The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : The Story of Fancy, An Adorable Chinese Shar-Pei/Terrier Mix, Found Dying in the Street - Rescued by Good Samaritans - Looking for a Forever Home The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : The Story of Fancy, An Adorable Chinese Shar-Pei/Terrier Mix, Found Dying in the Street - Rescued by Good Samaritans - Looking for a Forever Home

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Story of Fancy, An Adorable Chinese Shar-Pei/Terrier Mix, Found Dying in the Street - Rescued by Good Samaritans - Looking for a Forever Home

If you are following my blog, then you know I share a variety of animal stories. I want to share the story of Fancy, a very special dog, as she is very dear to my heart.

Her story:
June 13, 2014, was a very hot balmy day in Maryland. It was about 3:30 p.m., when I decided to look out of my front door.

As I looked out of the storm door, something caught my eye moving in the grass of the large apartment complex adjacent to my home. I stepped out on the porch to get a closer look, I spotted what looked to be a small dog crawling in the grass. I immediately called for my husband to come. As we walked over, I looked into the face of a sad little dog who looked to be in pain.

I grabbed my phone and called the Prince George's County Animal Shelter. While I was on the phone she continued to crawl further into the street and just laid down. My husband began directing traffic around her. I bend down crying, looking at her little body covered in mange. Her stomach was raw and red from scratching. She looked dehydrated, and hungry. I began talking to her and assuring her that I was not going to leave her. I will never forget her eyes, they were so sad.


Within 30 minutes, she was picked up by Prince George's County Animal Control.

I kept in touch with the animal shelter, getting updates on her condition. She received excellent treatment and was progressing very well.

I spend weeks contacting animal rescues across the country trying to get someone to take her. Pit Bull Mixes are illegal in Prince George's County. She could not be adopted out from the Prince George's County Animal Shelter, and could only be released to a rescue group.

On September 9, 2014, I received an email from the Prince George's County Animal Shelter staff telling me that, Fancy, a named that had given her, would be transferring to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, in Alexandria, VA.

She was being transferred because she would have a better chance of adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. I continued following her progress with them as she was still on medication and doing really well.

I received an email today from a friend, at the Washington Humane Society, Washington, DC.  She was attending their Frisky Business Adoption Event this past Saturday. As she was looking at the dogs, she noticed one that looked familiar (she had seen Fancy's picture constantly posted on my facebook page). She decided to check, and found out that is was Fancy.

I was told that sometimes shelters swap animals, and apparently Fancy was chosen in a swap from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria to the Washington Humane Society.

I am sharing Fancy's story to help get her adopted into a loving forever home. Fancy became the staff's pick in Prince George's County Animal Shelter, and even has a leash with her name on it! All shelters have told me that she is a sweet, adorable little girl that gives out plenty of puppy kisses!

Did I mention she loves belly rubs!

While I am a resident of Prince George's County and it would be illegal for me to adopt Fancy, I will continue to share her story to help her get adopted.

If you have room in your heart, and in your home for Fancy, please contact the Washington Humane Society, Please read: STEPS TO ADOPT

Fancy has been a busy girl, she walked with the WHS PACK (People & Animal Cardio Klub) group, and attended their Frisky Business Adoption Event this past Saturday.

Take a look at her adorable pictures below!

Meet Fancy:

Animal ID: 24130747
Species: Dog
Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei/Terrier, Staffordshire Bull
Age: 2 years 3 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Spayed/Neutered : Spayed
Declawed: No
Site: WHS Georgia Ave
Location: Main Kennel

For more information on Fancy, click HERE.


Please share Fancy's story with family and friends to help her get a forever home.

Thank you to all of the caregivers, at all of the shelters, who took great care of Fancy, The Pet Tree House.






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