first dog

OLIVE, THE FRENCH BULLDOG THAT WANTS TO PLAY 24/7 (PART 3)

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“Someone at my dog park in New Jersey, had a Frenchie who I really liked and I reached out to their breeder and she was about to have a litter.

She told me that I needed to reserve a dog, because they bred very conservatively and would be spoken for quickly.

At the time I wanted a male, but when she sent me photos of the litter, I fell in love with Olive’s face and knew she was the puppy for me.”

OLIVE, THE FRENCH BULLDOG THAT WANTS TO PLAY 24/7 (PART 2)

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“I say that it’s like living with a toddler.

She wants to play 24/7.

I started doing research into rescuing a Frenchie but I realized pretty quickly that the ones available to rescue usually had either health or behavioral issues.

I realized that I wasn’t the best owner for that situation.”

OLIVE, THE FRENCH BULLDOG THAT WANTS TO PLAY 24/7 (PART 1)

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“I got Olive because my last dog died and I was still living at home, but was considering moving out on my own.

I was doing research on good apartment dogs and French Bulldogs came up a few times.

I also thought they were very cute.

People said they were quiet and calm.

Olive is the opposite.”

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 Terrier/Hound Rescue From Palmetto Paws That Bonded A Couple (She Said, Part 1)

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“I grew up in a home where rescuing animals was a regular occurrence.

My Family always rescued older animals that were about to be euthanized.

I’ve always wanted my own dog.

I have a man in my life and we are very committed to one another.

We were able to financially and emotionally support a dog.

I knew I wanted a rescue, because that’s what my family did and it was important to me.”

 

MABEL, THE JINDO,CAIRN TERRIER, CHIHUAHUA RESCUE FROM KOREA (SHE SAID, PART 4)

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“My husband is a great dad.

We have both managed our work and time so that we can take care of Mabel.

I work at an office, but my husband can work remotely part of the time.

He gets to take care of her during the day, and I know it’s not easy to take his mind off work.

He is very focused on his job, and the only thing that can break that concentration is Mabel.

Mabel gives us both a break from work,  and focusing on ourselves and our careers.

We are both driven people and society encourages that way of being.

Having Mabel has inspired us to slow down and appreciate the moments of day to day life, and live in the present tense.”

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 (SHE SAID, PART 2)

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“We started following Korean K9 Dog Rescue’s website and saw Mabel’s photograph four months later.

I looked at her picture every day for 11 days.

I found out there was an event happening in Long Island City.

We waited on line for over an hour and a half to meet her.

I looked for her, but she wasn’t in the center, playing with the other rambunctious puppies.

She was off in a corner, curled up in a little ball.

She was already a year old and was so calm.”

Kai, the Three Legged Maltese/Chinese Crested Mix, Rescue (part 3)

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“I was as nervous as could be.

Finally, I got the call, one and get the baby.

He was with his foster mom in Manhattan.

I picked him up and took him to Rockaway, and BAM, I had a puppy to take care of.

We moved to Manhattan in October and he has adjusted very well.

He loves the smells, but hates the noise.”

JARVIS, THE GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPY THAT WAS BORN THE DAY WE GOT ENGAGED (PART 4, HE SAID)

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“My fiancé has been more accommodating by respecting my wishes and not letting Jarvis on the sofa.

Raising Jarvis together has made us a better team.

We make decisions together.

We have learned to trust each other’s opinions and are willing to accept the opinions of one another.

We are flexible with each other.

No one is ever completely wrong.”