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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.”

L.T., the rescue hound, terrier, and golden retriever mix (part 3)

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“After twenty-two years, I lost my job.

L.T. has been my support.

He gets me out and walking every day.

I’ve lost fifteen pounds as well as my depression, since getting L.T.”

L.T, the rescue Hound, Terrier and Golden Retriever Mix

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“L.T. is short for Logan Taylor.  There is another Logan in my apartment building, so I started calling him, L.T.

I was recently out of work, or semi-retired and I now have the time to devote to a puppy.

My family and I went to a rescue shelter in Westchester, called Paws Crossed.

My daughter and I found L.T.

He is a hound, terrier and golden mix.

We chose him because of his personality.

He was mellow.  He was four and a half months old and he was so serene.

He was there with his sister, but she was already spoken for.”

 

Penny & Parker, the Pomeranians (part 3, she said)

“One year later, we learned the ropes and found a reputable breeder, registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club), and we got Parker, who cost us just about nothing in vet bills.

We tried to go through rescue first, but we came up against roadblocks. No one could tell us what size the dog would be an we needed a small dog for the safety of Penny.

We ended up with a breeder and we chose Parker from his photo.  He had a great face.

The first time Parker saw the beach, he lost his mind.  He buried his head in the sand.  He loved every moment on the beach.

It’s hard to say a worst moment because they have been a joy.

They make you get out of your house, out of yourself.”

Murphy, the bluetick coonhound/border collie mix rescue from a kill shelter (part 3)

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“Murphy helps me to relax.

I found a lump in my breast and felt instantly afraid, without any instant resolution.

I had two weeks of living in fear, but Murphy helped take my mind off of what was happening with me.

Murphy also makes me laugh.

He is still a puppy so he’s very clumsy and friendly.

He loves little kids and likes to lick their hands and faces.  I think he genuinely wants to make them smile.

He is not a food or treat driven dog.

Getting love and affection is motivation for Murphy.”

Lino, the outgoing French Bulldog (part 1)

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“My husband wanted a dog for the past five years, but we kept moving around.

When we arrived in NYC from London this past April, we decided it was time to settle down.

It was a good time to get a dog.

My husband decided on a French Bulldog.

We knew we couldn’t have a big dog that needed a lot of exercise.

We did research online and a Frenchy seemed right.

We went to Citipups, in Chelsea, just to see some puppies, and left with Lino.”

Niko, the Alaskan Klee Kai (part 1 she said)

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“My boyfriend and I grew up with dogs.

I grew up with Shepherds.

He grew up with smaller dogs, like cockapoos.

We both knew we wanted a dog, but were long distance for a year.

We argued about what kind of dog to get.

He really wanted a Husky, but I didn’t like the idea of a big dog in the city.

He did a lot of research and found the Alaskan Klee Kai.

The breed was started 30 years ago and is a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Schipperke.”

 

Ferris, the rescue Parvo survivor from the mountains of Canada (part 3)

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“I think Ferris has changed how we look at animals.

Instead of us thinking that he should do one thing our way, we’ve learned to adapt and compromise.

When he’s on the leash and an aggressive dog comes by, I step between them to stop anything before it happens.

I don’t say, “bad dog,” I simply diffuse the situation.

I know what works for both of us.

We average walking 6-10 miles of walking a day in the city.

I didn’t want him to suffer from our move to the city.

I wanted to maintain his quality of life.”

Ferris, the rescue Parvo survivor from the mountains of Canada (part 1)

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“We wanted a second dog, so we got Ferris.

We used to live in the mountains of Canada and we wanted a companion for our Golden Retriever, Ben, (who since passed away due to a brain tumor).

We found Ferris on a local internet advertisement.

He was about eight weeks and sick with Parvo.

We were told he had a 60% chance of recovering.

He survived Parvo.

Ferris came the alpha dog very quickly because Ben was so submissive.

He became a different dog when Ben died.

His dominant traits receded and he wasn’t as protective.”