Month: January 2018

Bailey, the Staffordshire Terrier, Chow Chow, Boxer and Labrador Retriever Rescue Mix (she said, part 3)

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“We took her home that day.

She is great in the city, but was originally saved from a kill shelter in Texas.

Bailey is the focal point of our family.

Everything we do revolves around her.

Now that we’ve had her for almost a year, she has settled into our daily routine.

My favorite think to do, is go for our early morning walk in Central Park, where she is off-leash.”

Bailey, the Staffordshire Terrier, Chow Chow, Boxer and Labrador Retriever Rescue Mix (she said, part 2)

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“My husband and I applied right away.

They checked out our references pretty quickly and then we went to meet her.

It was definitely love at first sight.

We didn’t want to go home without her.”

Bailey, the Staffordshire Terrier, Chow Chow, Boxer and Labrador Retriever Rescue Mix (she said, part 1)

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“I’ve always volunteered for different animal organizations.

Guiding eyes for the blind was one, and more recently, Bad Ass Brooklyn Rescue.

Working with the rescue animals inspired me to adopt a rescue dog.

I followed a number of rescue organizations on Instagram and saw an image of Bailey on See Spot Rescued, and I fell in love with her.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwi, the rescue Chipoo (chihuahua/poodle) mix (he said, part 5)

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“Kiwi is a fantastic greeter whenever I come home.

She wags her tail to the point of losing her balance.

It’s a clumsy cuteness.

She is also a great walking partner.

After a day of work, I will walk her in the park for an hour.

She never loses stamina and she is also inquistive and helps me discover new things.

She is a great cuddle and always wants to under the covers with us.

She is a big licker; noses in particular.

I love the ease with which she gives affection.”

Kiwi, the Chipoo (chihuahua/poodle) rescue mix, (he said, part 4)

IMG_1998“I’ve been working with Kiwi to build trust  for four and a half months and it seems to be paying off, though she still tries to claim my spot on the bed.

We are currently working on that.

I will occasionally have to wear an oven mitt so her bite doesn’t hurt.

When she bites, I send her off to her crate with a treat.

Since she is a rescue dog, we don’t know if she had some traumatic experience or not.”

Kiwi, the Chipoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (he said, part 3)

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“We both saw Kiwi online and we both jumped at the chance to adopt her.

It was love at first sight.

I was only there for a week after Kiwi was adopted and I don’t think she remembered me  after the year.

She greeted me in a friendly manner, but not as though I was part of her pack.

She is protective of my girlfriend, and that includes protecting her from me.”

Kiwi, the Chipoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (he said, part 2)

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“She grew up with cats, but she got to know my dogs and I think I converted her to become a dog person.

I got a cruise contract, singing, and it too me out of town for a year.

My girlfriend got Kiwi when I left, as a replacement animal.

We had been talking about adopting a dog at some point, but hadn’t seriously considered it.

My leaving was the tipping point.”

 

Kiwi, the Chipoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (he said, part 1)

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“I’ve always had dogs.

I grew up with them in San Diego, California.

I had two or three at the same time, and they were all different sizes–

usually, one large and one or two small dogs.

I have been dating my girlfriend for about five years and my love for dogs has rubbed off on her.”

 

Kiwi, the Chihapoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (she said, part 4)

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“Since having Kiwi, we moved to New York, from Palo Alto and she was a continuity of companionship throughout the move.

We weren’t as close to a dog park in California, so New York is great for her because she loves the dog park.

Having Kiwi has given me another creature to care for and my maternal instincts have kicked in.

The three of us make a nice little family.”

Kiwi, the Chihapoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (she said, part 3)

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“I was convinced from the first minute, when she hopped on my lap, that she would be mine.

It took a little convincing with some of my roommates, but by the week’s end, everyone approved.

It was difficult at first because she wanted to sleep with me, but my roommate didn’t want her in our bedroom, she was relegated to the living room.

She cried and scratched at the door, so I got a trainer and I practiced going in and out of the bedroom and not responding when she cried or scratched at the door.”