Northeast Region

Bailey's Cruising Adventure

Bone Voyage! Foster Boy Bailey is cruising from Florida northward to Connecticut to discover his forever home.

 

Day One: It was my first day on the water and I didn’t get seasick! My foster mom says I’m going to be a great boat dog. Who would have known? I’m loving the motion and the sea air. I got to stick my head over the side and feel the wind in my ears.

 

Most of the day I sat with my foster mom, looked out the big windows at the water and slept. I guess there’s something about the rocking that put me out! My buddy on the trip, Copper, and I hung out on the aft deck until we got too hot. It’s 90 degrees here today in Florida.

 

Later in the afternoon we stopped at a new place where Copper and I got to go ashore and check out the local restaurants and shops. They all had bowls of water out for us. This place must be a dog friendly town. We came back and had dinner before watching the sunset over the water. I wonder where we’re going tomorrow…

Day 2:  Bailey's Cruise Crossing Florida...Fort Myers to Stuart. Today we got up right after sunrise, went for a walk and left the Fort Meyers marina headed for Lake Okeechobee. Before we got to the lake we went through a long canal with 3 locks.   My foster mom put a life jacket on me and let me go up on the foredeck to watch the big gates that open and close to let water in or out. On the other side of the lake we had to go through 3 more locks and another canal before arriving on the east coast of Florida. I spent much of the long day snuggled next to my foster mom while gazing out the window and wondering if I'd ever set my paws on land again!  Luckily, we finally landed in Stuart, where my boat buddy, Copper and I finally got to go ashore and have dinner. Phew!  Check out how great I look in my blue life jacket! I think I'm officially a salty dog.  

Day 7: Beaufort, SC to Wilmington, NCHi Ya'll from the Low Country! I'm cruising on the Intracoastal Waterway of South Carolina. There's beautiful scenery, lots of birds and I've even seen some dolphin. We stop for walks in historic towns along the way...think huge oak trees with moss hanging down and lots of friendly folks who say I'm cute! Next stop, North Carolina. 

Day 11: Heading north to find his forever home....Beaufort, NC to Hampton, VA. I guess you can say I get around! I've seen some of the oldest coastal towns in America to a modern naval city.  I've seen every craft from southern shrimpers in the Carolina's to modern war ships in Norfolk. We've travelled on the ocean, rivers, bays, canals and the Intracoastal Waterway just to get to Hampton, VA from Florida. Being on a boat is different than riding in a car...you may go slower but you sure see a lot more. Next we head into the Chesapeake Bay...I wonder what that will be like?

 

About Bailey: This delightful little Blenheim boy is on his way from Florida to Connecticut in search of a loving family to call his own. He is sweet and saucy and a delight to be around. He's into cuddles and walks and most of all, enjoys being with people. He's a great ambassador for the breed.

Bailey recently turned 8-year-old. He's housetrained and well behaved. He has a grade 3 heart murmur, but no meds needed for that. His kidney values were high, so he's on a dose of Enalapril, which is a very inexpensive medication. He may have some environmental allergies, which is the main reason we are sending him North. Also, he's hearing impaired, but he doesn't seem to mind that a bit. 

This pup will be happiest in a situation with an owner home much of the time. He's a lover boy!

If you are interested in Bailey, please complete our online application and then contact Carolyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Stats

  • Color: Blenheim
  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: 3/27/2009
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Yes
  • Temperament: Sweet, loving velcro boy
  • Region: Northeast

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