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ANUBIS, THE PAPILLON/CHIHUAHUA MIX AND DIMA, THE POMERANIAN/HUSKY MIX (PART 6)

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“I am really busy with school, as is my girlfriend.

We are also busy with work, and sometimes it’s difficult to take care of them.

We often discuss which one of us will do the last walk at night because we are both tired and want to go to sleep.

It’s always me, but she does the morning walk, so it all works out.

Having dogs has brought a calmness to our relationship.

Anubis and Dima are the center of attention, as opposed to smaller issues that don’t seem so important anymore.

The joy and responsibility they bring to us, definitely makes us feel more like a family.”

BUCKY LA FONTAINE AND DOLLY, THE BLACK LABRADOR/TERRIER SIBLING RESCUE DOGS FROM BIDE-A-WEE (PART 1)

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“I’ve always had Yorkshire Terriers.

Audrey Hepburn was my inspiration and she had Yorkshire’s.

Years ago in my career I worked with Audrey. She wore some of my fashion designs.

When my last Yorkie, Master Timmy (he was named for his great grandfather) passed away, I was very sad.”

Olive, the Basset Hound, Staffordshire Terrier, and unknown mix, Rescue Dog (part 4, she said)

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Olive, the Bassett Hound, Staffordshire Terrier, and unknown mix, Rescue Dog (part 2, she said)

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“I thought New York City was a difficult place to raise a dog, so we wanted a smallish dog.

I would get into bed and go on Pet Finder on my phone at 11:00 at night, and look for New York rescue puppies.

Initially, I looked at Labrador Retriever rescues, but I spoke to someone at Unleashed NYC, the rescue group, and she had adopted two dogs from Unleashed, NYC and had a great experience.

The provide a link to puppies they have up for adoption.”

Olive, the Bassett Hound, Staffordshire Terrier, and unknown mix, Rescue Dog (part 1, she said)

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“I grew up with a lot of pets– cats, dogs, rabbits, gerbils, and more.

I had a horse and we had a barn full of animals.

I had never really had a pet of my own.

Those were family animals.

My husband had a dog growing up.

Our nine year old son loves animals, too.

We knew we wanted a dog or a cat, but my son decided we should get a dog.”

Stella, the Empathetic Border Collie (she said, Part 1)

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“Stella is my boyfriend’s dog.

I met him after he got her.

When I met him I thought it would be a challenge to have a dog in the city.

Not only because it’s expensive, but because we are young, it’s not practical and we travel.

She ties us down.

We have a schedule with her.

We have to be home to feed and walk her

This is how I felt, before meeting Stella and getting attached to her.”

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

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“The timing was right for us to get a dog.

We both grew up with families that had dogs and we knew down the road we wanted a dog.

We each wanted a dog (individually), but it was never the right time.

Eventually, I was working from home and my girlfriend was in school and we were able to train a puppy.

They need to go out every two hours and require constant monitoring.”

 

 

Niko,the Alaskan Klee Kai (part 2, she said)

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“I like the Schipperke and had thought about getting one when I was single a few years ago.

I am glad I waited.

Niko is a perfect mix of the dogs we liked.

He was the ultimate compromise.

I think Niko has changed my life in a positive way.

He gives us a reason to get up and around.

He’s motivation to get off the couch.

We see the sunrises and sunsets every day.

We walk all over the city and we travel with him.

He has a great attitude and he’s always up for an adventure.”

 

Penny, the Cavanese puppy that required some major house training (part 2)

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“People don’t tell you how hard having a puppy is.

I wish someone had told both of us how difficult it would be.

It was a major adjustment.

A puppy requires a lot of time and supervision.

Every second was consumed with my puppy getting into something.

She chewed headphones, rugs, shoes, underwear, pillows and the couch.

Honestly, I was ready to get rid of her, but my boyfriend said Penny is our dogter (dog/daughter), and right now she’s a puppy, but soon she’ll be a dog.

She will calm down.”

Chewie, the Border Collie/mini Australian Shepherd, lifesaver (part 2)

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“Chewie helped me through a tough time.

I was depressed and she helped me get out of the house whether I wanted to or not.

Walking a dog 3 or 4 times a day gives me clarity.  It makes me feel like whatever is troubling me is going to be okay.

The routine gives me something to do, and my focus is on something other than myself.

Chewie knows when I am unhappy.

She gets very upset if I am crying, so I try not to cry in front of her.

If she feels that I am sad or upset, she won’t leave my side.”