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Fips (now Finnegan)

Fips (now Finnegan) Image

It's been a GREAT few months with our new friend Finnigan (formerly Fips) and I wanted to take a minute to write an update on his life.
Finnegan instantly became one of the family.  He is a GENIUS!   I couldn't have asked for a smarter, keener, more PERFECT dog.  From day one, the love from his foster home really proved to be positive.  He took an instant liking to the cats and a gentle respect for his big brother Munky, the shih tzu/poodle.  Never making a mistake in his housetraining (so lucky!!) and sleeping (almost) through the night on our bedroom floor.   You warned us that he may need some time to come out of his shell after his rocky start in life, but there was definitely no shell to come out of for this little guy!  He went from being curled on my lap to bounding around the house, fetching balls and waking us up at 7 every morning!  He mastered his basic obedience in his first week with us and is now enrolled in Sentry Dogs obedience classes to continue his education and become an even greater citizen.   Finn and I take the bus to work every morning and he has become quite the local celebrity!  The busdrivers know him by name and many nice ladies know his favourite treats!  We get recognised everywhere we go.  Finn STILL gets people asking "is he the puppy from the NASAP website?"!!   He definitely touched more than just our hearts with that picture!   Every Sunday at noon he joins his friends at the offleash park.  One day,we ran into his brother Austin at Terwillegar Park!  It was quite the happy reunion.   This summer is going to be a blast.  He is so quick and eager to learn.  As soon as he's physically ready, a hobby in agility is definitely in order.   He takes a bath and brush-blowdry really well.  His ears, after some hesitation, have decided to be "up" ears and  his little head is working hard to grow into them!   He has also doubled in weight from 12 lbs to 35 lbs.   I have such big plans and high hopes for this fuzzy clever puppy.   Thanks for seeing that ours was the home for him.  He certainly completes us and makes us better people.  We are so lucky!

Ruben (formerly Vince)

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Ruben (a.k.a. Vince) is a fabulous cat. He's doing very well and seems happy and content. He's so precious and I love him dearly ... we all do. He's a very active cat that likes to play and although he's the only cat, he has lots of human company and many human playmates. He keeps us all amused with his little antics and the mischief he gets into. When he isn't playing, I bought him a huge cat tree and placed it by my bedroom window. He can be found perched on the top shelf looking out at the world. He is an inside cat but is allowed outside in the garden ... as long as he is with me and wering a harness. I certainly have no regrets about adopting him. In fact, I feel like I've won the feline-lottery! Thank you so much NASAP! 






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Some time ago ... we adopted a beautiful, intelligent St. Bernard/rough collie cross with the name of Darma.  She really is that dog with something extra.   Darma is slowing down because of her age and our hearts are breaking.   Anyone who meets Darma loves her and she is such a joy.  We decided to adopt Chloe, a collie/english sheepdog (so the vet thinks) ... she has brought a ton of happiness to our family.  She is light on her feet, loves her green ball, explores the woods at the acreage, and we are happy that she can go off leash now and comes back to us when called.  Chloe loves the outdoors but when she is tired, she will snuggle up to Darma and they will have cookie-time.  We love our pets from NASAP and are very thankful NASAP brought us together.

Dandie (now Munchie)

Dandie (now Munchie) Image

Hey guys!  It's me, Dandy, but all my new friends call me Munchie.  I just wanted to drop you a little note to let you know that I'm doing great here in my forever home.  It took me a little while to adjust but I'm all settled in and things are terrific.  I've had a few boo boo's in the house and mum says that she's just going to have to keep a closer eye on me, which is what I really want anyway.  I'm having so much fun with my new mum.  We go on walks all the time and I think that we're both losing a bit of weight from all the exercise.  I've taken it upon myself to rid the neighbourhood of all rabbits by chasing them away.  Maybe I've got a little greyhound in me!  I'm starting to learn that it's ok to play --- with toys and other friends.  But, my favourite thing to do is snuggle with my mum.  I let her think that it's her idea to cuddle so much, but I've got her fooled.  She tells me all the time how much she loves me and I tell her by giving lots and lots of kisses.  I am such a lucky boy to have found such a perfect match for me.  Thank you so much for taking care of me and giving me the chance to find my new family.  Love always, Munchie and eternally grateful new  mum, Charlene.

Liam and Mandy

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Everything is going well with my kids.  Liam and Mandy have made themselves right at home and seem to be very happy.  Just this morning they were sitting in the window, watching a rabbit feeding in the back yard.   We are working on some rules that they haven't quite figured out yet, like staying off the kitchen counter and the table, but they are getting better.  Now they only go up there when we aren't around!  Mandy has decided to stay petite and she weighs only about 6.5 lbs while Liam is going to be a big boy, he already weighs in at 10 lbs. 

Shadow(formerly Otto)

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Hi Everyone! I just wanted to drop my brother Eli a note indicating that I have found my forever home and not to worry about me!  I’m glad that he is happy as well.  My name had been changed to Shadow because at one time I was scared of my own shadow and I like to follow my new mom and dad around.  The picture has me (I’m the black one) and my cousin Sammy and my new Dad!  I do SO MUCH for my Mom and Dad; I keep Moms favorite chair warm for her while I have naps, and have taken it upon myself to occupy 75% of the bed – making mom and dad cuddle at night, I have also taken it upon myself to watch Dads weight by helping him eat his sandwiches.  I am just that kind of great guy that is so concerned about them!  Mom even installed a night light in the garage to try to convince me that its all right to sleep in there--- boy is she a fool- who would supervise them!  I live on a farm that has 160 acres which needs to be explored every day!.  So my day starts with me chasing the squirrel or cats and then running to make sure that nothing is happening that I am not aware of and then repeating the same until dark.  Bye for now--- gotta go chase that darn squirrel! PS-  I would really like to thank Ron and his family and all the wonderful people at NASAP for taking care of me until I found my new mom and dad! Karen Reed, B.A.,


Ashlie Image

Hey Ash,

Little Ashlie is a going concern.....she is fabulous & we love her so much.   Kuffs is so happy now & he has really taken to her.   She can't make a move without him watching where she is going.   Ashlie had her bath on Thursday & she wasn't too impressed but she will get used to it.   Training is coming along but you have to keep on her about going to her scratching post & not the chair.   That will all come in time.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know how things are.   Have a great week.

Kath, Bry, Kuffs & Ashlie


Lilan (now Rufus)

Lilan (now Rufus) Image

Lilan is doing great, she is Rufus to us!  She is right beside me chewing on her squeaky toy and I am surprised you cannot hear from wherever you are!!!   She successfully completed Puppy training and passed with flying colours;  not surprising as she is really an intelligent dog.  She is around 15 kg now and has kept all of her colourings.  She is wonderful.