Arya is fitting in perfectly with our family! Our daughter, Elly (4), and Arya love running around in the yard together. They have become quite good friends. Arya is a very quick learner. She does well with her basic commands and learned how to high five within 4 tries! Arya also loves our old man Tucker. He is 16 and she follows him around and cuddles with him at night. I'm so thankful we adopted Arya!
Jitterbug is so full of energy. She wakes us up, bandit up, and the kids up at the crack of dawn and it's like she drank a triple espresso. She lives to play. At first, she was very food aggressive, but after a few days of training, she's learned where her food spot is and waits like a statue while we prepare her meals. And let me tell you, she loves to eat. We thought our lab was fast until Jitterbug showed us how a competitive eater could get a job done. No doubt, her fast and furious style of eating comes from her energy meter being stuck on maximum from morning to night. We couldn't be happier with our new friends. Bandit and Jitterbug are best friends for sure. They love to wrestle, play ball, chase birds, and learn. Both of them are hard workers and love learning tricks and chasing balls.
Bandit is a real charmer. He knows the whole puppy dog eyes and knows if he's cute long enough we will just melt. He's also very vocal. He barks at appropriate times, but the best part is how he howls and talks when I get home from work. It's like he's telling me about his day. It doesn't take long before we are fast at play with a ball or doing tricks. The funniest thing that he's done is when he got a bath. He wasn't too fond of the bath, but he sure loved getting dried off. He literally howled with excitement for 30 minutes.
Jas is doing amazingly well. She has caught on quickly to the ins and outs of being a member of our family. It is amazing to see how much she learns by watching and emulating the behavior of big sister, Josie. Josie has been an amazing sister and mentor to her. She plays with Jasmine, on Jasmine's level. Josie will even lay down to be on Jasmine's level, although Jas is growing so quickly, it won't be long before she's larger than Josie. Jasmine sits when getting a treat or a meal, and seems to be a professional car rider and learned car manners very quickly, as well. We are enjoying loving on her, and she is a favorite around the neighborhood, when we are on our twice daily walks!
Spirit (formerly Spooky) is doing amazing! She's such a sweet little dog yet smart and fiery and playful and loving and eager and, and, and.
She has been the absolute best addition to our family. We hike every day leash free and although she would love to chase rabbits she doesn't awesome job listening when I ask her to stay on the trail. Her brother Bodhi loves having a new companion to roughhouse with, play ball with, take sweet naps together… Truly a match made in heaven. It seems like they are friends from another life… That is how connected they seem! I have so much gratitude for finding her and I am loving having her in our home and in our life!!
Shelby (now Shelley) had a challenging beginning and spent a lot of time early on with me cowering under things and flattening herself on the ground every time she saw another human. Someone was really not nice to her and she is a very frightened girl. She has loved being in the car though, so I just take her everywhere with me. She has hung out in the hair salon, the pet store, the massage therapist's office. Realizing that she is safe and people will be kind to her has taken her a little time, but in the end, she has only been with me a little over a month (since Dec 21) and she has come miles in that time. Doggie day care has been a huge help. Kelly who fostered her, let me know that she would be a bit of a project and this has been true - separation anxiety has been (and still is) a tough issue. But she is probably the sweetest dog I have ever met and I am goo goo eyed in love with her.
Kaz hit the jackpot and is living on a ranch where he gets to hang out with other dogs, horses, and his favorite humans every day of the year. He is full of personality and just an all around fun guy.
Things are great! We love her very much. I just received her paperwork the other day. I have been touching base with Linda every so often, because I know it was hard for her to let her go. I am so glad we found ABCR, what a great organization. I am thankful for all the work you do!
Saga decided to stay the minute she set her paws down inside the door. She enjoys remodeling and keeping up with the big "kids". She has several nicknames - mini me - because of her wannabe BC look ,land torpedo -she's barely off the ground running with the pack, thumper because when she wags her tail( which she does all the time, she thumps everything and everyone. Thumbelina because of her size and being adorable. Last but not least cuddlemuffin- who doesn't love getting to cuddle with and getting kisses from a warm water bottle? Did I mention we love her...
Hi, I'm Rio and I went from being a stray at a NM shelter to having a great home here in AZ. I am loved the way I deserve to be now.