Saturday, July 23, 2016

Happy Ending Update for Billy (Formerly Bilbo, Adopted 9/2015)

I have meant to send you an update on Bilbo for ages. He has become a very special part of our family. With me working from home, and Bilbo being so very easy to bring with places I am really pleased to say it is very rare he stays home alone. He is so well behaved (no barking, no weird habits) that we can take him basically everywhere! 
 He loves to be outside and sticks to us like glue when we are out. He still has some training to do but things like house training are a thing of the past. I can't even remember the last time he had an accident...he just tells us when he wants to go out. He's a smart dog. 
 And what a cuddler! We call him the Bilbwarmer, or The Bilb2000. He likes my sister's dogs but especially loves Aaron's parents bigger dogs and he gets to hang out about once a week with one or the other.  He has also developed no interest in my small animals -- not a lot of killer instinct which works perfectly for us. I've also noticed a generally less anxious attitude around new people, and it always makes everyone smile when he sneaks onto the lap of someone he just met or people he knows looking for that ever sought after petting.

Anyway just wanted to say how special he is and how good he is doing, and how happy we are to have him. We could not be feel luckier with this little guy. Thank you!

Happy Ending Update for Seymore (Adopted 2/2016)

 Wanted to share pics of our sweet boy with you!  He's 34.6 lbs now! He's going to be a big boy, yikes! Couldn't love him more. We're in our Puppy 2 class now and he's doing so great, super smart.
Thanks again for helping completing our family.

Happy Ending Update for Lincoln (Adopted 10/2015)

Our not so little Lincoln is now 8 months old! He's such a good boy!

Happy Ending Update for Atlas (Adopted 6/2015)

Atlas recently turned 1 year old so I thought I would send some pictures. The birthday pictures are from the conjoined birthday party we had for Atlas and his best puppy friend Winston the corgi.
 The other images are from the dog olympics that were hosted through our school's SCAVMA group in support of the St.Paul K9 unit. Atlas is doing great and we absolutely love him and can't wait for many more years of wonderful memories.

Happy Ending Update for Zamboni (Adopted 6/2015)

We just celebrated his 1st birthday last Thursday.  He is a busy, busy, busy guy!  He needs LOTS of exercise, so we go to the dog park daily for an hour, or he goes to doggy daycare  We are working on only chewing on things that are his. We love him. :)

Happy Ending Update for Margo (Formerly Mercedes, Adopted 1/2016)

Margo is absolutely wonderful! Your hurricane description is still very apt but we are doing our best to find ways she can channel that energy! We go to the dog park regularly which has been a lifesaver for everyone. 
We’re almost done with Round 1 of obedience training at TCOTC and she has responded fantastically, as you’d probably expect. She just came back from a weekend camping trip on the North Shore and had a great time being in the woods 24 hours a day. Margo is incredibly sweet and gentle with the baby and tries to engage Addie in play, but Addie is content to fetch and watch Margo from a safe distance. It’s a little hard to blame the old dog!
We’ve done a little digging and are pretty sure she is a Mountain Cur (and probably lab) mix. This explains the prey-drive a little more completely and also her unique physical features. She’s enjoyed the prey/“nature" traipsing through our backyard and spends most of her inside-time staring out the windows! We are so lucky to have Margo and hope she feels the same way about us!