dog stories

Rosie, the Newfie Doodle Mix (Newfoundland Poodle) She said, part 1

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“I am a researcher by trade, and am really into dogs.

I always had labradors or lab mixes growing up.

I did research into the genealogy of labradors and found out that labradors were originally bred from Newfoundlanders, and a lot of the traits that I loved about labs came from Newfies.

I wanted a Newfoundland really badly, but I found out they are heavy shedders, droolers, and don’t do well in heat.”

Einstein, The Miniature Schnauzer From Amsterdam, That is a Great Comfort to His People (Part 5, He Said)

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“The dedicated dog runs and off leash hours makes having a dog much easier.

There’s also a lot more socialization with other dogs.

I have noticed that people love dogs.

In fact, I think people like dogs more than humans.

My wife and I are grateful to have a dog being a long way from home (Australia), and moving to a new city.”

Java, the Apricot Hypoallergenic Labradoodle puppy (part 5)

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Our kids weren’t around when our last dog was a puppy, and sometimes they treat Java like he is a toy.

When he was smaller, they liked to carry him and they had to realize that as he got bigger, they shouldn’t carry him, because they are a part of his world, but he is not necessarily part of theirs.

He is not at their beckoned call.

Everybody has to be responsible for Java.

We all feed and walk him.

The four of us come together to focus our attention on him.”

Java, the Apricot Hypoallergenic Labradoodle puppy (part 1)

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“We lost our dogs of 17 years and waited a respectable amount of time to get another dog.

After a year, we decided to get a Labradoodle.

Our first dog was a rescue and shed an incredible amount, plus our nephew is allergic to dogs, so we knew we wanted a non-shedding/hypoallergenic dog.

We have a friend who has two doodles from Java’s breeder.

We contacted the breeder, they approved us and put us on the list for a puppy.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 7)

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“For me, Tina is the first taste of having to be responsible for another being and loving it unconditionally.

My wife, Tina and I feel like a proper family unit, now.

Having a dog is a beautiful and enriching experience. “

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 2)

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“We just never saw ourselves owning a dog in Manhattan.

It never occurred to us, because we came from the country in England.

My wife followed Social Tees on Instagram, and after seeing some of the dogs on their site, we decided to try and become foster care givers.

They post ¬†photographs on Instagram of all the dogs that need to be need fostered and people click on the image of the puppy/dog that they are interested in fostering.”

 

MABEL, THE JINDO,CAIRN TERRIER, CHIHUAHUA RESCUE FROM KOREA (SHE SAID, PART 3)

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When I held her, she rested her chin on my arm and I fell in love with her.

I asked myself for a split second, if I was ready and my husband said, she’s the one.

Now I see myself as her parent, and I am there for her, with whatever she needs.

My husband and I come together and we are a team for Mabel.

She has become our priority.

Having Mabel has taught me to think beyond myself, and I love being able to take care of her.

Giving her love and receiving unconditional love back has been a blessing.”

Mabel, The Jindo,Cairn Terrier, Chihuahua Rescue from Korea (He said, Part 5)

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“We worry about Mabel and try to make her happy as a team.

She gets really excited when my wife and I kiss each other.

She runs over to us with great joy, so sometimes we kiss just to call Mabel over to us.

She wants to be a part of us coming together.

It’s a beautiful thing.

It’s funny and amazing.”

Mabel, The Jindo,Cairn Terrier, Chihuahua Rescue from Korea (He said, Part 4)

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“Mabel has a toe infection and we couldn’t tell, but she was limping sporadically.

We went to the vet for her bordatella vaccine and asked the Dr. to take a look at her toe and found out that she had an infection and needed antibiotics as well as toe soaking and pain medication.

We are still learning as we go.

My wife and I are both career people.

We have been married for 15 years and have very busy lives, and occasionally find ourselves out of sinc– just in our everyday existence.

I think Mabel is a galvanizing force that brings us together.”

Mabel, The Jindo,Cairn Terrier, Chihuahua Rescue from Korea (He said, Part 3)

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“Honestly, it was scary, because we didn’t know what we were doing.

We learned by trial and error and reading the internet.

We became our veterinarian’s best customer.

You hear stories about new parents calling Dr.’s all the time, and it was basically the same thing.

She doesn’t eat regularly and we were so worried that we bought 10 different types of food.

We got her about five months ago and have come a long way, though we still worry that we are doing things right.”