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Kyra

Kyra

Kyra

 

Kyra
Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Alaskan Malamute Mix
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: 5.5 yrs (Born 3/23/13)
Weight: 97.4 lbs
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

Kyra is a stunningly beautiful young girl who was surrendered to a rural shelter near the mountains of Virginia because her family lost their home. She seems to be stressed by the noise of a suburban environment. Because of the area she came from, we suspect she was a country girl used to quiet. She was in the shelter for over a month and at times shared a kennel with another dog when the shelter was full. Kyra endured a 5-hour car ride to Rainbow Animal Rescue and she's very good riding in the car.

Kyra is very sweet with people but a little confused currently with other dogs. She is decompressing and learning to walk on a leash and follow cues such as sit, down, come, etc. She likes to play with squeaky toys and interact with her foster mom. Kyra loves to have her ears, muzzle and neck scratched and rubbed. She gets lots of kisses from her foster mom, which Kyra seems to enjoy and respond positively to.

Kyra has a very high prey drive (so far her foster has observed chasing behavior directed towards cats, ducks, rabbits, and squirrels) so no cats, etc. for her. She is very alert to all noises in her environment, but she is startled and fearful at sudden loud noises (her foster has observed fear of fireworks, sounds similar to gun shots or loud popping noises, and screaming children from a distance while on a walk).

We found out that she likes to swim (she is a very good swimmer) and run when she jumped her foster's 3-4 foot fence and chased some ducks into a pond. She definitely likes the water because she swam to the other side and proceeded on an adventure going in and out of the pond and yards backing up to the pond. After all of that she still had the energy to try to chase two Muscovy ducks on her way back to her house. This girl needs to run and play in a secure, safe area with a fence at least 6 feet high!!

At 97 lbs. Kyra is probably too energetic for small children who might be knocked over. Being a Shepherd/Malamute, she will need a family who is familiar with the breeds and can give her exercise and directions in a positive way.

If you would like to add this beautiful girl to your family, please contact Esther at 757-583-8777 or e-mail rainbowanimalrescue@cox.net.

Kyra

 

Bindi

Bindi
Breed: Boxer Mix
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: approx. 5 yrs
Weight: 55 lbs
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

Our sweet, energetic Bindi came from the western part of the state. She was a last minute save as her hold time was up and no one had stepped up to save her. She had a huge tennis ball size mass on her front leg, several other masses, and some fractured teeth. She had to be out of the shelter on the day her hold was up. This created a monumental problem as we didn't have transport to our area. One of our board members grabbed her husband from work and they headed to Staunton, VA to meet a volunteer from the shelter half way to get her. She was a smelly happy girl when she discovered that she was safe. She is recovering from surgery, so no interaction with other dogs, but she did meet her foster's cats and did well. She appears to love children, although she is a bit over zealous and has to be supervised around children as she could knock them down. Bindi would love an active family who hikes, runs, or walks. She also needs to attend training class so she can learn how to be a family member.

If you would like to add this beautiful girl to your family, please contact Esther or Dallas at 757-583-8777 or e-mail rainbowanimalrescue@cox.net.

Gilbert

Gilbert
Breed: Hound/Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Age: approx. 6 yrs.
Weight: 58 lbs.
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

Gilbert spent almost 6 months in a local animal control after being picked up as a stray. He is a happy boy who is learning how to be a family dog. He gets along with kids, other dogs, and cats. Gilbert is heartworm positive and is starting his treatment. He doesn't know how to play with toys yet but is learning. As a hound in the country, he probably never had any toys to play with. It usually doesn't take long for a dog to discover that being inside with a family is a dream come true.

If you want to be that family who makes Gilbert's dreams come true, please contact Esther or Dallas at 757-583-8777 or e-mail rainbowanimalrescue@cox.net.

Arial with Santa 2017  Arial    

Arial
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: 10 years
Weight: 40 lbs.
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

LOOKING FOR AN OLDER GAL WITH A LITTLE SPUNK??? Well look no farther.....Cuz you found her!!! My name is Arial and I'm 10 years young. Don't let the little white hairs on my face fool you though.......I still have plenty of pep in my step! I like to play sometimes but I'm also just as happy to hang out and chew on my bone or cuddle on the couch watching TV with you. I used to be an outside dog until Miss Trina rescued me in February 2017. It wasn't too bad......all the neighborhood kids would come play with me and my people would bring me inside if the weather was bad. Now that I'm an inside dog though, I love the air condition and all the fluffy soft blankets on the big comfy beds. Not to mention all the yummy treats and belly rubs! (I REALLY love my belly rubs!) Miss Trina is great and all, don't get me wrong, but I would really love to find a family of my own, with a fenced backyard to play in, and maybe even a sibling or two. (Furry or little, but not too little, human siblings.....I love them both!) If you wanna know more about me feel free to contact Miss Trina at 757-404-5664 or kmwolf713@gmail.com.

Arial Arial Arial

 

Lady Bug

Lady Bug  Lady Bug 

Lady Bug

Lady Bug
Breed: Terrier Mix
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: approx. 3 yrs
Weight: 53 lbs
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

Lady Bug was saved by 2 very caring people. She was dropped at a lady's home by one of her "friends". They disappeared and disconnected their phone leaving her with Lady Bug. The lady didn't have much and was having trouble taking care of her own 2 dogs and asked the 2 rescuers for help. They took her and bathed her, gave her flea prevention and asked Rainbow for help. Lady Bug was found to have a flea allergy dermatitis. She has been treated for that and given prevention. She is a love bug who gets along with other dogs and children. When cat tested, she showed too much interest in them so we won't adopt her to a home with cats...just for everyone's safety:-). She would love an active family who will "wear her out" :-).

If you want a loving, energetic little girl to add to your family, please contact Esther or Dallas at 757-583-8777 or e-mail rainbowanimalrescue@cox.net.

Lady Bug

Ralphie

Ralphie

 

 

 

Ralphie
Special Needs: Blind
Breed: Beagle
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Age: approx. 5 yrs.
Weight: 30 lbs.
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

Little Ralphie was picked up as a stray in one of the surrounding counties. He is a very timid little man who gets along well with other dogs and cats. He is afraid of new people but is warming up to them as he becomes used to living inside with his loving fosters. The best home for Ralphie would be one with no small children. Older quiet children who are gentle would be best. We are slowly introducing him to being around other people in a pet store setting so he would also need a family who would be patient with him and show him lots of love. Training would be of benefit after he becomes acclimated to his new home. They don't come any sweeter that this little love bug.

If you are that very special family who would love to shower Ralphie with love and patience, please contact Esther or Dallas at 757-583-8777 or e-mail rainbowanimalrescue@cox.net.

Shiloh Shiloh

Shiloh

 

Shiloh
Breed: Hound/Beagle Mix
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: approx. 3 yrs
Weight: 33 lbs
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

Shiloh is a very shy girl who was beginning to come out of her shell with her family who adopted her in November 2016. They had fostered her since the previous August. We received a call recently, January 2017, from the family stating that they were returning her because she wasn't progressing adequately. She had chewed on the bed and was still having a few accidents. They also stated that she had been "a little aggressive" with their other two dogs. She never displayed any aggression when she was with the other group who had her. She had been attacked by a bassett hound at one event and went and hid in the corner without ever retaliating. She is getting better about walking outside and had become comfortable with her family. Shiloh needs a quiet home with no small children and a family who is willing to be patient with her and give her the time she needs to "learn the ropes".

If you are that special family, please contact Esther or Dallas at 757-583-8777 or e-mail rainbowanimalrescue@cox.net.

Reese with Melony Reese

 

Reese
Breed: Hound/Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: 8 yrs.
Weight: 44 lbs.
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

Reese was due to be put down within hours of being pulled from a shelter in NC in April 2012. She was heartworm positive and very sick. She is completely healthy now and microchipped, spayed, and up-to-date on vaccinations. She is a Terrier/Hound mix around 8 years old and about 44 lbs. She is dog reactive and would benefit from training to help her overcome her fear of other dogs. She has not been around cats, so we're not sure how she would act. Reese has been around children ages 2-17 years and does fine with them. However, we probably would not recommend a home with small children because she does have a lot of energy. She tends to jump up on people, which we are working on. She is crate and housetrained. Reese needs to go a home with a family who is active because she loves to run with her foster mom. She does well on a leash. She loves to play, but also loves to cuddle. Reese is a survivor and looking for her forever family.

If you are that special family, please call Esther or Dallas at 757-583-8777 or e-mail rainbowanimalrescue@cox.net.

Reese Reese Harper and Reese Reese

Reeses

Reeses
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Sex:  Male (Neutered)
Age: 10 yrs
Weight: 52 lbs 
Vaccinations: Current
Microchipped: Yes

*Available only as a bonded pair with Angel*

Reeses is a fun loving clown. His favorite thing to do is jump. He would be great for agility or a runner who needs a partner. Learning tricks comes easy for this smart special boy. He does the "commando crawl", sit, down, shake hands, roll over among other things. He loves the clicker and playing with a box. Reeses is crate trained and house trained. Despite being abandoned, he loves people but is too energetic for young children. Older children would be a better match. Playing with other dogs is something that he could do all day long. Cats are another story. He thinks of them as squeaky toys and therefore shouldn't be adopted to anyone with cats.

If you want a fun-loving clown to keep you on your toes, please call Dallas or Esther at 757-583-8777 or email rainbowanimalrescue@cox.net.

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