Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue

Calling All Animal Lovers!

JFFR needs your help!  We are beyond desperate for foster families. We need placements for Tess, Lainey, Sid, Mystic and Maverick. We are looking for dedicated, highly committed, and experienced foster families to work with our trainers to allow these dogs to become the amazing pups they can be. These are all highly trainable dogs, but are currently in foster homes that are not equipped to work with our trainer, or to give the dogs the individual attention they need. Some of these dogs have to go to specific homes (no cats or kids, for example ) however, some are great with cats and kids but just need some help with seperation anxiety. If you are in a position to help, please email us, or head over to our foster page.

 
Maverick  Good with Cats? No Good with Kids? Currently resides with a 5 year old and gets along well and is respectful. Would exercise caution in a new environment at first as he can get nervous in new situations with too much stimulation Good with Dogs? Is good with some dogs after a slow intro. Has been fostered with other dogs and gets along with them very well Good with Men? Nervous at first Good with Women? Yes What is energy level like? Medium Food Aggression (with dogs or humans)? No, but would exercise caution with new dogs Toy/Bone Aggression (with dogs or humans)? No, but would exercise caution with new dogs Crate trained? No House Trained? Yes Leash Trained? Yes, though he can pull Off Leash Trained? No Basic Manners (no nipping, no mouthing, no jumping)? Does jump when he gets excited Any anxiety? Maverick can be very unsure and nervous when he is in situations with a lot of stimulation. He'll snarl, growl, snap when other dogs get too close to him.  Any additional issues in the home or yard? Maverick does well on an acreage where he is currently being fostered, as he doesn't wander. He is used to having people coming and going on the property and consequently has adapted to being a guard dog to being much more calm. He will still bark when someone unknown comes on the property but is not threatening. Any additional issues on walks?  Any additional issues in public areas? He is good on walks, but is not recommended for areas with busy traffic, lots of dogs/people as he can get nervous. Doesn't like to be surrounded.  Other comments/issues? Maverick is a big, cuddly, loveable dog. He has come a very long way from being a chained dog, covered in matts and urine burns to the beautiful and friendly guy he is today. Mavericks history is unknown but whatever happened to him, he gets nervous when there is too much stimulation, too many people or other dogs. We would like to get him into a new foster home with someone who can walk him regularly and take him to more public areas to continue to help him to build his confidence. Other than the nervousness, he's hard not too love and has very little issues.

Good with Cats? No
Good with Kids? Currently resides with a 5 year old and gets along well and is respectful. Would exercise caution in a new environment at first as he can get nervous in new situations with too much stimulation
Good with Dogs? Is good with some dogs after a slow intro. Has been fostered with other dogs and gets along with them very well
Good with Men? Nervous at first
Good with Women? Yes
What is energy level like? Medium
Food Aggression (with dogs or humans)? No, but would exercise caution with new dogs
Toy/Bone Aggression (with dogs or humans)? No, but would exercise caution with new dogs
Crate trained? No
House Trained? Yes
Leash Trained? Yes, though he can pull
Off Leash Trained? No
Basic Manners (no nipping, no mouthing, no jumping)? Does jump when he gets excited
Any anxiety? Maverick can be very unsure and nervous when he is in situations with a lot of stimulation. He’ll snarl, growl, snap when other dogs get too close to him.
Any additional issues in the home or yard? Maverick does well on an acreage where he is currently being fostered, as he doesn’t wander. He is used to having people coming and going on the property and consequently has adapted to being a guard dog to being much more calm. He will still bark when someone unknown comes on the property but is not threatening.
Any additional issues on walks?
Any additional issues in public areas? He is good on walks, but is not recommended for areas with busy traffic, lots of dogs/people as he can get nervous. Doesn’t like to be surrounded.
Other comments/issues? Maverick is a big, cuddly, loveable dog. He has come a very long way from being a chained dog, covered in matts and urine burns to the beautiful and friendly guy he is today. Mavericks history is unknown but whatever happened to him, he gets nervous when there is too much stimulation, too many people or other dogs. We would like to get him into a new foster home with someone who can walk him regularly and take him to more public areas to continue to help him to build his confidence. Other than the nervousness, he’s hard not too love and has very little issues.
Good with Cats? yes Good with Kids? yes Good with Dogs? Yes Good with Men? yes Good with Women? yes What is energy level like? high Food Aggression (with dogs or humans)? no Toy/Bone Aggression (with dogs or humans)?no, Crate trained: no, high anxiety according to previous family House Trained? yes, but occasional accidents. Leash Trained? yes Off Leash Trained? No, will run away Basic Manners (no nipping, no mouthing, no jumping)? Very well mannered Any anxiety? Is very anxious when crated or left alone according to previous owners. We are letting her settle in before trying. Thus far, with other dogs around, she appears to be ok with left alone in the house.  Any additional issues in the home or yard? Loves to play with other dogs and kids Any additional issues on walks? no Any additional issues in public areas? no Other comments/issues? Reliquished due to anxiety for crating, being left alone and for bolting. Owners have worked with trainer. Other than that is the perfect dog (according to the previous owners)

Good with Cats? yes
Good with Kids? yes
Good with Dogs? Yes
Good with Men? yes
Good with Women? yes
What is energy level like? high
Food Aggression (with dogs or humans)? no
Toy/Bone Aggression (with dogs or humans)?no,
Crate trained: no, high anxiety according to previous family
House Trained? yes, but occasional accidents.
Leash Trained? yes
Off Leash Trained? No, will run away
Basic Manners (no nipping, no mouthing, no jumping)? Very well mannered
Any anxiety? Is very anxious when crated or left alone according to previous owners. We are letting her settle in before trying. Thus far, with other dogs around, she appears to be ok with left alone in the house.
Any additional issues in the home or yard? Loves to play with other dogs and kids
Any additional issues on walks? no
Any additional issues in public areas? no
Other comments/issues? Reliquished due to anxiety for crating, being left alone and for bolting. Owners have worked with trainer. Other than that is the perfect dog (according to the previous owners)

 

Our local pound begged us to pull Lainey. We have tried desperately to find her a suitable foster family. We've only had people who are not equipped to handle a working dog step up. Lainey is unsure and needs confidence. With me she is a wonderful dog, but she has a strong prey drive and has attacked my cat. I also have two high needs, previously abused dogs, and unfortunately, they do not like lainey. They've started fighting, seemingly unprovoked, and yesterday, both had to be rushed to the vet for emergency surgery due to attacking each other (Lainey was not involved, but my dogs have only started fighting since she's been around). She is set to be euthanized tomorrow unless we can figure something out. She is up to date on her vaccines... just finished a heat cycle (she'd have been spayed by now otherwise) and is extremely loveable, affectionate, and intelligent. We're out of options. If there is anyone out there that understands the requirements of catahoula's and can take her on and train her for what she was bred for.

Our local pound begged us to pull Lainey. We have tried desperately to find her a suitable foster family. We’ve only had people who are not equipped to handle a working dog step up. Lainey is unsure and needs confidence. With me she is a wonderful dog, but she has a strong prey drive and has attacked my cat. I also have two high needs, previously abused dogs, and unfortunately, they do not like lainey. They’ve started fighting, seemingly unprovoked, and yesterday, both had to be rushed to the vet for emergency surgery due to attacking each other (Lainey was not involved, but my dogs have only started fighting since she’s been around). She is set to be euthanized tomorrow unless we can figure something out. She is up to date on her vaccines… just finished a heat cycle (she’d have been spayed by now otherwise) and is extremely loveable, affectionate, and intelligent. We’re out of options. If there is anyone out there that understands the requirements of catahoula’s and can take her on and train her for what she was bred for.

Tonnie unfortunately has a condition called mega esophagus, it causes food to sit in her esophagus and not move into her stomach for hours. She needs a special home who is willing to work with her special feeding needs. She needs to be fed upright and sit for about 15-20 min after so gravity can help push the food along. She is a VERY sweet girl!:)

Tonnie unfortunately has a condition called mega esophagus, it causes food to sit in her esophagus and not move into her stomach for hours. She needs a special home who is willing to work with her special feeding needs. She needs to be fed upright and sit for about 15-20 min after so gravity can help push the food along. She is a VERY sweet girl!:)

Good with Cats? Yes Good with Kids? She likes them, but is quite excitable and given that she is a bit of bigger dog she may be a bit too much for smaller children. Good with Dogs? Yes - loves them! Good with Men? Yes Good with Women? Yes  What is energy level like? Very high Food Aggression (with dogs or humans)? No Toy/Bone Aggression (with dogs or humans)? No  Crate trained? Yes  House Trained? Yes  Leash Trained? Mostly - still needs work on learning not to pull Off Leash Trained? Will come when called, but sometimes does not listen when distracted Basic Manners (no nipping, no mouthing, no jumping)? She can get mouthy and jumps when excited - listens to "no" and seems to be improving with work Any anxiety? No Any additional issues in the home or yard? She does like to dig, but has been learning not to Any additional issues on walks? Sometimes pulls Any additional issues in public areas? N/A Other comments/issues? N/A

Good with Cats? Yes
Good with Kids? She likes them, but is quite excitable and given that she is a bit of bigger dog she may be a bit too much for smaller children.
Good with Dogs? Yes – loves them!
Good with Men? Yes
Good with Women? Yes
What is energy level like? Very high
Food Aggression (with dogs or humans)? No
Toy/Bone Aggression (with dogs or humans)? No
Crate trained? Yes
House Trained? Yes
Leash Trained? Mostly – still needs work on learning not to pull
Off Leash Trained? Will come when called, but sometimes does not listen when distracted
Basic Manners (no nipping, no mouthing, no jumping)? She can get mouthy and jumps when excited – listens to “no” and seems to be improving with work
Any anxiety? No
Any additional issues in the home or yard? She does like to dig, but has been learning not to
Any additional issues on walks? Sometimes pulls
Any additional issues in public areas? N/A
Other comments/issues? N/A

Good with Cats?yes Good with Kids?yes Good with Dogs? Mostly, but at first tries to assert herself. Good with Men?yes Good with Women?yes What is energy level like?high Food Aggression (with dogs or humans)? She doesn't like other dogs trying to steal her food, but there is no excessive aggression, and often backs away if the other dog persists. No aggresion with people or kids and food. Toy/Bone Aggression (with dogs or humans)?no, tries to share and engage other dogs with toys. Crate trained?yes House Trained?yes Leash Trained? Lots of pulling for first few minutes but then gets it.Has not been consistently walked on a leash due to amount of dogs in foster home. Off Leash Trained? Will ALWAYS come if you have a treat, may or may not otherwise if she is loose bc she knows she will be returned to the yard. Is never punished for coming when called. Basic Manners (no nipping, no mouthing, no jumping)? Mouths and licks occasionally for attention, understands when we say no biting or no licking but short ly resumes, especially with licking. Nips occasionally for attention and when she is over excited. Begs at table (family fault) Any anxiety?no, very happy, well adjusted, stranger friendly dog Any additional issues in the home or yard? Sidonie is an escape artist, jumps 5 ft fence, and figures out other ways. Checks windows first, very sneaky. Any additional issues on walks? Barks and acts up when she sees other dogs, but again is easily controlled – she needs consistency in training. Any additional issues in public areas?no Other comments/issues? She is energetic, but unlike many of the other dogs we deal with, does not have issues. Loves people!! Makes friends with other dogs after initial minor aggression.If her energy is burned off, she is very calm. She is also very cuddly. Everyone in our neighbourhood loves her and they know her well due to her escapes; they return her home easily. She has really settled in the last few months. Walks will not burn off her energy, she needs to run and play vigorously.

Good with Cats?yes
Good with Kids?yes
Good with Dogs? Mostly, but at first tries to assert herself.
Good with Men?yes
Good with Women?yes
What is energy level like?high
Food Aggression (with dogs or humans)? She doesn’t like other dogs trying to steal her food, but there is no excessive aggression, and often backs away if the other dog persists. No aggresion with people or kids and food.
Toy/Bone Aggression (with dogs or humans)?no, tries to share and engage other dogs with toys.
Crate trained?yes
House Trained?yes
Leash Trained? Lots of pulling for first few minutes but then gets it.Has not been consistently walked on a leash due to amount of dogs in foster home.
Off Leash Trained? Will ALWAYS come if you have a treat, may or may not otherwise if she is loose bc she knows she will be returned to the yard. Is never punished for coming when called.
Basic Manners (no nipping, no mouthing, no jumping)? Mouths and licks occasionally for attention, understands when we say no biting or no licking but short ly resumes, especially with licking. Nips occasionally for attention and when she is over excited. Begs at table (family fault)
Any anxiety?no, very happy, well adjusted, stranger friendly dog
Any additional issues in the home or yard? Sidonie is an escape artist, jumps 5 ft fence, and figures out other ways. Checks windows first, very sneaky.
Any additional issues on walks? Barks and acts up when she sees other dogs, but again is easily controlled – she needs consistency in training.
Any additional issues in public areas?no
Other comments/issues? She is energetic, but unlike many of the other dogs we deal with, does not have issues. Loves people!! Makes friends with other dogs after initial minor aggression.If her energy is burned off, she is very calm. She is also very cuddly. Everyone in our neighbourhood loves her and they know her well due to her escapes; they return her home easily. She has really settled in the last few months. Walks will not burn off her energy, she needs to run and play vigorously.

 

Bloomin Buds adoption fair is next weekend!

Special home needed for a very special kitty!

jennAva is a semi-feral, 1.5 year old cat we are hoping to find a special home for. She came into rescue with her two kittens who have since been adopted by very caring and generous people. She is now “settling” into a very quiet apartment life with her foster mom.

While Ava will not run away when you enter a room, or hiss or swipe, she very obviously is not happy to be touched and will not seek out attention – although she will tolerate the occasional pet. We are looking for an adoptive home that understands that Ava may, or may not come around, and are willing to accept her no matter what. We are open to any inquiries about her. We are looking for either a quiet environment where she can be left to her own devices, or possibly someone who would like to have a barn or shop cat. She would make a great mouser.

Ava

 

She is not feral enough that we feel it would be appropriate to return her to the streets with a Trap/Neuter/Release program, but she is not quite suited for the life of a “family cat” either. If you think you may be able to provide her with proper care, and love on her terms,  please inquire!

A bit of horrible news from last night.

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If you all remember Kallee, a 1 yr old retriever sheppard cross born into resscue on Jan 1st 2013, you will remember last summer when she was attacked by another dog and had her neck broken. Since then she has made a full recovery. Sadly, tonight she was attacked by a pair of coyotes while out for a bathroom break. The foster was able to scare them off but Kallie was bleeding and in shock.

Last night, she was rushed to Pembina Vet and is enroute to our vet, Best Friends Animal Hospital this morning.

If you would like to donate to her care please contact the vet directly (204) 269-4451.

I am so sad having to write this  If you live out of the city, please keep an eye on your pets, especially at night!

 

 

EDIT: Very sorry to report that Kallee passed away this morning. Anyone that knew her, knew what a wonderful and kind spirit she was. She will be sorely missed around the rescue.

Rest in peace, sweet Kallee.

 

 

 

Online applications now available!

Tired of filling out pesky PDF forms with all of your information, only to find out that the program you’re using just won’t save your data? Now that’s a thing of the past! JFFR is happy to announce that webforms are now a thing that we are using!

Looking to adopt?

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Yup, its that easy!

Fosters needed!

Hey everyone! As you may know, we work very closely with our friends at Norway House Animal Rescue and recently they’ve taken on an amazing project to get owned female dogs a contraceptive implant.  Its such a great project and you can read more about it here. The ladies that have gone up to Norway House, MB have decided to save a few dogs while they are at it, and have asked us to take in the following dogs.  If you’re in a position to foster a dog in need until their furever family has been found, please check out our Foster page to learn more about it and fill out an application.

This handsome fellow is about 2-3 yrs old. “Boy Cate” is instantly loving and loyal. He is “Skye”s boyfriend, and is her protector. He has gotten a taste of the indoor life, and has decided it is something he would be interested in, on a permanent basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Weekend!

Ready to meet the kitty of your dreams?

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We’ve had an awful lot of cats and kittens join us over the last few weeks. We feel its only fitting to have a cat and kitten adoption fair this weekend!  Jet, Isabella, Cindy, Lennie, and a few very adorable kittens would love to meet you.

Introducing Spot!

If you’re a Bulldog lover, prepare for cuteness overload! Meet Spot an 11 week old single breed American Bulldog who’s had a rough start to his life. Spot came into our rescue this weekend very underweight, presenting with some eye issues and a peculiar walk. Our vet believes this poor little guy has hip dysplasia which can happen at a very young age, usually due to improper breeding. Sadly, Spot may require future surgeries or medical intervention, only time and regular vet check ups will tell. As such, we have labeled him as a special needs case and will have to go to a home that is understanding that he may not fully live out a long and healthy life without the possibility of surgical intervention, which can get rather costly.

SpotHe is a loving little guy that would fit into any home that is familiar with the Bulldog breeds. Spot is currently working on potty training and is doing really well with crate training.

While Spot is searching for his FURever home, he is also looking for a foster home to take him in and help him put on a little weight (he needs to gain about 9lbs!).

Anyone interested in fostering or adopting Spot can contact us at Jennsfurryfriendsrescue@gmail.com

The Beautiful Mutts of Norway House

Fancy was extremely excited this morning when she pulled up The Souwester and saw herself in the news! Hopefully this doesn’t go to her head, but if it does.. well, we’ll let it slide because its for a great cause!

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Our friends at Norway House Animal Rescue have been working very hard to get an implant program started, you can read more about the initiative in this article.

While the puppies featured in the article (with the exception of Fancy) are not currently available –  we do have plenty of “One Of A Kind” Beautiful Mutts from Norway House that are  looking for families! Please feel free to contact us to learn more about adopting one of these northern beauties.