Say “AH-CHOO!!”

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Brody Riding HOME!

 

Brody is home and settling in with his new family, a family that includes most dogs’ coveted dream, a boy to call his own! Before going any further and gushing about how much he is loved and spoiled let’s take a stroll down Memory Brody lane. Brody, a purebred southern mutt, seems to be an adorable mix of Chow, hound, etc. You name it, he’s got it! Brody came to live at the Sanctuary in June of 2016 from a home that found they were unable to keep him. Being a dog that Our Companions originally helped place in 2010 we honored our commitment to take him back but thankfully this time we had a Sanctuary to support him! It’s always a hard transition for any dog that walks through our doors, especially one that knew the comfort of a real home, but we did what we do best and dedicated lots of time, love and delicious food to this sweet boy and allowed him to shine! During his year at the Sanctuary his gentle demeanor and lovable personality won him lots of friends but it was his signature “AH-CHOO” trick that made both visitors and volunteers alike, giggle uncontrollably! Brody was a pro at showing of his trick and happily accepted its reward of a cookie or chin scratch! While being such an easy going boy he did have some quirks that scared him, loud sudden noises such as one would hear from an oversized/rattling truck caused him distress but we were able to comfort him and work with him to gain further confidence in himself and his handlers. While Brody thrived at the Sanctuary it was obvious that he needed more. As with most dogs, the Sanctuary is meant as a respite, a temporary spot to stay until something better comes along and we are so happy to share with you that it was Brody’s time to move on to bigger and better! He currently lives with a boy that is beyond excited to have a new family member, in a house that welcomes him with open arms and a back yard to chase all the squirrels that his heart desires! It seems hard to think of a better place for Brody to live! We wish him heaps and mounds of well wishes, snuggles and all the treats that one could ever eat!

Brody, congrats on finding your family!

Jasper and Friends

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So, did you ever know someone who was a little bit of a jerk, but managed to get everyone to like him anyway? I feel that way about Jasper and all his little furry friends here.  He has been combining well with Hera and Johnny (and really, who doesn’t combine well with Johnny?), though he can be a little pushy and domineering with both of them. As well, he’s been having walks and play time with Echo, though house time has been rough with them.

Well, they finally seem to have worked it out and they are now fine to have house time together. It’s like that coworker that you don’t really like, but you manage to work well with anyway.  And just to push things a little farther, since Johnny’s departure, Jasper’s been getting together with Lucy. They walk beautifully together and are starting to learn to play well together.  Let’s hope Jasper’s charm continues to work it’s magic!

 

Adoption Updates

Hi Everyone!

cookie082915hI don’t know if you remember me but my name is Cookie.  Several months ago I gave birth to three beautiful kittens affectionately referred to as my “crumbs”. They were all adopted to wonderful homes on July 3rd, and, by now I’d bet that you are wondering how they are doing.

Well, let’s just say that I couldn’t be a  prouder mom.  The reviews are coming in and I can thankfully say they are happy well-adjusted kittens that are so loved by their new families. (of course I never doubted that they would turn out that way).

Just take a look at their photos and I think you’ll agree with me.