Crixus and Ashur: Forgotten souls who just need a break and a home

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Crixus and Ashur have not had the best of luck; both are available for adoption, and in the perfect world the two dogs could stay together, but Border Buddies Rescue just want the dogs safe, happy and loved – even if it means they will be separated.

The story of these two dogs began when they were kept locked up in a kennel in Long Beach, California. They were never exercised, never allowed to play or even had a soft bed to sleep on. Had it not been for animal advocate and volunteer, Heidi van der Hoek, the dogs likely would have continued to be locked up in  the kennel or eventually sent to an overcrowded shelter. Everyday Heidi checked on the dogs to make sure they had food, water and their kennels were cleaned.

“They have been with me since March after they were abandoned by their owner. They were left in kennels under a tarp and the neighbors fed them until a rescue was found. Anyhow, they are in search of a forever home, together or separate,” their foster mom posted on  the dog’s Facebook page.

Time to meet these two baby bullies?

“Crixus (red) is 1.5-2 y.o. UTD on shots and neutered. He prefers female and neutered dogs and does great with cats other than the occasional chase. He does well on leash and with recall and knows basic commands. He will also kennel but prefers the sofa or to snuggle in bed at night. He has a great personality, full of spunk! He loves having a playmate, very independent but likes some cuddle time each day.

Ashur (blue) is 1 – 1.5 y.o. UTD on shots and neutered. He does great with all dogs and cats. He does well on leash and with recall and knows basic commands. He dislikes the kennel but prefers the dog bed next to your bed or to snuggle in your bed at night. He is an old soul, he is well behaved and prefers human company over that of the other pets. He loves to lay next to you on the couch and is a shadow.”

Share their stories with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Help Crixus and Ashur make their own memories – separately or together; as long as they are safe and happy.

For more information, contact Border Buddies Rescue or send a message here.

(Photos and videos of Crixus and Ashur via Facebook.)


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Posted by Kimberley Ann Huntley on Tuesday, June 6, 2017





5 replies
  1. debor33 says:

    I love these two baby dolls…..wish I could have both of them but I live in Virginia & have 3 rescue kitties….one is 4 and fine, the second is 3 but was abused before we got him and is afraid of a lot of people and our 3rd is 1&1/2 and has health issues…..praying these two precious babies are adopted and loved as much as they can possibly be. They are both beautiful… son has a bully and they are the best dogs ever…..

  2. Alan-Charles Ellaway says:

    Bless them, and the wonderful caring person who saved them. I hope that these 2 precious souls do find a home together, they only had each other for a long time, it would be sad for them to be separated.

  3. linda says:

    Thank you Heidi and Border Buddies Rescue. Positive thoughts going out for these love bugs in finding their future loving homes.


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