Meet Blue! He is a beautiful senior 6 to 8 years old, 63 pounds who is dog, cat and deer friendly. He lived well with a teenager before in NYC. Sadly, his prior owner gave him up due to financial difficulties. He needed some medical care at the time of surrender for some growth removal, neuter, dental, and itching. We took care of his medical needs as soon as we saved him! He is in great shape and up to date on all his vaccinations and medical now.
Blue is friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and mellow when he is feeling secure. He has also been anxious from some of his temporary foster situations (one foster got into a car accident with him in it, so while he was physically fine he is currently a little anxious in cars). When he was picked up at NYCACC he was fine in the car and all other times. So we are working on that since we understand.
Some of his previous owner's favorite things about him were that he is very playful and energetic but he also loves to sleep for many hours in the house during the day. Among Blue's favorite activities are playing in the park and fetching at the dog run. He likes balls and frisbees. He likes to play fetch and tug. Blue is house trained. He knows sit and heel commands. For exercise, he is used to slow walks on leash, brisk walks on leash, running/jogging, and playing in the yard. His current foster will sometimes walk him for over an hour and then he would sleep for hours. He is basically a mellow guy but Blue was left at the shelter as far back as August 2022. Then he had to move around to some different boarding places and fosters before settling in with his current and wonderful foster Natalia, so he really needs an understanding and patient person or family to help him decompress and actually believe that he is home for good. He would need an experienced household to welcome him at this point. He would do best in a low traffic household. To adopt sweet Blue and give him the wonderful life he so deserves please fill out an adoption form. Thanks so much!
Finley is the only one in his litter still available. Traveling from a loving shelter in Mississippi, the fantastic "F" litter is arriving to NJ Saturday, 1/7 and will be looking for their forever homes! Finlay here is one of the males. He is 4 months old, weighing in at 25 lbs. These puppies are Shepard/lab mixes so we estimate them to be large breed dogs at full growth.
They were found out in a wooded area of Glen, Ms. A farming community of Alcorn county. It had been storming and the cardboard box they were in got soaked and collapsed. Some linemen working on a power line saw the collapsed box moving and found them. He called one of the shelter board members who brought them to the shelter. There were 6 but the smallest one died from pneumonia. Let's keep these babies safe now together.
These sweet puppies are all so playful and are ready to have you help them learn all their puppy milestones. Taking walks, housebreaking, basic commands, all the fun stuff of puppy hood. We are looking for candidates that have the time and patience for these milestones.
Puppies are up to date on their vaccines, are fixed, and ready to be welcomed into a home 1/7. Arriving in Emerson, NJ. To be considered, fill out an application on a computer on peace4paws.org. We do not receive smart phone apps.
Please note if you put in an inquiry it is not the an application. All serious candidates, please fill out an application and we will call you within 24 hours of receiving an application. We call vets, property management, 3 references, please make sure all references are aware of Peace4Paws calling to make the adoption process seamless. Good luck!
Anthony Sanderson, An Angel on Earth
Our beloved volunteer, dog walker and dog trainer Anthony Jason Sanderson, of Nutley, NJ, formerly of Harrison, NJ passed away peacefully in his sleep early Sunday morning, August 21th, 2022. He was just 3 days away from turning 20 years old (August 24, 2022) He was also just a few weeks away from completing an online and hands on dog training program. In a relatively short, but dynamic time period, Anthony had amassed hundreds of hours of volunteering service. He participated in fostering, pet sitting, dog walking and training under various mentors including Jerome Watson for all kinds of Peace4Paws dogs, especially the challenging ones. He was a great student. He was such a talented young man that starting a year ago, we were able to refer him as a trainer and hire him ourselves for training just like we hired other adults for training purposes. And we were so proud of him. He handled so many necessary and urgent situations involving animal care in a timely manner. In rescue a timely manner typically means immediately. He never said no. Anthony saved so many lives. His mother or his aunt always drove him wherever needed. As he became mature enough to head into New York City alone for special pit bull assignments all over the city he performed those assignments with enthusiasm and reliability as well. He managed and trained dogs that few if no other people could handle. Anthony loved being a part of our community. He truly loved working with dogs. He worked with dogs with serious medical problems (like advanced heart murmurs or heartworm). He worked with dogs that had unappealing behavioral issues. He worked with aggressive dogs, skittish scared dogs, and mouthy large breed pit bulls to cite just a few scenarios. He worked with Veronica Tejado’s dog Lucy of Jersey City, NJ who used to bark at every dog and person around, but with Anthony’s regular help she stabilized and was a sweet, well behaved dog. Anthony patiently gained the trust and methodically taught the dog behaviors to make them appealing and adoptable. He was so kind and gentle, he was able to teach the owners how to best direct their dogs. We were so proud of Anthony. His passing is an absolute huge loss to the family, to Peace4Paws and to the world. He always had such a positive aura. He was always full of love and enthusiasm. Every time he showed up we all felt a sense of relief. Our stress was reduced with the thought that “Anthony is here” or “Anthony is handling it”. Because he was intuitive, smart, and compassionate and committed his legacy must live on. And thus we are starting the Anthony Sanderson Dog Training Scholarship fund for volunteers who have demonstrated service and commitment so they may continue their education. To donate in Anthony’s honor and continue his mission, please click on this button. Thank you.
If you are unable to contribute financially Anthony would love nothing more than if you (or your child) would volunteer to walk, care, groom, foster or adopt a dog in need. Anthony’s mom said that once he started volunteering for Peace4Paws his grades improved and his confidence grew exponentially. The chemistry we had with him was always uplifting. Thus we ask you to honor his legacy.
Peace4Paws is a 501(c)3 ALL VOLUNTEER non-profit public charity based in Northern New Jersey.
Since 2007, we have been dedicated to supporting sanctuary and forever homes for the animals retired from work in research and related fields as well as shelter dogs through our foster & adoption programs, fundraising events involving music, yoga, animal friendly events & more, plus student outreach to kids from kindergarten through college.
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