Rescue Coordinator: Mimi Karsh
Fostered in Colorado
Take a look at our "Little Orphan Annie" looking for her forever home. She was discovered by our Petfinder sleuth in a shelter in the west. She was an eight year old owner surrender, nearly unrecognizable as a Kerry and in need of medical attention.
The wonderful shelter veterinary staff removed three tumors which, thankfully, turned out to be benign and deem her in excellent health. By the time her surgical wounds were healed, her caregivers were almost too in love with her to see her leave. That is easy to understand as she has that unbelievable Kerry charm, greeting everyone with tail wagging glee.
Underneath a very shaggy exterior of mats and tangles emerged a beautiful Kerry girl ready to start her new life. She is currently sharing the home of a 12 year old Mini Schnauzer and another available Kerry, 10+ year old Casey. Those two senior citizens have adjusted well to this newcomer's much higher energy level and exuberant personality. Annie greets everyone with lavish "Kerry kisses" and a tail that wags her whole body. This friendly demeanor extends to other dogs and children in the neighborhood that she's met on walks. Like so many Kerrys, this girl wants to be with her foster mom even more than her new canine friends (for which those two patient dogs are grateful).
Annie will make a wonderful companion for someone who is home a good deal and enjoys a nice walk as she is doing well on her leash. Of course, like any Kerry, a securely fenced yard is a must as she has boundless curiosity. She is comfortable in a crate when necessary.
To have the best possible companion, Annie's new forever person(s) would be wise to provide her with a short course in "adult" obedience training. While her tail never stops wagging, she is completely unresponsive to any verbal or hand command. "Sit" does not happen here......not even for a treat. She stands like a statue for her daily brushing but nothing prompts her to respond to "sit, stay, or down": "come" is not an issue as she is always right by her foster mom's side.
May 18, 2015
Annie is placed in Oregon.
June 28, 2015
We adopted Annie a little over a month ago and can tell you she is the best ever, our 5th Kerry, and truly a wonderful girl. She's well behaved, eager to please, and has adapted so well to this Oregon coast life style. Older girls can learn new tricks. She has learned, "sit, down and come". The "stay" might be a bigger challenge, although she will not bolt out the door until I let her know it's okay.
She loves running with playmates in the dog park, loves walks on the beach (or just about anywhere), and does well on car rides too. We spend 6 months in Florence, and 6 months in Casa Grande, AZ where we have a park model. There she will meet many more dogs. I think she's up to it.
She's a winner and we could not be any happier. Pictures of her during her first week here. More will follow.
Del & Dagmar Huber and Happy Annie