Month: May 2017

Rosie, the Miniature Dachshund that is Overcoming Separation Anxiety (part 5)

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“I started to live alone for the first time in my life and Rosie is always there.

I know that when I come home someone is really happy to see me, always.

I think that is the essence of having a dog,

That unconditional love that they give.

I used to laugh at people with their little designer dogs and their dog bags and now, I am one of them.”

Rosie, the Miniature Dachshund that is Overcoming Separation Anxiety (part 4)

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“I hired Bark Busters.

They really taught me about behavior.

There are no treats or punishment, it’s about speaking their language.

Establishing dominance through sounds really helped.

I would growl at her and she learned that I was alpha.

I also learned to crate train her with a calming sheet covering the crate and she is much less anxious now.”

Rosie, the Miniature Dachshund that is Overcoming Separation Anxiety (part 3)

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“I broke up with the person I bought her with.

Rosie got anxious when we broke up and now she has separation anxiety.

She always had it, but it got worse after we moved.

She would bark the entire time I was out at work.

My neighbors were upset with the barking and I was afraid I was going to get kicked out of my new apartment.”

Rosie, the Miniature Dachshund that is Overcoming Separation Anxiety (part 2)

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“Two dogs that I was interested in through other rescue organizations got adopted the day before I went to meet them.

After that I started contacting Miniature Dachshund breeders, but I strolled into a pet store and saw Rosie.

It was love at first sight.

She was tiny.  I think she was 3.2 lbs.

She was playful, but not crazy, and was very sweet.

While we were signing the paperwork to buy her, she fell asleep in our arms.”

Rosie, the Miniature Dachshund that is overcoming separation anxiety (part 1)

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“Our last dog died.

He was a double dapple Dachshund who died when he was 11 years old.

I really wanted a rescue mutt but it was surprisingly hard process.

I had to fill out applications and give references.

When I went to the ASPCA, they had a lot of big Pit Bulls, but we had a small apartment, and we wanted a small dog.”

 

Morgan, the Miniature Doberman Pinscher Mix From Social Tees Rescue (part 4, she said)

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“Morgan is a mush,

He is a love bug.

As far as having something loving in the house when you have two teenagers, who are sometimes not loving, is a great comfort.”

Morgan, the Mini Doberman Pinscher Mix From Social Tees Rescue (part 3, she said)

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Morgan was born on July 24th, and my sons were born on July 23rd and 25th, so he fit right in.

He’s most comfortable when the entire family is at home.

He likes the pack being together.

My husband and I have some alone time when walking Morgan.

Also, it’s a good way for us to get exercise, as well as Morgan.”

Morgan, the Mini Doberman Pinscher Mix from Social Tees Animal Rescue (part 2, she said)

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“He’s very pretty and he has a nice smile.

The puppies were getting a lot of attention and Morgan was in his cage looking handsome and smiling.

He wasn’t a baby, he was six months old.

We filled out the paperwork and they did a background check on us.

We took him home that day.

The best thing about Morgan is that he’s so different from our Jack Russell, who was never affectionate, or even friendly for that matter.

He was aloof.”

Morgan, the Mini Doberman Pinscher Mix from Social Tees Animal Rescue (part 1, she said)

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“We had a Jack Russell Terrier and he passed away when he was 18 years old.

We waited for two years, when my younger boy, who, at the time was 11 years old, asked for a dog.

That was Christmas time three years ago.

A friend of mine told me that a rescue shelter called Social Tees showcases their animals at Petco on Lexington Avenue, so my husband and I went over on a Saturday afternoon.

We spotted Morgan and that was it.”

Stella, the Empathetic Border Collie (Part 4, She Said)

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Once I was driving I got lost.

My phone battery died and I had no GPS.

I had no way of getting in touch with my boyfriend.

I was frustrated and frightened.

Stella licked my tears away.

It was a simple moment, yet she made my anguish disappear.

I focused, instead of crying, and I found myself and where I needed to be.

It was magical.”