Friday, April 29, 2011

Everybody's getting Adopted

After my recent blog about Thea, it's not a surprise she found her forever home so quickly.  Wishing her and her new family our best.  She is a sweetie!!!

More good news - the family who adopted Diesel (if you don't remember his story, click on his name) have returned to Bangor Humane Society and have now added Kona to their family.  Thank you for not only rescuing one dog, but coming back and rescuing another.  I have been informed by Diesel's new owners that he is the best dog ever and he has been successfully housebroken, but still loves to hide his treats.

What a treat it is to report such happy endings.   

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Overnight for Thea

I will let you know that I am a little sweetie or at least that's what the Littlefield's thoughts were about me.  I am a Tibetan Terrier Mix which is a small non-shedding dog. 

Being non-shedding means I need to be groomed regularly.  I will tell you - when I am groomed regularly, I am a happy dog / when I'm not, I'm not so happy.  In fact, I can be a bit grumpy.  I have seen the inside of the shelter on two different occasions and both times I have come in desperately needing to be groomed.  I was not a very happy dog at that point and that may be the reason for my being surrendered.  After the nice folks here had me groomed, I became a different dog - HAPPY!!!  So if you want a really sweet, small dog and want to take on the responsibility of making sure I am groomed regularly, come check me out.

FYI - this is a before photo. 
I may look cute, but I am not happy:(

Well, enough about me and a little about my night.

I met there dog named Lola and she was pretty happy to see me.  Maybe a little too happy.  All that jumping up and down and racing around, made me a bit nervous.  Also, I think I really fell for the Mrs. - I loved playing her shadow.  If you are looking for a dog to be your shadow, I may be the dog for you.

Even though I am a small dog, I really enjoy the outdoors.  I do really well at walking on a leash.  If you like to go for walks and would like the company of a small dog, I may be the dog for you.

When it came time to settle down and chill out, I found my favorite spot perched up on the back of the couch.  This worked out really well since Lola likes to sprawl on the couch next to the Mrs.  This allowed us both to be close to our favorite person.  If you like a dog to snuggle with while you read a book or watch tv, you could become my next favorite person.

Oops, now is when the confessions start.  Rumor has it that I am not housebroken:(  I was at the Littlefields from 6 at night until noon the next day with only one accident.  I actually went the whole night without an incident and held it until I was taken out the next morning.  If you have the patience, I do believe we could rectify this problem.

The ride back to the shelter was not bad.  I enjoy riding in cars and sit up tall in the passenger seat.  No roaming for me.  So if you are looking for a dog who likes to ride in a car, stop by the Bangor Humane Society and take me home.

Back at the Bangor Humane Society, I am waiting for the person who is looking for a really sweet, small dog who likes to play shadow, walk on a leash, snuggle with you and enjoys car rides.  As a reminder, you will need to be responsible in having me groomed regularly and help me with my house training issue.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Another Day of Volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society

While Lola was laying low with a bit of a cold, I spent some time at the Bangor Humane Society.  I showed up just in time for dog walk.  All dogs get out at least twice a day to do what they have to do.  During this time they get a bit of fresh air and a nice walk.  If you like to walk dogs, this could be an opportunity for you.

When first let out most dogs want to take off pulling this way and then that, but once they calm down, a hug and affection are in order.  All dogs have their own story, but most are also very loving with a lot to give. 

Today being somewhat quiet, I could not control myself with the camera.  Here is a medley of the dogs available at the Bangor Humane Society as we speak.  Remember, you can receive a full profile by calling the shelter at207-942-8902 or visiting Pet FinderHUGE FYI - these dogs while at the Bangor Humane Society are very well cared for, but unfortunately dogs in a shelter do have to be in a kennel (and yes, it does have the appearance of a jail cell).

Lucky, a Hound X who loves hugs!!!  I walked this dog and he was a sweetheart!

Isobel, a Husky/Pitbull mix. 

Chloe, a beautiful German Shepherd:

Gracie, a Pug / Terrier:

Cooper, a Beagle:

Summer, a Polt Hound. Who can resist those eyes?

Shamrock, a small Pit Bull:

Kona, a Hound / Pit Bull mix:

 Mr Big Stuff:

 Paul Bunyun, Basset Hound/Shepherd.  Who comes up with these names???

 Daytona, Husky:

Thea, Tebitan Terrier.  Whoa, this dog does not shed!!!  

Grimley, Airdale Terrier:

And last but not least - a cute little puppy named Torri:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Meeting Old Friends

This was not a day for Dog's Day Out for the dogs at Bangor Humane Society, but was a day of meeting up with dogs I have posted to my blog in the past. 

What a treat it has been to attend training classes with my dog Lola and meeting up with Briggs (who is now named Westley).  Who could forget a face like his.  If you recall, he is the dog I wanted to rename Adam or Lambert.  This lucky dog appears to have found the perfect match.

Then while visiting Petco, who do we meet up with but Max.  I never actually took Max home, but spent some time photographing him.  He was one of those wise old dogs who makes you wonder what he's thinking.  I can't resist sharing photos taken that day.  And again, he also has found a wonderful forever home!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day out for Rudy

Just a few words to give you an idea who I am: Puppy / Lover / Shepherd Mix.  That's right I am a six month old shepherd mix puppy who is full of love.  I am looking for somebody to take me home and give me tons of attention.  In return, I will give them a ton of loving. 

Today was a great day.  It started out with somebody coming into my kennel to give me a hug.  I love hugs and I love giving kisses.  That's when it was determined that I was the pick for Dog's Day Out.  How did it go, I already mentioned - today was a great day.

When I was first put into the car, I was a little out of control - well maybe more then a little.  Once the car was put in gear, I settled right down and sat in the back seat just like a big dog.


Meeting the Littlefield's dog Lola was a ton of fun.  I think I surprised her by going right up to her and giving her a big kiss right on the nose.  Then we started racing around.  That's when the adults decided we needed to take it outdoors.  I was put on an extra long lead and we ran like crazy.  This way and then that way.  Me chasing her and then her chasing me.

At one point, the man of the house brought out the treats.  Yes, I do know how to sit for a treat.  I also know how to come for a treat.  Yes, I do like treats!!!

On our way back to the Bangor Humane Society, the Mrs decided to take me for a walk in the City Forest.  I will say that I passed the walking on the leash test - no pulling for me.  We met other dogs, which I wasn't all that interested in.  We met children, which I wasn't interested in until they asked if they could pat me.  I sat  very quietly while they pet me.  I wanted to give them a kiss, but that didn't happen.  We also came acrossed a stream and that was interesting.  I waded a bit and then had a puppy burst - that water was cold!!!

I am now back at the Bangor Humane Society.  If you are looking for a young shepherd mix puppy that will grow into becoming a great companion - man's/woman's best friend, come check me out.  You can also read more about me by checking out Pet Finder.