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Kees (now Auzzie)

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All Auzzie's vet checks have been done, deworming, boosters and general overall health.  He will be booked for neutering after the May long weekend as we plan to take him camping.  We have changed his name to Auzzie since we were told there may be some Australian Cattle Dog in him.   Afte seeing the vet, she figured border collie and maybe german or belgian shepherd!   He is on the go all the time and a real challenge!

Bridget (now Karma)

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My new forever people have changed my name from Bridget to Karma.  I had a tough time in my first two weeks that I came to my new home.  I had major separation anxiety.  But my forever people never scolded me for trying to scratch my way out the front and back door, or for trying to get out through the walls.  They just showed patience and loved me even more.  Now I'm used to being at home alone, while they are gone to work.  My mom comes home for lunch, so that I can hang out in the back yard for an  hour.  Then when my people both get home from work, they take me to the forest (Sherwood Park Dog Park) for an  hour walk.  I have a cat here to keep me company during the days.  We laze around on our people's bed all day waiting to  hear that key in the keyhole.  We're all excited to have mom and/or dad home!!!   I always beat the cat to the door as I'm the faster runner!   I get to go on road trips to other provinces.  I had a great time running around on the hills in Penticton.  I also get to see children lots, as I love to lick their faces clean.  I love playing with all my new toys.  When I get excited, I like to put a toy in my mouth and show it off to everyone.  I'm happy where I am.   I love my forever home, Mary.  Thanks for hanging on to me and looking after me until my forever mom and dad came and picked me up.  I'm forever grateful to be in their lives and I know that they feel the same way!

Willow (now Saffron)

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Willow is doing great, we have renamed her Saffron or Saffy for short.  She is a beautiful little girl and last month when we had her weighed she was 36.7 lbs.   Hasn't grown into her massive paws yet!  She really loves playing with our first dog, Digger, and they spend most of their time playing together and with her sister, Sadie (Whist).  She had a few behavioural problems which mostly were contributed to eating. We have been working with her and are very happy that she is a lot gentler when getting a treat and when getting her dog bowl.  The kids can now feed her a doggy bone!  We are very happy with her and with Sadie.    Thanks so much for asking about her, it's nice to know that you guys care about their welfare even afte they are in a new home.   I will attach a photo of her or both as they are hard to get a pic of since they rarely sit still for long!!

Boye (now Murphy)

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I am pleased to say that Boye (now Murphy) is doing great.  Although he's not the quiet withdrawn boy we first bought home!  He has certainly come out of his shell.
I have attached some photos but couldn't get him to stay still long enough to take some decent pictures.  I will try and send some more recent ones soon.

Eli

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Eli is doing great!  He is now up to date on his shots and he is on special dog food to help lengthen his life as he has a heart murmur.  He has settled in and knows who mom and dad are.  He has become quite protective of me inside the house.  He does not become aggressive but make sure Dave knows not to tease me.  Eli still is shy with new people.  He is especially shy with tall men.   Eli quite likes the grand children and is very gentle when I take him to the nursing home to visit mom.  He will sit beside mom's wheel chair and if I tell him to stay he doesn't move if I go to her room to get something.  We still find it hard to believe he is so well trained.  Most times he waits at the back door to have his feet wiped before coming in.  He doesn't bother us at the table.  He loves walks and is very good.    When we go for a walk and i'm ready to go home I tell Eli to take me home and he leads me home.  If he stops I just tell him we n eed to go  home and he decides which way to go!   He is the most cuddly dog we have ever met.  He likes to be with one of us most of the time and if we are watching tv he is beside one of us or between Dave and I.  He loves to lean on us and put his head on our shoulder.  Eli is very much part of our family and we can't believe how fortunate we are to have him.

Ragu (now Waldo)

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Waldo is doing great!  He and his big brother Trigger ae now the best of friends and have a great time playing tug of war, wrestling and running around our new acreage trying to find whatever kind of trouble they can!  Skunks are a favourite - so he has already had a few baths!   Wally, as we call him, was the perfect fit for Trigger, shy enough at first so Trigger did not feel put out, but friendly enough to want to make friends.  Now every morning when I get up to let them out, Trigger runs right to Waldo's kennel and wags his tail until I let his buddy out with him.   Last night we did our first kennel free night as he is outgrowing it so fast and he was great ... no pee and all my shoes are drool free.  I am very impressed with this as Wally has a tendency to eat anything outside that is not nailed down!  He is very smart so he seems to know that in the house only certain toys are his.  Stuffed animals are a favourite of both the boys.   Waldo even had his first visit to a doggy daycare when we went to Jasper for the weekend and everyone there loved him.  the next big adventure will be getting him fixed.  He is not much for car rides and gets sick every time so I think that will probably be the worst part.  Hopefully he will grow out of this.  We are very grateful that NASAP is out there trying to find a better life for so many animals.  Keep up the good work!  
Shannon

Tundra

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Tundra is doing soooo good!  When we first got him he hardly did stairs, and when he did he plowed through them like a freightliner.  We have him on the same food, and started him on the glucosamide supplements, and that combined with regular exercise the vet said he has lost 10 pounds (that was about a month ago, I am sure he has toned down more since!!).  He does stairs with ease now, and has sooooo much energy.  He jumps up on our huge king sized bed with no problem, although we don't let him stay up there, it was quite the accomplishment!  His favorite toys are rope toys and he flings them around and pounces on them like crazy.  Him and Baylie outside together are quite a riot, they run circles around the yard all the time and play pounce at each other.  They have gotten along sooo great, they often will go up to one another and lick the other on the nose, it is so cute.
We couldn't imagine our life without him.  After having his breed we would definitely not hesitate to get another elkhound again.  He has fit in so well, and has quite the personality.  I could however do without the craaazy shedding that has been going on.  I spend roughly 45 mins. each day brushing him and pulling loose hair off him.  We have made him a doggie spa appointment on Tuesday where they do something special to pull away all the loose hair (Tyler calls it rotor-raking, hahaha) so we will see how that goes.  At first I was freaking out with all the hair in the house, now I have become used to it and it seems like nothing to have a huge ball of hair attached to my sock, or in my water glass... it's now just second nature. :) Attached is a picture of Tundra with his new sister Baylie!  Thanks,Amy

QTip (now Bubba)

QTip (now Bubba) Image

How can we thank you for matching us up with a dog so perfect for us?  We cannot believe how sweet and intelligent this little guy is.  It's very obvious he once had a home where he was well trained because he knows so much already - all he needs is a little reminding of some of the rules.   The only slightly poor manners he has shown so far was a nice long cool drink from the toilet - I guess he felt he needed to make sure we know he is a dog and not a person!  He's a very funny boy and will play ball for hours if he can.   He "sits" with the right motivation, "comes" when he's called and never has accidents in the house.  He's already learned that it's ok to go up on the couch but nowhere else and he LOVES a ride in the car!  Taking him to PetSmart was like taking him to Disneyland - we all had fun and he's very popular with other customers and other dogs. He's so sociable and friendly - everyone so far is very taken with his charm.  
Mary, we're looking forward to a long good life with our new adopted son.  Thank you again for placing that ad at exactly the right time for us to find the dog of our dreams.
Sharon & John