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Darwin (now Etni)

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Hey Laura!!!
This is Derek here, just giving you a quick update on Etni!  He is doing absolutely awesome.  He has adjusted very well and is still so happy and full of energy.  He is getting more and more playful with every day.  We have become very fond of one another and it's really made coming home after work everyday more enjoyable.  I tried him in a crate the first day back at work.  I went back at lunch to let him out and he seemed fine.  Hadnt made a mess and didnt seem too stressed.  I then came back after work and it was about a 4.5hr span.  This time he had made a mess and pooped in his pen and seemed stressed so I did not like the idea of putting him back in there at all.  I have a small bathroom in my bedroom with just a sink and toilet that is about 5ft by 7ft with all hardwood.  So what I did is put his crate in there and left the door closed and surrounded him with his toys, water and a pee pad and he was so much happier!  He had pee'd once but made no other mess at all!  He isn't whining and crying when I get home which is a great sign, and he does not seem stressed at all when I let him out.  He is usually in his crate sleeping when I get home open the door.  He has been coming with me when I go to my parents place and he loves tormenting their little dogs which are full grown and he's pretty much the size of them lol.  I really care for this guy and I thank you for trusting me with him.  We play for an hour pretty much everyday as soon as I'm home from work and he tuckers right out and naps.  Then before we go to bed he gets worn out playing and sleeps like a baby with me.  As far as him making a mess in the house, he hasn't pooped inside in days and has only peed a couple times but I usually catch him doing it and send him outside.  He is turning out to be an amazing dog and will hopefully have pictures to send you very soon.


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Lucas has been a part of our family for about 5 months...we are still alive, although my husband and I have more grey hair.  Hadn't realized that having a puppy in the house is just the same as having a toddler - if things aren't nailed down they get moved by Lucas.  He enjoys going for walks and is getting the hang of heeling.  He definitely loves to go for car rides - has already been to Saskatoon twice.  He also really enjoys running as fast as he can and is amazingly light on his feet considering he now weighs 73 lbs.


The attached picture was taken soon after we brought him home - he enjoyed helping with gardening and even improved the watering can by adding a few more holes to it!


Still enjoying his company,

Pearl & Serge


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Hi Mary (and the NASAP office),
Peyton is doing just great!  Her and my other cat Meka seem to enjoy each other's company. Peyton loves playing fetch with fake mice, and she has taken a liking to my husband, and always sits on his lap when he watches hockey.
Thanks so much!


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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;



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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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.


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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.


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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