best buddy, look no further – Rudy is just the dog for you!

As DDR the rescue group, we’re all about second chances. We believe animals deserve a second chance, and we stand by each of our rescue dogs. They’re all worthy souls living up to their potentials, some getting there easier and quicker than others.

And yet there are a few dogs that stand out because they have unique needs, because they’ve been with us so long, or because they’ve been waiting waiting waiting for a family to call their own. Rudy’s story is the third of our four-part series called 1st Picks for 2nd Chances. We sincerely hope you will read these tales, share them widely, and open your hearts. Who knows – maybe even consider opening your home if you’re the rRudy2ight fit! Whoever adopts one of these dogs will get free boarding at the DDR kennel whenever traveling, as well as a lifetime of support, spanning from dog training to assistance with medical care.

Rudy is house-trained, neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Currently living in a foster home with other dogs, he is doing well, but would prefer to be your one and only. To learn more about Rudy, please click here! And don’t forget to share his story with your friends, family, and coworkers! We just know his perfect match is out there waiting to meet him. Thank you for helping us make it possible for them to find each other.

1st Picks for 2nd Chances – Meet Stacie!

 

We’d like to introduce you to Stacie! At DDR we like to say that if Stacie were a car, she would be a Ferrari. Lots of people can drive a car, but only a few can handle the power and speed of a Ferrari!

We know that there are a lot of Pit bulls out there to adopt, but we believe Stacie is special. She would fall into the elite 10% of dogs who need a specific kind of owner, the kind of person who will give her structure and act 1 8.52.05 AMintentionally because what is asked of her, she will deliver. Stacie is so smart, she will teach you and train you to be a more experienced dog owner! With her classic good looks, she is the type of dog who connects very deeply with her person and wants to work hard for them. She has completed basic obedience classes and is well mannered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed. Though only 1 year old and 45 lbs and a smallish Staffordshire Terrier/Pit mix, she is huge amounts of love to give. Stacie likes other dogs, already knows how to walk well on leash, and is house-trained. Whether you live in an apartment or have a big back yard, she would do well and is more than ready for her forever home.

As DDR the rescue group, we’re all about second chances. We believe animals deserve a second chance, and we stand by each of our rescue dogs. They’re all worthy souls living up to their potentials, some getting there easier and quicker than others.

2And yet there are a few dogs that stand out because they have unique needs, because they’ve been with us so long, or because they’ve been waiting waiting waiting for a family to call their own. Stacie’s story is the second of our four-part series called 1st Picks for 2nd Chances. We sincerely hope you will read these tales, share them widely, and open your hearts. Who knows – maybe even consider opening your home if you’re the right fit! Whoever adopts one of these dogs will get free boarding at the DDR kennel whenever traveling, as well as a lifetime of support, spanning from dog training to assistance with medical care.

For more information on Stacie, please click here. And don’t forget to share her story with your friends, family, and coworkers! We just know her perfect match is out there waiting to meet her. Thank you for helping us make it possible for them to find each other.

1st Picks for 2nd Chances – Meet Bruce!

We’re happy to be known as DDR who helps the community, DDR with the Shelter Intervention Program, DDR who is making a difference. But we’re also DDR the rescue group, and we’re all about second chances. We believe animals deserve a second chance, and we stand by each of our rescue dogs. They’re all worthy souls living up to their potentials, some getting there easier and quicker than others.

And yet there are a few dogs that stand out because they have unique needs, because they’ve been with us so long, or because they’ve been waiting waiting waiting for a family to call their own. This is the first of our four-part series called 1st Picks for 2nd Chances. We sincerely hope you will read these stories, share them widely, and open your hearts. Who knows – maybe even consider opening your home if you’re the right fit!

Please know these four dogs are extra challenging and not for every person or family. But whoever adopts them will get free boarding at the DDR kennel whenever traveling, as well as a lifetime of support, spanning from dog training to assistance with medical care.

So let’s start with our first pick for a second chance, Bruce! This three-year-old Bulldog/Pit bull mix is a happy guy with loads of energy. However, he’s very relaxed in a home environment and is learning to curb his excitement when he’s out on walks. Bruce is a strong dog, and has that true Bulldog stubborn streak you just gotta love. But he’s come a long way in his foster home over the last few months.

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Bruce first came to us when he was just over a year old. He was adopted from us then, and all was well from what we knew until about a year later when that adopter surrendered him to an animal shelter. This is quite baffling for a rescue group as the owner never contacted us about any sort of issues or tried to bring him back into our care. Who knows what happened to his life while he was in that home, or why the owner felt so desperate he had to relinquish him to the shelter, but all that matters is we got Bruce back.

When we picked him up, we noticed he was a bit traumatized. Thankfully, with a little consistency and TLC that is all gone now, and he is a joyful guy who loves belly rubs and snuggling up with his foster mom. Bruce has a forward personality and a rough play style with other dogs, although we’re confident that this will mellow out over time as he gets older. He currently goes to day care and continues to socialize with others, improving his manners around other canines and going for several pack walks every day.

The truth is, Bruce is not really a dog that has “problems,” he’s just energetic and strong and gets excited when he’s out in the world. But maybe there’s a person out there who’s exactly the same way, or wants just this type of dog! To top […]