Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

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Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

Postby DogNerd » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:23 pm

Meet Grandpa Joe!


Grandpa Joe is an odds-beater. He was originally surrendered to an Los Angeles shelter at the age of 13. Despite his age and shelter-overcrowding, they hung on to him for months and eventually found a group to take him in. He was placed up here in the bay area in what seemed to be a lovely home, but was recently found wandering the streets of Martinez covered in fleas and with collar-shaped hair loss around his neck. The adoptive family is no where to be found. I took him in when he ran out of time (the rescue down south was going to come up and get him but their only option was to board him.)

Anyway... Gramps is delightful. He's got plenty of get-up-and go, but does his fair share of laying around on his comfie beds. He adores antlers and other chews, likes to follow me around, loves car rides and walks, and attention from just about anyone. He is a gentle, tolerant, happy boy. He is also mostly if not completely deaf. Grandpa is living peacefully with my three dogs but gets along best with larger female dogs. He does have some prey drive when it comes to small dogs but it is a piece of cake to manage and he does just fine once he knows them. He is a bit stiff in the rear but that is even improving with good food, supplements and daily exercise. The vet finds him to be in very good health for his age.

Grandpa Joe is being fostered in San Francisco. I will consider placing him out-of-area again but only with references and a reputable rescue in the area that can do a homecheck. No more street wandering or shelter-time for this guy!


I have lots more pics and even a little video available so please send me a pm if you want to see more or email me at

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Re: Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

Postby julie64 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:45 pm

awww Grandpa Joe is beautiful. I really hope he finds a good home to spend the rest of his golden years.
Thank you for helping him.
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Re: Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

Postby Angela Adams » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:42 pm

Oh he is BEAUTIFUL!!! I just adore him!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: I pray he finds a forever home asap!
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Re: Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

Postby msvette2u » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:53 am

Wow, he's so handsome - you'd never guess he was 13+ yrs!! :inlove:

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Postby Nickdawg » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:57 am

:inlove: him, what a handsome man!
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Re: Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

Postby ilikelily » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:46 pm

Now that is my kind of dog! Wishing him the absolute best.
Thanks for being there for him DogNerd, it's wonderful you were able to take him into your home. :))
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Re: Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

Postby heartbullies » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:19 pm

Aw. DogNerd always picks the best ones!

He's a handsome guy and so lucky to be with you and your crew.
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Re: Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

Postby BigBadPibbul » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:21 am

Gah! :inlove: It's been a fogey overload lately, and I'm such a sucker for older dogs! I hope he gets a forever home soon.
I swear one day I'm going to be seen taking a slow leisurely stroll around my neighborhood with a gaggle of arthritic gray faces hobbling along with me.
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Re: Another Gran, this one is a 'pa

Postby HappyPuppy » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:22 pm

Oh, if only the timing were different.... BEST of luck to that sweet boy!
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