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Jake(formally Ace)and Finnegan

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Hello Leeanne and everyone at NASAP,

We are sorry it has taken us so long to send an update about Jake (formerly Ace) who we adopted in July 2006, and Finnegan who we adopted in March 2007.  We have been enjoying our time with these two wonderful boys, and couldn’t have asked for better dogs to share our home with.  Our cats, on the other hand, think we are crazy, but do tolerate them.   Aaah siblings!

Jake is growing to be a big boy...70 lbs at his last checkup, but he is a lean machine!  He is an explorer who loves to run and try to find the deer or anything else he can in the woods around our acreage.  Unfortunately he loves exploring a little too much, and we have to keep a watchful eye or he is gone for  hours!  He especially loves to run beside the quad when we head out for a ride.  He was clocked at a top speed of 57 km per hour!  Must have some greyhound blood in there somewhere.  Jake is the adventurous, ruggedly independent guy who loves to come for his cuddles on the couch to watch t.v. or to have fun play wrestling.

Finnegan has fit in so well, and he and Jake were fast friends.  Finnegan is the quiet sensitive type who loves to cuddle right up, give you soft wet kisses, and likes to sleep on his back with his legs straight up in the air!  He is a diligent guy, who barks to let us know when anyone is coming to the house.  He always wants to be with us everywhere we go, well at least until he hears the squirrels chattering away outside, then both dogs are gone in a flash!  He is a smart guy who definitely loves his treats and starts salivating at the mere thought of food!   Finnegan sure was surprised to see the different kinds of farm animals around our neighbourhood, and still can’t quite understand what the horses are...especially when someone is riding them!  He will even growl at horses and riders on the television.

They both know their routine of morning and evening walks well.  They get along well and play together all day.  They have an elaborate system of dog doors that lead out to a big fenced dog run while we are at work, so they come and go at their leisure!  We usually find them either waiting at the gate for us or snoozing away on the couch when we get home.  They both love their car rides too, and enjoy going to the dog park from time to time to see a few new dogs too.

 Thanks again to your wonderful organization and especially to Leeanne who fostered both Jake and Finnegan.  We really love having both of them in our family.


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I adopted 1 year old Nella back on May 17, 2007.  When I first got her she was very obedient and didn't bark, I thought I hit the jackpot and got the most obedient dog in the world until I realised she wasn't wagging her tail.  The day after I brought her home I tried to take her to work with me.  When she saw the van she refused to enter and I had to carry her into it.  She thought I was taking her away to another home;  she had already been in at least 3 different places in a short time, she really wanted to belong somewhere.  After a week, Nella started coming into her own.  She realised this was her  home and that going for van rides was exciting and I didn't have to ask twice for her to get in!  Before long she started wagging her tail and eating my shoes!  Now with the shoes put away and more dog toys than anyone can imagine, the puppy had returned.  She didn't know any commands and we signed up for obedience training right away.  It is going well, actually she is doing quite well I am the one who needs the work and practice.  I am extremely happy with Nella.  Everyone has their thoughts as to what breed mix she is.  All I know is that she has a lot of border collie in her and the rest is Mutt, making her the most adorable, smart, energetic puppy in the world.  She is not perfect but neither am I.   I love her and I thank NASAP for lettling me adopt her.


Petey and Jasmine

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Hello Ashley,
Here are a few pics of Jazzy and Petey, our new loves!!...
We adore them and they are happy and thriving. Thank you for saving them, i can't begin to tell you how much happiness they bring us and how much we love them...Petey is growing very fast, he kinda looks like a teenager now, with long legs and a lot of personality.  He met my son's Papillon dog last week-end and ruled!!!! They ended up playing with each other and sleeping on the same couch within 2 short hours!  Jazzy wasn't impressed but joined in anyway, sleeping at the other end of the couch.  Petey is doing very well in the stairs, storming through them, nice that they are carpet!  They both love their food, and Petey loves to sleep right onto the hot air vents in every room... I wonder if he's been cold in his 'younger' days, but that's what he does, he grooms himself on the vents! Petey has his favorite toys, and he drags them all over the place and Jazzy chases Petey and the the other end of the stick toys!! They are the sunshine in our lives, they make us laugh and go "awe..." in admiration and love of them... Thank you, thank you, thank you for saving their lives and giving us the gift of them. All the best, Merry Christmas and come for a visit soon!!

Mireille and Sebastien

Chase (formerly Jedediah)

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Hi Jenny & Pat,

It's Chase (formerly known as Jedediah) here and I have been in a great new home now for over a month.  I love my new forever home and my new dads are awesome.  They already had a cat, Cameron (Blinky from NASAP), so now I have a brother!  At first I was scared, but after a couple of days, I took to liking it here.  Cameron wasn't happy with my arrival either, but now we are good friends and love wrastling!  My new parents are still getting used to me being under their feet in the kitchen and I know any day now, they will finally let me have human food.  (I hope)  I spend most of my day sleeping, so that I can be energetic when they come home from work.  Cameron is always trying to win fights with me, but he still hasn't figured out that I am stronger.  Even though I always have him in a headlock.  I feel very safe here, except for that vacuum.  It scares me, so I hide under the bed.  But they always give me treats after and boy do I love those treats!!!  I am very happy that I found my new forever home and that I have a great brother and a loving family.  I am so glad that they picked me to adopt and have as their friend, thanks NASAP for helping me get to where I am at, my home for life!!

Love forever,

Chico - now Duff

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Duff is now leading the life he always should have.  He is loved and adored by his new family and soon he will complete his training and share his gift of love with others as a pet therapy dog.  We were lost without him.

Jenny and Jill

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Jenny and Jill would like to report that they really love their new home.  They have 3 cat trees to choose from and can romp around the house at their pleasure.  They both feel they have such a good life of playing and eating and being loved.  Thank you NASAP for finding us a home!!!!


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Both Ruby (formerly Muffin) and Sofie (formerly – Softie) are both doing so well.  They love to run and run and run around the backyard. They also love to go for walks and hang out with Mom. Ruby recently got a haircut and Sofie goes in next week. Both love belly rubs and car rides. Sofie has a tendency to chew through nylon leads (in a matter of minutes) after she chewed through three be got her a chain lead.   


Ruby Image

Both Ruby (formerly Muffin) and Sofie (formerly – Softie) are both doing so well.  They love to run and run and run around the backyard. They also love to go for walks and hang out with Mom. Ruby recently got a haircut and Sofie goes in next week. Both love belly rubs and car rides. Sofie has a tendency to chew through nylon leads (in a matter of minutes) after she chewed through three be got her a chain lead.