Just look at this handsome face!
Cooper arrived at our home Saturday after a long car ride. We spent Saturday night just letting him settle in. Cooper is 11 mos and is just a big, sweet puppy who needs some basic manners work. Cooper will need to be vetted and neutered before he will be available for adoption, in the mean time we look forward to getting to know him so we can help him find his forever family.
Just look at this handsome face!
Morgan has been in our home for a few days now and she is a ball of energy! She is extremely affectionate and captures the attention of everyone around her. Morgan is a beautiful little girl, with a wiggly butt and a bouncy personality. Her favorite things to do are play with her foster puppy brother, run laps around the yard and unload the toy box of all the squeakers. Morgan is a sweet, sweet girl and we are extremely excited to have her in our home!
Morgan is new in foster care. More information will follow.
Bailey sailed through her exam today with flying colors! She is now a healthy 42 pounds and has no heart murmur. She received her remaining vaccinations and was microchipped. Using peanut butter in a tube, I was able to get Bailey through the exam w/o the assistance of a veterinary technician. I provided another stool sample since she had hookworms at the last visit and I should hear something in the next few days if it is positive.
Bailey has come a long way in the last few weeks but needs a lot of attention and patience to reach her full potential. She should go to a family who is willing to take her to puppy classes.
She would do best in a home with someone who is there a good portion of the day. She definitely can be crated 4 hours or so but she still needs work on potty training. The family would also need to continue working with her on crate training since she is not potty trained.
If the yard is not fenced-in, she will have to be kept on a leash. While she will respond to the command "come," I would not trust her if she saw a squirrel, rabbit, etc.
Jena is doing great!!!! Her hair is growing back very well, ears and skin are clear and she is very energetic. She does not act 11 years at all. She loves to run around the yard and play with toys. She even likes a good tennis ball. She will play with Scooby for short periods of time until she gets sick of his antics. She has started to eat the toilet paper off the roll in the bathroom so we have started to put it out of reach. She sleeps next to Scooby at night next to the bed.She is almost ready for adoption but first she needs a dental. I have that set up for third week in October. She also has lost three pounds so we are on our way to getting to our goal weight.
Scooby's hair is growing back on the majority of his body but there will be a couple places I don't think he will grow any hair. He has lost a couple of pounds and is becoming very energetic. He is much different from when we first got him. He has become very playful and enjoys a good game of fetch. He likes our walks in the neighborhood. He also has become kind of naughty. He is always taking my clothes off the shelf in the closet, the towels off the shelf in the bathroom and the chair in the kitchen. He also has a thing for my shoes. The good thing is that he just relocates them onto a dog bed. He does eat socks and has pooped out a couple of them. At this point we put our socks into the hamper so we are not sure where he is getting them. He is definitely a momma's boy and follows me everywhere, sleeps next to my side of the bed and even comes to the bathroom with me. He is on thyroxine for a couple of months to see if it corrects his wonky thyroid tests. He also has some pustules on his tummy that we are watching.
Hello GRRoW fans! Ranger here to tell you about my boy, Lambeau. He is a very good boy who is a little bit goofy. He usually sleeps on the floor by the bed and on the floor behind the couch, but he has been on the bed and is getting in the habit of climbing up in the recliner for some snuggles. But he doesn't get up there without being invited. He just loves tennis balls...mostly just carrying them around but he will give them up sometimes for a gentle game of fetch. Neither the horses or other dogs bother him much. The resident dog has a tendency to want to hump him from time to time but he doesn't react. He just stands there looking to the human for some help. His information form said that, regarding cats, interaction is not preferred, but he has been good with the cats here. He would really like them to play with him and he will lope after them if they run off. He mostly just whines at the one cat hoping she will run and play but she mostly won't. He was really good with the little visitors, ages 5 & 3, as was I. Lambeau really doesn't have a preference for his human. He.just really loves being with someone, with his tennis ball or balls :)
Life is good and we are so happy that GRRoW and our foster home are helping us!
Hello GRRoW fans! Ranger here. After spending 3 days at the vet at the end of August and finishing treatment for kidney infection, I am feeling so much better! They took great care of me at the vet and fell in love me quickly, but I was happy to get back to foster momma. She says she can't cook but I was enjoying the boiled chicken, hamburger, carrots, & rice she was making for me. I am giving her a break and finally eating kibble again but she still gives me some of the good stuff with each meal. She says I need to fatten up some. I worry I might be the Thanksgiving turkey :o
I am loving life. I only wish foster momma was around more. Foster daddy is okay, but I am a momma's boy. I am a quiet boy and very good natured. I prefer not to be on the furniture or the bed. I am okay with being hosed off and bathes are fine. My information form says interaction with cats is unknown but I have proven I am not in the least bit interested in chasing or even playing with them. I might sniff them but that's all. The horses don't bother me except that one that was chewing on my back. Foster momma said that they 'groom' each other like that, but I didn't like it and growled at him. I have no issues with any of the dogs I've met but I'm not really into playing with them. I finally got to see some little people (ages 5 & 3) and I was told I was perfect with them. I just enjoyed being petted. I really love people the most.
Life is good and we are so happy that GRRoW and our foster home are helping us!
Angel has now been in her new foster home for a week. She's been learning all about apartment life, including getting to go on multiple walks a day with her fosters. She can be a determined walker, and this includes stopping to check out just about anything going on around her. However she has barked aggressively at other dogs if they get too close to her space, and some loud noises scare her.
At home she loves to take long naps on the rug and chomp on ice cubes. She's a calm, lovely, well-behaved dog. She plays nicely with her toys. She's a smart girl, and responds to lots of commands, including "sit," "down," "shake," and most importantly, "leave it." Angel seems to be food-motivated, and she has also been responding well to pets and praise.
Unfortunately Angel had a few accidents this past week: two while she was home alone when her foster mom was at work, and one during a thunderstorm. She visited the vet clinic at UW over the weekend and was prescribed an anti-anxiety medication to help with separation and thunderstorm anxiety. The vet also did a urinalysis to rule out a possible infection.
Angel will be going to her echo-cardiogram and ophthalmology appointments soon. We're looking forward to learning more about this sweet girl and how we can help her be her best.
Rosie is such a joy to foster! She keeps us laughing with all of her antics. She is blind but doesn't let that stop her from living life to it's fullest. She loves being outside and believe it or not she loves playing fetch. She is one smart young lady and she continues to amaze us not only on open ground but in the woods. Still a little on the heavy side and we are working on that but it's a slow process. Counter surfing has been at a bare minimum, except for the stolen peanut butter sandwich when grandma's back was turned....much to surprise. Walks well on a leash and looks forward to her daily walks. She is very inquisitive but is not a barker!
Brandy continues to do well adjusting to life at our house. You wouldn’t even know she’s deaf if you met her! She cues off her four-legged roommates and has learned to run to the back door if they do to make sure she isn’t missing anything. She’s an enthusiastic eater and is enjoying the frozen fruits and vegetables in her breakfast.
Brandy has attended some GRRoW events in the past few weeks. She does so well you’d think she’s been doing it for years! She loves the attention and would put her paw out to remind people she was still there if they stopped petting her.
Brandy recently spent the day at the vet and had more bloodwork and an ultrasound to take a deeper look into her medical issues. The vet ruled out cancer and is treating her with antibiotics to treat the symptoms. She’ll have follow-up bloodwork in a few weeks to see how the medication is working and will have her ears rechecked. We’re working on getting her to lose some weight so she can be spayed.
Bailey is an active 5 month old puppy. She doesn't seem to know any commands but we are already working on sit and not jumping while greeting. We are making some headway on not jumping up when greeted. She is slowly getting the idea that jumping = no attention. She has been introduced to the resident dog and they are doing well together. We are working on crate training with our dog's help! He is fine in or out of the crate so I've placed Bailey's crate where she can see him. It's a process, but I believe a valuable one.
Bailey doesn't signal when she has to go potty so she's had a couple accidents. I've learned that she has to be taken out very quickly when coming from her crate -- she can't seem to hold herself even until the door is opened. Thus, I'm going to start at the beginning and take her out on a regimen "like a younger puppy." I'll keep you updated.
Grandma Jena is doing great!!!! Her blood work and Thyroid tests all came back normal. She is quite the talker and when she is excited she has lots to say. She has lost some weight already and she does not eat very much at all. She loves to be outside in the back yard with all the dogs. She follows me around everywhere and if I am outside she is watching me out the window. She is on Carprofen for her arthritis and it is helping a lot. She has become quite active and runs around. She even plays with Scooby and toys. She did very well on a walk and really enjoyed it. She is still on medication for her skin infection and it looks to be getting better. Her ears look good too. She was super itchy and pretty much chewing herself constantly. I tried Benedryl and it did not help at all. She is now on Apoquel and it has made a huge difference. This lady loves to be loved and wants to be petted all the time. She will make someone a great companion.
Scooby had a vet appointment and had blood work done. His thyroid levels are abnormal so we are going to do a trial of thyroxine to see if it helps. We have gone on a couple of walks and he is pooped after them. He walks pretty well on a leash. His personality is starting to come out and he can be a bit on the naughty side. He kept stealing the wash cloths off the shelf so I had to put them up high. He then tried to steal the towels!!!! He likes to eat socks so I had to train my husband to put them in the hamper with the lid. Scooby was taking them out of my husband's laundry basket. The good news is that he did poop it out. He also steals my shoes and takes them to a dog bed. Basically anything is fair game including a regular sized pillow. Every day he likes to go under the dog beds and roll around and groan. It is quite funny to watch. Over all he is a big sweetheart and loves attention. He sleeps next to my side of the bed and will check on me in the middle of the night if I get up or move around a lot. He does not go on the furniture.
Zilla's cancer is progressing. He is very stuffy in the nose and sometimes has to breathe through his mouth. He is also getting a bump on the top of his nose from the cancer growing. Throughout all this he is still very happy and loves to run around. He did have a mishap this weekend and broke his foot in two places. He is in a soft cast/splint for minimum of four weeks. He is not happy about being confined in the office. He will get lots of love and attention throughout the four weeks. We will be going to the vet every week for a check of the bone alignment.
Brandy came to us a week ago and is settling in nicely. We noticed she was drinking a lot, so we brought her to the vet to have her checked for diabetes and get updated on shots. Luckily she doesn’t have diabetes, but she will be going back next week for an ultrasound to check for some other concerns with her bloodwork. She is being treated for an ear infection and is also deaf.
Though Brandy gravitates more toward people than dogs, she gets along great with our four-legged crew (maybe they aren’t as good at petting her as we are). We are taking her to an event this weekend and are looking forward to seeing her interact with people other than us.
We tried to take a picture of Brandy, but she would sit until we were ready to snap the picture and then come toward us. Hopefully we’ll be able to snap some during the event where she’s a little more distracted.
Brandy begins each walk with exuberance, but by the end, there isn’t any tension in the leash. She would like to chase all the rabbits she sees.
Brandy’s a sweet girl and is very easy going. Her personality is starting to come out as she becomes more comfortable with us. Yesterday, she stood in the doorway with a tennis ball in her mouth and gave a playful growl. We can’t wait to get to know her better!