my name is Phoenix fka as Cargo. I was surrendered by my family to
2nd Chance Vizsla Rescue because of a change in my former dad’s work
hours. With this change I would have to be crated for 8-10 hours a
day. I went to a very nice foster home in CO; but I was being a hand
full – I was only 7 months old. So I was sent to another foster home
where my new foster Mom, is a dog trainer, she didn’t let me get
away with A-N-Y-thing.
Shortly after I arrived my foster dad, started talking about me
staying there forever. They had lost a beloved Vizsla in April, his
name was Chester, plus Dad had wanted to save another rescue named
Boomer, but Mom said no. My usual puppy cuteness wasn’t working on
Mom so I had to be on my best behavior to try and help Dad’s cause.
It worked! Mom gave in and filled out an application online to adopt
me. BUT, she said my name had to go. ‘CARGO’ to her sounded like a
Rottie not a Vizsla. Dad suggested Ruger, but Mom said “Do you know
how many Vizslas I know who are named Ruger?” Anyway Mom came up
with a clever idea…call me Phoenix since a phoenix is the Ruger Gun
Company’s emblem. I decided right away that I liked Phoenix and
started coming to my new name.
I ended up going to a foster home that turned into my forever home
and I am so happy! I also have a 10 year old sister, Bailey; an 8
year old brother, Diesel; and a 2 year old brother, Drifter. Then
there are 3 cats. Besides the 14 year old, Benny, the other 2 cats
keep to themselves and hang out in the front bedroom when we dogs
are in the house. I have a huge backyard to run and play in. When
the weather cools down we will be going for off leash runs away from
Thank you to all who helped me get to my forever home! - Phoenix
From Polly, new mom fka foster mom … Phoenix, Diesel and Drifter are
good buddies. They do the zoomies in the backyard all the time.
Danny and I sit in the yard to play ball with them every day. Bailey
does join in once in a while but she says those kids are too wild
for her. I have always said “Don’t shop, adopt from a rescue or a
shelter.” So I adopted from 2nd Chance Vizsla Rescue.
Thank you for a very smart and sweet young V - Danny & Polly