Clifton Times Pet of the Week: Meet Phoebe!


Meet Phoebe! She is currently being fostered by Rosemarie's Rescue Ranch and is a three-year-old adult Flat-Coated Labrador/Border Collie mix, who is a sensitive and affectionate girl looking to cuddle at your side. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccines. She is fully grown, albeit small, and just a delightful bundle of love. You can see her Petfinder profile HERE.

Look at those beautiful eyes! Even after a hard start in life, Phoebe has never given up her trust in people. She is a gentle and affectionate little girl!

Phoebe came from an abusive situation in Alabama, but through it all has remained a gentle and sweet dog. She just needs to build up a little more confidence in a safe and loving home to recover completely. Phoebe has had bad experiences with crates, and shouldn’t be confined in one but there is no need to as she is fully housebroken and doesn’t chew things she shouldn’t. She can be left on her own without issues.

Phoebe gets along well with other dogs and cats, so she will fit seamlessly into your pack. She is playful and loves to run around outside.  The rescue recommends that she go to a home with older children, as she still gets a little scared when small children are unpredictable. She isn’t aggressive or hostile, just timid to start, and will give a little howl when she feels nervous. When she is introduced to a new person, she will quickly assess them and then make friends. And what a loyal friend she is - her favorite place is snuggled up against you on the couch getting petted. Phoebe is a great girl, who just needs a nurturing and safe environment to heal from her past. 

Her best forever home would be with a person, couple, or family who are home a lot and she would love to have a cat or dog sibling. She just needs a little more attention to get her confidence back. The rescue believes that with a stable forever home, some patience, and love Phoebe is ready to thrive!

A Small Lab/Border Collie Mix, Phoebe is a delightful girl looking for cuddles.

If you think that Phoebe might be a good fit for your family, Rosemarie’s Rescue Ranch has a Foster to Adopt Option that is a great way to experience adding a new family member, without making a lifetime commitment first. The minimum commitment is just two weeks. Fosters always get first dibs to adopt within these two weeks, but are not required to. All supplies, including a loaner crate, harness, food etc are provided by the rescue, along with 24/7 support from a personal liaison who can help you with any questions you might have as you adjust to one another. No pressure, no second thoughts, the Foster to Adopt Option allows you to just enjoy your time together and see if the chemistry is right and if this pet is a fit for your family. The Clifton Times did a feature on Rosemarie's Rescue Ranch and their founder Susan Janett, and their foster-to-adopt program, with more details.

All applications can be found at You can also donate to Rosemarie’s Rescue Ranch to help vet, transport, and support the lovely dogs like Phoebe as they get a second chance at life.

Sweet Phoebe is ready for her forever home!

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