“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ~ John Grogan
Here are the hopeful faces from today…
“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” ~ Kinky Friedman
Adira is a bubbly, happy girl who has been waiting for far too long at Animal Services for a forever family. She came to the shelter last August as an unclaimed stray and shortly after that, entered into the adoption program.
Adira is a wiggle bum… I can think of no better way to describe her. She is also a bouncy, strong gal with boundless energy. Although Adira loves attention and loves people, it is apparent that she has had little, if any previous training. She needs an experienced owner… someone with the knowledge, time and patience to teach her doggy manners and help her to reach her full potential.
Sadly, after 6 months, she still waits.
Being in a kennel environment takes its toll on these dogs, often the high energy ones and especially the ones that see the days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months.
Enter Yury of PAW & ORDER Wpg. a dog trainer and behaviorist. He is donating his time and talent to help Adira and other dogs just like her.
I just happened to be on hand the day Yury came in to work with Adira.
On this day Yury had a special helper named Daisy. She came into W.A.S. with her “mom” to assist with Adira’s training. Miss Daisy is a gal who had been under the care of Animal Services for over a year before she found the perfect owner. She was much loved then, as she is now.
Adira has been showing signs of reactivity so the plan was for her and Daisy to walk together both as a training and an assessment strategy.
Both dogs did amazingly well.
It was awesome to visit with Daisy and witness her happy life.
And it is wonderful that Animal Services supports Yury and the idea of additional training to help dogs like Adira. I am so proud to be a member of their team.
“Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.” ~ Michael W. Fox
Happy News – Adira has been adopted!
“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” ~ Roger Caras
No matter what dog you may be looking for, chances are you will find it at your local shelter.
Here are the beautiful faces from today…
“It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart.