Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Unpacking Baggage: Thursday Purrsday


Late Breaking News

WHAT???? You ask…is Savannah doing…another post about this woofie Phinny…(previous post click HERE and HERE )

And yes…I have more to ask in Phineas’ behalf.  Phinny is about 1 1/2 years old.  Boxer/American Stafford-shire Terrier is a best guess.


Just as I and all adult rescue cats and woofies…Phinny has baggage.  I have a loving home where I have been able to begin unpacking my baggage and learn to show more and more of my REAL SELF.

Will you help me help Phinny find a home where he can finally unpack his baggage?  Phinny’s baggage was very, very heavy when he was first saved only a couple of hours from being put to death…yes…death, not sleep.

phinny sad

Phinny is so ready to unpack all the loneliness, sadness and go straight to living a joyful life where he can give lots and lots of kisses to any and every human who comes close enough to receive his ever ready slurpy kissy kisses.

He so wants to kiss Foster Mom

He so wants to kiss Foster Mom

Phinny dreamed of being able to give kisses…my former rescue, Contra Costa Humane Society,  ran a fund raising campaign to “Help Phinny Kiss” and they raised $12,000 USD for him…his jaw repair was hugely successful…and then not one human wanted to help him finally unpack his baggage…so that he never has to repack again.

This happy woofie did have an some of his baggage arise…he began, in his foster home, to become highly over stimulated when he saw other dogs at a distance or nearby.  He would try to redirect his energy and fear onto whomever was closest.  So Phinny went to a top notch training facility—Dorfman Canine in Oakland, California.

There he learned how to manage his over stimulation and he will go to his forever guardians with lifetime training consultation from Dorfman Canine.

Just look at him rock!!!…

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This is Phinny’s baggage…do you know someone, who perhaps might know someone else who knows another someone who might want to help Phinny unpack forever?

Phinny will be at John Baldwin Park, Concord, CA this Saturday from 1:30 to 4:00PM…participating in Maddie’s Fund Pet Adoption Event.

Do you, or someone you may know, have room in your heart and home for a woofie who needs to unpack his baggage and shove it under a bed while he continues his recovery and moves to live his life as he was meant to live it.

Please, all he needs is for Anipals, Paw Bloggers to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE his story.  Who knows what the universe has in store for Phinny…but I am sure it is something pawsome!

Many, many Paw Pats, Savannah

Please join me over at Pepi Smart Dogs Thankful Thursday Blog Hop…click the badge to transport

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Single Post Navigation

44 thoughts on “Unpacking Baggage: Thursday Purrsday

  1. The questions I have, BFGF, is if we cats have baggage, we can’t maul someone but if a strong dog has baggage, he can kill. I wish nothing but good for Phinny, really I do. I hope he can learn to trust humans and other dogs and that he finds a forever and ever home.

    • CK…he has never ever lost trust in humans…and he has been fostered in a loving home with three other woofies sort’a same breed as he is. He has not killed anything nor anyone…I regret if Phinny’s story and my support of him has appeared as though I am unaware of the issues of dogs of his breed/mixed breed…IMHO I believe many of those issues are human lack of caring and socialization of this type of dog…again…IMHO

  2. We just shared that sweet boy too Savannah. He is so deserving.

  3. catfromhell on said:

    Wes is purraying hard for Phinny! He has been through so furry much! Hes also afurry handsome doggy!

  4. Yow Phinneas iz such an inspirashun to me n all of us! He went thru so much to get to diz point n one wuud hope dere waz a Hu’man dat wuud wellcome into Phinny into dere home! We finkz Phinny shuud bee alloud to ‘unpack hiz baggage’ n live a bunderfull life safe n lubbed 😉
    Me came wif baggage both eemoshunall n fizzical n Mum haz stuck by me side thru da thick n thin…
    Dere haz to bee a guud Hu’man fer sweet poochie Phinny ❤
    Lub ya Savannah n Miss Linda.
    Nylablue =^..^= n Mum too ❤

  5. He is gorgeous, Savvy. He deserves a forever home. Pawkisses 🙂

  6. Sure hope he will find a forever home real soon !!

  7. thanks for reblogging Phinny’s &Savvy’s post. I hope the ONE for Phinny will read one of our posts here or on FB. Please THE ONE read our posts!

  8. Savvy Mom and I shared the story on Facebook and just reblogged on WordPress……hope it helps Phinny’s search for his forever home!

    Hugs, Sammy

  9. Reblogged this on onespoiledcat and commented:
    The story of Phinny is simply one of those that MUST be shared and reblogged….this poor little guy has had a tough time and SOOOO deserves a forever home – we just had to help get the word out. This is one very deserving woofie indeed!


  10. I’m sharin’! I’M SHARIN’!


  11. I have shared and shared and shared! I hope this beautiful pup can find his home and unpack!!!! Poor pup :/ So very sweet of you to post about this and do your part in helping! Good on ya!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. Katie Isabella on said:

    Savvy, you are a friend to this boy and I hope and purr he gets a home. xxoo

    • Yes Katie, I am a very good furriend to Phinny. He needs active help getting his story out. If you are willing, would you mention him at the end of a blog post and link back to this post? You have more followers than me and different ones…he needs exposure…and the power of having the universe know he is looking

  13. Oh Savvy…Phinny is totally adorable. I sure hope he finds a forever home soon. I shared your post to G+ and Twitter…so hopefully someone will find Phinny!
    *Cairn cuddles*

  14. We sure hope that the dog does get all that help that he is getting and finds a great home. He sure is a cute dog
    Savannah, we just wanted to thank you so much for the Blog swag which we got on Tues. and we posted about it today
    Hope you all have a great day.

    • I tried to reply, hope this one comes through. miss Marg you have so many followers, if you are willing…please mention Phinny at the end of a blog post with a link back to this post. Phinny needs active help…if I can get his story out around the world…then I just know it will create powerful energy in the universe for him, thank you

  15. Whee hope he finds his furever home soon. He looks like a wonderful dog and whee will pray that his new owners come along soon,
    The Pigs xx

    • Oh thank you so. Ich…but Phinny needs active help. Please share him on FB, or Twitter…if you do not use those social media, then perhaps just mention him at the end of a blog post…linked back to here. Thank you

  16. WE will share his story. We remember when you first told us about him. We so hope he gets the purrfect forever home. ~Scylla & Family

  17. He’s so beautiful. Mom and I said prayers for his perfect family to find him.

    Love and licks,

    • Cupcake thank you for the prayers, but if you could please share him on your bloggy…just a one lone mention with a link back would be pawsome. My ou more woofie followers than me…he needs active help

  18. It’s wonderful how much Contra Costa Humane Society has been willing to do for Phinny. Paws up to them for that, and for participating int he Maddie’s Fund adoption events (no one near here is, can you believe it?). There’s a perfect forefer home out there for Phinny where his baggage can be unpacked for good, we just know it!

    • Please share his story Ashton. Exposure is what he needs. You have different followers than me…and if you are on FN or twitter…share him there…even mention him in a post at the end with a link back to here…he needs active help

  19. We remember reading about Phinny back when he needed help with his poor jaw… was one of the saddest stories but had such a sweet ending when he could give his Foster Mom a kiss FINALLY. We’re glad he’s had some training that will make him totally adoptable now and let’s just hope and pray that he finds that forever home ASAP. He’s such a cutie. I’m keeping my paws crossed!

    Hugs, Sammy

  20. Helping animals unpack their baggage is a wonderful way to look at reality!

  21. How cute. Meez suwe hopes hims gets a home soon.

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty ksises ♥♥♥


  22. Keeping everything crossed for him!!

  23. I will share it, Savannah, of course. I wonder why this wonderful pup hasn’t found his furever family. After all what he had to bear he deserved the bestest family on planet purrth.

  24. Hi Savannah and Kid Sage and Mom Linda,thanks for the power of paw,I am feeling like my normal self and so much better,I have shared this great post too,love ya,xx Speedy

Waving paw...HI!...what'd 'cha think...??

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: