Tails of Hope is a no-kill, non-profit animal rescue and adoption organization. Our mission is to help the elderly, chronically ill and terminally ill find new homes for their beloved pets. In addition, we are dedicated to ending the euthanasia of healthy adoptable dogs and cats.
Tails of Hope Adoption Center 1628 Old Deerfield
(behind Blue Grass Restaurant) Highland Park, IL 60035 847-557-9554
Bruce (the dog) sends out a Big Thank You to everyone that donated to his treatment. (a special woof & wag to his biggest fan, Bruce White (the human) who donated $500 and stopped by to see him. Bruce (the dog) greeted Bruce (the human) with a growl! That's graditude for you. A very kind woman stopped by our salon event just to give us $200 for Bruces treatment. Sooo nice!
Anyway, Bruce (the dog) is doing well after his first shot, two more to go. We will keep you posted on his progress.
Serafena is a sweet and beautiful 6 yr old Cocker mix. She has glaucoma in her left eye, which is very painful. Sadly her eye must be removed. We need your help to pay for the much needed surgery.
Serafena has had a difficult life. She and two other dogs were taken from their owner because they were kept outside 12 months out of the year in filthy conditions. The other two dogs, Brownie and Princess have found their new forever homes. Serafena is still waiting.
ADORABLE & ADOPTABLE
Italian Greyhound 101 The Italian Greyhound is playful, keen, very affectionate, intelligent and kind-mannered. A sighthound in a small package, the Italian greyhound shares their larger relatives' characteristics. They loves to run and chase. They are extremely gentle and sensitive. Reserved, often timid, with strangers (our 3 are an exception, they are confident, outgoing & very energetic) They are devoted to their family and good with older children, other dogs and pets. However, she can be easily injured by children and larger dogs.
Italian Greyhound Care The Italian greyhounds like a daily romp outdoors, but hates the cold. Their exercise needs are best met with a good walk on leash or even a rollicking game indoors. They also like to stretch out and sprint in a fenced area. This breed cannot live outdoors. This breed is also a challenge to housebreak. Adult dogs are fairly hardy, however puppies are more fragile up until they are about eighteen months old, and they can break a leg rather easily. Care of the fine short hair is minimal, consisting only of occasional brushing to remove dead hair. Regular brushing of the teeth is important in this breed.
Italian Greyhound Health Major concerns: peridontal disease Minor concerns: epilepsy, leg fractures, patellar luxation, PRA Life span: 12-15 years Note: The breed is susceptible to leg and tail fractures. She shares the sighthound sensitivity to anesthesia and barbituates.
We are forever responsible for that which we tame.