Bailey is doing well adjusting to her Foster Home.
Nutmeg was awesome on the two leg journey after her assessment. Not a peep out of this gal who was wondering where the journey would end. After arriving at her foster home and the routine “getting to know you” time, Nutmeg was introduced to the resident golden and her new surroundings. She loved the fenced in yard and enjoyed a campfire before settling in for the night…again, without a peep.
We had a great 3 mile walk and she walked like a champion with very little leash pulling and did very well with leash correction. There was even a band of about 5 motorcycles at about mile 2 where we thought we might lose her but with a little leash correction and encouragement she did really well with the noise they create as they went by. We played “through dogs ears” for her right after putting her in the kennel for the night and she did not make a noise all night long. She played ball last night in the yard last night and this morning when we let her out I said “where is your ball,” and she grabbed it and brought it to me. Nutmeg was very hesitant with stairs but got the hang of them now and is enjoying exploring the whole house. She is definitely one very smart cookie. Right now Nutmeg is on antibiotics for an infection after her spay, but she should be ready for her vet visit in about two weeks.
It seems like forever ago that Angel went through his surgeries and infections but now he is completely healed and enjoying his new life. Since he is able to eat again without pain he is enjoying his meals and has gained much needed weight. Seems like his health problems are behind him. He loves being the Mayor of Meadow View and polices the neighborhood to keep it safe. Trail walks twice a day are something we both enjoy he is never at a loss for friends to play with him. He loves all people and most can't believe that he lived on the street considering how well behaved he is. Typically he walks up to people and sits down in front of them waiting for them to respond to him. All his little girl friends refer to him as Olaf --- because he likes the cold, but also came from a warm place and he likes warm hugs. Just like in Frozen. When there are children around I can always count on him to protect them and guard them. He still has not played with neighbor dogs and we hope to introduce him to some of them in the near future. Hopefully he will be able to help foster other dogs in the near future. He sure has found a place in our hearts and knows this is his home.
Summer is a gentle sweetheart who loves attention. She is also great with our three kids and could play fetch with her tennis ball for HOURS...particularly at bedtime :) So far, she prefers to lay outside in the yard to relax when she is not playing with her ball - so a good-sized fenced-in yard would be best for her. She is pretty fickle when it comes to following her commands, unless there is food involved :) Some review would be good. We have also learned pretty quickly that no food is safe if left out on the counter or table. She is pretty good at responding to "no" though, and will avoid it if told to do so. Summer's first vet appointment went well yesterday. We are treating her for a double ear infection (which would explain the smell and all the shaking she has been doing)and all of her blood work came back as clear. We are hoping to schedule her appointment to be spayed in the near future.
I've learned a lot about Molly in the past few weeks. She has a LOT of energy and is very playful. She loves her soft toys and she loves playing tug. She is a great walker and gets very excited when the leash comes out.
She gets excited to see other dogs, but she doesn't always read their signals. She's all "in your face" which elderly pups do NOT appreciate. She has played nicely with dogs her size/age with a mellow temperament. Introductions should be taken slowly with her and other dogs.
She has been getting 2 miles daily and no table scraps. She weighed in at 92#s (a loss of 6 - 8 lbs depending on the scale). She's got a way to go, but she's on the right road!
All vet care has been completed and Molly is a healthy 5 yr old. She will be going to her forever home tomorrow evening. I will miss her terribly, but she will be living a great life with her new family.
Eddie - my best buddy of 14 years -crossed the Rainbow bridge 10/1/2016.
I look forward to seeing him again in heaven.
Chase has fit right in with his fur brothers & sisters! He loves wrestling with our not quite year old Golden Ranger they are always enjoying each other who would think the oldest & youngest would hook up but Chase is young at heart & you would never know he is almost 11 years old! We are still working on getting some weight on this sweet boy, other than that he has been a real joy to welcome into our home!
Macy is settling in nicely with our family. She is patient and gentle with our two young children.
Butters had surgery 3 weeks ago to remove 2 mammary tumors. The biopsies came back showing that they were cancer. The vet feels that they got all of the cancer and that it was a non aggressive type which was good. The plan for now is to continue to monitor for the return of these tumors again or any new ones. The vet wants to see Butters again in 6 months to evaluate her again, unless some new ones return before that time.Butters did very well with the surgery,and had her sutures removed last week. She's healing well. She continues to be a joy to have around. Recently my daughter was here for a visit with her dog and other than Butters hoarding her toys and wanting the toys from my daughters dog they got along well. Will continue to provide updates as needed. She will remain in foster care until she is reevaluated in six months.
Chase is adjusting very well. He loves attention lots of head rubs for this guy. He stays close when it is raining or storming he just wants to know his human is near as he is nervous about storms & rain. If you are close he is fine. We are working at putting some weight on him so we do weekly weigh ins at our vet, so far a gain of two pounds hoping for more in the weeks to come. Loves his rides when I do errands, very sweet boy!
Happy Monday from Alex and Canela, our foster pups! We took them in back in August and they are clearly feeling better these days after we got all of their medical issues cleared up. They LOVE people of all ages, but Canela is not such a fan of other dogs. So, we are working with a trainer to help her deal with her anxiety and be able to enjoy her walks when other dogs are present. Alex is a big, goofy, giant ball of fur who loves casual walks and the occasional romp in the backyard while Canela is high speed, and loves to chase a tennis ball as much as she loves being petted and groomed. They are both very sweet dogs!
Nala came to live with us a month ago. We have enjoyed every minute with our newest family member. Nala is an explorer. She is always looking for the next adventure. Now that the leaves are falling she is having a blast in the leaf piles we make for her. She is always up for a walk with this nice weather we have. She has enjoyed meeting several new friends and playing fetch with them. Nala has been working on her manners with new people and not biting. She sometimes forgets but listens to the gentle reminders. We all look forward to the next silly thing Nala is going to do.
Welcome Chase to GRRoW! More info to come soon!
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Please welcome 6 year old Bailey to GRRoW! Updates coming soon.
Noah has been with his new family for about 2 weeks now and seemed to know he was where he belonged right off the bat! He is getting lots of love and enjoying life in the country where he runs and plays with his canine sister Abbey, and two cats that he lets crawl on him. He gets to go for hikes, car rides, and boat rides too! In the evenings he enjoys cuddling with family on the couch and everyone is head over heels in love with this boy. Another success story that warms the hearts of our volunteers!
It’s amazing how far Comet has come in the five weeks she’s been with us. She tagged along on her foster sister’s vet appointment the other day, and she’s gained four pounds! You can no longer see her ribs, and her belly area is filling out. The vet said her coat is feeling a lot better too. Comet even approached the vet and sat between her legs. She’s definitely starting to trust again.
We are continuing Comet on her limited ingredient diet, and she’s on the maintenance dose of Apoquel. Her scratching is almost nonexistent.
Comet’s cage reactivity still appears, but it a lot less severe and less often. We found if we turn our backs toward her, she will stop. We will continue to work on this.
Comet attended GRRoW’s volunteer thank you event and ran around with the other dogs in attendance. It was a happy sight to see her run for the first time. She did great with everyone, two or four legged! We took her swimming, and though she did some paddling, it wasn’t her thing.
Comet is scheduled to have her teeth cleaned at the beginning of November. The vet still wasn’t able to get a good look at her mouth, but we know at least one tooth is going to be pulled. She’ll need to heal from that, and then she’ll be able to go to her forever home.
Ginger has been such a wonderful addition to our family. So glad we could offer her a forever home and a 4 month old sister. She has adjusted so well! From her walks and playtime with Merida she is living a great life!!! Anxious for the first snowfall as she has never seen snow as she came from Puerto Rico.
Angel has been adopted by his foster family who lovingly cared for him through two surgeries including one with extraction of ten of his teeth. Below is an update from his new forever family!
He is now doing great -- his mouth still has a little ways to go to be completely healed but we are back to throwing toys around and eating some hard foods and just enjoying life. He is adding some weight but also getting enough exercise to keep him from getting overweight. He is starting to want to maybe make friends with other dogs. Every morning when we go out first thing to do is look across the street to see if the Golden that lives there is out. If not we need to bark so he knows we are. The neighbor girls and my nieces all love him and want to keep him. Of course being a good golden he is enjoying all their attention and always looking for more.
I hope he is as happy being with me as I am with him being here.
October 14, 2016
Will is a delight. Still very easy. He did very well at Boston Store. A one year old laid his head on him and gave him kisses. He didn't do a thing. His hair is growing back in the areas that had scabs on them. He is still on allergy meds until a hard frost. He seems to have a mind of his own. On walks if he doesn't want to come on the side of the road (he prefers to walk in the middle) we have to pull him in. He will not come willingly. Also, if he is outside and busy he will walk away from us. However, we are not sure he can hear. There are times I think he can but for the most part we think he has hearing loss. He loves to be brushed and petted.