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We found Amy at the Witchita Animal Shelter and was rescued on her euthanasia date. She is possibly the worst as far as health is concerned. She was examined by our vet yesterday, and they found an inoperable tumor in her jaw/mouth. The vet was unable to complete X-rays to check her lungs for cancer, as she was in to much pain at the time. We brought Amy home and are feeding her a wet food diet, and keeping her pain under control. The vet will be conducting X-rays later this week once the pain is more managed. We are going to focus on showing her love, plenty of food, and managing her pain as best we can. When we have any updates we will share with all of you.
From Annie’s happy-go-lucky personality, you would never know this affectionate girl lived most of her life confined by a chain before a Good Samaritan convinced her owner to relinquish her to Always & Furever. Annie is usually one of the first smiling faces to greet visitors walking up to the barn, and she frequently serves as the look-out with her nose pushed between the slats of the white fence. This sweet senior’s age shows in the gray on her muzzle and the recurring tumor on her neck. Regardless, Annie is ful of energy and has just the right amount of puppy-like enthusiasm to play a few rounds of fetch - her favorite game! If fetch isn’t your game, Annie will happily snuggle on the couch or calmly lay on the bench with a toy. This sweet lady just wants love...and to sneak any food she can steal from volunteers and the other residents. She is content to live her life as it is now, free from worries. If you enjoy spending time with a warm-spirited girl, please come see Annie.
Bernadette is another resident rescued from euthanasia just in the nick of time. Bernadette is totally blind but has really found her way around the Ever After Farm. She has fit in remarkably well and seems to be enjoying this next chapter in her life. Bernadette is a sweet, caring little ladybug. She loves belly rubs and ear massages, and she’ll stay with you until your fingers fatigue! Bernadette will wander around until she finds a nice cozy blanket to relax on; she has no problem telling Annie or Hank to respect her space when she’s roaming, but when she greets a person she never wants to leave their side. Come meet Bernadette and you’ll make a loyal friend!
Gump came to us from Chains of Hope along with his Mom, Opal. When they first arrived they rarely moved through the barn without the other. Gump is now frequently seen napping and cuddling up with other barn pups. Gump is currently undergoing heartworm treatment. He also has permanent nerve damage in his paw, which doesn’t seem to slow him down. You will also notice like Opal, he has scarring on his ears from flies. Gump is a big baby, and absolutely loves cuddling, and resting his head on your lap while getting scratched.
a.k.a. The Protector
Hank is truly a gentle GIANT. He's also sweet, caring, loving, and as playful as his aging body will allow. When you arrive at the Ever After Farm, Hank will normally greet you by sticking his giant head out the doggie door and in his deep Great Dane bark tell you, somewhat impatiently, to come love on him! This eight-year-old sadly had to be surrendered to Always & Furever in May 2018 because his family could no longer care for him in their home. Among other things, their second-floor home had too many stairs for his old legs. We are blessed to enjoy this sweet boy. How could anyone resist loving this BIG handsome guy? Hank is the protector and looks out for the smallest in the group, Penny, the fragile little rat terrier. Besides toys, Hank’s favorite activity is lounging in the multiple dog beds spread around the sanctuary, preferably with a human friend snuggled up next to him on the floor. This sweet boy wants nothing more than love, so please come visit Hank and all the rest of the A&F family.
Howard's journey at the Ever After Farm was just a Facebook post we saw that he was a sweet senior who was going to be put down, so we tagged him and two wonderful volunteers picked him up. We don’t know anything about his history or age, but he is a gentle little old man who loves a good scratch on his hindquarters but can startle easily too. He loves his food, a warm blanket, and cool A/C. Howard may not have had the best past, but we promise he’s going to have a loving future.
We love Lucy. What else can you say. She arrived to us in pretty horrible shape, and like many of the other dogs, a past we can only imagine. She has a mass on her breast, which will be removed this week. She is absolutely one of the best dogs I have met. She came to us and from day one wanted to please everyone, cuddle, and love anyone. She instantly fit into the group. She does tend to keep to herself on occasion, but will follow any person around while doing chores. Again, we just love Lucy 🙂
He arrived from the Wichita Animal Shelter and was rescued the day of his euthanasia date.
a.k.a. Mild-Mannered Miles
Like many of the dogs at Always & Furever, not much is known about Miles’ life prior to becoming the first resident at the Ever After Farm. For reasons we can only speculate about, Miles was scheduled to be euthanized in February 2018 at an animal shelter in Garnett, Kan. What is known about Miles is his kind, sweet, and gentle spirit. When you walk into the barn Miles won’t be the greeter. This sweet old man doesn’t keep his distance out of fear, he just isn’t a pushy guy. Usually the other dogs will tire of the fuss after a while, and when most everyone lays down for a nap, that’s when Miles will calmly approach, and with sweet hopeful eyes look at you with an expression that gently asks, do you have a little bit of time for me? His soft, fluffy coat makes this puffball look much like his personality. Miles gets along with everyone and doesn’t demand much attention. Please come visit Miles and make his day with a good ear rub!
Opal came to us from Chains of Hope along with her son, Gump Her maternal side is obvious through her patience and calm demeanor. When they first arrived they rarely moved through the barn without the other. Watching their transformation has been amazing. While they still hang out together, they now have made many friends in the barn. Opal is undergoing treatment for heartworm and has an inoperable mass on her side. Opal enjoys baths, treats, and being scratched and brushed (Just be ready to get the broom out!). She's a pro at curling up beside a volunteer to be petted.
Penny is a character – a little hot mess. She hobbles and shakes like crazy, but has the sweetest little kisses that melt your heart. She likes to attach herself to Hank unless he accidentally steps on her when they are going outside, but when she falls down she gets right back up. She too loves belly rubs and TREATS are her favorite.
Priya came to us after being abandoned by her previous owners in their apartment when they moved. She was timid, shy, and scared. She mainly cowered, hid, and avoided all the dogs and most people. Over about a week, we started building her trust. We had a bath day in the barn, and since that day she has been the biggest love bug. We often joke, she liked getting her hair done. She now enjoys cuddling on the couch, and kisses. She truly is another perfect dog that we are blessed to have.
Sheldon was our resident cat. He was always seen laying on the tops of couches, tables, and yes, even the counter. He and Annie where frequently team players in the throwing treats off the counter, and eat them fast game. Sheldon was quite a lover, and also very much enjoys his naps. He is very happily enjoying his permanent vacation with one of our volunteers. He could not be any luckier!
One of our newest residents. He arrived from the Wichita Animal Shelter and was rescued the day of his euthanasia date. He is in quite bad shape. He currently has an abscess tooth which is protruding through his cheek. It is in a state of leaking and infection. Stewart is blind in one eye, but thankfully has vision in one eye. He is currently on antibiotics which is required prior to them doing any surgery. Stewart seems to enjoy howling, and he is often heard chatting at the door. He also enjoys napping on the couch, light petting, and Penny, much to her disliking.