Raven’s friend is in hospice, and he hoped it would never come to this, but he needs to find a home for his beloved 15-year-old dog (named Tai) before he dies.
Details from a note from Raven last night:
Well, this isn’t what I thought I was going to write about but things change.
Everything with Artimis is going great. She’s extremely affectionate with us, does great with other people and kids but is not too crazy about other dogs. All-in-all we’re very happy to have had her come into our lives.
The issue I’m going to ask you about just came up.
A friend of ours has been placed in hospice and he has a 15 year old Dhoki Apso, aka Tibetan Terrier that needs a home. Given our situation with Aritie we are just not able to take Thai but I thought maybe someone in the BJ community would be interested.
Here is his best girl, Tai.
She is a 15 year old Dhoki Apso, aka Tibetan Terrier.
She is currently being treated for cataracts, but aside from being older, has no other health conditions.
Tai weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 lbs.
She does still sit and beg for table scraps— but, for the most part, is very chill.
I’m in Athens, Georgia and might be able to bring her somewhere.
Raven, I’m so sorry about your friend. We’ve come through before on Balloon Juice, maybe we can do it again.
If anyone has any questions, ask away in the comments.
We have taken several seniors in (lost 3 this year), but are up by Chicago.
May fortune smile on this little one!
Very sweet dog — I hope you can find a home for her. So sad.
How is she with other dogs and cats?
This might be time to mention a success story. I got Meeca, my Husky, after she was front-paged on this site, and then had to get financial help to take care of the knee surgery she needed. Three years on, she’s doing well at age 13. Thanks again, everyone who helped out!
I will be back home in GA on Sept. 9. Could drive to Athens .to meet this dog.please contact me.
@Dianethuntress: OK, I’ll get your information.
@Dianethuntress: Thank you! I will share your email with Raven. If that’s not a good email address for you, let me know.
@Quantumman: Our friend has been ailing for quite some time and we haven’t seen her. They used to come to the bakery and she was rambunctious but got along with our pups. Let me see what else I can find.
Looks so sweet. Hope you find a home. Am willing to chip in for transportation.
15 is not all that old for a small terrier, unlike some of the other breeds.
Raven, it might be helpful to have some idea of about how much she weighs. I am not familiar with that breed of dogs, so I don’t know if we’re talking 15 lbs, 25, 30, 40 lbs?
Anyone else who may have an interest please chime in.
Also in for aid with transportation costs.
@WaterGirl: She’s in the 30 range, I’m seeking more exact info.
Mingobat (f/k/a Karen in GA)
I wish we could do it, but Chauncey doesn’t like strange dogs. I’ve asked my husband to ask around at his job in Athens.
Very sorry to hear about Tai’s human.
@raven: I’ll add that up top, and I’ll make it more specific once we know. thanks.
Oh my goodness!! I hope this works out. She looks like such a love bug.
@Mingobat (f/k/a Karen in GA): That’s our problem too. We just adopted a badly abused pup and she’s not doing that great with the dogs. The shelters are full up with dogs who people thought it was a great idea to get for covid and found out it’s not that simple.
I live far, far away in California, so I don’t think it will work for me. But, as a data point, we had a Tibetan Terrier when I was a kid and he was a sweetheart, just a fun dog to have around.
Here, but the distance would be harder than other volunteers, so keep us as a back pocket option.
We have adopted several elderly dogs for their twilight years, including some with health issues.
@Fraud Guy: Thanks
@Scamp Dog: Thanks for the update! Yay for Meeca and for you!
Will ask my sister, who lost her pup last year and has been adamant doesn’t want more. But she lives in North GA, so maybe, an extreme maybe.
Otherwise, in for transport as well.
Good luck, Raven. Thanks to you and WaterGirl and everyone else hearing about this beautiful dog, I think she will end up with a fine home. Which will be the best news possible to your friend, and I wish him a peaceful end. Hope he gets only happy updates about Tai.
Mingobat (f/k/a Karen in GA)
@raven: Yeah, I was worried about the COVID pups when all those feel-good “the shelters are empty!” stories started. It sucks that my fears were justified.
@raven: I live in eastern NC, and I am very interested. I lost Heidi, my 14 year old golden blend rescue in October, you can see her picture in December calendar with the two cats on the cover. I lost Gracie Lou in April from the kidney disease she had when we adopted her. Her picture is in July, same calendar. I would love to have a dog. I had to have a fence installed to adopt another dog , and after three and a half months of waiting, the fence guys finished today. If this dog gets along with other dogs, and it appears she does, I would love to have her. I’m on an adoption list for a golden retriever type. I want your friend to have peace of mind knowing Tai is safe and sound and I hope I can provide that for him. If you think I’d be a good fit for Tai, I am ready.
@Juju: OK, thanks. How Far East, Hatteras!
@Juju: I just shared your email address with Raven.
If that’s not the best email for you, let me know. thanks. and good luck!
Putting in a little prayer that this works out.
I’ll keep checking in throughout the day.
@WaterGirl: that email works. I will check my email now.
OK, I just got off the horn with the owner’s friend and she said they have a couple of leads locally so I’m going to slow it down a bit. I appreciate the interest and could very well be getting back to folks.
Have you learned anymore on how she is with other dogs and cats? We have 2 young puppies and two young cats. We are in Knoxville TN.
I might be interested. Just lost my 17 year old dachshund. Did not think I was up for a new dog, but this may be a possibility. Fenced yard. No other animals except an occasional grand dog.I live 4 hours from Athens.
@Quantumman: As soon as I find out more I’ll post it. I apologize for not having more info.
@raven: Astonishingly, my sister was interested. But read you have local leads. Which is great news.
But she can be a fallback to a fallback to JuJu.
@raven: I’m in for transport/relocation money as needed, or for anything else that can help. Thanks for taking this on. You are a very good friend.
@Laura Too: Thank you, the little critter needs a break.
My cat is afraid of dogs, but I am in for transportation money.
I’m in for transportation $$ as well.
My husband and I are interested in possibly adopting Tai. We adore senior dogs and currently have a very senior male toy poodle who is in his 20s. The idea of them being able to give each other companionship and love in their “golden years” is a comforting thought. We are artists and own a local art business and are home most of the day to watch over and love on our fur babies. I see that so many big-hearted folks are interested in her, and that is a beautiful thing. We’d love to be put in contact with Raven if Tai is not already been welcomed into someone else’s family by now.
Hi, Raven. (I’m not seeing my comment, so please forgive me if it ends up double-posting!) My husband and I would be interested in welcoming Tai into our family. We adore senior dogs and currently have a mid-twenty something (!) male toy poodle. The idea of Tai and Timothy (our poodle) having the love and companionship of each other in their golden years is a comforting thought. We are artists and own our business, so we have the flexibility to always be with our pup(s). The furkids ARE our kids, and we take them on all of our adventures. Timothy has a backpack so he can still come biking, hiking and stand up paddleboarding and the same would be true for Tai. I see that so many beautiful people have stepped up and offered to help and/or adopt. The most important thing (of course!) is that Tai finds her next forever home and it looks like you might already have that sorted (yay!). If not, we’d love to be considered. We’d also be happy to zoom/facetime/bring Tai (if possible) to be with her mom/dad if that was ever wanted or even an option.