When a dog is rescued from a puppy mill, they rarely have a name. Different rescues have different procedures. This is one dog's adventure into freedom! At intake, each dog gets their very own name, official photo, vet care and necessary grooming. I followed an Ori Pei, who is now named Leroy, thru this process. This was part of the Lola Legacy Rescue, in honor of little Lola, so all the volunteers were dressed in their finest 'sparkly' outfits.
First the volunteer selects a dog to take thru the process.
They spend some time with the dog until it is their turn.
Each dog is carried thru the kennel area to keep the others calm.
At the 'naming' area, the volunteer waits their turn and uses that time to decide on a name for their pup.
The pups wait too.
They are then presented to the Queen! Actually, Leroy got a little nosey to see his new paperwork.
Then it's off to have their official photo taken.
Then off to the grooming area to have their nails checked...
...and any unwanted passengers, like ticks, removed.
Then off to a nice bath, if needed.
Leroy was not excited about this...
...apparently Ori Pei's don't like water...
...or silly men!
After a lovely bath, it's into the staging line for vetting.
Lee, the One and Only had to wait too!
This can be a scary experience for a pup who never had vet care before.
Oh wait, what's that!! Their temperature is taken. Leroy is a good 100.4.
Their weight is taken. Leroy is 31.4lbs.
They are given de-wormer.
Their annual shots and checked for heart worm.
They have their teeth checked. Leroy is less than 2 years old, so his teeth are still in good shape.
And get a dose of Frontline to fight off those pesky critters.
Once that is done, it's back to their new rooms at the inn to awaiting their forever families!
Leroy wasn't exactly happy to have his new friend leave...even if he was silly.
Update: That silly man adopted Leroy into his family...Leroy is now one of the Mullis Pups!!
What a difference a year makes!!