Not only was Fiona our first senior dog adopted, but her story brought in a number of applicants that were interested in adopting her. At the time we were finding Fiona’s forever home, Tuco came to our attention. Tuco’s owners were getting divorced and circumstances beyond their control led them to need to find a new forever home for Tuco. He is a big friendly boy, who would easily fit into just about any household. He likes to play with his tennis ball and is good with dogs and cats. We contacted one of Fiona’s potential adopters and told them Tuco’s story and shared some of his sharp looking pictures. They were instantly sold on Tuco and after one meeting, they knew he would be perfect for them. Tuco was a great addition to the Thanksgiving gathering and has easily settled into his new home.
Fiona was brought in as a ‘stray’ to a shelter in southern New Jersey. All she wanted was human affection. Fiona was about 25 to 35 pounds underweight, malnourished, flea-bitten and missing half of her fur. The “story” we were told was that her owner died and the children just neglected her. The first night she spent at her foster home, she was restless and would not leave the side of her new foster family. With love and care, Fiona quickly began to heal and show her friendly and playful personality. After three weeks she had put back on almost 10 pounds. Her fur began to grow in and she settled right into an easy routine with her new human and animal (horses, dogs and cats) friends.
Fiona’s story reached a number of potential adopters, two of whom eventually adopted another senior dog through the efforts of Sedona. Fiona was adopted a little over a month after entering the foster program. Her transition was easy, her new home, like her foster home had cats and horses, though no dogs. She lives on a sprawling farm and is getting the love and attention she deserves.
Welcome to Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary, a site dedicated to saving senior and adult German Shepherds throughout New Jersey, helping German Shepherds in special situations, and working with rescue and shelter organizations to find homes for German Shepherds of all ages in the Northeast.