Geezers & Grannies


This section is dedicated to our first Old Setter Geezer Rommie and in memory of Pointer Granny Rosie. May we always have funds to help our special seniors.

'"Geezers" (slang for an old man) are easy to spot: At sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, Old Geezers hold their caps over their hearts and sing without embarrassment. If you bump into an Old Geezer on the sidewalk, he will apologize. If you pass an Old Geezer on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Geezers trust strangers and are courtly to women. Old Geezers hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.

Old Geezers have moral courage. They seldom brag unless it's about their grandchildren. It's the Old Geezers who know our great country is protected, not by politicians or police, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country. This country needs Old Geezers with their decent values. We need them now more than ever. Thank God for Old Geezers!' -- Unknown

Ever since IBR began saving dogs and puppies--we have always tried to help any seniors in need. We love our sweet older dogs and no matter their health issues (which can run into the thousands), we try our best to fund raise to help pay their vetting bills. Most of the older dogs we bring in have tick borne illness complications and many of the females that have been over bred have mammary tumors. Many of these dogs also have heartworm disease. Besides major illness, we know many have suffered terrible abuse and neglect but through patience and compassion from our foster homes and adopters, we are dedicated to making sure their golden years are filled with love and dignity. We welcome any donations to off set the care of our Geezers & Grannies for the upcoming year. We always need new foster homes so if you'd like to help, please fill out our foster home application.


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  • Dog's name: Cher.
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease and Mammary cancer.
  • Prognosis: Cher started to feel so much better once we started her treatment for Lyme disease. Her first mammary surgery went well and while her cancer is serious--we are hopeful that getting the Lyme disease under control will help her live a long and happy life.
  • Adoption status: Deceased- humanely euthanized for Lung cancer. RIP Cher.

  • Dog's name: Loren
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm positive, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
  • Prognosis: Guarded. We are still in the pre-treatment stages of Loren's care. He was feeling pretty bad until we started him on antibiotics for the tick borne illnesses. We will take our time with his care.
  • Adoption status: Deceased- Renal failure. RIP Loren.

  • Dog's name: Maks
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease/ Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Treatment went very well however Maks has developed some facial motor tremmors. We are going to redo his blood work and see how he is doing. He is one handsome boy!
  • Prognosis: Very Good
  • Adoption status: Maks was adopted by his foster mom but died from spleen cancer a few months later. RIP Maks.

  • Dog's name: Amber
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
  • Prognosis: Nearly blind.
  • Adoption status: ADOPTED BY FOSTER MOM.

  • Dog's name: Dantes
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Heart Murmur--grade 5 out of 6. Lyme disease and RMSF.
  • Prognosis: 2-09-11 Since Dantes came into the rescue nearly a year ago--as his Lyme disease got better so did his heart murmur. His murmur is now gone. He is still fighting RMSF--but doing better. His fear aggression is nearly gone and he has become a very cuddly sweet dog.
  • Adoption status: Dantes is very bonded to his foster mom--IBR President Lisa--so he would need time to adjust to a new mom. Perfect adopter would be an older single woman with another no nonsense Setter to be company for him.

  • Dog's name: Roxy Ratatouille
  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease.
  • Prognosis: Very Good.
  • Adoption status: Adopted.

  • Dog's name: Mandilyn
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease/ Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Update October 2010 Mandi developed a suspiscious mass on her leg and the biopsy post surgery determined that was a cancerous Mast Cell Tumor. This poor dog has been through so much--but only because of generous donations do we continue to help dogs like her live long into their Golden years. Please help us with a donation for her care!
  • Prognosis: Very Good
  • Adoption status: Deceased- humanely euthanized due to complications of Mast Cell Cancer. RIP Mandilyn- we will never forget you.


  • Mandilyn came from an overcrowded shelter in Southern Illinois and had 5 puppies Thanksgiving weekend 2009. Three of the puppies survived and her daughter Tamborine has had terrible health issues ever since she was little including a life threatening disease called Puppy Strangles. Tamborine has also had liver and kidney issues her whole young life. As most every dog or puppy we pull from Illinois is infected with a tick borne illness or two or three, we were certain that there had to be an underlying illness. Mandi started on doxycycline as soon as her daughters were finished nursing as part of her pre-heartworm treatment prep, but every tick panel we did on her was negative. I continued to be skeptical especially with her feverish behavior and daughter's poor health. Finally we have an answer as we were able to test one of the other daughters--Harmonica now known as Periwinkle. Her tick panel shows Lyme disease AND Rocky Mountain spotted fever and at low levels that indicate she was infected from birth. FINALLY an answer that can explain Mandi's struggles and Tamborine's weakened immune system. All of this testing and retesting this past year has been so expensive. With Mandi's cancer diagnosis--another huge vet bill we just weren't prepared for. Tamborine will be having follow up testing to confirm the Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but to date her vet bills have been nearly $1500. Please consider helping both Mother and daughter with a ChipIn donation. SSIIGGHH...

    Mandi on point/ August 2010
    Mandilyn and baby girls/November 2009

    As a side note, Mandi and Tamborine's current foster mom and IBR Board of Director in Ohio, Keely was diagnosed with Lyme disease in September of 2010. Keely was diagnosed with two strains of Rocky Mountain spotted fever the summer of 2009 and was probably infected with Lyme disease at the same time or for years previous due to some of her symptoms and health issues. Keely is a dear friend to me and this rescue and a young mother of two. Only because of what we have learned from the infected dogs in our program, and all our recent research discoveries did we continue to push her doctors to find what was causing her health issues. We are all hopeful that with the right antibiotics Keely will make a full recovery. God bless this rescue--if anything for helping a good friend get better.
    Keely and Tamborine


  • Dog's name: Myrna Loy
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Western, Ohio
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease, possible Lyme disease and a serious heart murmur.
  • Prognosis: Guarded--we will need to take our time with Myrna's treatment. She is currently doing well on doxy pretreatment. Facial motor seizures have gone away.
  • Adoption status: Hopefully Adoptable--she is very loving.
  • Myrna Loy was rescued from an overcrowded shelter west of Columbus, OH. She is a Black and White American Field bred English Setter and another senior dog that has suffered from neglect and possible abuse. We do think she was hit by a car and as she has an outside wound that is healing--she will squeal if you lift her up from her chest reason making us wonder if her ribs aren't bruised. Myrna wandered onto a farm in Ohio and found a safe place in a barn until she went to the Animal Shelter. An IBR volunteer had seen her profile on petfinder and knew that she wanted to help. Follow up testing shows Myrna is Heartworm positive and her liver is struggling. She also has a serious heart murmur which will also complicate her treatment. Myrna also had facial motor seizures and a bladder infection but has made some huge progress since we started her on doxycycline. We suspect there is an underlying tick borne illness. As she was also limping and stiff when she arrived in foster care, 2 weeks on the antibiotics she is galloping in the yard :O).

    Myrna will need a lot of TLC as we head towards her heartworm treatment and we would welcome your help with her Chip In Fundraiser. We also need to move her to a more quiet foster home as there is too much activity in her current home and she will need to be less stressed. She is a tiny little girl weighing in at about 35lbs.



  • Dog's name: Buster
  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever. While Buster is doing well with his treatment, he was probably sick a very long time. He needs a very special adopter.
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster family- still struggles with complications of renal disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.


  • Dog's name: Winslow Homer
  • Breed: Beagle
  • State of origin: Licking County, Ohio
  • Diagnosed illness: Neglect and ear infections
  • Prognosis: Homer is deaf now and has some chronic joint pain poor fella.
  • Adoption status: Deceased- humanely euthanized due to a terrible tumor on front leg. RIP Homer.



  • Dog's name: Bonnie Lynn
  • Breed: Lab Mix
  • State of origin: Louisville, KY
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease and RMSF
  • Prognosis: Bonnie is doing well in foster care.
  • Adoption status: Deceased- complcations of Lyme disease and paralysis. RIP Bonnie Lynn.



  • Dog's name: Tammy Duckworth aka Duckie
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Missouri
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease, Mammary cancer, Spleen cancer, chronic Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
  • Prognosis: In January of 2010, the vet gave Duckie 10 months to live--she has currently passed that mark and with continued treatment for her Ehrlichia and RSMF--may live many years to come. Mammary tumors were removed in Novemer 2010 and now she is more comfortable.
  • Adoption status: In Hospice Care and doing GREAT!!!!! 2012 Duckie's story



  • Dog's name: Jasper
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Doing well--but Jasper may be chronically infected.
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster family!



  • Dog's name: Trapeze
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever- possibly chronic.
  • Prognosis: As Trappy was most likely born with RMSF, she has some permanent brain damage--but is very loyal and loving to her foster mom.
  • Adoption status: Adoptable but most likely in permanent foster care.



  • Dog's name: Lani aka IBR's Wild Orchid
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: GREAT- post treatment!!! He's pointing now :O)
  • Adoption status: Adopted! IBR Mascot!


  • Dog's name: Boone
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Tennessee
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever- brain damage
  • Adoption status: UNAdoptable or special needs foster home.

  • Dog's name: Clooney
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Sparta, IL
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease
  • Prognosis: Guarded
  • Adoption status: In foster care seeking sponsors for his vetting.
  • TERRIBLE NEWS--9-6-10 While we had found a foster home for Clooney, he succumbed to heart failure on Labor Day and was humanely put to sleep at the shelter he was in. We are devastated by his loss and had so hoped to give him a chance at a new life pain free. In his memory--please donate to help the rest of the senior dogs in IBR's program.




  • Dog's name: Specktacular
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Mt. Vernon, IL
  • Diagnosed illness: Ehrlichia, Lyme disease and RMSF
  • Prognosis: VERY GOOD!
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster family!!



  • Dog's name: Ollie
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease, Lyme disease & Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: He's got a long road to recover--but so far he is doing amazingly well!!
  • Adoption status: Ollie died a year after he was adopted. He should have been kept on doxycycline for the rest of his life but the adopter or his vet were unwilling to keep treating long term. His loss broke my heart as I worked so hard to save him. Lisa


  • Dog's name: Charlotte
  • Breed: Pointer X
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Heath status: Critical health crisis
  • Adoption status: Charlotte had a serious health issues and was sadly put to sleep on September 12th 2010 by her foster to adopt family. They gave her love and TLC for several months and were devastated by her loss. At least she knew unconditional love for a short time.



  • Dog's name: Mr. Dashwood
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Dash is curently heartworm free and we are awaiting a new test to determine his RMSF status.
  • Adoption status: Adopted and with 9 months of consistent antibiotics, Dashy finally had a negative tick panel! YAY!



  • Dog's name: Ophelia
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Tennessee
  • Diagnosed illness: Mammary cancer, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Ophelia will continue antibiotic therapy for her Ehrlichia and RMSF--but her mammary issues are done with 2 successful surgeries. What a relief!
  • Adoption status: Adopted 8-2010



  • Dog's name: Rory
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Ohio
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: GREAT!!!
  • Adoption status: Adopted!



  • Dog's name: Heathcliff aka IBR's Unrequited Love
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Good
  • Adoption status: Adopted January, 2010- euthanized for aggression in 2011. Perhaps long term treatment could have brought him around.


  • Congratulations IBR's Unrequited Love JH



    1st Q with foster mom- Pat 10/09.


    Pointing pheasant 2/10.

    BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Meg Hoffman and her IBR adopted English Setter Heathcliff aka Cliff for finishing his AKC Junior Hunter's title this spring.

    Heathcliff was pulled from a very high kill shelter in Southern Illinois by a friend of the rescue, Cancy Thomas. He was out of time and while we didn't have a foster home opening, Candy opened her home and got his vetting started until we could make room. Cliff was ornery and "snarky" upon arrival to foster care but blood work showed he was infected with Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and with the headaches, hot flashes and joint pain, that would make any dog grumpy. IBR was in the initial stages of our tick borne illness research and we knew that any aggression could be related to his low positive diagnosis. While undergoing doxycycline therapy, Cliff also suffered from severe separation anxiety and became a very challenging foster dog for his very experienced foster mom--Pat. Follow up tick panels also revealed Cliff was also fighting Ehrlichia and Lyme disease.

    Through patience and understanding and months of antibiotics, a very crabby, frightened senior Setter blossomed into the amazing hunting dog. Pat's love/hate relationship with Cliff turned into a true love affair as she helped him overcome his demons. It took a bit of arm pulling on my part but having noticed Cliff's very reliable off leash skills and pointing abilities, I convinced Pat to run him in a hunt test last October once we had his AKC registration accepted. Cliff's PAL name became IBR's Unrequited Love as a tribute to the book Wuthering Heights and the character he was named after. I have NEVER in 6 years of my acquaintance with Pat, saw her as happy and proud as the day she ran Cliff and worked him magnificently in her first hunt test and PASSED!! She was a natural and Cliff made it look easy.

    On January 30th, Heathcliff was adopted to a wonderful family in Madison, WI and they agreed to continue his medication and retest in the spring. Cliff was their first English Setter and he started working in the field and pointing birds to their delight. In the spring, Cliff's new mom ran him in 3 consecutive AKC Hunt tests with solid scores and her first titled Setter. We could not be more proud of them both. Cliff's follow up tick panel in June shows his Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are gone--but he still has antibodies for Ehrlichia so he will continue treatment and hopefully be negative in a few more months.

    Here is a nice email we got from Candy once she heard of Cliff's recent accomplishment, "Meg, what a difference a year makes !!!! It was a year ago, June 1st, that I discovered CLIFF at the pound. He came in that day and just look at him now. This exceeds all hopes and dreams we have for our rescue dogs. There is so much sorrow and pain in rescue and many times when dogs cannot be spared euthanasia or illness strikes them, this is one case that keeps the hope alive and keeps the 'fire in my belly' as the old saying goes-- to continue on when all seems futile. --Candy"



  • Dog's name: Doc Wembley
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme Disease & Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Still undergoing treatment
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster mom-2009.



  • Dog's name: Grandma Katie
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Age at rescue: 13
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster mom-2009.



  • Dog's name: Maggie Mae
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Diagnosed illness: Thyroid cancer
  • Prognosis: Hospice care
  • Adoption status: Sadly Maggie died in foster care-2009.



  • Dog's name: Lacey
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Ohio
  • Prognosis: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, cataract issue in one eye.
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster mom-2009.



  • Dog's name: Abbey Lane
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Good
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster mom-2009.



  • Dog's name: Ladybird
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Treatment is ongoing
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster family-2009.



  • Dog's name: Elizabeth
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Progosis: Lizzy is having seizures that are being monitored. We suspect they are related to her RMSF.
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster mom-2009.



  • Dog's name: GiGi
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Mammary Cancer and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: We are hopeful.
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster family-2009.



  • Dog's name: Cameron
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease, kidney issues
  • Prognosis: Had a very rough heartworm treatment.
  • Adoption status: Adopted- 2009, died in early 2010.



  • Dog's name: Lucy
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Michigan
  • Diagnosed illness: Mammary cancer
  • Prognosis: We are hopeful Lucy has a long life
  • Adoption status: Adopted 2008--Canada



  • Dog's name: Sara Lee
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease & RMSF, mast cell tumor on rear leg
  • Prognosis: Good
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster mom-2009.



  • Dog's name: Georgia
  • Breed: English Pointer/GSP
  • State of origin: Georgia
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster family- 2009.



  • Dog's name: Sir Wallingford
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Tennessee
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease, chronic Ehrlichiosis
  • Adoption status: Adopted posthumously by IBR President.
    He is buried near my home under a lilac bush. I regret that I didn't know more to help him back then. I am sure I could have helped him with what I know now (2012). I love you Wally. Lisa



  • Dog's name: Reba
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Georgia
  • Diagnosed illness: Mammary cancer
  • Prognosis: Reba lived 18 months after her surgery.
  • Adoption status: Adopted- deceased 2009



  • Dog's name: Mack
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Pennsylvania
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease 2009
  • Adoption status: Adopted- 2008



  • Dog's name: Jordan
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease, Lyme disease
  • Prognosis: After a grueling heartworm treatment, Jordan recovered nicely
  • Adoption status: Adopted 2008



  • Dog's name: Henry
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Adoption status: Adopted 2008- Canada



  • Dog's name: Doc Holliday
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Good
  • Adoption status: Adopted- 2008



  • Dog's name: Sammy Anne
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Good
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster mom-2008.



  • Dog's name: Milton
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Ohio
  • Adoption status: Adopted 2008



  • Dog's name: Joe Elliot
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Prognosis: Excellent
  • Adoption status: Adopted 2008



  • Dog's name: Arthur
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Diagnosed illness: Chronic Bronchitis- wish we had done a 371 on Arthur. I am sure he had at least RMSF with his spondylosis.
  • Prognosis: Medication needed.
  • Adoption status: Adopted- 2007



  • Dog's name: Gizmo
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster mom- 2007.



  • Dog's name: Sir Elton
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Ohio
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease with complications
  • Adoption status: Elton was let go in 2009 after he started to have seizures. Had I known then what I now know (2012) I would have retreated Elbon for his Lyme disease- gotten a new 371 done rather than trusted the vet that said because he didn't have any DNA via PCR testing that he was negative. I am so sorry Elton. Lisa



  • Dog's name: General Lee
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Ohio
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Adopted.



  • Dog's name: Cali Lily
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Kansas
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Adopted



  • Dog's name: Bosco
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Mast Cell Tumor
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster family.



  • Dog's name: Dorothy
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Michigan
  • Diagnosed illness: Mammary cancer
  • Adoption status: Deceased



  • Dog's name: Willow
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Ohio
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Adopted/ deceased due to renal failure. Willow most likely had an undiagnosed tick borne illness.



  • Dog's name: Mabel
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Adopted.



  • Dog's name: Skippy
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Missouri
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Spleen cancer
  • Adoption status: Was put to sleep. Adopted posthumously by foster family.



  • Dog's name: Case
  • Breed: Beagle
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Heartworm disease
  • Adoption status: Adopted in 2007



  • Dog's name: Lady Dianah
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Adopted in 2007



  • Dog's name: Rosie
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Tennessee
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Adoption status: Adopted/ Canada-now deceased.



  • Dog's name: Gideon Tate
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Adopted in 2006, died shortly after.



  • Dog's name: Summer
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Illinois
  • Diagnosed illness: Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Adoption status: Adopted in 2008



  • Dog's name: Nina
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Indiana
  • Diagnosed illness: Shattered rear leg
  • Adoption status: Adopted in 2008



  • Dog's name: Mr. Darcy
  • Breed: English Setter
  • State of origin: Kentucky
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Developed cancer and was let go in foster care.



  • Dog's name: Doreen Hobbit
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Arkansas
  • Diagnosed illness: Spleen cancer
  • Adoption status: She was put to sleep and adopted posthumously by her foster family. It was discovered later that many of the Boat Mountain dogs were infected with several tick borne diseases.



  • Dog's name: Agnes Hobbit
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Arkansas
  • Diagnosed illness: Pyometra (uterin infection)
  • Adoption status: Adopted in 2006



  • Dog's name: Ozzie/Molly Hobbit
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Arkansas
  • Diagnosed illness: Unknown
  • Adoption status: Deceased in foster care.



  • Dog's name: Serafina Ballerina Hobbit
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Arkansas
  • Diagnosed illness: NEGLECT!!! and Ehrlchia and RMSF 2010
  • Adoption status: Loved and ADORED 8 blocks away from my home. I wouldn't let the foster home adopt her out--LOL!!! Sigh- deceased...



  • Dog's name: Laser
  • Breed: English Pointer
  • State of origin: Michigan
  • Diagnosed illness: Lyme disease in 2010.
  • Adoption status: Adopted by foster family in 2006.


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