Please send your happy tails of NASAP animals to


Molly Image

Hello Mary - yes, we adopted Molly in November and having her with us 
has been a big adjustment but that is to be expected.  She is well 
settled into our home and into a routine.  We live close to the ravine 
which takes us to the off-leash area so we walk her there just about 
everyday.  She needs a lot of exercise and is content as long as she 
gets her 2 hours of walking every day.  We enrolled in obedience 
classes and she passed Intermediate level.  The classes were excellent 
and I can't say enough positive things about our teacher and the 
benefits of attending classes.  Molly really thrived on the mental 
stimulation of the classes and also the discipline.  We have been 
fortunate to be able to continue our relationship with her foster 
parents, Breann and Dave as we have met in the off leash area for 
"play dates" on three occasions and I believe that this is very 
beneficial for Molly.  All in all we're doing well and we love Molly 
as a member of our family now.....thanks, Colleen

Porkchop and Haddie

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We just wanted to send you an update on our two NASAP dogs Porkchop and Haddie.  We adopted Porkchop in July 2003 and Haddie (formerly Kiera) in September 2007.  We’re forever grateful to NASAP (and the foster homes of Lynn and Angela) for allowing us to have them.  They provide us with so much pleasure on a daily basis and we can’t imagine life without them.  Porkchop (almost 16 years old) is a basset/spaniel cross who lives for balls, bellyrubs and treats and Haddie is a 1 ½ year old golden retriever/black lab who loves cuddling, stealing Porkchop’s toys and, most importantly, playing with her friends at the Belgravia offlead park.  The two dogs are best friends and we’re sure that Haddie has given Choppie a new lease on life.  Porkchop was very sad when our previous NASAP dog, Lanai, died of cancer in August 2007 but Haddie rejuvenated him.  Porkchop visited his foster home this past fall where he was known affectionately as Mr. MacGoo.  They were surprised to see him doing so well.  Haddie has seen her foster mom and one of her litter sisters  on a couple of occasions and we hope to continue with these visits.  Thanks again to NASAP for enhancing the lives of the animals entrusted to you and our lives too.   Neil, Merrilyn, Porkchop and Haddie   


Bear Image

Reveived your letter in regards to Bear.  He is doing great!  When we got
him he was underweight, afraid to eat (he had been bullied by another dog)
and scared to go down into our basement.

Now is shows no signs of fear when eating or going into the basement, even
when he is beside our other dog, he has put on a few needed pounds and is
happy & healthy.  He is so affectionate,  we are lucky to have found such a
gentle, loving "Bear".



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After the loss of our 17 year old Pommie a year ago we thought our hearts could
never be touched in the same way again. Tribble has proven us wrong.

Soon after she joined our family we drove south for the winter, and she has   become a real California girl, loving the sun and sand, and her two long walks a day. She is a little overprotective of us, and barks at anything coming our
way - people, dogs, cars, birds - but she's starting to learn that it's not always necessary.

Tribble was fairly subdued around the house at first. Now she has really blossomed. She takes inventory of her five little stuffed toys every morning and makes sure we get to tussle with each of them daily.

Soon we'll return to Edmonton, and probably some snow. It'll be interesting to see how we all adjust to that again. Meanwhile, we thank NASAP for Tribble. She has brought great joy into our lives and, more importantly, I think she feels the same.

Thanks again =
Wilma, Charlie and Tribble


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Hi,   Bruno is doing fantastic.  He has filled out and is 53 pounds now.  He has adjusted to all of us really well and has been a great addition to our family.  He loves his rawhide bones, and his 2 doggy beds and all the daily walks.  We are so looking forward to the spring and summer when he can go swimming in the river and ponds and run along our side on our family bike rides.  What a wonderful dog he is.            The Robinson Family  

Aspen (now Wolfie)

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Hello there,  I received an e-mail from Mary Pascoe-Price inquiring how Aspen (now known as Wolfie), whom we adopted in September, is doing.  Well she is doing TERRIFIC!  She is a wonderful, smart and incredibly kind dog.  She is so great with our kids (and all people) it is just amazing!  She has gone from knowing no commands at all to learning sit, stay, wait, roll over, drop it, come, etc.....and much to our relief she didn't take long at all to figure out that dogs do their "business" outside, and not on the carpet!!  She is very smart, kind, and patient....even when the kids play with her for hours on end, and even when she is exhausted, she has never once nipped at them.  We have her in doggy daycare a couple of days a week just for her benefit as she loves to socialize with other dogs.  She loves car rides and knows the routine in the morning when we drop the kids off at school and pick them up at lunch....she hops right into the car and watches every kid that comes out of the school until she sees "her kids" and then she perks right up.  Wolfie (who got her name courtesy of my seven year old daughter) comes practically everywhere with us.  She has changed our lifestyle.  We are outside more, we are more active, we plan weekends so that she can come places with us, she has been a great addition to our family.  Thanks NASAP


Rocky Image

Good afternoon Mary,


Rocky is doing very well.  He was such an eeyore soul when he first arrived in our home, but has since learned to play with toys, take long walks on the leash, and become a much-loved member of our family.  He was spine-showing thin when he arrived but has since gained some weight and loves to follow me around and lay close by me in my home office.  We feel truly lucky to have found such a gentle and eager to please pet.



Chris Sklar and family


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Hello Mary, Well, there’s no other way to put it…Tasha is absolutely wonderful and we could not be happier.  Our six year old son says a number of times every day…”We love Tasha so much and isn’t she just so cute…and we’re gonna keep her forever and ever”.  She has fit in wonderfully and is a true friend and family member.   We just could never say enough good about her….she is truly the dog we prayed for.  She has made wonderful animal friends as well…she is doing well with our two cats, and still often tries to get our two horses to play with her! J   She LOVES coming for rides in the truck too…in fact…the other day John was hooking the horse trailer up to the truck just to get it ready to go for the next day…Tasha jumped into the back seat and stayed there for a couple hours while John was out puttering.   She spends some time in the house (overnite and off and on during the day)…but otherwise she loves to guard her “deck” and go explore around the acreage.  We just found out that she’s even a good mouser!! J We feel overwhelmingly blessed to have found her, and cannot thank you enough!!! John, Tracy, Sara & EvanP.S.  We have attached a couple snaps J