Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Fred

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Every dog deserves a loving forever home – especially Fred, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Fred is a 9-year-old Shepherd mix from Jackson, MS.

Fred’s Story:

Years ago, when ARF first started sheltering dogs and cats, Fred was one of our very first rescues. He has been with us all this time, sadly overlooked again and again.

Thrown out as a 5-week-old puppy, Fred was found at Parham Bridges Park. Shortly after we got him into our care, Fred became terribly ill and we weren’t sure if he would be able to make it. At this time, a nearby dog named River, who had been very shy, came out of his shell and helped us to nurse poor Fred back to health. With the help of his buddy River, Fred slowly regained his strength, and eventually matured into a healthy adult dog. Today, he remains with us, but is sadly getting older and older. He will always have a pen with us even if he never finds a home – ARF is the only life he has ever known, and all of his friends are here. But we hope his family is out there; someone looking for a laid-back, older dog, and we know that this is the life he deserves.

Fred has a touch of brown in his fur, cute ears, and an adorable black fingerprint mark on his tongue. Despite his age, Fred has a gregarious, fun-loving personality. Need we say more?!? He is up to date on shots, neutered and ready for a home. Come spend some time with this lovely old gentleman, and have him show you what rescue is really all about!

To learn more about Fred, please visit Animal Rescue Fund of MS.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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