Welcome to Thrive Animal Rescue. Our mission is to save abandoned dogs from the loneliness of shelter life and place them into loving families and forever homes.
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Lucy is a 1 1/2 year old girl looking for a home. She loves kids, and her people. She was under socialized as a pup so still learning how to communicate with other dogs and can be shy with new people at first. She needs a family with dog experience, she would not make a good first dog. She would do fine with other dogs in the family. She likes to follow the cat around but doesn’t bother him too much. She loves toys and playing with her kids. She’s an awesome girl and just needs a little more time with confidence building to become the perfect dog.
What we love about these two shy beauties, is how much they love other dogs. That is definitely a theme for us at Thrive- we try our best to find dogs who like dogs as much as we do. We knew it would be some time before they were ready for adoption, so we sent them to Dusty Tails Lodge to get them acclimated to life among human kindness, and now, several months later, they are coming around. Here is Marlie’s report on the girls.
“These girls came to us when they were around 12-14 weeks old. They were beyond terrified and wanted nothing to do with people. They were perfectly happy being in their crates and being left alone. We gave them some time to acclimate to their new environment and then had them take turns each day being in a crate in the middle of the house, so they could get used to all the sounds, and sights that go along with being in a household with people and other dogs. We started to notice they loved to be around the other dogs, it was the humans they were very afraid of. If out in the yard with the other dogs they would run and play but as soon as they realized we were around they would scatter and run for their crates. I took turns attaching them to my waist and having them follow me all over the house and I would give them treats all day long. This really helped form a closer and more trusting bond with the girls.”
Hans is a Chihuaua mix and he is 4 years old.
His person (prefers women)
Hanging out with his person, anywhere, anytime.
Playing with little dogs.
Sleeping all night in a crate
Going potty outside
Wait (at the door)
Not sure about:
Some big dogs
Being left alone
Harsh people talk
Hans is a lover, and a happy boy. He is great on a leash, and will be by your side in stores. He approaches all women in public, and only certain men.
He can be gently mouthy, but it seems to be just a way to play with his person.
He loves to play with little dogs, and toys.
He seems to be fine around horses.
He has great recall.
He sleeps all night in a crate without a peep.
He is not a marker.
He is calm in the car.
He has a gentle mouth.
He is not aggressive.
He is not hyper.
He doesn’t seem to shed.
He LOVES his main person, and is a devoted companion.
He sometimes will bark at large dogs.
He takes correction well. Only a simple and kind “no” works fine with him.
Pixi would love a lap to snuggle on in a home with other dogs. She is 2 years old, 5 lbs and spayed.
Calling all Soccer players, this girl is looking for a training partner!
Rocka is approximately 3, when she first came to us she appeared to be a bit aggressive toward the other dogs. Did a lot of growling and barking through her kennel, so we were very slow at introducing her to other dogs. We suspect this girl spent most of her life in a back yard with an ability to bark and run at the fence when cars and people/dogs passed by. She’s amazing with big soccer ⚽️ balls or similar, she dribbles it all over the yard and can even pass to you! She didn’t seem to have much of any manners or formal training but she’s a quick learner and eager to please. We have done a lot of work with this girl and she’s a much more confident and secure dog than before.
She walks great on a leash, she is tolerating other dogs very well, she is a bit growly still upon introductions but that’s about as worked up as she gets. She’s crate trained and potty trained. She’s been evaluated by 3 different trainers and they all say, she has great potential. We can walk her off leash around our property and she stays near by, she loves to chase and dig after all the rabbits, squirrels and gophers. She also chases/follows the cat around so no cats for this girl.
With other dogs she is doing amazing, she is really learning how to tolerate being around other dogs and even will play a little with select few. She knows a lot of basic commands and is really a smart girl. She comes with a free training lesson from me to ensure the best success for all. She loves kids, she can be a little mouthy so maybe older kids would be best but she would love someone to play ball with
There are many ways in which you can help us THRIVE! We are profoundly grateful for the families who choose to donate, volunteer by opening their home to a dog in need of fostering, or sponsor a senior. Becoming a foster family enables Thrive to pull even more dogs from the shelters and place them into a safe environment where they learn to love and trust humans before they find their forever home.
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It’s that time of year again when we join together to support two of our favorite things- local businesses and RESCUE DOGS!
Thrive Animal Rescue is raising money for a free Spay and Neuter Clinic in Tijuana on May 19th.
The Rescue Express Puppy Pipeline is gearing up for a transport date the third week of April. Our rescue heroines, Simply Southern Rescue and The Rescue Life (Leigh Ann Albritton, Ren Dowhaniuk and Shannon Poole Hagan) will be coordinating this amazing rescue effort. The focus will be on moving puppies and their mothers out of the local shelters and off the streets while they wait for their ride to California.