Johnny Ray Rocks the Rescue!

Johnny Ray comes to us from Karen Gaston, Auburn, Alabama. He is between the ages of 1 and 2. He is shy and timid for the time being, but is quickly warming up. Johnny is very underweight, but hw negative, fully vetted and neutered. He is very focused on his humans, and is good with calm children.

Johnny has not yet blossomed with regard to his personality, but I’ll give him a few days to settle in, get over his surgery and get to know his likes and dislikes. Updates coming soon!

Johnny’s photo album can be viewed on Facebook.

December 6 Update:

I am fostering KitKat, Johnny Ray’s daughter. She is an amazing puppy, with natural herding instincts and the Border Collie Eye Anomaly. You know, when she spots something in need of herding, her head goes down, her paw comes up, her eyes lock on and she starts the creep…. then DASH! It is something to behold. I can’t help but wonder if she got these strong instincts from her father. Johnny Ray is such a great dog, but we suspect that someone was a bit heavy handed with him and so he has retreated to a place of caution. Who will he become if he is given love and encouragement? When I look at his daughter KitKat, I can’t help but think it will be dog to behold!

Foster Update: Let’s face it, sometimes dogs come to us with issues. While we like to uncover the past, does it really matter? We have a job to do, and our job is to take our dogs to the next level, address and fix their issues so they don’t end up back at the pound. Teaming up Sugar Ray with Johnny Ray in a foster environment like we have at Mark & Leslie’s place is what Johnny needed. There, he is joined by Kudos and the ever so energetic Star, it seems that Johnny doesn’t have time to feel sorry for himself anymore. Oh sure, he’s had a hard, and possibly abusive life, but does it matter anymore? Now, he’s learning how to simply be a great dog! His progress has been phenomenal!

December 30th Update:

Johnny Ray is doing GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!! We love him! We’ve kept challenges to a minimum, and his confidence level continues to grow. I’ve got an appt. to take him to the vet on Tuesday, a day when my sister (a vet tech) will be working and can help me get him in and out of the building safely. (The biggest fear that I’ve observed is a fear of a moving vehicle, or one that’s being cranked up, if he’s outside and can see or hear it. BUT he loads up happily, and loves to ride in the car or truck.)

I don’t understand why another adopter didn’t snap this guy up. He is so wonderful!

1 Comment

  1. Sarah


    I got to meet this little guy today and had the pleasure of transporting him. When we met he immediately hugged me and was happy to stay at my side. He was quiet the entire trip and at times I'd glance back to see if he was awake. He was, in fact he would wait until I met his eyes in the rear view mirror, at which time I could hear his tail start thumping the side of the cage. He did pretty well meeting his foster pack and I bet with some TLC and a few good meals he will be a new dog in no time.
    I was very fond of this lil guy and can't wait to see his updates!

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