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Old 12-22-2014, 11:17 PM
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Introducing the giant ball of fluff

Hi! My name is Krissy and I'm a 17 year old girl, living in Florida with an amazing, yet troublefilled ball of fur I call Noah.

Noah is a 3 year old mix breed, best guess is he's a Labrador Newfoundland cross.

Noah came into my life on August 22nd, 2011. A friend of my father's stopped at a local gas station and when he went inside he heard a puppy whimpering. After searching the area he found a tiny matted ball of fur inside a dumpster. Rushing him to the vet, it was discovered that Noah was severely dehydrated, covered in fleas and ticks, and only 4 weeks old

Unable to keep him due to his apartment not allowing pets Noah was given to my family. My grandfather runs a dog rescue, a small one, normally about 8-10 dogs. The plan was to rehabilitate Noah and find him a home.

Two days later my Rottweiler, Chewy who was my 4th birthday present was diagnosed with bone cancer. Nearing 12, the choice was made to PTS instead of having him suffer since he was in pain.

Heartbroken I threw all my attention into the tiny pup in my care, naming him Noah and well, he just never left.

Noah was terrofied of humans at first. He would pee himself if someone even walked into the room, he'd tremble if you spoke to loudly near him, and it took me a solid week to be able to even touch him, another month before he'd do so without cowering.

It took about 6 months of hard work before Noah was accepting of people he knew, such as family members and neighbors. Another year before he'd stop shying away from any stranger he met, and only in the last 4 months or so have strangers been able to pet him without Noah shying.

He never displayed aggression, he'd only cower and often urinate himself, usually hiding behind my legs.

Noah suffers from multiple skin allergies, and has a very poor immune system, including season allergies. You will often notice he's a bit scruffy, since he is almost never without something that bothers his skin. Oak tree pollen, fleas, oak tree leaves, chicken, wheat, and soy all seem to trigger him. Now living in Florida its near impossible to do anything to help oak tree allergies, we have 11 large oaks on our property alone.

He is also blind in his left eye which we think is a large cause of his nervousness.

Despite everything Noah is the most devoted dog I've ever met. This dog is my constant shadow, I sit down, he's lying on my feet. He taught himself to heel of leash, and I can go anywhere with him and he won't leave my side. I can't even get in the shower without Noah peeking his head in the shower curtain to check on me.

Now a bit about me.

I've been a vegetarian for 4 years, I love horses and rodents. I own two horses of my own, and i care for 3 more. I own 12 mice and 2 gerbils.

I'm currently studying to go to farrier school to learn to care for horses hooves.

I'm an avid reader and writer, and I'm obsessed with the shows Supernatural, The Walking Dead, and my recent love, Teen Wolf! (Any Sterek shippers out there?)

Here is a few pictures of the big lug.

And just for cuteness, Noah about a week into his stay here.

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Old 12-24-2014, 12:25 PM
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Hi Krissy,

Welcome to the Dog Forum! I very much enjoyed reading your story and seeing photos of Noah. I hope you'll make yourself at home on the Forum.
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