THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
Caregivers in search of a home in Canada for dog after animal cruelty reared its ugly head in the Middle East
Sheni's a special needs dog with bright eyes and a hopeful future.
VICKI BUSSEY—SUBMITTED PHOTOS
i there, my name is Sheni and I am as cute as a button! I am a sweet mix of labrador and Australian shepherd (I think) with a truly sunny disposition. I weigh about 45lb and am 10 months old.
I was born in the Middle East where my rescuers found me with a thick rope around my neck being dragged by a car along a road. The rope cut my neck very badly and I had to undergo surgery. Even though they could fix the external injuries to my neck, it was discovered that my spine was also damaged and I will never again be able to fully use my hind legs. I am yet another victim of the rampant animal cruelty in this part of the world.
Home at last
Fortunately for me, I have arrived in Canada and been placed in a wonderful foster home. My foster mom says I am "amazing" and that I simply draw people to me.
Cuddling Works Well
Since coming here I have had a rehabilitation assessment and we have learned I have quite a bit of strength in one of my back legs. The problem is that the muscles have tightened into a bent position, so part of my therapy involves lots of cuddles and massages! I can't believe they call that therapy; it feels sooooo good.
Flashy wheels to chase the guys around in
Another great thing that has happened is that I have a set of wheels and now I get to run around with all my doggy friends. Brilliant!
No more stopping at every bush on the block
If you're going to be mine, you should know that I have no sensation of when my bladder is full, so I need to have it expressed every 4 or 5 hours. I know that this can sound daunting, but please know that it is something that can easily be shown to you and I promise you I will show you so much gratitude and love that you might not even mind doing it!
I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles
In every other way, I am your typical young pup; full of life, very affectionate, and always getting into mischief (often with my sidekick Teddy who lives in the foster home with me). I love people and they seem to love me because they always stop to pet me and tell me how cute I am. Also, I really enjoy retrieving balls, sticks, and other objects, and organizing my dog toys.
Love at first sight
If you could meet me I know you would fall in love with me. I'm pretty sure my foster mom will miss me like crazy when you and I finally go home together, but she will be strong for me because she wants me to find my forever family. Please come for me soon. I have so much love waiting for you!
Sheni and Teddy peacocking for the camera.
The price is right
Sheni's have been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $350.00 CAD. The price includes handler on and off to their new owners.
Please see our adoption guidelines at: www.lovedatlastdogrescue.ca
Vaccinations: Dogs are vaccinated for rabies, parvo, distemper and leptospirosis. They are not given Bordetella as that has not been a problem in the middle east.
Disclaimer: In order to keep both dogs and children safe, the Board of Directors has decided that, unless a representative of LALDR has personally met the dog or has been satisfied by the international rescue of the dogs' ability to live with children, we will not approve an adoption to a family with children age 8 or younger. We are hesitant to approve an adoption for families with children under the age of 12 but will consider each application individually.