In honor of National Adoption Month I wanted to bring you the story of Phoenix. He is a German Shepherd mix that was rescued on Monday, September 13, 2010 by Coastal German Shepherd Rescue from a shelter in Downey, just hours before he was scheduled to be euthanized .
Phoenix was originally rescued by the shelter and thought to be a bait dog, which is a dog that is used to bait fighting dogs in fighting rings. His ears have been cut off to nothing, probably so there would be no need to treat wounds that would occur during fights and there is evidence that his month was wired shut so he could not fight back. He is thought to be about 5-7 years old and remarkably has a wonderful disposition. Tiffany Norton, who rescued him from the shelter, says that he is a learner, loves to be with you and really enjoy cuddling, especially with a kitten that is in the rescue with him. He is really a sweet dog and very trusting.
Once again we are seeing in Phoenix what we have seen in so many other dogs that faced adversity and over came it, they are resilient animals and just amazing.
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