Sammy’s Search…

Friends! Sammy is still here, waiting, wishing, wondering where his family is! Adoptions for the rescue have been pretty slow. I think because of the holidays, people are traveling, etc so adoptions aren’t booming. That being said, Sammy has gotten very little interest, and I have no idea why! (Well, he’s had a couple people inquire, however they didn’t fit his needs.)

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So, I thought I’d share his adorable goofy face, along with a list of what he’s looking for, while begging YOU to share this post, in hopes of finally finding his perfect match!

Sammy’s Singles Ad

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I am a young stud muffin (of course, the true essence of my studliness has been removed). I am a caramel color, with golden brown eyes, with which I will look deep into your soul. I will keep any pesky beings out of your yard, by prancing around the yard in all my glory, barking when necessary (which is often)! If you like to sing, I will be happy to sing with you. You’ll learn quickly that I have a lovely howling singing voice. I am the KING of cuddling, so be sure you don’t mind sharing your couch. Seriously, I’m the full package so choose me before someone else does!!

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Sammy’s Must Haves…

-another medium to large dog in the home for confidence building

-non-dominant canine friend who won’t get jealous when he leans in for some smooches from his friends (human or 4-legged!)

-patient parents, who are willing to give him the time and training he needs

-squirrels to chase (but not catch)

-have multiple bed options. Sammy is a bed and couch hog! If someone is in the bed he wants, he will wander around and whine, until he gets his way or finally gives up!

If you or anyone you know is looking for a really sweet pup, please send them our way! Better yet, forward this on to everyone you know and ask them to do the same!

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www.facebook.com/LastHopeRescueFL & LastHopeRescueFL@gmail.com

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 Good night friends! 

xoxo

 

 

 

New Year Resolutions

It’s that time again…time when many people begin to make resolutions. Choosing things they want to accomplish over the next year.

I could say the typical things, like lose weight & save money…which ARE on the list, but I also thought I’d share some other things on my list…

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-sign up to volunteer on the Animal Rescue Team for the Humane Society-this means I’d get to deploy on their missions when they have a need

-continue working on Oscar’s training. I want him to be the best pibble around of course! I really want to get him to stop licking on command, and to stay put in the kitchen until I release him to visit friends.

-teach the dogs to ring a bell when they want to go out. They’ve already ruined one set of curtains by scratching them too much when they want to go out!

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-I’d also like to try out making some doggie treats at home. They are so much healthier!

-Walk Oscar more in public places. This really goes along with his training, but he needs more practice in walking by people and dogs without reacting (whether it be barking, or just wanting to cover them in slobbery kisses!)

Those are just a few of the things I’d like to accomplish in the coming year. What about you? What are your goals for 2015, dog related or not?

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Goodnight friends! 

xoxo

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Meet Sammy!

Say hello to my 18th foster! This guy is Sammy.

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He has been in the rescue for a few months. His previous foster has to travel multiple times over the next several months, so we had to place Sammy in a new foster home. There was nowhere for him to go, so he joined Crazy Doglandia to become a part of my pack!

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The first 3 days were hell rough. He was very confused, stressed, and vocal. He likes to share his discontentment with the neighborhood, by whining and barking and whining and barking. Did I mention he whined and barked a lot?!

Because of his nervous energy, I took dog introductions VERY slow. For the first time ever, Oscar was not the first dog to welcome our foster. Instead, I let Mia meet Sammy first. I knew she’d be great since she is confident, social, happy and submissive. They were friends immediately. Sammy knew there were other friends for him to meet though, and he kept on whining. So the next day, I introduced Lucy. Although she can be vocal, she too is confident and social, so I knew she wouldn’t be affected by Sammy’s nervous energy. All the while, Oscar and Sammy had met several times, I just wasn’t allowing full play yet.

After a few days, Sammy settled in a bit, so then came Oscar’s turn. My word for Oscar is “easy”, when he is allowed to play but has to be gentle. So, I finally took just the two boys out, telling Oscar “easy” several times, and they started to play. As usual, Oscar made me proud and was a total rock star with Sammy!

Now that Sammy had officially made friends with everyone individually, it was time to have multiple dog play time! First I allowed Mia, Lucy, and Sammy to play together. They did fabulously! Then I let Oscar take Lucy’s place, and they too did great together. Finally, all four dogs were allowed to play at the same time…holy dog herd! They all love to run and chase each other, and have a blast together. Sammy definitely thrives around dogs, so his forever home MUST have at least one other medium-large dog for him to pal around with!

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Sammy is only about 6-7 months old, and has long lanky legs. I think he is a Belgian Malinois mix. He has the black muzzle, black-tipped fur, and has a lot of their traits: Watchful, Protective, Alert, Friendly, Hard-working, Confident, Stubborn, Active..ok, he’s not confident, but everything else pretty much describes Sammy to a T! He also has a lot of “working dog” qualities. For example, when he is chasing the dogs, he nips at their butts, which is very typical of a herding/working dog. I also think that is why he whines when there is nothing for him to do, and it takes him longer to settle down, unlike my couch potato dogs! He is a really sweet pup, and smart too. He is house and crate trained. Sammy needs LOTS of work on the leash, so that will be the top priority as far as what needs to be worked on!

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On other news, Mia has an adoption pending!!! I won’t say any more until it’s a done deal…but I’m excited to share the news, once everything is official!!

Have a great day, friends!

xoxo