Ripley – Adopted!

New Year Adoption!

A very happy New Year for Ripley & Kim K. of St. Helens, OR as this is our first adoption of 2013! Ripley found his forever home in Kim, who waited months for him to be ready for adoption!

Ripley’s Story:

Ripley wound up in a Oregon shelter after being picked up as a stray.  He has quite a history with this shelter, they discovered, when they scanned his microchip and it linked back to them from 2009!  Since that time he has changed hands 6 times.  We cannot understand why anybody would not want this dog.  He is sweet, gentle, quiet, mellow.  With years of experience with hundreds of beagles, we have never seen a beagle more depressed than Ripley was when he arrived.  He never got out of bed for two weeks, except to go out to potty.   He is a few pounds overweight, but this is probably due to the fact that he was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.  It’s a quick fix with just a little pill.  He does suffer from a limp in the right rear leg and we’re not sure why yet.  His xrays show some calcification of bone but he may have a prior injury.  Since being started on the medication (Thyroxine) for hypothyroidism, he is becoming a new dog!  He is much, much happier, watches squirrels out the window and wags his tail.  Hooray!

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  • Microchipped
  • Fully vaccinated
  • Neutered
  • Heartworm tested: Negative
  • Age 4-5 (estimated)
  • From:  Oregon
  • Current Location:  Oregon


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  • Mellow
  • Gentle
  • Quiet
  • Good with other dogs
  • Would rather nap than play

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  • Hypothyroidism – on medication that costs approx. $10/mo
  • Limp, right rear leg that could be a torn ligament or old injury
  • 3/26/12: Visit with orthopedic specialist confirmed ruptured cruciate ligament.  We are fundraising to help Ripley.  For details and to donate Click Here.




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