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2015 Rescue Kerries Placed: Rafie


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Rafie! 4 ½ Year Old Neutered Male KBT

Rescue Coordinator: Priscilla Harvey,
Fostered in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Original Write-Up



Rafie, as in Rafaelo is a purebred KBT and is the newest Kerry in foster care. Rafie was on the short timers list in a shelter. Rafie's first turn of good luck was when the Foundation became aware of his plight and pulled him out with only days to go. His second turn of luck was finding himself in a great foster home where he is now able to experience the good life.

Rafie got into a dust-up with another dog in his former home and though the other dog apparently started the fight, Rafie was turned in immediately to a shelter that does euthanize.

In everyone's best interest, Rafie would do best in a home as the only dog. At four and a half, Rafie has lots of energy. He exhibits special expertise with a ball, showing soccer style moves.

The coat that was shaved down at the shelter is growing back quite well and he has good Kerry color. He also has lovely, expressive eyes and seems to really like people! Rafie probably came from a puppy mill and he has a very short tail but very cute ears to compliment his lovely silver coat.

Please consider Rafie if you want a guy who can keep up with you! A fenced yard and someone who is home during the day would be plus in Rafie's book……more room to chase the balls….don't 'cha know?!

Rafie is fostered in the Mid-Atlantic area.

May 23, 2015 Update

David de Young volunteered to foster Rafie. Some serious medical issues were discovered during the vetting process. The Foundation Rescue Team was afraid that Rafie would not survive when the diagnosis was revealed. David just kept extending and extending and extending the time that he was willing to keep Ralphie and to continue to manage his medical care.

Rafie would not have survived without the kindness and attentive care that he got from David and the vet who was selected for Rafie's treatment. Fostering was not easy: David was also caring for a new Kerry puppy, but he was determined to nurse Rafie back to health and to help find the best home out there for his foster dog.

Cheers to you, David de Young, for opening your home to this special boy and for helping him along his way to his forever home!

June 3, 2015 Update

He has been adopted and will now be living in Canada.

June 10, 2015 Update

A short report from his new home in Canada:

Rafie is settling in very well. He loves to go for car rides. We are having no problems what's so ever. He went to vet today and the vet says everything is good with him.

Took blood test and will know tomorrow the results. He had a hair cut today and looks terrific.

Earl is so happy with him as I am. He fits right in with us. We couldn't be happier and I'm sure Rafie is as well. Lots of good times ahead for the 3 of us. Will keep you posted as to his well being.

Take care and God Bless.

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