Friday, February 26, 2010

Dozier - Featured Furry Fan of the Month!

Recently I announced that I would be featuring a fur baby on my blog once per month. I had many wonderful doggy parents post photos of their beloved furry children on my Facebook fan page and I enjoy seeing each and every one of them, so please keep them coming! One doggy in particular that was posted on my page really spoke to my heart. Meet Dozier, the 2 year old, Red, male Dogue de Bordeux. This sweet boy was signed over to animal control after he had mange that went untreated for over a year and due to malnourishment. Currently he is with the Colorado Rescue, Big Dogs Huge Paws, and is healing nicely.

Big Dogs Huge Paws is currently fostering dogs in 9 states and has volunteers from coast to coast. They have over 200 volunteers and have adopted dogs from CA to CO, in the last 19 months. At last count they had rescued over 660 dogs and adopted out over 545 of them, to loving forever homes. Dozier is available to anyone, and they help provide transportation in the region of CO, KS, OK, TX, NE, UT, NM, MO, ID. If you live outside of that area they ask the forever families to make arrangements to come to them.

With proper care and feeding, Dozier will regain his fur and be back to a healthy weight. He is house trained, crate trained, and his foster family will be working with him on other training and commands. I can see the love and hope in Dozier's eyes and know he will love his new permanent family with all his doggy heart. Lucky for us, dogs forgive and love unconditionally, even after undergoing such cruelty as this.

For those of you that didn't know (because I didn't), a Dogue de Bordeux is also known as a French Mastiff. The Bordeux has a good and calm temperament. It is extremely loyal, patient and devoted to his family. Fearless and confrontational with strangers, he is a first class guard dog and is gentle with children and family members.

And since I love doggy quotes, this one seemed fitting: “The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.”- George Graham Vest

*Please note: Photos below were pulled from Dozier's page on Big Dogs Huge Paws website and is not credited to FixYourImages Photography*


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