Shaq



IMPS Male in KY - 26 Jan '99
--- IMPS KY Minpin update - 27 Jan '99
IMPS KY - 30 Jan '99
--- shaq is here - 31 Jan '99
--- update on shaq - 1 Feb '99
--- shaq goes to new home - 3 Feb '99
Shaq's new home - 6 Feb '99
Shaq update - 19 May '99
Shaq - Katie's first IMPS rescue - 22 Jun '00
Picture of Shaq - 24 Mar '01


IMPS Male in KY

Tue, 26 Jan 1999 20:38:52 EST - from Heather

There was a male Min Pin posted to the list about a week or so ago. I spoke to the owner tonight, and she feels that they really need to do something soon. He is suffering from mourning the death of his playmate. He is not good with children and needs a home with other dogs. She is going to talk with her husband and get back to me later in the week. It looks like I am going to have to go get this little guy......but we need to find him a home. I will take him until we can find him a home, since I am the closest. I am not sure how my Min Pin will do with another one in the house.......but we will see. This little boy is neutered and has papers. He is housebroken to go outside. I wasn't sure about where to get release papers for the owners to sign......can you advise? The owner is very concerned about him finding a good home and was going to try to keep him until we found him one..........the lead I had on a home for him fell through. The owners are now feeling that they need him to go somewhere......he is becoming increasingly difficult. Liz or Petie.......can you email me and tell me what to do and how you all want this to take place? I have never taken an owner turn in before......I have just transported or fostered overnite and a few for a few weeks. I deal mostly in abandoned dogs in my area, so this is new territory for me.
Heather Sweat

Wed, 27 Jan 1999 20:43:24 EST - from Heather

<<Hi Heather - I will send you all the paperwork you need today as far as release forms and adoption contracts. Do you have a crate to keep him in? If not, please get one, maybe the owner has one she will give with the dog. That will help a lot with fostering...Trust me on this! Second - I've gone through the available homes, and the only one I thought was close enough without children is Terri in NC. I'll work with Petie on contacting her and will also see if there are any new homes in the area that we haven't put up yet.
You said you don't know how your Min Pin will do with another in the house. Is she dog friendly outside of the house? What I would suggest, is when you go to get this pup, have someone take your dog and meet you and the new one in a neutral area, park, parking lot, whatever. Let them sniff each other out and see what happens from there. That'll give you a good indication of how things will work out, but it's not a definite way, hence why you need the crate!
Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll get those forms out to you today.
Thanks Heather for taking this on!
Dawn
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I have an extra crate, as well as a fenced in area that is not occupied right now. The owners says she has never crated him. My Rudy is usually pretty friendly with other dogs. He plays with my bigger dogs outside in their lot several times a week, it is when they come in the house that he sometimes gets upset....but now always. He is a little strange, spoiled and hard to read sometimes.......and that is my fault LOL he is just my little baby boy......but I think they will be ok. I was planning to take him to pick Shaq up....to see how they do (thanks for reminding me of it) and Ii do have Katie as a bakc up if it doesn't appear good......and she will be within driving distance for me as well
Heather Sweat
Keep the good ideas coming

Wed, 27 Jan 1999 21:37:29 EST - from Heather

I spoke to the owner again tonight. Shaq was seen by a vet 2 days ago and was given a clean bill of health. She said the vet checked for anything that would be causing him pain......nothing found. She said the vet also put him on something to calm him down (maybe that new drug for anxiety?) and she said he is doing better. She cannot decide if she wants him to go to a foster home......or wait untila home comes availiable......since we need to evaluate the dog........I really need to get him.......now trying to convince her of this is another story.........I told her tonight that it is better if I was to take him in to foster since we could see how he does with the other dogs etc....etc. and that it is easier to find him a home if we know more about him and that we cannot tell someone about a dog we haven't seen etc etc she wants me to call her back Sat and maybe decide something then. I can go get this dog Sunday if need be........I need help on how to help her make the decision to let me take him instead of dragging out this whole thing adn then calling me at the last minute and saying he has to go now......so any ideas on how to approach this with her on Sat would be appreciated :-)
Heather Sweat
(who now appreciates the dogs with no owners to deal with)

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IMPS KY
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Sat, 30 Jan 1999 22:20:19 EST - from Heather

Hi all. Well, I was just informed that the little ourning male, Shaq, has found a home in Ohio. We are trying to arrange transport for him. Hopefully Katie will be able to get him from the owners since she is much closer than I am. Since he is going to Ohio, I thought it would be silly for me to go 5 hours north to get him and then bring him to Tennessee. So, if anyone can help with transporting this little guy from KY to his new home, please let us know. The owners are heartbroken that they have to give him up, but are anxious for him to get to his new home with some play buddies.
Heather

Sat, 30 Jan 1999 23:18:07 EST - from Katie

i will be picking up shaq. hopefully tommorrow if ok with owner, and bringging him to louisville to stay till arrangements are made for new owner to come get him or meet me half way. ill keep everyone posted!!! hopefully this is one more sucessful rescue!!!
katie

Sun, 31 Jan 1999 15:35:29 EST - from Katie

hi everyone!!! i just returned from my journey to lexingtonn to pick up shaq. hes very cute!!! he makes my 7 puond cayenne look tiny. hes 10 pounds. his new home is in ohio and will be making arrangements to pick him up soon. ill keep you posted.
katie cayenne and shaq

Sun, 31 Jan 1999 18:57:45 EST - from Katie

hi everyone! shaq is doimg fine and i just spoke to his new mommy and she is very excited to get him!!!! she is picking him up on wed. night. so far he seems comfortable here with the other dogs. he will have 2 min pin sisters at his new home. m boyfriend really likes him and shaq seems to like him too.
katie

Mon, 1 Feb 1999 23:12:41 EST - from Katie

shaq is doing good here. he wimpered in his crate and ended up in bed with us and cayenne in about 5 minutes. hes a very sweet boy!!!!!! likes to be with the other dogs. cries when they arent around him. hes cuddly and even let me trim his nails!!! his new mommy is picking him up wednesday night. ill let you know how that goes.
katie cayenne & shaq

Wed, 3 Feb 1999 19:40:56 EST - from Katie

shaq went to his new home tonight. i think hhe will be real happy. i got teary eyed as he left but im just glad to have touched his life and to have helped him to get to a loving home. he is a sweet boy!
katie

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Shaq's new home
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Sat, 6 Feb 1999 19:27:54 -0800 - from Rie

Just thought you all would like to see a note I got from Shaq's new mom. Shaq is the rescue from KY that Heather originally started working on, and working on, and working on...............whew, it's a good thing you have stick-to-it-iveness Heather. When it came time for him to be turned over to IMPS to be fostered until his new home was found, it turned out that Heather was 5 hours away but Katie was only 2 hours away. Soooo....Katie picked him up and kept him until his new mom and dad came to get him last Wednesday. They seem to be thrilled with Shaq - see the copy below. She also sent me a picture of Shaq, but I can't send it to the list. If anyone wants to see it, please let me know privately.

<<Hello there!
I would have never guessed I could fall in love with something so quickly! Shaq is an absolute doll! He is settled right in and my girls have already gotten used to him. I just can't get over how sweet he is. I took him to Super Pets today and got him some new toys and bones to chew on! I will send you a better picture of him when I get them developed, this is just a Polaroid shot! Isn't he the cutest??? He was definitely worth the drive! :-) My husband also agrees! I got him one of those tag things you write the info on and then put it in the oven and it shrinks down, so we did that this evening and he is wearing it proudly! He is official Shaq Rush!
I will keep in touch!
Tracie
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Shaq update
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Wed, 19 May 1999 19:26:06 EDT - from Katie

just wanted to share this with all of you. another success story!! heres shaqs update adopted by tracie in ohio.
katie
IMPS
Louisville

<<Katie, Hello! I just wanted to say HI and give you a "Shaq update." My little prince charming is doing just great! He and Sidney (my younger female) are big-time buddies! They are so cute! I love him so much! We go for walks every evening! He just loves it. Whenever I get his leash out he starts jumping off his front two feet cause he gets so excited! He is like I said before "my little prince" I hope you are doing well, talk to you soon! Tracie and Shaq>>

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Shaq - Katie's first IMPS rescue... a year or so later
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Thu, 22 Jun 2000 22:56:43 EDT - from Tracie, via Katie

Shaq

Hi Katie!!

My baby Shaq is doing fine! It was good to hear from you! Sounds like you are keeping busy with the rescue thing! I CAN not begin to tell you what an angel my Shaq is!! He fits right in with my other 2 girls. He is definately MY dog though. He likes my husband and all, but he is always with me. I can not tell you how much this little guy means to me! I LOVE HIM!! Well, better go for now. I'm attaching a cute picture of him that I took with my digital camera. It just so happened that when I took the picture.... he stuck out his little tongue!! Look at how precious he is!!!! = ) P.S. THANK you SO much for bringing him into my life!!!!!!

Tracie

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Picture of Shaq

Sat, 24 Mar 2001 19:12:26 -0800 - from Katie
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This is my very first IMPS rescue!!!! I still keep in touch with Tracie his mom and they just love him to pieces!!! This guy has a wonderful home!!! This is what its all about!!! :o)
Katie


Shaq

Katie-

I'm sorry to hear about Cayenne... Keep looking for him and I'll keep him in my prayers. Shaq is just fine. I swear I think he is the PERFECT dog. He is just so sweet all the time. I love him so much! Here is a recent picture:

TTYS!
Tracie

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