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Nikki and Winston, the Pit Bull and Shiba-Enu Rescues (She Said, Part 5)

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“It’s a big decision.

Also, Winston was dying of pneumonia when we got him.  The vet said he was 2 days away from death.

I still recommend adopting before shopping, but I learned a lot about puppy mills, pet stores and when you meet a dog that is meant to be yours, it doesn’t matter where it comes from.”

Nikki and Winston, the Pit Bull and Shiba-Enu Rescues (She Said, Part 4)

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“We knew nothing about Winston’s breed (Shiba Inu) but the moment I made eye contact with him it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before.  I can’t find the words to describe the feelings, except that I felt like I’d met a soulmate.

Getting Winston from a pet store also shifted my point of view about dog buying.

Prior to Winston, I had been staunchly anti-buying from a pet shop, but I realized that once a dog leaves a puppy mill it still needs a home.”

 

Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 4)

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“The first year of his life was difficult.

He was sick with pneumonia.  He was indoors for 5 months, so that stunted our ability to socialize him for a while.

At first Nikki didn’t know what to do with puppy Winston.  She looked at me as if to say, what did you do?

The first year, Nikki was intent on being an only child.

Eventually Winston wore her down and now they are the best of friends.”

Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 3)

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“I had Nikki 2 years and she was queen bee of the house and then the dynamic of the house changed.

I met my girlfriend and Nikki fell in love with her, then I fell in love with her.

And then we got Winston, a Sheba-Enu and the family unit became complete (for now).

Winston was an impulse love at first sight dog.  And then he turned out to be a huge pain in the ass.”

Preston, the Failed Show Dog Rescue, And Scarlet, the Black Labrador Mix, Rescue (Part 1)

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“We got Preston as a result of a sad event.

We’ve always had Vizsla’s and Preston is our third.

Our first Vizsla, Lucas died at 15 years old, and we got a puppy soon after, called Theo.

We were on vacation and Theo was hit by a car at 20 months and died instantly.

We were devastated and a breeder friend of ours called and said he had a male Vizsla that was a six month old failed show dog that needed a home.”

Riley, the Rescue Beagle Puppy With Separation Anxiety (Part 5)

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“At this point one of us is always home and we have a dog walker/sitter.

We are not sure how to fix this situation, but we are willing to exhaust all options.

We are open to getting creative, whatever that means.

We just want Riley to have a good quality of life.

My husband and I are also expecting a baby this week.”

Riley, the Rescue Beagle Puppy With Separation Anxiety (Part 4)

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“He felt a connection to Riley.

She was happy and playful.

We adopted her eight months ago.

She has sever separation anxiety.

We have worked with trainers and medications and nothing has helped.

It hasn’t been like anything we have ever experienced before.”

Riley, the Rescue Beagle Puppy With Separation Anxiety (Part 3)

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“Riley was the most social in the group of puppies.

She is very different from our last beagle; she just loves being around other dogs, but is afraid of people.

Our last dog loved people, but not other dogs.

Riley is a tri-color and our last dog was a lemon beagle, pale in color.

My husband actually made the decision to adopt Riley.”

 

 

 

Riley, the Rescue Beagle Puppy With Separation Anxiety (Part 2)

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“My husband and I decided to  rescue one of the dogs.

We wanted to sleep on it, but decided to go out to Long Beach, Long Island where the shelter was located, to meet and spend some time with the rescue beagle puppies.

We wanted a dog that was social and playful.

She was the opposite of our last beagle.”

Riley, the Rescue Beagle Puppy With Separation Anxiety (Part 1)

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“We had a beagle who was 11 years old and he passed away from cancer, so we adopted Riley from a rescue group called, Posh Pets.

We met her at an adoptapalooza event in Union Square, NYC.

We were looking, just to be around dogs, but not sure we were ready to adopt a dog.

We went into the adoption truck filled with puppies and dogs and got emotional.”