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

Raven

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Hi Mary!
 
Thanks for asking!
 
Raven is doing very fine. She has fit right in, and has become my shadow. She gets me out for walks to the dog park, and can be quite amusing at times. It sure did not seem to take too long for her to relax at all. So very happy with that. She does go in a kennel when no one is home, and even goes in it when needing a nap or quiet time for herself. Does not mind it at all, and I just feel she is safer that way. The ONE time I left her out, yep, she got into the garbage. My poor son had to pick that up.
 
For walks she enjoys the park, and listens so well I rarely put her on leash. Only on very busy streets. At the dog park she would 'freak' a bit if a dog was heading up to do some sniffing. We just persevered and kept taking her, and now she seems to enjoy some attention, and even wags her tail at it. Still a tad shy if there are too many dogs coming at her.
 
She also used to be very nervous, especially around loud noises, or any sudden movement. It is allot less these days, and I can even touch her tail, and she's just totally relaxed about it all. She's allot friendlier to our company, and will even 'beg' to be petted. She sure was not like that at first.
 
She's a part of our family, and we take her everywhere! She's pretty good around kids, and seems to tolerate other dogs not too badly. She allows my little dog to be Alpha, and seems content with that. She does get rather rambunctious running around jumping when we are going for a ride or walk, very excitedly. It is nice to see her so happy.
 
What else can I tell you?
 
She eats very well. I give her Acana for seniors. Leave out dry as much as she wants, and wet it a bit for her evening meal. You could tell she had no clue what a treat was....but today she will take one, you do just have to be patient. She is listening better to my 12 yr old son as well. But I am still her main man!
 
One thing I find kinda odd. She has not made a sound. I mean not a peep or a growl or a tiny bark or anything. Kinda odd. Nice and quiet, but odd.
 
And she still does not like having her feet picked up at all. But I do keep trying to get her to shake a paw for a treat, and she seems to just kinda tolerate it. The groomer said she was just fine there. So we shall see.
 
I have attached a picture of her with my family, as well as one after we got her hair cut. She looks not to impressed..very funny, if you knew her. She still does tend to wonder why I would bring a cell phone out and point it at her.
 
Anyhow, very happy with her. She gives me allot of joy, and is my buddy. I am a single mom, and I just find her such a good companion. I am committed to her for life!
 
Thanks again;
 

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Gwen (now Jazz)

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Hi Mary I am just writing you to let you know that Jazz is doing wonderful!  She is an absolute joy to have.  We still can't beleive someone left her stranded or atleast didn't try looking for her.  She is the best dog I have ever owned.  Very well behaved and very obidient.  Her favorite thing to do is play fetch with the ball and if the ball squeaks well even better : ) She loves the dog park and gets so excited when we go.  She also likes my side of the bed ha ha.  We also have a golden retriever and the 2 are the best of friends.  Jazz is my first adoptee and I have raved about the experience ever since.  One of my co workers heard about my dog and went on the nasap website and decided to adopt and her experience has been just as wonderful.  I believe her name is Ravyn (Standard Poodle)So from our family we THANK YOU very much and if there is ever anything we can do to help the cause please let us know. Jennifer Carefoot

Humble Pie

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Hello!

We are happy to report that Humble is doing so wonderful. 
She's taken to her new home greatly and she loves her Mommy and Daddy very, very much.

When we first got her just a short week ago, she was so timid and wouldn't even go to her food dish. We had to carry her around every where and show her what it was all about before she would even dream of going near it. A week later, it's a much different story. She's still a bit shy around strangers but I think she likes them more than she will lead us to believe. She loves her walks, and is very obediant and loves to explore the new surroundings. She's still a bit skiddish around moving vehicles, but she's getting over it quickly. We've witnessed her attempt to chase rabbits in the park and even go as far as fighting against her leash to sniff out and be pet by complete strangers. She's made her own spot on the couch, close to the window so she can see what's going on outside and she absolutely loves our bed. I cannot believe how well she is adjusting to us and her surroundings. She finds new ways to amaze us every day and she couldn't be a more perfect addition to our little family. I would just like to say thank you to NASAP. You are a wonderful organization with wonderful volunteers and I adore all of you for making so many animals and families happy and complete. Humble Pie is a truly amazing little girl and we so look forward to having many new adventures with her.

Thanks again. Cheers!

-Jessyka, Richard & Humble Pie.

Dougal

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Hi there, Dougal is doing very well.  He is a happy dog that loves his walks, treats, home and his sister, Trine (even though he bites on her ears!).  He loves to be outside and is a very contented boy.

Daisy

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Since coming to live with us, Daisy has become quite a member of our family.  When we got her, we found out she had an ear infection.  We got that dealt with and with constant ear cleaning and care, we seem to keep them away.  She is allergic to something, unfortunately we do not know what.  We are on the second kind of food, it was all fish, now we are on all lamb and rice.  Nothing else.  She isnt scratching as much any more so we hope we have gotten it down so she can live life a little less itchy.  She is quite a character.  We have been able to teach her many tricks which is good for an older dog.  Within the first Month, we were able to crate train her and now she is hard to get out of the kennel in the morning, she is so lazy some days.  She has also kicked any bad habits with the exception of pulling on the leash during walks.  We have a training collar now and it seems to progressing.  I have included a couple pictures for this past summer.  We have had quite a busy summer with her, taking her camping (she loves to hate squirrels) and running around our huge back yard.  She also helps keep the other dog in the house in line which is good because hes more stubburn than she is.  I have and definetly would recommend NASAP to other people and I continue to look at your webpage to maybe spot another special dog another day.  Daisy gets along so well everyone and is love more than anyone in the house.  We definetly adopted a special dog!  The funniest thing she does is when she is in her kennel at night, is she rolls herself up with her blanket and in the morning its completely covering her.  I dont know how she does it without thumbs but she definetly is a creative dog.
 
Thank you so much for the follow letter, it is nice to know that NASAP as an organization follows up on animals, not just assuming all is well once they leave the foster home.  I wouldnt trade Daisy for the world and she is the best dog I have even owned

Jack (was Dusty)

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Hi Mary:

Little Jack is wonderful!  He has definitely made himself at home with us.
He's gained some weight - his flanks are much more filled in than when we
adopted him.  He loves his food!  When it's meal time he skips around the
kitchen and gives a couple of barks until he gets his meal.  He has mastered
most of the stairs in the house.  He still won't attempt the 4 steps up to
the deck from the yard - goes down okay but we have to go lift him back up
again.  He has become very aware of our schedule - knows that's it's walk
time after supper.  We bought him a brown corduroy jacket for cool weather,
which he seems to like.  He walks like a charm - always insists on staying
on your right side during walks.  As soon as we sit down on the couch, he's
right there and jumps up to sit right beside us or on our laps.  The name
Jack has also morphed into quite a few nicknames - Jacko, Jackie,
Snickelfritz (that's from me), Tiger (that's from Steve).  Everyone who
meets him loves him.  He walks right up to everyone and wants to cuddle.
What's not to love!  We have noticed that he has a lump in his neck on his
left side.  We have an appointment to take him to our vet on November 4th
for a check-up.  Keep your fingers crossed that the lump is nothing serious.


I'm attaching a couple of pictures.  Steve also took a short video of what
Jack does every time he comes in from the back yard (hopefully it's not too
big to attach to the email.) Trying the video in separate email

Thanks again - we love our little Jack!

Copper

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I received your letter today and am thrilled to give you an update on
Copper.   He has been nothing but pure joy to have in my life.  He is a
wonderful wonderful boy - a bit awkward given the long legs - but an
incredibly welcome companion.   I've had him for nearly 5 months now and he
has settled right in.  We're at the dog park everyday and he has made some
great doggy friends.  He loves to run and i'm really thankful for the off
leash parks because there is no way i could keep up with him!

He came with quite a bit of separation anxiety and I have worked long and
hard to make him comfortable and reassure him that mom is always coming
back.  He has calmed down and is now quite good at staying by himself during
the day.  We started school at Sadies K9 stay and play a few weeks ago and
he is doing really well.  I picked up a copy of the NASAP daytimer as we
were registering and happened to come across a picture of Copper in the
book!  We bought a few copies... it's not everyday your boy gets published! 


I've attached a couple of pictures for you  - as you can see i think it's
safe to say he has settled right in.

I really can't thank NASAP enough for connecting me with my boy.  I am
completely in love with him and couldn't imagine my life without him.  Thank
you all so much.

Sandy

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It's almost six weeks since Sandy moved in with our menagerie and we thought you would like to know how she is doing!


At first, Sandy really missed the little boys and her NASAP foster Mom. She has a long memory, and every time we went to the off leash for the next few days, she would check out all the dark vans - in case! After a week or so she seemed to adapt and know that she was staying with us for keeps!


Sandy quickly fit in with 7 year old Border Collie MacTavish and 16 month old husky-ish NASAP puppy Trixie!  In a couple of weeks she got up her confidence and began to play wrestle with Trix. At 13 pounds, Sandy is just 1/4 the size of Mac and 1/3 Trixie, so they really had some adapting to do! She has become a little barker at play, and gets a crazed look in her eyes and a big smile on her face as she rips down the hall or slides under a bed in a wild game of tag!


The cats took a little longer to adjust but now they all get along well. When she can, she sneaks into the living room and curls up in one of their beds!


Sandy is a little snuggle bum who loves laps and curling up with you for a long sleep! We have learned that she is terrified of thunder and shakes like a leaf in our arms until the storm is done. She also is terrified and panics when any big trucks or buses whoosh down the street - probably a carry-over from her experience on her own last winter -so when we go for neighborhood walks, she gets carried until we are well clear of that busy avenue.


Because Sandy has a bit of a history, we picked up a little harness and flexi leash. It gives her more freedom to play and interact with other dogs at the offleash park than a 6 foot leash, while still being safely in our control. We tried it the first time this morning and she loved it! Sandy is a great little walker on leash, but those little legs have to go four times faster than the big dogs! She tends to walk on the inside close to our ankles with either Mac or Trixie taking the lead on the outside and a little ahead. She seems to feel safer in that position. Sandy also has a protector in Trixie who comes running to the rescue if she thinks Sandy's upset or a bigger dog is getting to pushy.


She is just a treasure! It makes us so happy to see her enjoying herself in the back yard or playing with the other dogs. Trixie just graduated from advanced training, so while we continue to work with her, Miss Sandy is getting the benefit of that experience and is picking up on all those commands too. MacTavish of course, has all those commands down pat and is head of the class. Must be a border collie thing!


Thank you everyone at NASAP for working so hard to get Sandy safely back into care and for giving us the opportunity to adopt her. We appreciate it more than words can say.


Oh yes. Sandy has won the hearts of all our extended family especially that of my 3 year old niece Coral! So please tell those little boys that Sandy has a new little playmate just their size and is a very happy and confident little girl! Here is a picture of Sandy getting ready for a walk!