Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Ever Elusive EDDIE

Eddie was one of the free ranging dogs up by the ranch house. On the day of the big rescue, Eddie refused to be captured. No treat was good enough to lure him into the trap. So as the sun set, the big truck drove away leaving Eddie alone on the ranch. For the next few weeks the caretakers continued to feed Eddie, but couldn’t catch him in a run.

Eddie with Gabbs at the Gabbs Ranch

On February 17, 2008, Linda and Shane Bailey (Dama’s niece and nephew) and a B.A.R.K. volunteer, Kris Brown returned to the ranch. With no other dogs around to cause commotion, Eddie finally allowed himself to be captured. Eddie went to Camp Reno just a few days before it closed.

Eddie finally caught.

Eddie arrvies at Camp Reno

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe agreed to take this last minute addition to the Camp Reno population. Eddie arrived at Truckee-Tahoe a wild, terrified animal. In the intervening months he made huge progress. He learned to go on walks on a leash pretty much everywhere. He barked, played with other dogs and came running up to just about anyone in search of cookies and treats.

Eddie at the Tahoe-Truckee

On January 24th, Eddie moved into a foster home with Niko, and foster dad Joel. Joel spent many months working with Eddie at the humane society to establish a bond so the transition to home life went pretty smooth. Niko even writes a blog about his adventures with Eddie. Check it out!

Eddie with Niko and foster Dad Joel

If you are interested in adopting Eddie, please contact the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, at 530.587.5948 or visit their website.

Keep up the good work Eddie!

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