Quartermain and Kiskia are Anatolian Shepherd dogs who were adopted from a shelter when they were just teeny weeny cuddly little babies. Look at them now! They are 5 years old, and weigh 160 and 150 Lbs respectively – but they’re still very very cuddly. Sadly though, they once again found themselves back at the shelter.
Quartermain and Kiskia’s owner dumped them at a kill shelter in Texas over a slight altercation with a chicken. Truth be known, it was probably a very mean chicken with a bad attitude!!! After being uprooted from the only home they've ever known, Quartermain and Kiskia were naturally very stressed out and confused.
Quartermain and Kiska faced a grim fate, and as big as they are, people weren’t lining up at the door to adopt them. Time was running out for this wonderful brother and sister, but lucky for them the National Anatolian Rescue Network (NASRN) heard of their plight and came to their rescue. NASRN is a nationwide rescue effort, but they don’t maintain shelters, and instead rely on regional volunteers and organizations like DogsOnly to help them rescue dogs.
DogsOnly is known to take large breed canine companions, and so Quartermain and Kiskia were sprung from the kill shelter. Thanks to the kindness of a charitable volunteer who was willing to give of his time, they were transported to DogsOnly in Little Rock where they will be safe and can relax and enjoy the safety of an experienced foster home until we find them a permanent home and family that likes really BIG cuddles.
We are hoping to find Quartermain and Kiskia an adoptive home where they can remain together. They look to each other for comfort and direction. Quartermain and Kiskia are good with kids and friendly with people. The shelter in Texas tested them with cats and they pretty much ignored them. They were raised with small dogs in their previous home and were good with them also. However it’s probably not a good idea to consider them for a home with mean chickens or roosters with bad attitudes. They are housebroken, spayed/neutered, current on all shots and heartworm negative.
Quartermain and Kiskia enjoy the company of people, and especially adore children. They will make excellent family companions and guardians. Despite their massive size, Quartermain and Kiska will not eat you out of your home and retirement savings. Like most Anatolian Shepherds, they don’t eat nearly as much as you would expect. Their stock is a tough and hardy breed that has had to learn to adapt and survive as livestock guardians in the harsh environment of the Anatolian Mountains in Turkey. They are known for their loyalty, resilience, intelligence, and independence. Their breed is nothing short of remarkable.
Please don’t be tempted to adopt Quartermain and Kiskia on an impulse. Typical of their breed, Anatolian Shepherds could well live to be 15 years old, and you should take the time to carefully consider the long term commitment, expense, and passion it takes to give them the home and life they deserve. Bringing two very large dogs like Quartermain and Kiska into your home will almost certainly take a significant financial commitment, and will require some personal sacrifice on the part of your whole family. They’ll reward you with unbounded love and devotion, but you must be committed and serious about your decision to bring them into your life. Remember, this is an adoption, not a sale, and we’re very serious about making sure that both you and these wonderful companions are a good match for each other.
Since Quartermain and Kiskia weigh 160 and 150 pounds respectively and are too big to fit in the largest crate available at the DogsOnly adoption showing, they will not be available to visit at the west Little Rock Petco on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot every Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM except holiday weekends. If you are interesting in adopting Quartermain and Kiskia you can contact us using the links shown below so that we can make arrangements for you to meet them. If you do not live in the Central Arkansas area and are interested in adoption this wonderful pair, NASRN will assist with a relay transport from DogsOnly to within 1,000 miles of Little Rock.
Quartermain and Kiskia have received a complete medical evaluation, all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, grooming, and has been altered. If you can give a good ear scratch and belly rub, and love to cuddle and talk, Quartermain and Kiskia might make the perfect family friends. To learn more about adopting Quartermain and Kiskia You are invited to send an email to Contact@DogsOnly.org or complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange colored text links at the top or bottom of this page. Quartermain and Kiskia will NOT be adopted as a working dogs, or to inexperienced dog owners. A veterinary referenced is required.
All DogsOnly foster homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most are also housetrained. None of the DogsOnly fosters have cats in their homes so we can only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats. We rescue from high kill shelters and once accepted into our program, none of our rescues are euthanized. We provide for all their vet care, socialization and training until an appropriate home can be found.
DogsOnly relies solely on donations and is a 501(c)3 Humane Society. Our mission is to rescue dogs that most other groups are not interested in due to their size, breed, age, health or other various reasons, and to provide education resources for dog owners and those with an interest in the wellbeing of dogs. DogsOnly believes that no dog should be left behind.
All of our foster
homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most
are also housetrained. None of our foster homes have cats, so we can
only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats.
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