Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy Ending Update for Darwin (Formerly Zeke, Adopted 12/2015)

Darwin is still a super smart, sweet boy. He has done very well in his obedience class and is quick to learn things.

Happy Ending Update for Lego (Adopted 1/2016)

I wanted to give an update about our lovable little Lego! He is such a sweetheart. He got his last round of shots this week and they didn't even seem to phase him! We also started puppy classes so he could learn new things and meet other puppies his size. Prior to the classes he has already learned to sit, shake, and even high 5! 
The biggest challenge we have faced was potty training, but he is a rockstar and picked it up quite well! It was a tough adjustment from the pads to outdoors, but he has even learned to tell us now when he needs to go potty!
We feel so blessed to have Lego in our lives. He is such a cuddle bug and loves to give kisses all day long. He is doing amazing and we love watching him grow each and every day!
Thank you for bringing us Lego!

Happy Ending Update for Leo (formerly Zed, adopted 1/2016)

Leo (new name and so perfect for him) is honestly the best puppy ever. I love him so much! He's such a muffin.

He knows to sit, we're working on lay down and stay, but will play fetch for hours. I think we've had two accidents since he came home (one on day1) but otherwise he knows the scratch the door or pull his leash when he needs to go out. He learns super quickly.

Everyone in the building LOVES him and he's already got tons of puppy and people friends that he plays with almost every day, big and little dogs alike! It's incredible. He really gets along with everyone. He's walking on the leash really well, too. In fact, just yesterday on our walk we bumped into a couple with a 5-year old rescue they'd recently brought home who seemed a little nervous. Leo is really patient and within a minute the other dog was trying to play with him. It was really cool to see that.

He loves to hang out with me while I get ready in the morning! The above is a pic of him sitting between my feet while I did my makeup the other day before work Needless to say, he's been stepped on once or twice! But follows me everywhere nonetheless. 
He and Moqui have their moments but they're slowly learning to play with each other and share the space. They chase each other around the dog park when it's just the two of them. It is so fun to watch.


Happy Ending Update for Oscar (Formerly Zodiac, Adopted 1/2016)

As you can tell from these photos, Oscar is settling into his new home very well. 

He's making great strides with house training and commands. He knows lie down, sit, come, shake, fetch (sort of), go to his kennel--he can even rest a treat on his nose! He loved chasing, catching, and chewing ice cubes. 

Oscar plays well with other dogs. This is largely due to Animal Humane Society's playgroups--can't recommend it enough to new dog owners.

Oscar has brought so much joy into our lives. We couldn't be happier with our pup!


Happy Ending Update for Delta (Formerly Zuni, Adopted 12/2015)

I just wanted to give you another update on Delta.  She is doing WONDERFUL!!  She has an amazing, playful personality and everyone who has met her has instantly fallen in love - dogs and humans!    She LOVES playing with kids, and when she is tired she would actually rather snuggle up with them than me!  I was bypassed for my nephews the other weekend at bedtime!
She has gotten the potty training down and we haven't had an accident in weeks!  It's been great.  Still working on the mouthing/nipping, but that's the puppy life!!  

She also started her first puppy kindergarten class in January, and we have now moved onto another - Senior puppy kindergarten.  Looking forward to beginner obedience training next, after she gets to be 6 months old!  She is turning out to be a very smart girl. - also a mama's girl, as you can see from some of the pictures.  We have a great bond - maybe she'll even start listening to me at some point!  

I also caved in and got her DNA tested:  Delta is an American Staffordshire Terrier and Germany Shepherd/American Bulldog mix.  A great mix if you ask me!   

Thanks again so much for allowing me to adopt her - she has absolutely completed my life!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happy Ending Update for Kato (Formerly Zamboni, Adopted 12/2015)

Update Received January 2016: Kato is doing really great! Potty and crate training is going really well and he's a great listener.  While he knows 'sit', we're still working on 'stay'. He really likes company and loves to snuggle.

Happy Ending Update for Teddy (Formerly Zorro, Adopted 12/2015)

Update Received January 2016: Things are going great with Teddy! He has really become a part of the family. He has taken a liking to our older dog Joey. Joey has really come around since the first couple days. They love to play in the snow together and they eat their pig ears right next to each other!

Happy Ending Update for Paisley (Adopted 9/2015)

Update Received January 2016: When Paisley was adopted she had no interest and had no idea as to how to play fetch.    It took a few weeks of throwing a ball outside before Paisley would even pay attention to what I was doing with her.  Today is a different story!  Now, all I have to do is say "find your Kong or find the Ball" and we are off on an exercise of playing fetch for about 10-20 minutes in the house on these cold days!  It is interesting how a little bit of peanut butter turned her interest around.  Now, daily she brings me her Kong or ball and drops it at my feet letting me know it is time to play & I love it!  Thank you again.