Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue

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Original story, Jul 2011: Bodie's Dreamy Sojourn (b.3/8/2002) came into rescue at 9-yrs via his third (at least) home who advertised him as a "former agility champion free to any home" on Craigslist in Nampa ID. This was the second time they had advertised him and there was no way to know his story until we finally got him into rescue. Unknown to this person who had gotten him off CL two years earlier and was now giving him away again, Bodie was microchipped but the phone numbers were no longer valid. Penny, however, recognized the owner's name and a quick search of the Vtalk archives revealed that his original mom had tragically passed away when he was just 4-yrs old. His breeder in SC was sad to hear how he came to us but relieved to know he was okay as she had not been able to make contact with him for some time. He had not seen a vet in at least two years and needed a dental and senior blood work but was otherwise none the worse for the wear and happy to be running with vizslas again. Flying him to SC in the middle of July was not an option so it was agreed that Bodie would remain with Penny. Bodie is a happy and willing host dog to all the fosters and we are happy to welcome Bodie into our family.

Jan 2012: Bodie fondly known as "Zippy" continues to thrive as the newest member of Penny's clan. He loves sisters Zoe & Addie and gets along famously with Special Eddy. We are looking forward to many years of road trips, hiking and camping and maybe even some agility & trick training thrown in for fun. We hope we are doing justice to his first mom who clearly loved him and gave him a solid foundation to carry him through his life. We intend to fill his life with love until they meet again one day at The Bridge!

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