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Java, the Apricot Hypoallergenic Labradoodle puppy (part 6)

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“There are so many little things that I enjoy about having Java.

I love teaching him new tricks and watching him learn.

In the morning, when the alarm goes off, he jumps on the bed in between my wife and me and let’s us scratch and pet him for a good 10-15 minutes.

I also love watching him play and interact with other dogs.”

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 4)

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“He has separation anxiety and barks whenever I leave him.

We’ve been training him to stay in his crate with the door open and giving him a kong filled with frozen yogurt or peanut butter.

It’s still a work in progress.

One of the great things about Java, is his personality.

He is a very sweet dog and plays well with others.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Beagle Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 6)

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“It’s just so comforting to come home after work to such a loving dog.

We went home to the U.K. for three weeks over Christmas, and had to leave her in NYC.

We missed her so much.

I came back before my wife, and when I picked her up from the dog sitter, we were both so happy to see each other.

Tina leapt into my arms.”

Tina, The Italian Greyhound/Terrier/Whippet/Mix Rescue From Social Tees (He Said, Part 1)

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“Both my wife and I have always had dogs.

W had one each with our families, growing up.

We’ve never had one together as a couple and it’s something we’ve talked about for a few years.

The time seemed right to foster, because my wife can’t work, as we are from England.”