Dear readers, riddle me this. Wrigley appeared on the blog as a Wednesday Adoptable back in early August, and this compact (28 pounds), snuggly mix -- one of the "smartest, funniest dogs on the planet" -- still hasn't been scooped up.
Huh? I don't get it. How is all this wonderfulness still in foster care? Hey future lucky family: THIS is your wake up call!
(Look at that smile. I'm buttah over here. Buttah.)
Get the full 411 on Wrigley at his Petfinder listing. This charmer can be placed anywhere in the continental U.S. of A., to a single person home or a family without young kids! Hop to it: e-mail his foster Mom at email@example.com.
Corgi Connection of Kansas is looking for a loving, slower paced home where nine year-old rescue Effy will get the extra love and care Corgis deserve.
Her previous owner was elderly and unable to provide more than routine care. She wasn't very well groomed, but her rescuers got that taken care of -- and just look at her now! Effy will be receiving some much-needed dental care in the next few weeks.
She has been in a foster home with three other Corgis; her foster mother reports no issues. Miss Effy is ready to roll ... if you're interested in adopting her, please contact the Corgi Connection of Kansas through their web site.
Corgi On, Effy!
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Barry Dickerson is another fabulous rescue success in a long line of happy ending tales out of the Corgi Connection of Kansas.
In February, Barry made his Daily Corgi debut in a Rescue Spotlight feature. He had already come a long way from the seventy pound hunka-chunka-burnin' love stage. Nowdays he's a lean, facebook page-owning, bad-a** of a Corgi who tears up the agility course and teaches everybody in his home how to relax in the off hours.
Oh yeah, I got this!
His adoptive Mom Sarah gives us the lowdown on this Corgi-licious tri:
"It has been about a month since I last weighed him, but Barry checked in at 37 pounds! (I think 36.8 to be exact). He went through two obedience classes with the Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club and at the end of his second class in April (advanced beginner) he received his Canine Good Citizen certificate from the AKC."
"We started agility right around that time, and Barry's been through three agility foundations classes. Just last week I got an email from his instructor that she wants to move him up to Skills and Drills with the series of classes starting October 9th. This is the class offered for competition level dogs!"
"We go to Northland Agility, and indoor facility Parkville, Missouri. Our instructor Mickey Rabeneck is one of the top agility trainers and instructors in the midwest. Her students do very well, as they should; teaching is definitely a forte for her."
"Barry just "clicked" with weave poles about six weeks ago. He can easily do a set of six and on a few occasions has done a set of 12! He loves chutes, tunnels, the dog walk and especially the A-frame, and is working the latter two at competition height. We are working on the teeter hard in class right now. He is progressing nicely!"
"I am working on getting him registered with NADAC and getting his Purebred Alternative Listing with AKC so we can compete. I've spectated at a couple of AKC trials in the past few weeks and am headed to a NADAC trial in November to watch. Our goal is completing the first competition in December or January, either the NADAC trial in Lawrence, Kansas on December 14-16 or the AKC trial in Lawrence on January 19 and 20."
"Barry LOVES his agility. When I ask "Do you want to go to agility?" and he starts jumping all over. We have class on Tuesday nights, and practice either at home or at Northland Agility the rest of the week. He's as spoiled as ever, still does daily walks, and has worked his way onto the bed with us at night."
Atta boy, Barry. Atta boy.