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Why Not Me: Let's Find Fancy a Home

If you've been on our website, social media accounts or watched our TV show for even five minutes - you'll know immediately that we are over-the-moon obsessed with pets. Which is why we could not be more excited to partner with Pawsitive Alliance for their #WhyNotMePets campaign, that spotlights animals from all sorts of rescues around the state who need an extra paw in getting adopted. These animals aren't the puppies or kitties that get snatched up right away, they're usually pets who have lived through some tough stuff in this crazy world of ours. And guess what? Those are the ones who desperately need a loving family! So share this post, click the forward button - heck, call someone up on the phone who may be interested! Let's find these pups the homes they deserve.

She may be Fancy, but she still needs a home! Our #WhyNotMe pet this week is Fancy, a 7-year-old lab/pit mix with beautiful, piercing blue eyes. Through no fault of her own, just some crummy luck, Fancy has been in and out of Forgotten Dogs Rescue for much of her life.

Despite her bad luck with finding a forever home, this little gal continues to adore people in a quiet, gentle way. While she may not jump up or cover you in kisses, she does wiggle her whole body and zooms over to you with her favorite toy. Not even the vet is scary to her, she'll turn right on over and ask for belly rubs in the examining room!

Fancy is 100 percent great with kids, in both of her previous homes she lived with young children so is very accustomed. She's crate-trained, house-trained and has great manners. She sometimes barks when she's left alone, and would prefer to be the only animal in the home.

"She’s very active for being almost 8," said her foster mom Debbie. "She’s a very, very sweet dog. I think she would make a family very, very happy."

On her most recent return to Forgotten Dogs Rescue, the team there noticed that she had a bit of a "sway" when she walked, coupled with what appeared to be a bit of stiffness in her hind end. X-rays were taken, which revealed two spots of spondylosis, one in the middle of her spine and one at the base.

Never heard of it? Neither had FDR! Turns out it's a degenerative condition that usually occurs in the spines of older dogs, and can cause bone spurs to develop. Those spurs then form bridges from one vertebrae to the next, limiting flexibility and range of motion.

"It's kind of like mild bone spurs on her spine," said Debbie. "She seems to do fine every day, I don’t notice it affecting her."

Right now Fancy is treated with fish oil and glucosamine supplements, and CBD oil to help with joint health and pain management.

"If she has rough days there is a medication I give her that seems to help, but she doesn’t really need the medication that often," said Debbie.

Fancy loves going on short walks (leash manners are becoming impeccable!), but super long walks, hikes, or high impact activities should be avoided for the time being.

She is one of the friendliest dogs you’ll ever meet, and truly just wants to be loved.

If you're looking for a social, kid-loving dog to add to your family - Fancy could be for you! She's is spayed, microchipped, and up to date with vaccinations.

"I know that sometime people don’t want to adopt older dogs," said Debbie. "But they need love just like the younger ones do."

If you're interested in adopting Fancy, please download an application from our website and submit to

Please someone adopt her so we can come visit!