Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,
There were more terrific adoptions last week. Among them were two puppies (Dipper and Mabel) and two Miniature Dachshunds (PeeWee and Gabby). All were adopted so quickly, I have no pictures.
However, there were also very special adoptions of four wonderful seniors!
Chubby is a ten-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix who was an instant favorite at the shelter. He came to WHS after his person died. We are so happy he’s now in a new and loving home.
Jewel, also a Jack Russell mix, arrived at WHS with Chubby, and while they had lived together, they were not closely bonded. She is eleven years old and is such an affectionate girl, another shelter favorite. Everyone is thrilled that she is now settling in with her new family.
Baxter, a seven-year-old Dachshund mix, was featured in my last post. Everyone at the shelter fell in love with him and he spent some happy afternoons in staff offices. Adoptions Specialist Sasha, one of his biggest fans, sent me this picture and said it was love at first sight.
Marie, eight years old, has been waiting for quite a while for her perfect fit of a family. I had planned to feature her in this post, but, to our joy, she found her perfect fit last night!
With the eight adoptions in the past week, there is only one dog still hoping to find his perfect match as of publication of this post. And you know Maxamillion already!
Well, with all the adoptions, I was hoping I’d be going home, too. But I’ll keep waiting for my perfect family fit!
I first wrote about Maxamillion in my January 6th post. He was surrendered to WHS in mid-December. Max is a beautiful White German Shepherd mix. At four years old, he is still a youngster at heart and eager for new adventures. Maxamillion is smart and very treat-motivated, which make rewards-based training both successful and fun not only for Max, but his handler, too.
Marilyn, WHS Behavior and Training Manager, works with Max and had this excellent report a couple of days ago:
“Max sits readily for treat rewards in his kennel. He is tolerant with a loose body when being harnessed. He will sit with eye contact before being released to go through the kennel door. We played in the training room for about an hour. He was very engaged throughout the session. We played ball, trading a dropped ball at my feet for the immediate throw of another ball. Eventually we added a sit before the throw. We did some sending to a mat on the floor and he went down readily and was relaxed. We worked on ‘leave it’ and he progressed to being able to break away from an uncovered treat on a chair. He mingled about the room while I picked up, checking in frequently for treats, offering sits and seeking pets and rubs. He is a delightful dog.”
Max will be such a fun and a quick learner for his new family. If you enjoy rewards-based training a smart, eager, affectionate dog, Max just might be your perfect fit.
To read more about Maxamillion, see additional pictures, and learn how to adopt him, click on the link to his featured post below.
As always, I’m so grateful for my photo helpers this week: Adoption Specialist Sasha and WHS trainers Jessi and Nichole.
With every hope that I’ll be able to post about Max’s adoption next week, that’s it for this week.
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