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We just found two tiny dogs under our trailer. They are obviously housepets who were just let go. One has already pottied on the newspaper we laid down for him, so they appear house trained.

The male appears to be miniature doberman pincher, the female seems to be chihauhua.

They're very scared (they fell in a hole under our house & we just found them), but otherwise they seem to be sweet and good house pets. We already have a full family that includes four-leggeds, or we would keep them.

We REALLY need to find someone who will take these dogs. I'd prefer that they go together, since they are obvious friends, but at this point we just want to find loving homes so we can avoid calling animal control. Please feel free to cross-post this if you're not interested. We will keep them for 24 hours, but if no one claims them by tomorrow afternoon, we'll have to let the Humane Society take them.

These dogs are FREE. They have no tags, and we suspect they were abandoned, which is why we're giving them away instead of searching for their owners.

Thanks for your help! Feel free to contact me at ahavah_ehyeh@livejournal.com if you're interested. We live in Leicester, NC, near the General Store.



((Interesting aside for my friends: We at first thought another animal had babies under there. I said, exasperated, "Why do all the neighborhood animals think this is the local birth house?" Josh was just silent a moment, then we both burst out laughing. It was a lovely shared moment.))


Edited update on puppies:

Hi! We've had several emails from people, so I'm sending the same info out to everyone. Please let us know if you're still interested in one or both of them. I've uploaded a picture, so you can see them on my flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34518238@N00/3110586059/

They're both scared, and the female seems to be the more aggressive one. The male just shakes. :( We tried soothing them, but they don't want us near them at this point. We've set them up a comfortable place in our shed with some food & a blanket, and we're trying to get them comfortable enough to let us come near. The male let us pet him before joined by the female, but she's growling and wanting us to keep our distance right now. She seems to be calming down a bit, since we left her some meat. It's perked her up.

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naicele
Dec. 15th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
it's really sad; why do people abandon their pets!?

i hope some kind soul offers to take them in.
ahavah
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
It looks like these were abused, anyway. :( I hope we find good homes for them.
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ahavah
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
We'd just woken up. I blame the lack of coffee.
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ahavah
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Me too. It looks like their last one wasn't very good. :(
inanmak
Dec. 15th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Why don't you live next door? I'd take them in a heartbeat. I have 3 cats and only 1 dog...I really think I need to even out the sides :)

I'm saying a prayer for the pups and my evil side is asking for a good hard karmic smack upside the head to the owners who dumped them.

Is there such thing as a Doula for dogs? :)
ahavah
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
It would be oh so cool if we lived next door. And you could totally have them both, if you're willing to come get them. :)

I think so - I doula-ed for Achaiah when she had her puppies! It was very nice.
jadecat
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
They're really cute dogs, I hope you're able to find a good home for them! Someone with the patience to bring them out.
ahavah
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope so too. They're really cute.
rapidrabbit
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'd like to offer my help, but I doubt it's all that feasible. I don't think we could actually keep them, but if absolutely necessary, I'd be willing to foster them until a suitable home was found, if there would be a way to get them here. (I live in southern PA.) Hopefully you'll find a better option, but if not and you feel like a road trip, I can lend a hand.
ahavah
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
That's awfully sweet of you! Sadly, with the news of Josh's unemployment, we won't be doing road trips again any time soon. We're going to do our best to find them safe and loving homes. Hopefully with professionals, if at all possible.
sunlit_mists
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who runs a chihuahua shelter but she is in OK - I'll ask her if she knows anyone your way
ahavah
Dec. 16th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Thank you!
goddess_help_me
Dec. 16th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Ahhhh... I found you through a friend- they look like such sweet dogs, I do hope you find a home for them. I'll pass the word on.

ahavah
Dec. 16th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I'm glad to know that the word is getting out.
tattoosfade
Dec. 16th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
You can probably find a good home just through craigslist, my friend found a home for an abandoned chihuahua she gave away for free and she still gets updates from the family... the chihuahua lives on a big farm with a pool now, she gets pictures emailed to her now and then :)
ahavah
Dec. 16th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've actually gotten tons of responses, but we're mainly just trying to make sure we find an actual GOOD family. I'm hoping we can get them in with a local no-kill rescue, since it looks like they may have been previously abused.

I got an update & pic once from someone we gave one of Achaiah's pups to. That made me happy. It's sad that you have to be so careful these days! I'm always glad when a critter finds a loving, permanent home.
tattoosfade
Dec. 16th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
:) I know the feeling. I'm sure there's a reason they ended up under YOUR home, you know? Good luck! <3
emogoldfish
Dec. 16th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
how far are you from mooresville(sp?)?

i have family there who have had chihuahuas for 20 years & as far as i know they currently have none, but i'm not sure if they'd be willing to work with agression issues.
ahavah
Dec. 16th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
I have no clue, to be honest.

I don't think it's necessarily aggression issues. She's very nervous around my husband, overly so. We suspect that they were abused by a man in their last home. They are much more comfortable with me, even if they're scared. They seem much calmer after we got them out of the hole they had fallen in & fed them. They both let Josh go in and check on them this morning without growling, so I think they realize he's trying to help them.

That's one of the reasons we're trying to wait and see if we can get them in with a no-kill shelter before we just give them away. They may need more professional care, although I'm quite glad they don't seem snippy anymore. Just frightened.
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