This is Pixie, a 2 year old puggle. She was rescued as a stray from Vine Street. The employees at the Marathon Plant said she had been running loose over there for 2 months. The truck drivers were feeding her so that is probably why she stayed around there. Deb placed an ad in the paper and notified the dog warden but no owner came forth. She is now spayed and ready to be adopted. She is very sweet.
Deb’s Dogs is a non profit 501-c-3 organization that depends on donations and adoption fees to fund animals’ vet care. Most of the dogs that come into their care come from The Allen County Dog Warden Facility. Usually the dogs they take from the shelter are the ones that need extra attention. The animals may have been neglected, abused or injured. Once they take the dogs they go to the vet for a complete checkup. If they are healthy enough at this time, they are vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Sometimes Deb’s Dog’s has to wait awhile for this due to the condition of the animal. Deb’s Dogs works with Oakwood Correctional Facility and their dog harbor program. This is an excellent training program where an inmate takes a dog for a period of time and works with the animal on basic commands, house training and socialization. It is a great experience for the dog and the inmate. They learn from each other and the inmates take a lot of time and effort with these dogs.. Since Deb’s Dog’s does not have a facility, this program is an important part of their rescue efforts.
Thanks also to Sign Pro Imaging of Lima for sponsoring “Fido Friday” on 92.1 The Frog.