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Rocky was picked up by animal control several times when he kept escaping. The authorities informed his previous owners they had 3 months to fix their fence. In the meantime, Rocky would be staying with us - they visited a handful of times then we never heard from them again. That was 4 years ago. Rocky was another dog who was never trained or socialized and due to his size became dangerous fast. Rocky will be going through our balanced training program but will always be a sanctuary dog of HMF.
Ryno was an owner surrender that was never socialized outside of his environment. Despite this he loves people and other dogs. Due to severe allergies, he has been undergoing treatment to determine the cause and get on the correct management plan. Sadly, several months ago we found out that Ryno has cancer that metastasized to his lymph nodes. He has had surgery and gone through chemo - right now Ryno is doing well and we're managing his quality of life. We would LOVE to find a hospice foster with experience to love Ryno in his remaining time with us.
Rosie came to HMF from another local shelter, several weeks with us decompressing and learning about her she went to a foster to adopt where we did several meets with training sessions. Within 24 hours not all recommendations were followed, and Rosie redirected on the resident dog with no inquiry to him. As the human tried to intervene Rosie amped up and redirected. Rosie came back to HMF immediately. Rosie requires structure and boundaries with these she is great. With Rosie's past she with remain with HMF indefinitely, of course there are exceptions if the perfect person is found that can manage her triggers.
May actually was a foster with the co-founders of HMF before they were a rescue. She was placed with them after she was picked up by animal control pregnant. She and her puppies lived with them for several months till all the puppies were adopted but one, a family wanted to adopt May and her puppy together. They had both for about 1 year till the original rescue was contacted and told the family no longer wanted either dog. By then HMF was established and we took both in, her puppy Skye was adopted with another HMF dog to a wonderful family but May is still with us. She is an absolute fantastic dog that we use for a tester dog. Right now she is a HMF sanctuary dog till the right person can be found due to her becoming protective of her person at times, with a firm verbal correction she stops.
Jake came to HMF after the Frankfort animal control closed. He was under socialized and lacked basic manners. He is highly fearful of new people and can become "protective" of certain people he considers his. He also has showed signed of resource guarding his food bowl. He is currently going through our balanced training program and making great progress. At this time Jake will not be adoptable and will remain a HMF sanctuary dog.
Pepper was a product of an irresponsible owner who failed to spay their dog. She was never properly trained or socialized, which lead to a dog fight and resource guarding her previous owner to the point no one could come near her. Pepper is now with HMF where she will go through our balanced training program and
we will evaluate to see if she can be safely adopted or if she will become a sanctuary dog of HMF.
Goose came to HMF several years ago. He was ALL puppy but beyond sweet. Sadly, we discovered that he had Blastomycosis which is a fungal infection that primarily afflicts dogs in certain regions of the U.S., can kill a dog due to a severe lung infection. He went though over a year of treatment and was cleared to be adopted but for years he had NO interested at all. Not long ago he went in for his yearly check up to learn that the blasto was back, we got back on a treatment plan but noticed something was off this time and he seemed to be declining fast. Many test later we sadly learned that Goose is now in advanced dilated cardiomyopathy which is heart disease which leads to congestive heart failure. Goose is receiving ongoing vet care and on several meds daily, he is in good spirits and we're taking it day by day at this time.
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