The Rescue Story Of This Dog With Eyebrows Could Be The Best Of 2016

After successfully adopting her very first foster dog, Kane, Stephanie was determined to keep this trend going and foster another dog in need of a good home. After browsing through photos on the Secondhand Hounds website, something caught her attention. She leaned in toward her computer, unsure if she was hallucinating. “That dog has eyebrows,” she mumbled. my-simon

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Indeed, a large white dog with goofy eyebrows was right there. A friend and fellow dog foster, Kristy, also confirmed the sighting. Kristy and Stephanie went out and co-fostered this strangely marked dog. Kristy picked him up from the Secondhand Hounds office. The dog had quite a backstory. He was one of a littler of thirteen pups born at Animal Control. He, his litter mates and his mother were each a few minutes from being put down when the pups were just six weeks old. simon-running-copy

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Secondhand Hounds arrived at animal control just in time and gathered up all of the pups and their mom. They couldn't take the dogs though without following one rule: The dogs needed names The volunteers that saved his litter ended up naming them all after different cheeses. They became known as the “cheese pitties,” Simon was originally named 'Swiss.' Swiss was returned by his previous adopters because of their housing situation. That situation left him with the issue of being unable to understand English. His first adopters spoke a foreign language in their home, so Swiss didn’t know basic commands. book16

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Or his name. Kristy brought Swiss to her home for the weekend, then Stephanie picked him up on a Sunday afternoon in October. She laughed when she first saw him in person. This energetic pit bull-boxer mix was more than happy to ride home with her. The introduction with her three other dogs went great, and within a few hours it was like Swiss had lived there for years. Then the coughing began. Stephanie immediately called Kristy to ask her what was wrong with him. She said he never coughed at her house, but she heard several of the dogs in transition from shelters to fosters with Secondhand Hounds had been diagnosed with kennel cough. alarm1

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Stephanie’s thoughts of a quick adoption rapidly faded, since this coughing pup had to be quarantined for a few weeks. Despite bordatella vaccinations, two of her own dogs also became sick with kennel cough.