|January 31, 2013 - Gryff has had an amazing impact on our family. He is an absolutely wonderful addition. He makes us laugh and keeps us busy. I love to tell people that he is an excellent trainer for when we have human children. Our friends, family and his "team" (trainer, vet, day care staff and dog walker) adore him and cannot say enough wonderful things about him. Because of him, I have learned so much about myself and about dogs. I am grateful every single day that he has come into our lives. He is amazingly smart and a wonderful companion!
June 16, 2012 - I'mmmmmmmm Baaaaaaaak!!!! My adoptive family felt I needed more exercise than they could give me so they brought me back to NLBR. Soooooo, I am still looking for that perfect family! One who loves to walk with me!
Swazee is back in foster care and he is doing wonderfully! More exercise? Just a couple of walks a day will do it! If you are an adopter who wants a walking partner, Swazee is the one for you! He just loves his walks! He plays with my dogs in the yard but then goes over to the gate after playing, looking at you as if to say..."Can we go for a walk?" When I tell him "No, not now", he runs off to play again and then proceeds to go back to the gate to "ask" again. He walks very nice on the leash and raises his head to catch all the scents in the air. When he sees a rabbit or a squirrel he just watches it, I get his attention by saying "leave it", treat him when he looks at me and we continue on our way. There is no more charging for those interesting rabbits or squirrels! Oh, saying "hello" to people on the street? He is a gem... just loves attention and people.
We have been working on obedience training in my kitchen and will soon take it into other rooms of the house so he will understand that it means everywhere, not just the kitchen! We have been working on Swazee going into his crate on command and he is mastering that very nicely. He performs "sit" and "down" perfectly. We are still working on "wait", "come", "leave it" and "front" (which means, come to me and sit nicely in front of me). We have fun with the games "touch" and "find it". He is totally housetrained, crates nicely and is very smart, sweet and wants to please and learn all the time. He is such a mush, just wants to be loved and wants to be with you. He is an awesome dog! If you have space in your heart and your home, please consider Swazee...you won't be disappointed!
May 10, 2012 - Hi again, Let me tell you how I've been and my jam packed weeks. First things first, apparently this person called the vet told me I was healthy as a horse, whatever that means, what is a horse anyways? So I am in love with this big machine called the car and what my foster mom calls a "ride". I love them and she says I’m a good boy in the back seat. (All I do is just sit there and look out the window…I don’t get it) When my foster parents call me I just have to go and give them a hug no matter who I’m playing with. I love when they call me Handsome and give me hugs and kisses…I will do anything for a hug! Guess every place that is a park is heaven. I went to this baseball game last night and wow, I love watching sports! (I secretly just want to play with everyone I see but my foster dad thinks I was cheering him on…sshhhhh, don’t tell him) I had a great time at the pet store and all those treats and bones…I just had to open one in the store, I couldn’t wait! I met these people called grandma and grandpa. I like them a lot! They’re fun to play with, grandpa plays with my ears and I love how that feels. I played with this girl dog named Darla…she is just my size and we like to chase my friend Brooklyn around. My foster parents keep saying that anyone would be lucky to have me…they say I have an awesome personality and whatever a "ham" and "love Bug" is. Well back to my bones and toys…I’ll keep everyone posted next week.
April 30, 2012 - Well, it's been one week since I moved into my foster parent's home in New Jersey. Not only are my foster parents teaching me all that I need to know but my new pug friend Brooklyn is keeping me in check. I love to sit by the windows in the house and look at all of the birds and squirrels in the trees and when I'm not doing that, I love playing in the backyard with my new friends that live downstairs from me. (Yep, I can go up and down steps now without any problems!) I love to 'sit' before mommy and daddy feed me and I also like to lay 'down' when they are giving me new treats and toys to play with. You should see the size of the bone that my foster mommy got for me, it's huge! (Don't tell her, but that's my favorite bone in the whole house!)
I hope that one day, my forever home will take me on long walks in the park and for drives in the car to meet new people and of course new doggy friends. I love going for walks and just watching nature do it's thing! Ok well, I'm going to get going now, I can smell something that daddy is cooking in the kitchen, so I'm going to go lay in my bed and wait for my dinner. My foster dad is so cool, I think he is starting to love me! (There goes my tail wagging again. It always does that!) Talk to you soon!
April 23, 2012 - After my first night with my new friends Rob, Kristina and Brookly, I am still getting myself situated. I love how they play with me when I wag my tail and they give me treats to make me feel much more safe in my crate when they left for work today. My new pal Brooklyn is going to help me with my commands and it seems to be working because she already taught me how to sit and wait for my food to be delivered! (I never knew that pugs could be so smart!)
I will update my profile real soon. Can you believe that I already know how to type!?
April 22, 2012 - Meet Swazee! He just came into rescue today. Further updates as he settles in...keep checking back. He is super sweet and very handsome!
|My name is:
NJ Male 20 Months
Weight: 60 Pounds
Shots Up to Date: Yes
Other dogs: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
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