Update on Turtle

Update on Turtle

Adopted: August, 2019

Dog’s former name: Valka (Dragon Litter)

What are the best things about your dog?
Turtle is sassy, spunky, and loves all creatures- big or small. She thinks her sister, Paisley, walks on water and they have a really special bond. She also has a very pretty brindle coloring and a ridiculous underbite that people are drawn to. She is also 40% Boston Terrier, which was a complete surprise!

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Turtle took up vole hunting in the yard this summer. Besides eating, her favorite activity is diving in to the hosta and catching voles. But she doesn’t kill them- she plays with them by gently letting them out of her mouth, and then chasing them when they run. That is definitely NOT my favorite activity that she does.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Turtle is a Service Dog in Training, and she will be my gluten-detection medical alert dog. She LOVES to find gluten and work for me, and while I’m not sure she will ever pass her public access training (because she loves people too much), I know that she will be able to alert to gluten for me at home and when we travel. She is a really special dog to me because she could save my life one day.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
They adore her!

Does your dog have any nicknames?
The Turd.

FAST FIVE with Turtle

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Neither. She prefers my bed and her toys.
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? She loves car rides.
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? No Way.
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Either, she’s not picky.

Submitted by Kari B.

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Update on Freya

Update on Freya

When did you adopt: About September, 2019

Dog’s former name: Zepher

What are the best things about your dog?
She is brilliant and gives so much love.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
She loves to go for rides; she knows if you grab your keys you’re probably going somewhere, and if she’s ready she’ll get to go with.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
She’s brilliant; she should probably be in movies. She can sit, shake, jump through hula hoops & dance on two feet….. She will also stay by my side without a leash. Her only interest is to be with us.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
We originally thought she was going to be a large dog.. not so much. She’s about 40 lbs. She’s absolutely perfect.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Love puppy

FAST FOUR with Freya

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? She eats funny. She will pick at her food until about 4:00pm, then scarf down the rest of the bowl. So Troy will refill it when he gets home from work. You would think she has a clock set.
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Her spot is right next to me wherever I am. She’s the perfect snuggle size.
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides are her favorite thing
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? She loves the hose; she chews on the water. She is like a waterpik

Submitted by Beth

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Update on Pitsy Cline

Update on Pitsy Cline

Adopted: February 28th, 2020

Dog’s former name: Piper

What are the best things about your dog?
Her size; she’s small but very mighty. Pitsy Cline is down for anything as long as she is with us. She’s a spitfire and makes us laugh and smile. She is full of spunk and loves to cuddle next to us and her brother. Also is eager to please and learns quick. And obviously is adorable and did I mention her size.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Loves to show off with toys (tennis ball is her favorite) and play with her senior brother but he gets tired quicker. She loves wrestling with blankets. She loves running zumies inside, bouncing off the couch, and running as fast as any dog ever in her backyard. She can jump straight up easily 5-6 feet. She can go from 0-100 or 100-0; zumies to cuddling or cuddling to zumies when momma or dad comes home.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
We’ve been RVing this summer and she loves it. She loves rides and road trips; she is the co pilot. Pitsy is working on reacting to other dogs and squirrels since she can get obsessed but she learns quickly, and now pretty much ignores the constant barking neighbor dog. She’s also working on leash manners as she loves to pull.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
Not much of a reaction from strangers besides how adorable she is, but she loves everyone!

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Little lady, Pitsy pie, itsy bitsy, crazy

FAST FIVE with Pitsy Cline

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Not picky, very gentle taking treats
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep on…I’m a princess
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides are my favorite
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? A little splash
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Sun

Submitted by Justin W.

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Update on Novia

Update on Novia

Adopted: August 30th, 2019

Dog’s former name: Sabrina

What are the best things about your dog?
She has a big personality! She loves to give people hugs and will do anything for scratches. When it comes to bedtime, she has to be cuddling someone. She’s a 70lb lap dog!

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Nova loves to go on hikes, play in water, and eat sticks. She is off-leash trained and loves having the freedom to run when we go on walks around the neighborhood!

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Off-leash training is her biggest accomplishment this year! She also loved traveling up north and playing in Lake Superior this summer!

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
She’s not a pit bull – Nova ended up being boxer, hound, and we think lab mix.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Novie girl, novers, and Novascotia

FAST FIVE with Novia

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep on
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Loves car rides
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Splash all day (unless it’s a bath)
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Day in the sun

Submitted by Ashley N.

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Update on Bernice

Update on Bernice

Adopted: August, 2019

Dog’s former name: Posey

What are the best things about your dog?
How much room do you have? Everything about Bernice is magical and wonderful. She can make a game out of pretty much anything from cleaning to going to bed; she loves to tear up her toys and play with the fabric scraps,- she will bring them to people like she’s giving them a gift; she adores her big brother, Irving and her 3 cat siblings and they actually love her too!; she sits on the couch in my office all day while I work and if she gets bored she will stand behind my chair, put her paw around my shoulders like she’s telling me that it’s time for a break; She’s incredibly affectionate with everyone and she loves to snuggle.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Bernice is pretty lazy. She does enjoy a good walk but more than 2 miles requires napping for the rest of the day. She completed Obedience 1 at Canine Coach like a boss. Her favorite sport is catching water from the hose. She also loves to be chased – preferably by me.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Bernice won over her highly dog reactive big brother in a very short time. She taught him how to snuggle and play and how to be a happy dog again. She has given him a whole new sense of joy in living. That is a huge accomplishment.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
Bernice is such a smiley, sweet girl that people always want to meet her. She has a way of disarming even people who have professed to not normally liking dogs.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Neetie, P. Snuggins, Loveybear, Silky, Beastie, Princess Rabies, Little Chocolate, Tiny Spice

FAST FIVE with Bernice

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep on
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Cars are terrifying until the ride is underway
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Splash all day
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? A day in the sun

Submitted by Hil S.

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