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IGCA Rescue - Arizona Placements 2003

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Strider and Precious are two one year old littermates turned into rescue in El Paso, TX, in January 2003.  They were turned in by their owner due to changes in their life and they could not longer keep them.  That is Precious, a female, on the left and Strider, a male, on the right. Here they are settling in with their new owner's son, Kris, in their new home in Los Alamos, NM.

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Miette is an 8-9 year old blue fawn female, placed in Payson in January 2003.  Miette was found as a stray in Las Vegas and turned into rescue when her owner couldn't be found.  Miette, now named Mini, happily lives on a big ranch with several doggie playmates, including Bug, her IG playmate.

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Mini passed away at age 14 on Dec 10, 2008 in her forever home found through rescue.  She was well loved and will be missed, always.  Her bright spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew her well.

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Dante, a 1 year old blue male, placed in Cave Creek in January.  Dante was turned into IGCA rescue in Missouri, where he had already had several owners that couldn't care for him.  We found a good home for him here in Arizona.  His owners flew over to meet him and bring him home to live with their other IG, Coco.

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Buddy, a 6-7 year old blue male, placed in Phoenix in February.  Buddy was turned into rescue when his owners got transferred by the military.  They had found him as a stray.  Buddy is enjoying his final home with rescue greyhound Mia.

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Jacque, a 5 year old red fawn male, placed in Phoenix in March.  Jacque was turned into rescue when one of his owners died and the other couldn't care for him and another IG, Jazzer, and left them outside.  Jacque is a timid dog, probably due to his lack of socialization early in his life.  He loves the companionship of other dogs and is starting to play.  He happily lives in his new home with an IG/Chihuahua mix and a Cattle dog.

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Grace, a 5 month old blue pied female, placed in Scottsdale in June.  Grace was turned into rescue in Las Vegas because her owner could not housebreak her.  We found a great home for Grace here in Arizona with the family that adopted Penny in July 2002.

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Mocha, a ~1 year old blue male, placed in Peoria in July.  He was found as a stray and his owner never claimed him.  He came into rescue a very sick dog with a full blown case of Hookworm and an additional deep rooted infections.  After several months of excellent care in his foster home, he improved and became the terrific dog he is now.   Mocha, now renamed Milo, enjoys his new home with his new companion, and identical twin, Calvin!   Can you tell which one is which?  Mocha/Milo is on the left.

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Bella, a 4 month old blue female, placed in Higley in September.  Bella is a good example of why you should research into IGs and reputable breeders before purchasing.  Bella's owners had her for only 3 days before turning her into rescue, realizing that IGs were more demanding then they expected, and the person they purchased her from had disconnected his phone.  Bella came into rescue with Kennel Cough and a herniated umbilical chord.  Bella was quarantined until her Kennel Cough cleared up, spayed, her hernia fixed, and went into the arms of her new home with a big sister IG.

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Mousey, a 7 year old blue male, placed in Las Vegas in October.  Mousey was turned into the SPCA in Las Vegas in June by owners saying they had too many dogs, and he was transported here for foster care.  Mousey weighed 30 pounds when he came into rescue.  He previous owner's told the SPCA that they fed him table scrapes.  That most certainly has a lot to do with Mousey's health problems include low thyroid.  He also has a condition called salivary mucoceles, which is a pouch of saliva on his neck.  Mousey dropped down to 24 pounds when he was placed and was doing fine on thyroid medication.   Here is Mousey with his new family.

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Giselle, a 1 year old red female, placed in Albuquerque in October.  Giselle was turned in when her family had a baby, were frustrated with housebreaking, and felt they could no longer care for her.  Lucky Giselle had a party of friends waiting for her arrival from Phoenix to Albuquerque.

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Rusty, 1.5 year old red male, placed in Phoenix on October 24th.  Rusty was turned into a vet by his owner's saying they were getting a divorce.  The vet called us to bring him into rescue.  Rusty now lives happily with another very playful IG pal, Kysen.

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Leo, 1 year old red male, placed in San Diego in November.  He was turned into the Arizona Humane Society by people saying that their son was allergic to Leo.  AHS contacted us knowing he needed a special home.  Leo lives with his playmate, Tuscany.

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Maya, 8 year old fawn female, placed in Payson in November.  Maya had multiple owners in her life (at least 4) and was once a backyard breeder's brood bitch.  Her last owner turned her in because of housebreaking problems.  Maya was spayed and had several small tumors from her belly removed and 38 teeth pulled! She has 4 left. Many of her teeth were so rotted that the only thing holding them in her mouth was the heavy tarter build up. She finally is in a loving home where she will no longer be neglected.   Maya lives with Mini, adopted back in January.

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