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IGCA Rescue - Arizona Placements 2007

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Lance, a 2 year old red pied male, placed in Scottsdale, AZ on January 14th.  Lance was turned into rescue with Patch (see Placements 2006) from an owner who could not housebreak them. Here he is with his new family: Cory, Brian and his IG sister Cleo. Lance is enjoying his new life snuggling in bed and learning to play with Cleo & her toys.

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Parnel, a 4 year old blue pied male, placed in Tucson, AZ on February 17th.  Parnel was turned into rescue when his families new baby human became allergic to him. Parnel (on the right in the photo) instantly grabbed on the heart of his new owner, and will soon capture the heart of hid new housemate, a lovely red pied IG named Gia.

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Ziggy, a 4 year old blue pied male, placed in Phoenix, AZ on February 18th.  Ziggy was turned into rescue because his owners were unable to housetrain him. Ziggy is a very welcome addition to his new home where he will join Comet, a 6 year old rescue Greyhound.

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Mason is a 5 year old seal and white male was placed in Casa Grande, AZ, on March 3rd.  Mason was turned into rescue in February 2007 along with housemates Cooper and Callie (see below) when their family moved to Texas and could not take them along.  Mason has two IG playmates in his new home named Chili and Bella.

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Callie is a 3 year old red and white female was placed in Phoenix, AZ, on March 10th.  Callie was turned into rescue in February 2007 along with housemates Cooper (see below) and Mason (see above) when their family moved to Texas and could not take them along.  In her new home, Callie has IG playmate named Rocco who likes to keep her on her toes!

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Amber is a 9 year old red and white female placed in Phoenix on March 26th.  Amber was turned into rescue due to her owner's death, and no other member of the family could take her. Amber has a beautiful grassy back yard that she loves to run around in and has often has a Greyhound foster dog to play with!

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Bella is a seal and white 7 month old female placed in Gilbert on April 22nd. Bella was turned into rescue because she had way too much energy for the home that bought her and she was bothering her housemate who was a disabled senior IG. Bella is happy girl in her new home with IG pal Morry who she loves to chase around Grandma's big grassy back yard when her owner travels.

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Gypsy is a seal and white pied ~6 year old female placed in Tucson on May 29th. Gypsy was found as a stray and IG Rescue looked for her owner, but no one claimed her.  Gypsy is very spoiled in her new home where there are three adults who are home most of the time, and grandkids and granddogs who visit regularly love to play with her.  Gypsy also gets to go on regular walks with her new owner!

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Romeo and Mekhi [now Mickey] are two 3 year old blue and white males who were placed in Glendale on May 26th.  These dogs were turned in together to the Humane Society and subsequently IG Rescue when the owners found them too expensive to care for.  It was love at first sight when their rescue foster Mom saw them!  They are now officially new members of a busy household that includes two Greyhounds named Sean and Brinkley, an IG named Rocket, a yellow lab named PG, and lots of visiting Greyhounds and their pals since their owners operate a doggy day care service for Greyhounds.  The IGs love to play tug and romp in the back yard with their “furry toy” and cuddle up with their new owners on the large comfy couch to watch TV.

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Cooper is a 4 year old blue male placed in Phoenix on June 3rd.  Cooper was turned into rescue in February 2007 along with housemates Callie and Mason (see above) when their family moved to Texas and could not take them along.  Cooper easily outruns his three new housemates, a male Chihuahua named T Rex, a female Chihuahua named Tinkerbell, and a male pom mix named Sunny.  Cooper gets lots of cuddle time with his new owners who are working on teaching him to give doggy kisses!

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Leslie [now Gingersnap] is a 1.5 year old female placed in Phoenix on June 9th.  Gingersnap was turned into the Arizona Humane Society by owners saying they had too many dogs. AHS contacted IG rescue as they knew she needed a special home. Gingersnap joins IGs Leonardo and Dakota [see 2002 placements] and a rat terrier mix named Itsy Bitsy who is her favorite playmate.

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Spiro, renamed Nickel, is a 13 month old black and white male who was placed in Prescott Valley on June 23rd.  Nickel has had three other homes in his short life [he was given up for a broken leg the first time, too high of an energy level for his second home, and marking in his third home].  Nickel is now happily settled in his fourth and forever home.   Nickel joins a male IG named Sabastian, a female IG named Liddy, and a male Min Pin named Cassie in his new home.  Nickel has a large back yard to roam in and is learning to ignore the several pet birds in the house.

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Lucky and Blaze are two three year old fawn and white males placed in Yarnell on August 16th.  Lucky and Blaze, though not littermates, have lived together since they were only a few months old and were turned into rescue when their previous owner’s living situation changed and they felt they could not care for them as well as they’d like to anymore.  Lucky and Blaze are a very welcome addition to their new home which has a great deal of IG experience and they will both enjoy lavish attention and fun daily walks.  Their new owners will enjoy their playful antics!

Lucky

Blaze

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Petey is a 5 year old fawn male placed in Paradise Valley on August 23rd.  Petey came into the rescue program when his owner’s living circumstances changed and felt he needed a home that could spend more time with him.  Petey’s new home was immediately charmed by his laid back attitude and good manners.  Petey now enjoys a large grassy back yard and a wonderful whippet playmate named Lexie who plays chase with him.  Lexie is glad for Petey’s company since they share their home with two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, who are well mannered and gentle but who are too large to play with properly!

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Kito (means a Jewel in Swahili) is a 9 year old fawn and white male placed in Fort Mohave on September 19th. Kito was turned in to rescue by his previous owners when they felt they couldn’t care for him anymore due to their health issues and Kito’s house training problems.  Kito will enjoy lots of attention in his new home and have fun playing with biggy iggy Slim.

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Capri, renamed Sophie, is a red and white ~2 year old female who was placed in Yuma on September 30th.  Sophie was released to IG rescue along with 11 other IGs who were confiscated from an animal cruelty situation by authorities. She is happy to be joining a family that includes an Iggy brother, Colby, and a big greyt, KC. Sophie is thrilled to have a playful playmate like Colby, and they have become instant pals!

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Lucy, a 5 month old black and white female, was adopted in Sierra Vista on Oct 7th.  Lucy was turned into rescue when she was released by the courts to be re-homed from an animal cruelty case. Lucy is always ready for a game and will have great fun playing with her new IG housemate Cassie who is also young and fun loving female IG.  Lucy will also have plenty of love and attention from her new owners who love to have quiet lap time with their dogs after they’ve worn themselves out playing.

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Turbo, a six year old black pied male, was placed in Sun City in October.  Turbo was turned in to rescue when his previous owner realized that his siezures were likely aggravated by their very high activity home and that he would be happier in a lower activity household.  Turbo shares his new home with IG buddy, Walter, who he has learned to love to cuddle and play with [see 2005 Placements] and they both spend lots of quality time with their owner outdoors in a big grassy courtyard visiting with neighbors and their dogs in a dog friendly community.  When Mom is not home, Turbo and Walter enjoy removing all of the pillows from the beds and furniture.

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Ezio is a white male who is ~4 years old.  Ezio was placed in Phoenix on November 7th.  Ezio was released to IG rescue along with 11 other IGs who were confiscated from an animal cruelty situation by authorities. Ezio joins a family who has a young playful IG named Bruno who had a hard time at first believing his good fortune at getting an Iggy brother.  Ezio enjoys thorough ear cleanings from Bruno and has a fun buddy to play and cuddle with.

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Izzy, a 1 yr old red pied female, was adopted on Nov 11th in Tucson, AZ. Izzy was surrendered when her typical IG puppy energy was too much for her owners. Izzy has joined a sighthound family of Big Greyt, Mae and IG sister, Libby. Izzy's new family reports that she is so happy in her new home and that she & Libby have become "two peas in a pod".

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Tatum is a gorgeous split face fawn 5 year old female who was placed in Tempe on November 17th.  Tatum was turned into rescue due to housetraining problems. Tatum gets along with everyone and she will enjoy her new home that includes a house buddy named Carlos, who is a Great Pyrenees rescue, two cats, and two children who enjoy the family pets!

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Ricky is a 7 month old black and white male who was placed in Chandler on November 17th.  Ricky was turned into rescue September 2007 when he was released by the courts to be rehomed from an animal cruelty case. Ricky is outgoing, fun loving and full of energy and enjoys chasing his three year old IG brother Chongo around his ‘carpeted indoor racetrack’ and a big grassy yard.

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Zach is an 18 month old blue and white male placed in Phoenix on November 21st.  Zach was brought into the rescue program October 26th because his family had difficulty housetraining him.  In his new and forever home, Zach (on the far right of the photo) is having fun starting rambunctious play time with fellow housemates Phoenix (a female IG) and Gio (a male IG).  Zach also loves snuggling up in bed at night with his new family and playing with his new toys which he carries around the house with him.

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Angelo is a 5 year old fawn and white male placed  in Scottsdale on December 5th.  Angelo stole his new Mom’s heart from the minute she saw him and he happily joins IG Rescue Cleo [see 2005 Placements] in his new home where everyone enjoys his shenanigans.  As you can see by the photo, Angelo is a little wary of paparazzi.  Thanks to everyone who helped bring Angelo from IGCA Rescue in the northwest to his new and very loving forever home.

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Gretchen is a 4 month old seal and white female placed in Tucson on December 15th.  Gretchen was purchased at a pet store and her previous owners quickly learned what a handful an IG puppy can be and asked us to re-home her.  Gretchen gets to go for daily walks in her new home and her new family enjoys her company very much.

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Smokey [a blue and white 3 year old male] and Junior [a fawn and white 3 year old male] were placed in Las Vegas on December 16th.  Smokey and Junior were two of 11 IGs who were confiscated from an animal cruelty situation by authorities in September 2007 and released to rescue so we could find loving homes for them.  Smokey and Junior share their new parents with Flash, a 10 year old male IG who likes having other dogs in the house.  With lots of love and patience, Smokey has become more outgoing, playful and independent and loves to try to get Flash or Junior to play with him.  Junior is now Mama’s Boy and loves to monopolize her petting attention whenever he can.  Many thanks to Las Vegas IGCA rescue for helping us foster and place these two wonderful dogs.

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***Update 11/17/07***

Its been many long months since I last wrote but there was not much news to share.  I have had my splint on all this time and over the months, I would go to the vet and he would say I was making progress but the xrays always showed that my leg wasn’t yet fully healed.  Well, I can’t believe it.  I went to the vet today and they did ANOTHER xray and my leg bones are finally fully joined [healed].  This doesn’t mean I get to chuck the splint and run without it though!  My leg is smaller and very thin from wearing splint support most of my life and now I must work to build the muscle in my leg by walking on it without the splint which I have not been allowed to do all this time.  [I was working the leg muscles through the summer by swimming but then it got too cold and I lost a little ground!]   When I’m not walking on a leash in a controlled manner, I will still have to wear my splint but if all goes well.... Maybe someday soon I’ll never have to wear it again! Please keep me in your thoughts and send your prayers and good wishes my way.

***Update 04/18***

I am undergoing long term therapy for my leg in the hope I will be able to keep it. My splint came off for a short time during early April and unfortunately, though my leg is now straight, it is not yet strong enough and healed enough for me to go without the additional support of the splint.   My leg is healing but ever SO slowly.  The vet is working to develop a special splint for me that can be put on and taken off easily at home.  For the next 7 weeks, I will be wearing my regular splint.  After 7 weeks, I will wear the easy on/off splint for the next 6 months unless I am being walked to build up strength in my right leg.  If my leg is not stable at the end of this longer term therapy, I will have to have it removed.  I want to thank everyone who has written to inquire about me.  Please feel free to continue to ask about my progress if you are interested!  For those of you who do not know my story, my bio is below:

Hi!  My name is Dash, and I came into rescue on January 8th.  I am seal and white and 15 months old.  I am on the large size for my breed at about 17". I was turned in to the Humane Society in October after breaking my right leg for the second time within a very short time. The Humane Society set my leg and took care of me while it healed.  For some reason, my leg did not heal straight and I don't use it very much.  Because of this, the Humane Society contacted Rescue to help find a good home for me.

My original home and both foster homes have good things to say about me.  I am crate trained and know how to use a dog door.  I love to play [mostly on three legs remember!] and I am a cuddler. I'm used to sleeping under covers with the family at night. The Joy! I get along with everyone [dogs and kids both large and small, men, and women] but I must admit I can't resist chasing and barking at cats who wander around the yard.

***UPDATE 1/28***

I went to the vet and he said I might have some correction and more stability and comfort in my leg if I have the plate in it removed.  I’m scheduled to have surgery February 9th.  I will need to recuperate a couple of weeks and then I’m ready for my new home!  Have you applied yet?!!!  Though I can get around just fine with my leg the way it is, if the crookedness of my leg concerns you, my vet also said that after my leg heals from the plate removal, optional surgeries could straighten my leg significantly

***Update 3/11***

Hello!  A lot has happened since I last wrote!  I had the plate taken out of my leg on Friday 02/09.  Taking the plate out meant the 6 large screw holes in my bone needed to heal by filling in.  With my leg still so crooked and there not being much bone between the screw holes, I developed a hair-line fracture within one of the screw holes within three days of having the plate taken out.  I thought my Doc would be pretty upset but he thought this was a perfect opportunity to work on straightening my leg since he could use the fracture in the screw hole to re-set my leg.  I have been back for two check ups and so far, he said everything looks terrific.  Doc says my leg is now much straighter and healing well. I have approximately four weeks more of being in a splint with very limited activity and then I should be ready to go to my new home.  I will need a home willing to take me for walks to build up the muscle in my leg.  I’m looking forward to being able to run around again!

I am neutered and up to date on my shots. Please-- if you are interested in having me be your dog, please contact Amy R at igrescue@cox.net for more information and keep checking back to see if I'm ready to go!!

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