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2008 Rescue Kerries Placed: Lingus


© 2016 Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation

Rescue Coordinator: Tracy Fulmer
Was fostered in Buffalo, NY

Can you imagine living in a succession of puppy mills for 6 years with little positive human interaction? That was Lingus’ life until he was rescued on June 29. He had been bred to breed, nothing more. Underneath the overgrown matted fur, there was a handsome gentleman sporting dark charcoal fur highlighted with silver.

Lingus has been fully vetted, neutered, and his teeth cleaned. He is heartworm and other parasite negative and his full blood panel results showed a very healthy male Kerry.

This sweet boy has made amazing progress since his rescue. Most importantly, Lingus is fully housebroken. He is crate trained, willingly sleeping there and returning to it when unsure of visitors. Without a doubt, he is a quick learner. In the two months since his rescue, he has learned his name, the sit and off commands and is learning to come when called as well as walking on a leash. He has not chewed anything except the toys he has been given. One of his most enduring qualities is that he is quiet, never barking at the three neighbor labs or talkative Papillion next door. When he lies on the floor, he usually crosses his front legs.

Lingus loves to be with his foster family, inside or outside. He prefers not to be outside for very long without a family member, perhaps because he lived his past life either in an outside pen or cage 24/7. He will take every opportunity to snuggle next to you and would thrive in a home with companionship during the day. He will not disappoint you in his love and devotion.

A forever home with a female dog would be good for Lingus, but he will also do well as an only dog providing he has the companionship from his humans for which he longs and so deserves. A fenced in yard is required so Lingus can fully enjoy his freedom.


Lingus was placed on October 1, 2008! He went home today to live with a lovely couple in NJ. He'll be living with a Kerry girl named Jo who is very high spirited and going to work with the couple who are architects.


Lingus (right) with housemate/boat mate Jo.


March 16, 2016 Update


AerLingus died recently.  He was so loved and will be missed forever - Adopting a rescue pup was such an amazing and meaningful experience for us.

Thank you -

Elizabeth Demetriades & Patrick Walker

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