Happy Tails


Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019
I changed Pluto/EJ/Elton John’s name to Edgrr.  😊 He learned his new name immediately.  He’s so smart.

He is doing just great.  He has a nice fur family of two rescue cats and a new big brother dog.  

We go to the dog park every day.  He is pretty much the fastest dog there.

He’s full of mischief and has taught his big brother all the bratty things terriers like to do but is also very loving and super cuddly. 💖


Karl aka Malone

Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Karl (formerly Malone) is a blessing in my life.  He makes me laugh every day.  He is definitely the king of his domain here, keeps guard of the back yard and lets passers-by know that though he’s small in stature he has a big voice.  Initially reticent, he loves to cuddle and greets family members with boundless enthusiasm and screeches of excitement.  He loves to go for walks or to sit on a stool in the kitchen looking out the window.  He keeps me company in my office every day and has his own executive office chair to sleep on.


Sadly, I have recently found out that he has cancer (adenocarcinoma of the anal sac) and it has spread to his lymph nodes. A final ultra-sound test was done at VCA Care and the veterinarian agreed that the cancer has spread beyond the stage of being operable without causing incontinence, discomfort and expensive chemotherapy treatments which would only prolong his misery.  He is currently not in pain and is on a special veterinary-prescribed diet.  He’s happy and will live out the rest of his life without invasive measures which would only cause him distress. 


As long as Karl is not in pain and the quality of his life with me remains superior he will live out his days in my home as a contented and much-loved pet.






Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019
He's awesome.  Just got clipped again.
I'm attaching a photo..
You can see the toys everywhere. 


Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019

We absolutely love our Annabelle. She is the sweetest dog and has adjusted so well! She has definitely melted many hearts in our family.  She sleeps in the strangest positions – loves being on my shoulders and her favourite is snuggling into a sweater with her face totally buried.  She is definitely a lap dog and loves being cuddled most of the time.


We have a daughter who has never been a fan of dogs in general but she came out to visit and after she went home, she told me she missed Annabelle!


She is from LA for sure – she is happiest when she is outside in the sun and if she can fall asleep on the deck – she is in her glory.  I just can not say enough what a difference this little girl has made in our lives!




Bam Bam

Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019
Bam Bam has been the perfect addition to our family. I don’t know how we got so lucky. He’s the sweetest, snuggliest guy ever. He has 5 dog cousins and plays with them all even though he’s the smallest of the bunch. His people family is even bigger and he’s loves everyone he meets. Not sure how he ended up in a shelter but we are thankful to whoever had him last as he is well trained and just amazing. Thanks to little mutts for bringing him into our lives. 

Sierra and Lucy

Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019
Dear Little Mutts,
It will be a year in July  that we have had our two chihuahua rescues.
Sierra & Lucy have adapted wonderfully to us and there new climate lol
They were both amazing troopers going outside in our awful winter we had this year!
Lucy being the most reserved of the two is becoming more & more relaxed every single day.... meaning she doesn’t get as anxious when we pick her up to sit on couches with us(she has really short legs lol)& the biggest thing is she is finally starting to come down when my husband gets home to go out & not wait till I got home👍
It’s a joy to see these dogs enjoying life!

Rocky 2018

Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019
Rocky is doing amazing! He fit right into our home like he was always meant to be there. He has conquered his fear of walking up and down stairs with a little help of his new older brother. 

We have learned that Rocky wants all the love and attention of those around him and is one of the most friendliest dogs I’ve ever met. He is always willing to be around kids, adults or other animals. 

Thank you for allowing him to be a great addition to our family! 


Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019
We kept his name ‘Benji’ because it really suits him!

Benji has come a long way in one year.  For the first few days we were afraid he would never want to leave his crate, and now he’s the boss!  He is definitely not at man’s dog, but he has warmed up to Arnold, my husband, now and snuggles up to him on the couch. But he is still wary of him as soon as he stands up. 

He loved his walks at first and then, last September, I took him outside in the morning just when about six balloons were going over our house and the sound of the hot air being released really spooked him.  He has never wanted to walk around here since - except at night, funnily enough.  He would just shake like a leaf.  And then, yesterday (June 6) all of a sudden he decided it is safe to walk around here again.  I’ll remember to watch out for the balloons this September!

He loves playing fetch with toys so we think he must have been taught to do that at some point.  We are still trying to determine how good he is with other dogs.  We are not sure whether he wants to play or be combative, but we think it depends on the dog.  As far as people are concerned, he has never once tried to nip anyone, no matter how scared he might be. 

He was estimated to be 3 years old when we got him, but we think he was still in the puppy stage.  He still loves to chew slippers and cushions, etc. but he’s getting a little better.  He is so much fun to have around though, not matter what he does.  

The first picture is of him taking shelter under a stool when it is thundering, just after we got him.  The second one is very recent.


Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019

It’s hard to believe it has been almost 7 months since we picked Kaede up. She is such an amazing girl. She fit right into our family. She is so smart, loving, beautiful and just a blessing to have. She was very comforting to her older sister Kiara when she had to have her eye removed. Kaede helps Kiara to get around now. She was also so kind and compassionate to her older sister Coco in January when she crossed the rainbow bridge. Our cat Kyah and Kaede are bffs. They play and chase each other around the house. It sounds like a herd of elephants 😂. Kaede has stolen all our hearts. We love and cherish every moment with her. 

Thank you for what you do!!!  We are forever grateful!!!  

Jackie Harris


Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Attached are a few pictures of Otis. We recently completed a dog training course with him and I am happy to say that he is quite a bit more obedient from when we first got him. He is now sitting on command and even laying down on command (sometimes). He’s been a pretty good dog overall and we are happy to have him in our lives.