April is adopted!

April had a rough road to her happy ending but she has surely found her way.  April was very sick when she came to us.  Once she started feeling better, she was ready to find her new home.  Lucky girl found her new family and has a new doggie friend too!

Nella update!

Here is an update on Nella. Hi Laura, I hope you are well today.  Tony wanted me to send you these pictures of Nalla and Shabba.  She is doing well.  She is eating treats out of every body’s hands and she is eating in the kitchen where Shabba eats although she is a little skittish when she is eating.  She has had two accidents in the house, but we are working with her and they were really our fault for not getting up and taking her outside.   She plays really good with Shabba in the house and I am looking up information that is helping me to identify her behaviors so I can help her.  We have taken her for walks.  We still have her on the leash when she is in the yard, we need to fix a couple of areas to make sure she cannot get out.  We did not realize they may be an issue because of her size.  She has been taken to the vet and she had been micro-chipped.  We got the rabies information that you sent us in the mail and we will be able to get her license soon.  She is still a sweetheart to us all. She is wagging her tail a lot.  She is getting used to my husband and my sons.  She makes us laugh a lot and she is being obedient to some commands.   Here are some pics of Nalla in her new home.  Just wanted to give you an update and I hope you like the pictures.   from Melisa

Nella goes home!

Great news for Nella.  Rescued from the New Haven pound after being pulled from a home with 14 other dogs, she was fearful but has been coming out of her shell with us at POA.  This lucky girl landed in a new home with a loving family and new dog friend.  Here is Nella (on left) with her new family.

Yogi gets his forever after…

Yogi the yellow lab went into foster with to stay with POA volunteers John and Dee.  And apparently he fit is so well that in their home is where he stays.  Check out an update from Dee and a photo of Maui (his new name) with his new brother! Maui is a JOY, we have had some rough moments.. shoe…cats….but we a committed to him.  He and Alaska get along great, drink from the same water bowl, even though there are two.  Eating next to each other, Maui always finishes first and comes over to me to wait for Alaska to finish.  Beds are next to each other, Maui has tried to initiate play but Alaska is not quite sure yet.  Alaska woke up sore on Friday and is now on meds and supplements  starting up walking again and I think Maui jumped on him trying to get to the cat.  We have a follow appt with the vet on May 10th and will bring Maui for the visit to meet our vet, Dr Heather.  I gave her a briefing when I brought Alaska in.  We are playing more fetch with Maui now that our walking has been limited, he is a great fetcher. Alas…we are a failed foster….. 

Olive’s happy ever after…

Great news to report from Olive in her new home. Hi Laura- Olive is doing well!  She is a bit anxious but she is good to let us know when she is worried.  As you know she is quite the talker! We tried to make her first day as smooth as possible (even though we were stressed about the events unfolding in Boston).  She had her own bed and crate.  She took to the crate immediately and instantly seemed more calm once she knew she had a safe space that is her own. She does great on walks. She’s already gone to our local dog park and has done very well. As with all dogs who are introduced to a new home there some things we need to work with her on.  She does express some separation anxiety.  As you predicted she has already attached herself to me and does wine and bark when I leave and she does follow me around the house.  She also becomes protective of her food when Cody (our other dog) is around.  We immediately laid the ground rules for food.  They eat in separate rooms and are not allowed in the kitchen when we are cooking.  Considering it’s only been three days I think she is doing well.  I know these things take time so we are trying to stick to our routines as much as possible to help her along. Tomorrow she starts doggie day care so I’ll send an update on how she does.  I’ve attached some pictures and will definitely send more! Best, Lisa

Update on Leche (Lady) and Java (Pearl)

Here is an nice 1 year update on Leche and Java…both adopted from POA. Since last week marks our one-year adoption anniversary for Leche (formerly Lady) and our two-year anniversary of adopting Java (formerly Pearl), I thought I would drop you an update on them both. Both of these girls continue to be great fun, and to be happy and healthy.  They are proudly the center of attention at all family gatherings, and they continue to be the best of friends to each other. This past winter, particularly in the big blizzard we had, we discovered just how much Java loves the snow, and how much Leche hates it.  Java will recklessly dive through it, and Leche can’t be bothered – she would much rather sleep in front of our fireplace- which she did did plenty this past winter! Leche has a stuffed toy beaver that is nearly as big as her, but she will carry it around in her mouth proudly with her tail wagging furiously.  She likes to sleep with it nearby. Attached are some newer pictures of them.  We also did a little hidden camera video on them catching them in the act of going into the garbage on St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s a silly little video but if you want to see it you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzOhEf29qpw Hope all is well with you and your organization.  I am sure you have made many many families and dogs happy with your work.  We are lucky and blessed to have the two great little girls you rescued for us. Mike

Update on Eva

Here is an update on Eva, formally Eve.Hi Laura, I just wanted to send you a picture update of Eva (Eve). She is doing great! We also have two cats that we adopted from POA and she gets along great with both of them. One, Guster (as seen in the picture) is her new best friend. They sleep together and play together. In fact, Guster sneaks up on her, pokes her and runs away so that she’ll chase him. Its pretty funny to watch! I attached a picture of the two of them sleeping. She is such a good dog! She’s a great listener and she loves the big window seat that overlooks the back yard. It has become her spot. I just wanted to tell you how happy both my husband and I are with her. We’ve had her for only 7 months but she is definitely a big part of our family now. Thank you! Jen and Michael

Celia goes home.

It is with great pleasure that we send off Celia to her new parents, Donna and Nick.

A 1 year update from Parker

We love to hear how are dogs are doing no matter how long it has been since they have been adopted.  Here is a great update about Parker who was adopted nearly one year ago! Hi, Laura – Hope all is well with you and everyone at the shelter…  It’s been quite a while since I updated you on Parker….he’s just a little love and has become a very big part of our family!  It’s hard to believe that April 27 will be a year since Parker found us.  I’ve attached some pictures I thought you might enjoy.  Parker continues to absolutely love his feline brother Obie (many times I see him with half of Obie’s head in his mouth – wants to play with him every waking moment).  Zoe (our 12-year old cat), on the other hand, puts Parker in his place and shows him who’s boss.  It doesn’t stop him though – he continues to try and chase her, only to quickly turn around and try to run away from her – it’s like a sitcome at times! I’ve also included a picture of Parker as he looked when we picked him up from the shelter…  it’s just amazing how different he looks!  He’s still a little peanut weighing in at 12-13 lbs…  has a lot of friends at Camp Bow Wow doggy daycare, as well as on our street.  He commands a lot of attention and will definitely let you know when he’s not receiving enough! Take care, Laura! Sharon Here are some photos…this first photo is how Parker looked when he was adopted.  The newt few show him as he is now (with a better haircut) in his home!

Rusty is so smart!

Here is a great update of Rusty in his new homes showing off how smart he is!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2oCcxWckaUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_01qgYL9hOk