Edie is a heartworm positive dog. The treatment for HW is long and medically taxing. It takes a total of 3 months where the dog has to stay calm and usually crated. We didn't want Edie to have to go through these months in a loud, stressful shelter so we are letting her heal up here with us. Edith will be available for adoption once her treatment is over.
Skye is a 1 year old Aussie-Doodle. She came to us as a foster because her family is moving to Las Vegas. She gets along with all animals but really loves her people. She will be spayed and ready for adoption in June.
Phoebe was turned into the shelter as a result of a domestic argument. Neither owner came for her. The shelter took her to the vet since she was in such poor physical shape and they discovered she has bone cancer. A shelter is no place for an old dog with limited time. So we decided to bring her into our home and let her spend the days or months she has left on a comfy bed with good nutrition and even better meds. Thank you to the Dogs of Knox fund for sponsoring her vet care.
Phoebe passed away in May but we loved each other ferociously in the short 7 weeks I had her.
BANDIT - adopted
aka Puppy, aka Gus, aka Marbles was found running alongside a highway in Knox County. He is suspected to be an escapee from an Amish farm since they prolifically breed this type of dog. He is now neutered and will be fully vaccinated soon. We already have a list of people interested in this little guy. He is a little monster that terrorizes all his foster siblings. We are still working on potty training but he is a very smart boy who loves to play and bite but also loves to cuddle. It is hard not to fall in love with him. He will be a heartbreaker to give him up.
I walk dogs at the local shelter several times a week and Monkey was there for months. Her name in the shelter was Munchkin and she was everyone's favorite. After our sweet gal Hilga passed away, we had a vacancy for another sweet senior so we adopted her. She is 10 years old and gets along with all the other animals.
Sadly Monkey passed away in the Fall.
TWIX a.k.a. TRIXIE
Twix was found as a stray. She was skin and bones with sores all over her body. She was very fearful and thoughts were she was used as a 'bait dog'. She wasn't able to walk on leash and shivered in fear when she had to get back in her cage. I decided to pull her from the shelter and work on her healing (both physical and emotional). She is young (guess is 1-2 years old) and a fixed female. We are still trying to fatten her up but the sores have all healed. She is very submissive, loves to curl up next to you and gets along with dogs, cats, chickens and people. She has such unique coloring so I named her after the candy bar TWIX because she is chocolate, caramel and cookie.
Hilga was roaming around a farm for a month during very cold temperatures before they finally took her to the shelter. Her undercarriage was full of heavy, hard, infected tumors. She needed a rescue to pull from the shelter and take on the responsibility of her medical needs so we raised our hand! She is the sweetest old girl!
In September of 2021, sadly the cancer took over Hilga's body and she passed away. We are heartbroken but feel honored to have had her in our life for 6 months.
Doby is a 2 year old neutered male shepherd mix. He loves other dogs and people. He is curious about cats but eventually pays them no attention. He still has a lot of puppy in him but is overall a great dog!
Doby was adopted by a wonderful couple and now lives on a bee farm with chickens and cats. He is in love with his new mama as she is with him.