~ Pippin ~

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~ Pippin ~

 

April 17, 1997  -  June 9, 2008

 

Thank you, Pippin, for proving that a kind hand, made such a huge difference in your life.

 

 
 

Pippin is our longest term foster.  He came to us as a very unhappy Scottie, wanting to bite anyone that got in his way, especially women.  Pippin was not treated properly in his previous home, which caused this negative behavior.  When surrendered to another rescue, he bit again.  In lieu of being euthanized, we brought Pippin to Dallas, hoping to rehabilitate him and find him a Forever Home.

Dogs like Pippin usually bite for a reason, and once those reasons were determined, we were still cautious with him, but we never had a biting incident with him.  Never.  In fact, over a period of just a few weeks, Pippin was gently taking treats from a Volunteer's mouth, and gave good morning "hugs" (standing on his rear legs - Pippin would wrap his front legs around our Volunteer's shoulders and smother him with kisses).  Pippin was a quick learner, and soon realized not all humans were going to treat him so poorly.  He had a new life now.

Currently, if Pippin had the opportunity to meet a man and woman, he would normally go up to the woman first!  Success!  Pippin isn't fearful of women any longer!

Because we disclose all known history to potential adopters, Pippin's past haunted him and prevented him from being adopted.  Even when he would play ball with a potential new family, they still wouldn't give him a chance for a permanent home.  Eventually, Pippin was placed in one of our finest Scottie experienced foster homes, where he would play in a large 1/2 acre lush green yard, with plenty of trees (and squirrels to chase!).  He had constant interaction with both people and other dogs.  In the end, Pippin did find his Forever Home; with us at Scottie Kingdom Rescue.  We're so proud of him, and his progress and all that he has conquered to put his past behind him.

Sadly, Pippin has now entered the final stages of his life.  He is terminally ill with renal failure.  While not in any pain, Pippin doesn't run and play anymore.  Now, most of his time is spent resting, or being held and petted by one of our Volunteers.  Those big brown eyes speak volumes about how thankful Pippin is for his chance at a  full life.  His tail still wags, although not as strong as before.

We're going to miss the morning "hugs" from Pippin, but we know for certain, the past 3-1/2 years of his life, were the absolute best.

Thank you, Pippin, for proving that a kind hand, made such a huge difference in your life.

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Handsome Pippin didn't have a great start in life. His human family moved several times, which scared Pippin, because he never did have a place that he could call home. Then a new baby arrived and took up time that otherwise would have been spent with him.

Pippin ended up spending 10 or more hours a day in a small crate - alone & scared , wondering what he'd done wrong.

All of the moving, coupled with a human mom that really didn't want a pet in their home, made Pippin lonesome and in order to get attention, he became aggressive, but selectively so, only towards his human mom and her child.

It doesn't take long to realize what was taking place in Pippin's mind and in reality, the dog can't be blamed for his behavior. He was simply seeking attention and not receiving it. So like a small child, he "threw a temper tantrum" to try to get the love and attention that he so desperately wanted.

In addition, Pippin had ear infections that were not ever totally resolved, which caused him great pain & irritation and could also be blamed for his behavior.

Pippin was transferred to Scottie Kingdom Rescue in lieu of being euthanized. We don't believe Pippin needs anything more than lot's of love & attention. And this has been proven over the past few months, while he has been in his foster home. Pippin has not displayed any type of aggression once he settled in and realized that he was safe, loved and being well cared for. Being the gentleman that he is, Pippin asks to go outside when nature calls and also when he's ready to come back inside. He minds very well and loves to be petted and held. He ever so gently takes treats from your hand.

Pippin is a pure-bred Scottish Terrier born on 4-17-97. We have his complete medical history on file. He is up to date on all vaccinations and is neutered.

We consider Pippin a T.L.C. Dog (A pet in need of Tender Loving Care - Special Needs) and as such, he qualifies for Special Adoption Considerations.

Scottie Kingdom Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. We prefer to adopt to families with past Scottie Ė Westie and/or Terrier experience, but realize this isnít always possible. You must have a secure & fenced yard.

We do not ship our pets. If you have that special place in your heart & in your home for a Scottie (or any of our other available Rescue Dogs), please be prepared to visit us in Dallas for an in person meet & greet session with our Available Dogs. If you have existing pets, they must travel to Dallas with you, so we can be assured that they will be compatible with the new addition to your family.

Please contact us at Rescue@scottiekingdom.com to receive an Adoption Application or for more information on our Adoption process.

Thank you for considering Adoption!