Please send your happy tails of NASAP animals to tails@nasap.ca.

Hank

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Hank is doing fine in our home.  The first three months with us were very hard for Hank ... he was very nervous.  If we had to leave him (which wasn't very often) or if we took him out in the car he would be very scared.  We have done our best to help him feel safe and loved and it seems to be working.  He has been doing very well since we took him on holidays with us in Mid July.  He is now responding to training much easier and I'm sure as time goes on his confidence and behaviour will improve even more.  We are very happy to have Hank in our home.  He is a very cuddly little lap dog, which suits us very well.  Many thanks to Brigitte with regard to fostering and assisting with the adoption of Hank.  Good work NASAP!!

Pebbles (now Charlie)

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Charlie is doing great!  I honestly get stopped all the time with people asking what kind of dog he is - most people think he's a sheepdog.  He is very good and loves his walks - so great with the kids!  The night we were without him when he was at the vets being neutered just made the house feel empty.   He is just turning out to be the most awesome dog!

Conan

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All is fine with Conan ... healthier now than ever.  Full of energy!  He goes to doggie day care some days.    He gets so excited to get there and his attention is fully taken away from anything else except to go play!     Here he is with his friend Jazz at Doggie Daycare.   He has gained about 15 lbs which the vet said was fine.    He has had an ear infection at one point which we fixed with the vet's help.   Otherwise, he is doing fine!

Olivia

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Olivia is doing extremely well and we are thrilled to have her.   She is now 54 lbs and very healthy and happy.   A real pleasure, loves all the other dogs in the neighbourhood and the children as well.   She makes me stoop every time she sees a stroller so that she can say hi (lick).   all the best.   Louise and Olivia

Buffy

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Buffy is doing well, it took her a while to adjust to her new home, but she fits right in.

C.Healey

Dora the Explorer (now Bella)

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Hi Mary, its me Dora the Explorer!Its been a busy few months since Ive come to my new home but boy have they been fun. Ive adjusted well to my new home, I think I made my mom and dad a little nervous when it only took me 2 days to figure out how to get past the baby gate at night! But after a few early mornings with them waking up before me I seemed to lose the urgency to get out from behind it and now just play with my toys until Im let out. Like I said its been a busy few months, on top of having to learn my manners Ive mastered how to sit, shake a paw, high five, lie down and sniff out which hand is holding my treat . Ive graduated from puppy kindergarden, something I know my mom and dad are proud of because I always hear them talking about how smart I am and how well I am learning. My favorite game, well besides wrestling with other puppies, is hide and seek!! My mom and dad try to hide but I always find them at home or at the park with my tail just a swinging! I still live up to the name Dora the Explorer as I love to check everything out and lead on walks (a habit that my mom hopes to break in the basic training I start this month), at least now Im coming when called since being introduced to hide and seek. Little do I know but they say Im probably the most spoiled dog on earth, going to work with dad everyday and then there is the lake! My home away from home with all these new family members and so much to see there! I havent quite picked up on what that word means but I know when they start packing something is up. When Im there I get to play with all my cousins, one who is just 4 days younger then me! Im learning how to swim and seem very good at it so far. I admit though I sometimes let the other dogs (or my parents) go and retrieve the toys while I wade about belly deep in the water to grab it when they bring it in. Now not to brag but Im living up to my new name Bella as well, as Ive become a little bit of a highlight in my neighborhood. I have a calm enough nature that Im able to be outside with my parents in the front yard while they work and with this Ive had many neighbors come and say hi, amazed that I am not barking or trying to chase people walking by. I guess my little eye patch just pulls on some heart strings as well ;) With this I have been left wondering how amazing my siblings are, have you heard anything from them?Now Im sure Ive left a bit of information out (like my love for laundry) but Im sure the pictures will fill in some blanks. Just letting you know that Im doing well and am becoming an amazing, well mannered beautiful girl

Chester

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  Our kitty, Chester, is doing wonderfully.  He is still very shy and only lets me stroke his beautiful coat when conditions are right.  (When he is eating,  or when he is stretched out beside me on the bed.)  He has become quite a big boy and looks like a young lion.  Very unique for sure.  He is best friends with my two other cats, Cedric and Milo.  They are always together playing or cleaning each other or sleeping with their arms around each other.  He has also become used to the dogs.  They don't pay much attention to the kitties so he has learned they are not threatening.  I would love to have Chester curl up in my lap like the other cats but that's a way in coming I think.  He does follow me from room to room and seems to enjoy my company.  He looks at me and seems to be eagerly listening when I talk to him.  He's not the first shy cat I've had.  Years ago I saved a half frozen feral cat and it took me over a year to be able to touch her for the first time after she returned to full health.  But she lived happily and contentedly in our home the rest of her life and certainly Chester seems content here.  This is his forever home whether or not he chooses to be a lap cat at some time. We all love him and give him his space as he sets the boudaries he needs. 

Heidi

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This photograph was taken a few days after the rascal Heidi came to live with us.  It shows how quickly she settled in.  Our lovely, gentle dog was also adopted through NASAP, in 2004.  We enjoy their company very much and hope they will be with us for many years to come.
Vivien and Patrick