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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 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.”