Akasha. Age 9. Lives in Gainesville, Fl. Lives with another Elderbull named Titan. She was rescued from a shelter in South Carolina 8 years ago. She is a champion kitty cuddler and an exceptional couch potato.
Kitty. Age 9.5. Lives in Westminster, CO. Nicknames = Kitty Cat Dog, Kitty Bobby Cat, and Meow (yes Meow). Likes = fetch, swimming, snow, chasing bunnies, sunbathing, cuddling, her human cousin Elizabeth (1.5 years old), and pretty much anyone who will play with or pet her. Dislikes = bunnies she cannot catch, and people who do not want to pet her. Kitty has been a member of the family since she was 8 weeks old, when her Mama stopped feeding her and her siblings. She currently lives with a 10 year old Elder-Shar Pei mix named Nala. Kitty also has an Elderbull cousin named Kaiya and a Goldenbull cousin named Tony.
Mr. Croc O’Dile. Age 13.5. Lives in Baltimore, MD, in the Fells Point neighborhood. Nickname = Crocmonster. In his youth he enjoyed cat wrestling, rope swinging, and watching his stories on the TV (the late Steve Irwin’s show “Crocodile Hunter”). Mr. O’Dile is an avid car enthusiast, and because he does not own one himself, has been known to climb into any open vehicle door with the intention of “going for a ride.” He loves to laugh, so much so that his guardian, V, has had to fish him down from the ceiling many a time. Speaking of fish, Mr. O’Dile has waged war against the Ocean, his ultimate nemesis. It was a draw. Now in his golden years, Mr. O’Dile has become a dog of leisure. He takes his time on his daily walks, because the years have taught him there is no need to rush. For trips to the park, he enjoys rolling around in his personal hand-pushed carriage. He still laughs at song lyrics and plays a mean game of “keep away” with his ball. “Crocmonster,” as he is affectionately called, was adopted from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (Boulder, Colorado) on April 20th, 1999. He had been found as a stray in a suburb of Denver. Had he been born several years later, Denver’s breed specific legislation (BSL) would have had him killed, instead of sending him to Boulder. Mr. O’Dile’s guardian, V, is the luckiest lady to have the silliest, cuddliest, and gentlest Crocodile be a part of her life.
Emily. Age 9. Lives in Las Vegas, NV. Favorite past times are snuggling and sunning. Shares her home with two exhausting bully brother rescues, Chopper (age 5) and Brody (age 2). Emily has also completed Levels 1, 2, and Intro to Odor in K9 Nosework. She is the “watcher” and guardian of the house. Emily prefers to sleep under the covers!
Mitch. Age 11. Lives in St. Louis, MO. Loves to sun himself, is a Genius Level Kong master, and a retired escape artist. Likes to chase cats; he really just wants to play, but the boy keeps getting clawed by the kitties. Also enjoys snuggling, making new human & canine friends, roadtrips, staying home, and going to “camp” (kennel). Mitch was adopted 10 years ago.
Daunte. Age 11. Lives in Gainesville, VA. My husband and I adopted him in April 2002. He had been dumped at a vet, weighing only 26 pounds at approximately one and one-half years old. Vet was told to do “whatever” with him; luckily he ended up in rescue. Daunte is the sweetest boy ever and the love of our lives. He loves his younger pittie sister and all other animals and people. He is spoiled rotten by his doting parents.
Scout. Age 16. Lives in Yonkers, NY. He loves his chihuahua “brothers” and these days he likes to sleep and eat a lot, but he used to be ball crazy. He lives with 2 chihuahuas and usually a foster kitten or foster puppies. He was adopted 14 years ago after being “held as evidence” for 6 months and then ordered to be put to sleep. Scout is my inspiration and has been my teacher and confidante for 14 years. He gets more beautiful each day.
Conan. Age 15. Lives in South Florida. Nickname = Big Poppa. He enjoys sunbathing by the pool, swimming, still enjoys playing fetch and most recently he enjoys teaching his foster brother the romps of the good life. Conan is the oldest out of 4 resident dogs and 1 foster dog. Conan is a retired show dog. He has traveled all over the world competing in conformation shows and holds an international champion title. To us, his human family, Conan is just the best dog ever, giving us more than we could ever give him in return. He moved to South Florida 6 years ago when his dad (my now husband) relocated. He was a victim of breed discrimination in our old neighborhood. They merely knew him, but from his looks, our homeowners association wanted him “removed” from our property. We fought it until the end and tried different venues to make them understand that he is not a piece of furniture that could be removed at the request of others. Needless to say we no longer live in the neighborhood. The unfair harassment and discrimination we went through turned on a passion and a drive in us to help improve the lives of dogs that resemble him. We are now very involved in our rescue community and always try to educate those willing to listen. Most people that live in fear of muscular, bubble-head type dogs have never even met one. Conan and the rest of his gang are always up to educating others by showing his docile and normal dog behavior. He is just like any other dog, with a heart as big as his head.
Ally. Age 10. Lives in Oakland, CA. Adopted from the Oakland SPCA when she was just 4 months old. She is blind, yet she has a third eye and sees everything. She loves sleeping, snoring, cuddling, and when anyone sings to her or makes monkey sounds. Ally also loves her extended family of six cats and two other dogs. She has an amazing sense of humor and she has a tender heart.
Cy. Age 9. Lives in Huntington, NY. Nicknames = Cyborg and Borgie. I adopted him almost 8 months ago (in 2011) from the New York City Animal Care & Control shelter (NYC ACC), where he miraculously survived 3 months in their facility (first Brooklyn and then he was moved to Staten Island.) I saw his posting cross-posted on Facebook one day when I had been playing around in my mind with the idea of adopting a male elderbull, and then it all happened fast. The shelter volunteers described him as very mellow and laid back. That lasted about 1 day. Cy has a little pittie mix sister named Rory who is 4 and he also lives with 2 cats. He had definitely never seen a cat before he came here and so a slow integration taking many months was necessary, but now there is peace among all! Cy is now very respectful of the cats and possibly a little scared of one of them. Sometimes it is hard to believe he is an elderbull because he is bursting with energy. He enjoys long walks, wrestling with his sister, eating grass, chewing on nylabones and deer antlers and sticks, having 3 beds to choose from, and having his butt scratched. He did not bark for about the first 90 days I had him, but he has learned the art of barking from his sister and now he barks freely. Cy loves hanging out in the kitchen and eating as many veggies as I will give him. At first he wouldn’t even eat a banana, but now he is a fruit and veggie man. He is extremely loving and I can’t imagine how anyone gave him up, but am so blessed to be the beneficiary of that action.