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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-05-00051Rolo and Laila (male)

Bulldog Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    These two dogs were found by our vet last June, starving. She neutered them, gave them all of their shots, chipped them and tested them for Leishmaniosa which they don't have. We took them and they are awesome dogs - however, we already had three formerly abandoned dogs and after about 3 months, they began to fight amongst themselves - so, we have to keep them separate from two of our three original dogs. We want them to be adopted together as they are soul mates. They are about 16 months old. Rolo, the German shepard mix is a fierce protector and male - Laila, who is female, the Pitbull/Bulldog mix is also protective but less so. They are ... (Read More)lovely, healthy, wonderful, affectionate dogs. We do not want them adopted by someone who will just leave them to guard a piece of property - they need to be family dogs. We do not know how they would be with small children - they are both between 25 and 30 kilos in weight. We would pay to have the chips transferred to a new owner. We have a large piece of property that is walled so they have had space to run and play. Rolo loves water and swimming. They are both indoor and outdoor dogs. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Sorso, Sassari Italy

Contact:
Harriet Whitcomb 3498872030

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Rescue Me ID: 15-01-31-00304Tartufo (male)

Lab Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Since a few weeks we are fostering Tartufo and we're trying to help the organisation to find him a superfamily because he deserves it. He's a wonderful labmix (part German Shepherd), almost 3 years old. He's been rescued from a Spanish killstation, stayed 6 months in a Spanish shelter and now he's enjoying family life with us, untill we have found his forever home. He's very eager to please, he always looks at you to see if you're happy with him, but he's also a bit insecure. He learns very fast, but in the beginning he sometimes doesn't listen to a command because he freezes when he doesn't understand you. He's extremely good with ... (Read More)other dogs, even when they act agressive towards him (ours growled and 'attacked' him a lot in the beginning, and he stayed very calm). Male or female, it's all the same to him. He's good with cats too, wants to play, but he's cautious (is learning from our cat who is very assertive :-) ) He's very energetic, he needs his walks (unleashed or with a long leash is the same for him) and he loves to play with a ball. He loves attention and cuddles. In the beginning he jumped on everybody to get attention, but he has stopped this almost fully now. (I would be carefull with little kids in the beginning). He's a very very loving dog, it's wonderful to see him look adoringly at you. He's a large dog (ca. 30 kg), looses a lot of hair (it's better now than in the beginning when he was more stressed) and when he drinks your floor will be full of water. So, if cleanliness is superimportant, this is not the dog for you. He had some problem with not peeing in the house, but now he seems to have everything under control. He hasn't had any accidents in 10 days. The organisation will interview the family who wants to adopt Tartufo and possibly come and visit your house to see if you are suited for each other. He's staying at Agriturismo Verdita in Merana, Piemonte (on the border with Liguria) now, but he can travel to anywhere. You can mail me for more information about this lovely dog. It's with pain in my heart that I will give him away (unfortunately we cannot have 2 dogs), so he only goes if we find him a wonderful family. A few pictures : http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh167/nataschadm/Tartufo01.jpg Email: info@verdita.com (Less)

     Animal Location:

Merana (AL), Piemonte Italy

Contact:
Natascha Di Mario

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Rescue Me ID: 15-01-31-00018Lex Luthor (male)

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    We are listing our dog that we rescued about a week ago, because we have a one year old son and he tries to show dominance and is too hyper for him. He is a good dog, usually no problem with kids, but we cannot chance it happening again. He is free and pick up is preferred unless you are close to our location . Any other questions please email or text/call the number and email listed.

     Animal Location:

Vicenza, veneto 09606 Italy

Contact:
Joaquin Almodovar 393890692786

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Rescue Me ID: 15-01-11-00069iris (female)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Iris is 4 years, 25 kilos, very sweet with person and kids, a little dominant with other dogs.. She needs a foster home since tomorrow because she is in a foster with other dogs who are sick and she can not stay with her.. The foster lady has not a fence....and iris wants to saty with other dogs and she is making problems to stay alone. Please help if not she will come back in the dogpound where she came from. Thanks, chiara

     Animal Location:

vicenza 36100 Italy

Contact:
chiara costalonga 346-8760522

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Rescue Me ID: 14-02-25-00056King (male)

Great Dane    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Female Dogs Only, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered 

    A beautiful grey dappled Great Dane who was abandoned by his owners 2 years ago. Well mannered and very affectionate. Probably not ideal with small children because of his size. King has been in a kennel for 2 years and is accustomed to not having long walks but ideally would need at least one walk per day and a large fenced garden- he can jump very high. It is so sad to see such a beautiful animal in a small kennel.Isn't there anyone about there who could give him a loving home? Would need to be within 2 hours drive of Jesi as he is frightened of cars probably because he remembers that he was abandoned the last time he went in a car. He is ... (Read More)beautiful but would need an owner who is used to having big dogs (Less)

     Animal Location:

Amicianimali- Osimo
Jesi, Marche Italy

Contact:
00390731618146

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Dog in Italy
    Dogs can make good pets in Italy if they match your IifestyIe. Dogs have a reputation for being "man's best friend" for excellent reasons. Dogs are wonderful companions. Many breeds, in addition to being affectionate, devoted members of the family, are useful working dogs and guardians. Most dogs form tight bonds with their humans, and need to be cared for like the valuable family members they are. But sadly, some owners do not live up to the responsibility and involvement it takes to properly care for a dog throughout its life. Dogs can become the victims of neglect or active abuse. Some dogs receive tender, attentive care from their owners, but no longer have a home after their owner passes away or experiences a major life event that makes him unable to keep his dog. There are many more dogs than there are homes for dogs, and dogs that are not spayed or neutered can accidentally produce large numbers of puppies, exacerbating overpopulation. For this reason, three to four million dogs, many of them perfectly healthy and wonderful animals, are euthanized in the U.S. each year.

    Many people get excited about owning a new dog, decide to get a puppy, and then pick one out at a pet shop or visit a breeder with a new litter. However, there are so many wonderful, friendly dogs in need of adoption, including puppies and purebreds. Some of these dogs might even be a better fit for a family than a new puppy; for instance, some adult dogs in need of adoption are already housebroken and obedience trained. Adoption is typically much less expensive than purchasing a dog. People who adopt dogs find the experience extremely rewarding, bond very closely with their dogs, and have the added satisfaction of knowing that one less animal has to be euthanized. If your family is ready for a canine companion, please consider adopting a dog!

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lnteresting Dog Trivia Italy Fact Sheet
    All dogs, even cute little lap dogs, are ultimately descended from domesticated wolves. There are hundreds of dog breeds with extremely varied characteristics and sizes, from the tiniest teacup Chihuahua to the hugest Mastiff, but all of these breeds make up just one species Canis lupus familiaris and can theoretically breed with one another (although there can be practical and health related constraints.) The dog was the earliest domesticated animal. Dogs are red-green colorblind. Dogs can hear much lower frequencies than humans, over twice as high as humans, and about four times as far as humans.

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    Italy is Iocated in Europe and spans across approximateIy 116,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Italy speak Italian. The population of Italy is about 58 million. The capital of Italy is Rome. Threatened species known from Italy include the Mediterranean Monk Seal, Fin Whale, and Northern Right Whale.
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