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Avery Flies to His Retirement Home

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Avery is a precious and timid senior Wirehaired Fox Terrier who had been abandoned at a San Antonio, TX pound by a senior owner who could no longer care for the old boy. He was pulled by Julie Covey, a wonderful and kind-hearted rescuer in Austin, TX, who set out to find him a home.



In short order, Julie found Avery a forever home near Jackson, MS, and then began to try to find transport for him. On Sat., 8/31, Julie delivered Avery to pilot Alex Siegman at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  Alex flew Avery to Pearland Regional Airport in Houston. A volunteer boarder picked up Avery for an overnight stay and delivered him back to Pearland at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.



Avery and pilot Wade Roberts took off at 8 a.m. to rendezvous with pilot Chris Danhauer in Mansfield, LA. After a quick transfer, Chris flew to Vicksburg, MS, where his new owner greeted Avery and drove a short distance to his new home near Jackson, TN.

Avery at his new home, already into mischief.

Avery at his new home, already into mischief.


Avery had an ear infection, a thyroid condition, and an arthritic condition; he was treated, is on meds and is happy in his new home. It turned out that he had a couple of sarcomas, but they appear to be slow-growing. The sweet old guy will live out his days in a loving and happy environment, receiving care and being spoiled.

9 thoughts on “Avery Flies to His Retirement Home”

  1. Amber Humphreys says:

    My very first dog as a child was a Wire haired terrier. Linda. I loved her so much. She was poisoned and we lost her just a year later., I was so heartbroken, I never got another when I was older. Always Yorkies, Labs an Afghan and a Danish dogger. But my sweet Linda lives on in my heart, 60 years later. They are wonderful sweet doggies. So glad Avery was given a wonderful loving retirement. X

  2. Albert says:

    It takes teamwork to make a dream work! I so proud to be a pilot associated with wonderful people like this.

  3. jackie says:

    Thanks for getting this old fellow to his hew home! Thanks also to the woman who pulled him and to his new family for getting him out of ACS. Avery is one very lucky dog.

  4. Margie Johnson says:

    I am so happy to see that Avery was rescued. Great job. I have a wft and had another in the past. They are great, loving, smart dogs. My first wft did not live past 2 due to congenital defects. We were heartbroken when she passed. We did everything possible to save her. It cost about $ 3000 but if it would have saved her it would have been worth it. We have a great wft now, she is 6 and hope she lives to be 20+. Hope Avery has a great life. Love to those who rescued her.

  5. Sheri Christianson says:

    Wonderful story…I had my Wired Fox for 17 years…this guy will be just fine and a delight for his new owners.

  6. Brenda Soldan says:

    May God bless all who were involved to save Avery – these are people are heroes!

  7. Mercedes says:

    I’ m so happy he has a place to live and someone who cares for him.
    Thank you very much to all of you who made it possible.

  8. Rita says:

    Great story. I’m sure Avery’s previous owner would be happy to learn that Avery is safe. Has anyone notified him/her back in San Antonio?

  9. Suzanne says:

    This is a terrific and heartwarming story. The world can use more good news like this. Thank you!

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