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PENNY, THE DACHSHUND MIX FROM RESCUE DOGS ROCK (PART 1, SHE SAID)

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“Our friend, Julia had two dachshunds, Henry and Joshua and we just fell in love with them.

So, I thought we wanted a dachshund.

My boyfriend and I love dogs and felt like it was time to get one.

We both had time consuming jobs, but started working from home, so it seemed like the right time.

My partner started googling Dachshund rescue on Pet Finder and Penny popped up on the screen.

She is a Doxie mix and her photo was the cutest dog we’d ever seen.”

BABKA, THE JACK RUSSELL/RAT TERRIER/CHIHUAHUA RESCUE FROM BIDE-A-WEE (PART 4)

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“After taking her to the vet because she had a skin issue, namely, mange, we were told we needed to put her on a diet and give her a lot of exercise to slim her down.

We walked her five miles a day.

It worked and she lost a lot of weight after only two months.

She also had a growth spurt and that took care of the rest of the unwanted fat.”

Oscar Madison, The Messy Terrier/Sheepdog Mix Rescue (He Said, Part 2)

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“There hasn’t been a whole lot of improvement with his manners.

We got him on a Friday and Jack Klugman died that Sunday.

My first thought when he died was that this dog is going to be called, Oscar Madison.

He lives up to his name.

Every evening we put about 20 toys in a neat pile in front of the living room fireplace and by the time we wake up in the morning, they are spewed all over the living room floor.

I know something is wrong with him if there is no mess in the morning.”

Poppy, the Smooth Coated Border Collie Rescue (part 3

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“She was very mouthy with me and she bit hard.

That was how she played.

She put her mouth all over my legs and bit too hard.

She had never been taught boundaries.

Most puppies that are mouthy learn to back off from biting hard when someone says, ouch.

Poppy didn’t understand that.

It was obvious she had never been touched or received attention.”

 

 

Jack, the Shepherd, Rottweiler, Labrador, Great Dane, Chow, Pit Bull, Swiss Mountain Dog, Terrier Mix Sidekick (part 3)

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“Jack was three to four months old when I got him.

It was an impulse decision, but it worked out because I lost my job a week after getting him home, so I got to spend quality time training him and helping him adjust to the city.

A month after he came to New York City, we moved to Colorado for a job.

He loved the mountains.”

Roxanne, the International Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy (she said, part 6)

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“It’s not so much a particular situation, but rather the process of loving her and sharing her with my boyfriend that has enhanced our lives.

Roxanne has awoken maternal instincts in me that I wasn’t aware I had.

She has shown me the I can be responsible and diligent if something is important enough.

She makes my boyfriend and me feel like a family.

I do a lot of the walking and feeding because I can, but when my boyfriend is home he adores her and they spend a lot of time playing together.

It’s wonderful to watch them.”

Stella, the Peaceful Puppy Hound Rescue From Palmetto Paws That Bonded A Couple (She Said, Part 3)

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“It was a beautiful day in my life.

I knew I couldn’t leave without taking her with me.

I called my boyfriend to come to the event and meet us.

He came to the event, and we gave puppy back to Palmetto Paws Rescue, where they put her back in her crate while we discussed the reality of owning a dog.

We asked for more information about her background.”

Stella, the Peaceful Puppy Hound Rescue From Palmetto Paws That Bonded A Couple (She Said, Part 2)

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“I saw an adoption event at Petco and thought, I am just going to browse.

Well, that never works.

I showed interest in a few dogs and took each one for a walk, but didn’t really feel a connection with any of them.

Then I saw a little puppy curled up in a ball.

She was the most peaceful one there..

I asked if I could hold her, and right away she smothered me with kisses.

In a sense, I felt she chose me.”

Rosie, the Newfie Doodle Mix (Newfoundland Poodle) He said, part 4

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“Mentally, Rosie has added to my life in so many ways– she relaxes me, makes me laugh, forces me to be in the moment more and gets me to enjoy being outside more.

I also socialize more since having Rosie.

My wife and I have met several people that have become friends in the dog community.

I think my wife and I spend more time together relaxing with Rosie and more conversations, in general.

Overall, Rosie has improved my quality of life dramatically.

I am grateful my wife persisted to get a dog.”

Bongo, the Maltipoo Family and travel dog (part 2)

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“The best part about having Bongo is how he has brought our focus inward.

In a career (performing), where it’s very easy to get distracted by the quick pace and being pulled in different directions, caring for Bongo has helped ground us.

We’ve only had Bongo for ten months and three to six of those months my wife and I were working in different cities.

Even thought logistically he made things more difficult because the responsibility was all on one person, he was still something that brought us together.”