Oscar Update

Hi Laura,   I saw your POA program on TV last week and it was a wonderful showing of what you volunteers do.  Of course, I am a little prejudice.  Your boys are just adorable.   Oscar had his sixth birthday last week (he was 3 when I adopted him).  He is doing well with no signs of his original diagnosis of kidney problems returning.  He celebrated with family and loved his cake and ice cream.     Above is a pic of Oscar in his new tee shirt that he wore when we attended a 100 year old resident’s birthday party at the nursing home.  The top of the tee reads “The cutest dog on this Earth”. He loves going there and adores all the attention that he gets.  He is a charmer.  I am so blessed that we found each other.    Hope all is going well with you.   Hugs, Sue Pivnick & Oscar

Beautiful Bella Formerly Barbie

Here is our beautiful Bella. We’ve had her one year on the 10th and can’t imagine being without her. She has been a wonderful pet and we just love her. Hope all is well at POA. June

Bandit Enjoying His New Family

 It was great meeting you and thank you so much for Bandit. He’s been a lot of fun. He had a few accidents in the house Sunday, but has already started sitting by the door when he needs to go out. We decided to have him sleep in a crate at night. He cried for maybe 15-20 minutes when he was first put in it Sunday night, but then calmed down and slept the whole night, then curled up in bed with my son as soon as we let him out of the crate in the morning.  The two of them have been glued together ever since we left the shelter Sunday. Here are some pictures of Bandit with the kids, enjoy! Thanks again!  Jaime  

Ferguson’s Wonderful Update

Hi Laura, Ferguson is doing great :-). We really think he likes his new home. We absolutely love having – he’s a perfect addition. He is going to his first vet appointment on the 29th of March and he’s seeing a cardiologist at Angell on the 5th. Molly has really warmed up to him and we think they are going to be good buddies. We actually caught them almost snuggling the other night. He only marked twice in the house the first two days but hasn’t done it since.  He’s going to start working with our trainer in a couple weeks too :-). He’s such a sweet boy and we love him so much already. I’ll make sure to let you know what the vet and cardiologist say 🙂 Would you be able to get us the pictures that were taken last weekend? ~Rebecca  

Cody Update

Cody is a wonderful dog. He loves to be near us. He follows us around the house and is content to just lay around and watch tv or just chill out. He obeys the sit stay and lay down commands . He will wait until he is given the command to eat.  I can’t wait for better weather conditions to take him on long walks and hikes.  He lacks socialization skills and hope to get him use to being around other dogs. This may take some time.  Who knows what his past life was like in that situation. I hope all is well with you. Erik is so happy with Cody. He takes Cody for his morning walk before school and walks and plays with him when he gets home. Cody has a bed in Erik’s room and at bed time Cody follows Erik upstairs and settle in for the night. Thank you for making all this possible. -Rosalie 🙂

Update for Niko aka Bubbles.

Hi Anya, I hope you are doing well.  Sorry it has been so long since you received an update. Nicco is doing great!  He is such a love.  We really do enjoy having him as part of the family. The dark winter nights proved a little too dangerous for our nightly walks (cold and messy too), so we got a treadmill.  I’m happy to report that Nicco and I walk the treadmill nearly every night we are not able to go outside.  He loves it and if I’m on the treadmill he patiently watches and waits for his turn. This week, he started doggie daycare.  Winston isn’t much of a playmate and I realized that Nicco needed some extra exercise and socialization. He loves it!  Now when I leave the house and don’t take him, he barks at me to go.  He’ll be going 2 days a week.  He’s made fast friends there with a labradoodle. Starting Monday night, we’ll be going to a 7 week long obedience I class. It is being taught by Diane Abbot (in case you have heard of her).  I admit the class is more for me than Nicco.  I want to be sure to give him consistent messages and reinforcement. I’ve attached a picture from daycare.  He refused to look at the camera. I find it hard to get good pictures of him either becuase his color blends into the background or mostly becuase he does not stop moving. Take care