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Wow! Some weeks are just the BEST for adoption news! This is one of those weeks. So before I tell you about two adoptable dogs, here are the ones who are now settling in with their new families.
Our sweet, twelve-year-old senior Boo Boo went to her retirement home. So happy for this spunky little girl!
Big puppy, Waken, was adopted. I was impressed that he already knew the cue for “sit.”
Our feisty little Hope went home with her new family. Megan and I had such a fun time with her last Sunday when her initial shyness blossomed into a delightful little character.
We were worried that Elsa might have to wait a while for her perfect home fit. With that in mind, Marianne brought her to the park to hang out with us (volunteers Linda, Jolene, and me) last week to give her a break from the shelter. She had a great time. I had planned to feature her again this week with these new pictures, but she was adopted on Saturday by a man who lives on a farm! Perfect place for a Hound dog!
Morty has been waiting since January for his just-right person. So happy that he finally has him! This is a picture that WHS Trainer Jessi took while working to help build his courage.
Look at this face! I just met him on Sunday and was sure he’d soon be gone. He’s a boisterous ten-month-old puppy who needs lots of training. Happily, he loves treats. Megan, Marianne, and I took him out for some blanket time. He went home with his new family Monday afternoon.
I met Roxy on Sunday and was sure I’d be featuring her this week. However, happily, she, too, was scooped up by a new family on Monday. Here are a few of the pictures I planned to use in this post in her feature. Happy new life, sweet girl!
The dogs I feature in this section are available for adoption as of today, May 19, 2021. But things change fast and our goal is always to find wonderful homes for our dogs as quickly as possible. To see if today’s dogs are still available and to see other available dogs, visit https://whs4pets.org/dogs/ .
I’m a youngster who is looking for a family who will love me forever! Is it yours?
Daisy was surrendered to WHS because her family couldn’t take care of her any longer and felt she needed to have a yard to play in. But she was much-loved and they wrote, “Daisy is a very sweet and gentle girl and she deserves the best.”
Daisy is a ten-month-old Lab/Border Collie/Terrier mix. She is still a pup, so will need continued reward-based training and patience as she grows into a wonderful family dog.
Daisy’s family had many good things to say about her. She is house-trained and has only had a few accidents when the family was gone too long. When alone, she was left loose in the house and would cry a little at first, but quickly stopped and did not cause any damage. She knows the cues for “sit,” “stay,” “wait,” and “down.” She has lived with children and was gentle and relaxed around them. She has done well with other dogs. She is a bit too eager to interact with (i.e. chase) cats, so would do better in a feline-free home. Daisy’s favorite treats are dog “chicken strips” and her favorite toy is a stuffed lamb. She loves to play fetch and go for rides in the car. She doesn’t like to have her nails trimmed. When asked what five words best describe Daisy, her former family said, “lovable, playful, devoted, smart and eager to please.” She loves to meet everyone, both humans and dogs, but can become a bit overexcited, pulling on the leash.
I met Daisy for the first time on Sunday and immediately liked her. She has done well in playgroups. She did try to “herd” another dog and he gave her a stern correction which she listened to, and had no further issues. For the rest of playgroup, she happily mingled with the other dogs.
She willingly posed for my camera with Megan, but I couldn’t get Daisy to smile. Megan smiled with her eyes. 🙂
Then Megan, Marianne, and I decided to have some blanket time with her and she loved it.
On Tuesday, volunteers Marianne and Nancy spent time with Daisy in Mary’s Place and were completely smitten.
Here’s what Marianne wrote about their time with her yesterday: “After our walk shift today, Nancy and I spent about thirty minutes in Mary’s Place with Daisy. What a fantastic dog! She’s got plenty of energy as she’s only ten months old, but she also knows how to settle. She is extremely affectionate and loves to give kisses. She played with some squeaky toys and had a blast. She needs to learn better leash manners, but she is very smart and very treat-motivated. She will be a breeze to train. She takes treats very gently and knows sit when asked. I can’t say enough good things about her. What a wonderful companion she will make for an active family. I just love her!”
If Daisy sounds like the right fit for your family, fill out the Adoption Questionnaire by clicking on Daisy’s picture and then on the link Apply to Adopt found on this page: https://whs4pets.org/dogs/
I’m still here…just sayin’
You may remember I featured Gunner in last week’s blog post. This comical, big-headed goofy boy is still waiting for his forever home.
To read all about Gunner and see if he would be a good fit for your family, click on this link to last week’s post:
Thanks to Staff Trainers Jessi and Nichole and volunteers Megan, Marianne, and Nancy for helping with pictures for this post.
Remember, if you see a dog on my blog whom you are interested in meeting, fill out the Adoption form at whs4pets.org, and wait to be contacted by the staff. And please remember that sometimes dogs are adopted quickly, so might have already found a great home by the time you ask about them.
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Stan Bidlack said:
Sis— Just finished this most excellent issue. So many cool dogs & great stories! Quite a few tears in a few spots, too. (Good old Kryptonite!) Great photos…as always! — BB ________________________________