Joey has his bags packed!

Joey’s photo album can be seen on Facebook.

The new and improved Joey! See the January update below!

 

Joey is about a year old, and was rescued from Miami Dade Animal Services. He was just vetted and neutered, and certainly not himself right now, however, he is also very thin and will need time to get healthy again. I’m anxious to meet Joey, it’s just a shame that these dogs can’t tell us their story. He’s so young, how could a dog be this neglected in less than a year.

Rest, food, and attention should help him get back on his feet. Joey came to spend a week with me, but he’s ready to be fostered by Kim. He has been a joy to foster, he’s quiet, polite, doesn’t jump on people or try to get in your face. He’s the perfect dog!

If you are considering Joey for your family, please read about our adoption process and then e-mail gisele.thedogliberator@gmail.com

November 29th Update:
We’ve had a quick change of plans. Joey is now at Aloma Jancy to be nursed by Kim, who saved Dudley. We’re going to ask Joey to get better, the Dudley way! So until further notice, Joey will be here, in Central Florida, and probably be fostered by me when he is better.

December 10th Update:

Hello Gisele.

I am a volunteer walker at Aloma Jancy. I took an immediate interest in Joey and wanted to learn more about him. I was told to check him out on your website/blog to learn more. I was convinced the Joey I know and the Joey you have on your website were two different dogs; but after speaking with Holly and yourself I quickly realized this was Joey! I was shocked and saddened to see the condition Joey was in when he first arrived at The Dog Liberator, but am extremely happy knowing how far he has come.

Joey is so much different than the video you have of him. He is one of the most energetic dogs at Aloma. He is extremely playful (with a side of crazy) I just love him! I wish I was able to adopt him. Unfortunately my husband does not want to take on another dog at this time – however in the interim, I plan on getting my much needed exercise with the help of my new friend Joey.

I will pass the word around about Joey. He is going to make someone a great family member!!

All the best,

Jennifer Derviss

December 22nd Update:

Yesterday Sarah gave Joey a lift from Oviedo to Clearwater and his new foster home. Just like Jennifer, she was impressed by his happy spirit. She posted in the comments below, but I’m afraid you’ll miss them, so I’m pasting them in here too. I love Joey, and obviously I’m not the only one!!!

“I met Joey when I transported him yesterday. He is a very excitable lil guy who is full of energy and ready to run and play. He has those eyes that speak volumes with a single look. Once in the car he was happy to just walk around or lay down (really liked sleeping on the highway). I had him secured with a leash so he wouldn’t come upfront but he enjoyed being able to get close and check on me. At one point he rested his little chin on my shoulder for a few minutes and just remained there, as if to say “thank ya for doing this” then he licked my cheek once and settled back down. He also liked seeing other drivers but never barked at them, just stood and wagged.

He is definitely a people person and is very happy to see anyone who wants to see him. He walked pretty well on a leash, which is say a lot because he was very excited and really wanted to get in the car, or go for a run, or just be petted yet he still kept his cool.

He’s working on meeting new dogs but with a little TLC he’ll learn in no time, he made incredible improvement in just the first 45 minutes at his new foster. He’s incredibly loving and will make an amazing partner and friend. He is also incredibly beautiful and turned the heads of admirers at our little rest stop as well as at each stoplight where he would gaze, happily at the other drivers. Definitely a must-meet dog, the pictures don’t do him justice!”

Sarah also added: By the way, we think Joey had a little girl once, when he met Mark’s niece (i think that’s right?) he just melted!

January 18th Update:

Joey is being fostered by Jesse of Sit ‘n Stay Doggie Daycare in Summerville. This is the perfect setting for our boy. Jesse is a dog trainer and actively involved in disc dogging (the Frisbee sport). Here Joey is getting the leadership, the space and the pack to take things to the next level.

According to Jesse, “I really like his name ’cause his face reminds me of a kangaroo! This guy is shot out of a cannon- very energetic, but good natured. He’s shown some interest in fetch, but there’s tons of competition here. “

01/28/11 Update:
Joey will be leaving Jesse’s place tomorrow. After many long and detailed conversations, both Jesse and Nicole believe he has the right stuff to get the job done! Joey will be trained by professional handles, and after a two week evaluation, we hope he’s got what it takes to be offered a full-time position! Here are the details:
Hello,
I came across your organization on petfinder.com. We are a training facility that is looking for Beagles or Beagle mixes for scent detection training (right now it is bed bugs or termites). I attached a flyer that has the qualities we are looking for in the dogs. It is all based on verbal praise and food reward so they must be high energy and high food drive. We are looking for dogs that are not suited for the average family lifestyle and need a job!
I didn’t see any Beagles on your site but I do have a client looking for a scent detection dog that is a border collie or border collie/lab mix. I was looking at “Moonpie” and “Joey” both on your site. If you think one of them has the qualities that would fit into our training program we would be happy to adopt him/her for this particular client! If you do come across any Beagles or even Jack Russells we would be happy to evaluate them. If you have any questions please call or email.
Thank you for your time and all you do for the dogs!
Nicole
Nicole Ammon
12/14/13 Update:  We tracked Joey down, his name is now Joe and he has a full time job as a bug dog!  Here’s his new home and new job!  http://oldislandpestcontrol.com/about

Email us for more information: TheDogLiberator@gmail.com







1 Comment

  1. Sarah

    12.22.2010

    I met Joey when I transported him yesterday. He is a very excitable lil guy who is full of energy and ready to run and play. He has those eyes that speak volumes with a single look. Once in the car he was happy to just walk around or lay down (really liked sleeping on the highway). I had him secured with a leash so he wouldn’t come upfront but he enjoyed being able to get close and check on me. At one point he rested his little chin on my shoulder for a few minutes and just remained there, as if to say “thank ya for doing this” then he licked my cheek once and settled back down. He also liked seeing other drivers but never barked at them, just stood and wagged.
    He is definitely a people person and is very happy to see anyone who wants to see him. He walked pretty well on a leash, which is say a lot because he was very excited and really wanted to get in the car, or go for a run, or just be petted yet he still kept his cool.
    He’s working on meeting new dogs but with a little TLC he’ll learn in no time, he made incredible improvement in just the first 45 minutes at his new foster. He’s incredibly loving and will make an amazing partner and friend. He is also incredibly beautiful and turned the heads of admirers at our little rest stop as well as at each stoplight where he would gaze, happily at the other drivers. Definitely a must-meet dog, the pictures don’t do him justice!

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