New Mastiff Alert - Southern States Mastiff Rescue

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New Mastiff Alert

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Dear Visitor,

The following Mastiff came into Southern States Mastiff Rescue:

Zena (VA) - Coming soon

Description :


Zena is a mix, though looks like a small mastiff. This angel deserves an amazing life!

She was running loose for 2 weeks or more (per sightings) and nobody could catch her. Then there was a call about a dog car hit as a dog was lying in the ditch. The Deputy went to pick her up and she was just limp and couldn’t go any more. She was only about 45-50 lbs when brought in. She stayed at the vet over the weekend on fluids and antibiotics and started to perk up! She is extremely dehydrated though blood shows no organ failure, HW, Lymes, Ehrlichia – all negative. We do not know why her tail is bobbed.

She needs to get healthy and spayed so she is not available yet, though keep checking the website for updated pictures on her progress! Can you give sweet Zena the life she was meant to have?


Update on Zena 3-10-14:

Zena is gaining weight and doing very well in the house. Crate training has been so easy!

Good with the little dogs (pugs) and cats. She is leery of the 10 yr old girl in the house though just takes a little while to warm up. She is a Velcro dog and has attached herself to the foster mom. She is consistently going to PetCo for socialization and is working on that. She should be ready to spay in a couple of weeks.


Update on Zena 3-23-14:

Zena's doing amazing! She has gained 20 pounds in foster (66 lbs) from her original intake weigh in. Zena is making so much progress and know she's going to be a perfect addition for her forever family. We will wait another week or so to schedule her spay, just to be sure her body is ready for a big change.

The foster home has had a lot of fosters over the years and she's definitely something special. Zena is the best snuggler and loves to hang out in our king size bed. She has had a lot of love from the community and was graciously given a donated Orvis bed. She has definitely "owned" that bed! She still likes to gather possessions (mostly my shoes) for her personal stash. Completely adorable!  

Zena has also been sponsored by a local church program where the kids are learning about the importance of giving back to the community. They made her 10lbs of meat balls (which she loves) to help her gain some weight. Based on her last weigh in, I think it's working!

She has also been a huge help to me by befriending my other foster, Jelly. Jelly is super scared and very cautious around people and new things, but has totally bonded to Zena. While we wouldn't leave them unsupervised just yet, they do very well going out to potty together and enjoy a romp or two every day. Zena is living with 6 highly active cats that she is fine with.

Gender : Female
Color : Brindle
History : Stray
Cats? : Good

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Dawn and Eve (TN) - Available

Description :

Dawn and Eve are two Mastiff mixes who were found running the streets in Lewisburg, TN.

They were rescued from a high-kill shelter and definitely hit the lottery the day we picked them up.

We are calling them Dawn and Eve because their personalities are night and day, but they definitely need each other. They are very affectionate and loving towards each other, and full of puppy energy. They are estimated at about 3 months old and are both under weight at the moment. 

They eat well though and I expect they'll have a few pounds on them quickly.

Dawn is wearing the orange collar and is smaller - weighing just under 30 lbs right now. Her personality is bold, explorative and interested.  Eve is in the pink collar and she is a bit larger and weighs just over 30 lbs. Her personality is shy, reserved and cautious.

Eve does really well outside and shows her puppy characteristics but then withdraws when she comes in the house. We are seeing her open up a bit and hopefully it will continue to improve.

They both did fine with the cats in the shelter, and LOVE our toddler daughter so they are going to be PERFECT family dogs. We are currently working on house and crate training them with good results so far.

Gender : Female
Color : Fawn
Age : 3mo
History : Stray
Reactions To Strangers : Good
Demeanor With Children : Good
Cats? : Good

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