Happy Tails: August 2017

Have you adopted a cat or dog from us and would like to share your pet’s story? We would love to hear how your special pet has touched your life. If you would like to share your story and/or a picture of your pet with us, please email happytails@lostdogrescue.org.

Lila aka Athena’s Update

Posted on: Sunday August 27

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Athena is doing great! She is getting along really well with our other dog Lucas and we love having her around. She is getting bigger, and our vet tells us she is growing healthy as well. Please see a couple of pictures attached of Athena in her new house.

 

Thank you for all your help,


Ducky & Little Bear aka Wanda & Jewells

Posted on: Friday August 25

We are all doing great! The cats adjusted so well and so quickly! They are the most playful and cuddly kittens. Couldn’t be happier! We took them to the vet last Friday and go back in 2 weeks for their last shots.Their new names are Ducky and Little Bear (usually either called just “little” or “bear”).  

Teddy Bear aka Theo’s Update

Posted on: Friday August 25

image002Theo is doing great. He gets along great with our other dog. He had 2 girl friends. My brother’s dog down the street and my neighbor’s dog across the street who comes every work day for a midday visit. Nobody was sure but as it turns out he is fully house-trained.  

We love Theo and are so glad we stopped by your event 2 weeks ago. He even went to the airport 2 days ago to pickup Mom. 

image003Teddy has a 2- 3 mile walk every day in the morning. In addition, we have a paid dog walker on days that my husband and I work as well. My husband has taken to ordering toys, treats, and food online so Teddy gets delivery from Amazon.

Teddy and the two cats are still adjusting, but it is getting better each day.  Teddy is a love bug, so I think that with a little time and negotiation, the cats will come to an understanding.  image001

There have been no problems with our elderly spoiled poodle, Zelda. And, Teddy is quite the player with the [female dogs] in the neighborhood ~ particularly Rosie and Lucy. 

At the vet, Teddy got a clean bill of health except they found some buckshot in him; we think he may have been a hunting dog (albeit not a good one.)

Teddy is part of our family and is truly loved. Thank you for bringing Teddy into our life. You have permission to post his story and the pictures. 


Shadow aka Pitt’s Update

Posted on: Friday August 25

We are so in love with Shadow (formerly known as Pitt). He’s a sweetheart of a dog and doing so well. We’ve taken him to the vet and had him all checked out. He’s wears his LDCRF tag as well as one with his name and our contact information.

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Shadow loves eating meals, going for walks around the neighborhood and meeting new dogs. During the daytime, he assists me in the used bookstore I manage by greeting our customers. Many people say he gives the best book recommendations. 

 

Thank you for matching us with Shadow! He’s a wonderful addition to our family. 


Bear aka Kevin’s Update

Posted on: Friday August 25

Bear is doing very very well! 😉 A little stubborn with walks but it’s a learning process. :) Naturally, he’s a hit at my office – sometimes we don’t know he’s even there because he’s sound asleep under my desk. We went to the beach this past weekend and he was great on the car ride; loves the sand but not so much the water. haha Also, his first vet visit was a success. He got a clean bill of health. I had one question about his constant itching and they said he had dry skin so I have a medicated shampoo along with a supplement for his food. We have another appointment this week for some vaccines. 


Sadie aka Duchess’ Update

Posted on: Friday August 25

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Duchess is now called Sadie and she is a very happy dog. She’s such a sweetheart! We go for walks three times a day and she loves to explore and meet people and dogs. She’s good if I have to leave her and we haven’t had any “accidents”. One of my cats doesn’t like her much but there hasn’t been any blood…they’re working it out. They argue, then sleep next to each other on my bed! Sadie really loves to ride in the car and visit people and she is a very welcome visitor at my friend’s houses. I took her to my vet when I first got her for a microchip and a checkup. Sadie’s in perfect health. 

 

 I sent in a genetic test on her and she is indeed a Catahoula Leopard Dog. She has fox hound, an English hound called a Hartley hound, English mastiff, collie, cattle dog and border collie genes. That’s exactly what a Catahoula is made of. Whatever her antecedents she’s a real doll, friendly and affectionate. Sadie and my cat Jake are still not best buddies but have found common ground and both sleep on my bed. Sadie loves to chase flies! She entertains herself with this funny pastime and I have to admit to leaving the door open to let in a couple since she enjoys it so much. I take her to my community garden where she keeps a keen eye out for squirrels and rabbits. She LOVES to ride in the car sitting perfectly still riding shotgun. Sadie has won my heart! Thank you so much for connecting people and animals. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work but it really pays off.


Henry aka Dougie’s Update

Posted on: Friday August 25

We are very happy with our adoption experience.  We have renamed our puppy “Henry”.  He has settled into his furever home very nicely.  He is sweet and loving.  He enjoys everyone’s attention and loves to play with our 19 month old granddaughter.  He is very smart and got the hang of going outside to potty by the first week.  Learning to navigate the stairs took a little longer, plus my husband really loves to baby him.  :)  He now manages the stairs independently and loves the Siamese cat, but is still leary of the tabby.  Everyone in the family was really excited to meet him.  My son and daughter-in-law even came all the way from Pennsylvania.  Everyone thinks that we got the perfect puppy and we do too.  Henry is wearing his bone-shaped LDCRF tag and even has a matching blue bone-shaped tag with his name and phone number.  He has visited the vet and he seems very healthy.  I think he is happy in his new home.   


Nilla’s Update

Posted on: Thursday August 24

We first met Nilla at an adoption event at 7 corners. She was terrified and trying to crawl under the shelves. She would shake constantly when anyone attempted to pet her. We spent about 20 mins with her the first time trying to ease her and got her to stop shaking. As we started to leave we knew we had to try to help this sweet little girl that seemed to have had a rough year of life. We fostered her for about two months and it was very slow going at first. She was afraid to walk in or out of doors and was terrified of leashes. She spend the first 3-4 hours hiding in a crate but with time and a lot of patience we got her to come out of her shell and have loved seeing her develop into an extremely playful cuddle bug. She has an older brother and sister who she loves chasing around the yard and has become a completely new dog! She still has moments of timidness but with time and confidence she’ll hopefully forget her tough past and get used to being spoiled rotten.


Woodrow Wilson aka Novio’s Update

Posted on: Sunday August 20

Hi All,

 
Below is our update on Novio (now Woodrow Wilson). 
 
Woodrow’s adoption started out with a fear of the elevator to his inability to go outside, which made the first few days rough and stressful for all three of us. Luckily, that ended shortly after he figured out that we were here to love and spoil him, and that he found his home (plus there were doggie treats at our front desk!). Over the past month, Woodrow has been happily adapting to his new home, schedule, toys and environment. He is loving, quirky, loves running outside, going on long walks on Theodore Roosevelt Island, and curling up on the floor by us as we read or watch tv. We are so happy by how quickly he fit with us and our lifestyle. He is our first pet as adults, and we could not have found a better addition to our little family.
 
For good measure here are some pictures from the past few weeks. I can’t resist. I think he’s the cutest dog, but I might be a little biased.

Ruben’s Update

Posted on: Sunday August 20

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Hi, things are going very well.  He comes to me now to be stroked, poops mostly i n his box, eating seems to be ok.  We both enjoy each other.  I am glad I adopted . As you see in the second picture he is very stressed out

Zoey aka Mittens’ Update

Posted on: Wednesday August 16

We were so happy to adopt Mittens (renamed Zoey).  She has been a welcome addition to our home and has been the perfect playmate for our other adopted animals, Miles and Riley.  As soon as we brought her home, she wasted no time making herself at home and exploring her new surroundings, including laying claim to a spot in the house where we can always find her.  She seems very happy to be with us, willingly shares food and cat toys with Miles, and alternates nights sleeping with her older human brother and sister.


Connie’s Update

Posted on: Sunday August 13

Connie has been settling in very nice. We have a  1 year old pitbull and she seems to have found a new best friend in him. She’s gotten along with every friend that she’s crossed paths with, so far! She’s been to the vet 3 times and is fully caught up on her vaccines. She’s very happy, eating full meals, and truly doesn’t stop wagging her tail. My whole family fell in love with her the day she was brought home. We’re all very happy with her improvement throughout the last 3 weeks, and we cannot wait to see what is next for her and us. I have her in a puppy class once a week, and it’s showing drastic improvement in her. 

Here are some pictures! 


Teddy’s Update

Posted on: Friday August 11

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Teddy arrived in our house a few weeks ago and has fit right in! He’s made friends with the red lab across the street and they have frequent play dates. Teddy came to us already knowing some basic commands, and he’s keeping us healthy with his brisk walking pace. He also asks for pats and nuzzles every morning. He’s just awesome.


Holstein’s Update

Posted on: Sunday August 6

I hope the following pictures arrive to you so you can see Holstein in his home. He’s a great dog – Incredibly sweet, loves people, loves other dogs, and really loves our cats (and they are slowly acclimating to him). He’s already been to the vet. He loves to eat and chews everything, so we are finding him fun creative things to chew on while he is still teething. Let me know if you have specific questions. Thank you for your good work. 


Sox’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday August 2

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He is styling in quite well! Forgot how much energy a young cat has. He keeps us constantly entertained!! So glad to have him in our family


Lexi’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday August 2

Dear wonderful wonderful people at lost dog rescue,
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My husband and I have been corresponding with you over the past month about a couple of dogs on your website. Two weeks ago this past Saturday we went to one of your adoption events and brought home the sweetest little dog named Lexi. This past Saturday marked the end of our two week trial period together,  and we couldn’t be happier.

 We celebrated with some Lost Dog pizza for the humans in the family and an extra long walk for Lexi. We are completely in love with her and are pretty sure that the feeling is mutual.

She has adjusted to becoming part of our family so beautifully, and we really feel like she is the perfect dog for us. Thank you so much for helping bring her into our lives. The work that you guys do is so important and we can tell based on our experience with Lexi (and our whole experience with you and all of your volunteers) that you do it with a lot of love.  So, on behalf of our new 4 legged baby girl and all the dogs and families whose lives that you touch, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We appreciate you more than you know.


Otis

Posted on: Tuesday August 1

Otis is doing fantastic.  He has settled in amazingly quickly and is now fully part of the family/pack.  It took about a week for our current dog to get fully used to Otis being in the house but now they are best buddies. And Otis’s full personality has emerged and he is a little bundle of energy, affection and kisses and cuddles for everyone. In short, we couldn’t be happier with the adoption.
 
We have a wellness exam for Otis scheduled tomorrow at Banfield to make sure his overall health is good.  Obviously, if we have any questions or concerns in the future we won’t hesitate to contact Lost Dog.  
 
Thanks again for all you and your colleagues do.

Morgan aka Milky

Posted on: Tuesday August 1

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Milky, now Morgan, is fantastic! Super smart, hasn’t had an accident in the house in a week. He’s very treat motivated, which is making training easy. Also, he is completely bonded with Major, our son. If I say go find your boy he runs around until he sees Major and jumps in his lap. So cute! Here he is this morning.  He knows sit, off, and we are working on stay and leave it.


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