Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue

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Original story: Toyon is an approx 5-7 yr old purebred vizsla who was a stray at a north Idaho shelter. He is a new intake but our initial impression is that he is a real sweet boy who loves to just hang out with you, likes to ride in the car and is a very good traveler, comes when called or when you whistle and gets along with all the other dogs in his foster home. Not so good with cats. He appears to be very much the loved house dog so we can't imagine how or why he ended up not claimed at the shelter. Toyon appears to be in great health, neutered, tail is docked and he is a tall rangy boy.

Nov 2010: D'Artagnan aka Dart joined Roxnne in OR after the untimely passing of Connor Quinn. Having always had two dogs, the house was just too quiet. Dart enjoys the trips to open spaces but is not a great fan of little dogs. He and Salus get along great and continue the honored tradition of pushing the human out of the bed, stealing items from the counters, and loving lamb chops.

Sep 2012: D'Art lost his big sister, Salus, this month after a short illness and complications of olg age. About the same time a human friend also passed and left Roxane & D'Art with a senior german wirehair named Bear who moved into the family with relative ease.

Dec 2012, Roxane writes: Thanks for your greetings!! Gotta love the rescues ... D'artagnon loves sleeping in a king size bed w/lots of pillows. Bear loves the extra beds around the house ... And d'art's energy. I like the german wirehairs but I think I'll stick w/vizslas!! Bear loves being out in the pouring rain, d'art doesn't so I spend a lot of time getting bear in and convincing D'Art he's not going to melt if he goes out for a few minutes... Sigh.

Feb 2014: We received the sad news today that D'Art passed away from bloat. He was rushed to emergency after not eating which was a very unusual occurrence for D'Art.

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