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LEO, THE LIONHEARTED, MIRACLE TERRIER RESCUE (PART 4)

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“My mother cooks for him, plays with him and even walks him.

Leo acts as a therapy dog as well as a companion.

My mother has a routine with him and it keeps her mind busy.

Leo is very social, he wants to play with every dog he sees, so she has been forced to be social as well.

All in all, Leo has been a help to our family.”

LEO, THE LIONHEARTED, MIRACLE TERRIER RESCUE (PART 3)

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“After opening her up and discovering she was pregnant, they closed her up, unsure if the puppies would survive, but they did.

Leo is a miracle baby.

One of the rescuers said, the puppies had hearts of lions, so we called him Leo (the lionhearted).

One of the reasons for getting Leo was so that he could be a companion for my mother.

She is 83 and has early stages of dementia.  Her Doctor recommended getting another dog to help keep her focused and social.”

LEO, THE LIONHEARTED, MIRACLE TERRIER RESCUE (PART 2)

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“I filled out an application for him on the Friday before Mother’s Day and that Sunday, I got a call to go to Unleashed on Columbus Avenue to meet with him.

He and his brother were both available.

I had filled out the application for Leo, so I met with him, and after the apartment inspection he was ours.

I found out that his mom and two other dogs were surrendered to a shelter and immediately spayed and neutered, without knowing that one of the dogs was pregnant.”

LEO, THE LIONHEARTED, MIRACLE TERRIER RESCUE (PART 1)

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“I was looking for a small dog after I dog sat for a friend of mine who has a chihuahua.

I had a Rottweiler, German Shepherd mix before that who passed away at the age of 15.

We thought we wouldn’t get another dog, but after sitting for a small dog, we decided we wanted another dog; and we wanted a small dog.

You can take a small dog everywhere–on the train, a bus, in a cab and on a plane.

I found Leo on the Eve’s Sanctuary website.

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.”

Kiwi, the Chihapoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (she said, part 2)

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“To get past the no dog rule, I got a letter from a therapist saying, I needed her for emotional support, which I did,

I didn’t hear for a few days, but when I followed up, they told me to come and pick her up.

I left work and picked her up an hour later.

It was a foster to adopt process and I had a week to decide if I wanted to keep her.

I had a few roommates, so they had to get to know her and approve.

My boyfriend was visiting, and he had to approve, too.”

Kiwi, the Chihapoo – Chihuahua/Poodle Mix (she said, part 1)

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“My boyfriend moved away for a year and we were having a long distance relationship, so I basically replaced him with a dog.

I applied to several different rescue groups online and applied for several different dogs.

I got rejected from a few, because I work full time.

Then, I saw Kiwi’s profile on Cooper’s Dream website and applied right away.

I liked the expression on her face and they described her as being quiet.

Also, I lived in a no dog allowed apartment.”