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Milo and Mr. Bert, the Delinquent Rescues (Part 1)

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“We had large dogs and when they started dying of old age we decided to downsize the dogs.

I travel a lot and missed my dogs, so I decided to get dogs that I could take on a plane.

Mr. Bert came first.

My daughter, sister and I were on a road trip passing thru Portland, Oregon and my daughter had to visit a rescue shelter for small dogs a block away from where we were staying.

Our big dog  had died a few months before .”

Sandy, the Rescue, That is A Big Dog, In A Small Body (Part 4)

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“Sandy is a fun dog to come home to.

She always wags her tail to greet me.  We have our moment together and then we usually go for a walk.

I don’t have children, but there are obvious parallels.

I have re-prioritized my life.  Sandy has made me a much better morning person.  We have  both learned to compromise.”

Sandy, the Rescue, That is a Big Dog in a Small Body (part 1)

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“I was thinking to adopt in August of 2013 but I didn’t really know what I wanted.

I stopped in to a shelter just to see what the process was and they were taking Sandy for a walk, so we had a chance meeting.  I was with a friend and a roommate and we were all taken with her.

I didn’t know what I was looking for in a dog, but she was the right size (I think of her as the biggest small dog).

She has a ridiculously cute underbite, her legs turn out, she has one white paw and she was immediately warm towards us.”

Sandy, the Rescue, That is A Big Dog, In A Small Body (Part 5)

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“If you give in to your dogs every request and desire that is not an ideal relationship– then you become the pet and she is the master.

We have an understanding.

Every bath comes with lots of treats.

The pros far outweigh the cons.”

Norman, the Goofy Shepherd/Husky Puppy That Makes Everyone Laugh (part 3)

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“I fell in love with his ears and smile.

He was being fostered by a couple on the upper east side and we met up an adoption event at Petco.

We brought our dog Hannah with us to see how they would get along.

Norman rolled over and was submissive towards Hanna, so we thought it was a good match.”

 

Norman, the Goofy Shepherd/Husky Puppy That Makes Everyone Laugh (part 1)

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My husband and I love having two dogs in the house.

We had Hannah, a Silky Terrier, and we had another dog that passed away in April.

We waited five months to get Norman.

I heard about a rescue group called Muddy Paws and I looked them up.

They had a lot of great dogs on their site.”

Twiggy, the Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix Rescue (part 5)

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“I am lucky to have such understanding neighbors.

I received a note under my door the first time I left her alone saying, your dog has been barking and crying the entire time you were gone. It was so sad, the next time you leave, please just drop her off with us.

We leave her with the family next door, but I don’t want to take advantage of them.

I have been considering bark busters, but am trying to leave her alone for short intervals of time and build up to longer periods.

Twiggy has become the emphasis of our lives.

We are devoted to her and she is semi-devoted to us.”

 

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 5)

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“I love being with my animals, especially my little one.

She brings me such peace that I call her my therapy dog.

Boscoe is a big snuggle bunny and he is a very sweet dog.

Obviously, I can’t take him everywhere with me because of his size, but he is a great dog.

I am thankful that I have never had a difficult time since having them, but the hustle and bustle of selling real estate can be stressful and clients can be difficult, so coming home to Boscoe and Gracie is therapeutic.

It’s either red wine or fur-babies, and sometimes both.”

 

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 2)

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“Boscoe had been in the shelter for an entire year and they weren’t showing him because he had a leg in a sling that was infected.

They kept taking him to a vet to drain his leg full of infection, but never treated it properly.

I said, let me adopt him and I will get him treated and take care of him.

The adoption group came over for a home visit and we were approved.

I took Boscoe to my vet, where they took x-rays and saw a bullet in his leg.”

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 5)

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“She is a big goofball.

She’s all legs and ears.

Tina is so playful, and very inquisitive.

She came with the name Tina and it stuck.

Any little noise makes her perk up, and every person we see, could be a potential friend.

We worry about her all the time and are tired all the time as well.

I feel like we are new parents and that Tina makes us feel like a family.

She came with the name Tina and it stuck.”