NowNow is an Anatolian Shepherd Labrador Retriever mix who was born in a Texas shelter last May. The shelter can be a terrifying place for a small puppy, and many shelters are unable to prevent the spread of contagious disease that can pose a dangerous threat to a young pup like NowNow.
Time was running out on NowNow and his siblings, but just in the nick of time the National Anatolian Rescue Network (NASRN) heard of their plight and came to the rescue. NASRN is a nationwide volunteer rescue effort, but they do not maintain shelters, and rely on regional volunteers and organizations like DogsOnly to help them rescue animals.
DogsOnly is known to take large breed canine companions, and so NowNow and his siblings were sprung from the kill shelter. Thanks to the kindness of a charitable volunteer who was willing to give of his time, NowNow was transported to DogsOnly in Little Rock where he will be safe and can relax and enjoy the safety of a caring foster home until we find him a permanent home and family that likes really big sloppy cuddles.
It took NowNow all of five minutes to settle into life in his foster home. He found all the soft furry toys, a couple of balls, and best of all he found the cool soft dirt under the deck where he’s working on the world’s first subterranean access to China. Another week or two and he might make it!
NowNow adores kids and people. He loves the company of other dogs, and even likes a mean hissing cat that refuses to play with him. His hobby is snoozing on the sofa with his foster dad. NowNow will make an excellent family companion and all around best friend.
Please don’t be tempted to adopt NowNow on an impulse. Typical of his Anatolian Shepherd heritage, he 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 him the home he deserves. NowNow might be small and cute today, but in no time at all, he will grown into a very large, energetic, and powerful dog. Bringing a very large dog like NowNow into your home will almost certainly involve a significant financial commitment, and will require some personal sacrifice on your part. For that reason, NowNow would prefer a family experienced with puppies and also with large breed dogs. He’ll reward you with unbounded love and devotion, but you must be committed and serious about your decision to bring him into your life. Remember, this is an adoption, not a sale, and we’re very serious about making sure that both you and NowNow are a good match for each other.
NowNow will be available to visit at the DogsOnly adoption showing 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 do not live in the Central Arkansas area, NASRN will assist with a relay transport within 1,000 miles of Little Rock.
NowNow has received a complete medical evaluation, and will receive 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, NowNow might make the perfect family friend.
To learn more about adopting NowNow 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. NowNow will NOT be adopted as a working dog.
We always try and answer all emails within 24 hours. All of our young and adult dogs require a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process. This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. An adoption fee is charged for Petra ’s adoption. Puppies are not available to go on home visits. All of our rescues are in private homes and not available to be visited outside of showing times.
All DogsOnly foster homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most are also housetrained. Few 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.
Thank you for your interest in rescue and in saving the life of a dog. Every day in the United States, 11,000 dogs die.
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