Happy Tails

Abigail

Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Abby is a wonderful little dog.  She is a pleasure to have ❤️in my home. She loves to walk and goes to the office with me almost every day. . I am very glad to have found her .   
Thank you! 

Fitch

Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
We have had Fitch for 4 months now and it has only been the last month or so that he seems to have really started trusting us. He would be very friendly and playful one moment and then feel threatened and get protective suddenly about toys or food. He's been to a couple daycare sessions at dogma to help him be more secure and that has helped.

We are very happy that we have him as we have lots of time to spend showing him people ( and dogs! ) are fun and he is always safe and will always have food to eat and toys to play with. He is eating better now than when we first got him and has gained some weight ... he loves to play with his stuffed animals and will come over to us to come up to sit with us for pats and love!

He loves to go for walks and going out in the yard to chase squirrels off the fence but loves his naps too.


Smokie

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, March 09, 2017
I just wanted to send you some photos of Smokey and let you know how he's doing. He's been absolutely amazing we don't have a single complaint. He's bonded with the kids so much he doesn't let them out of his site he either sleeps in bed with us or he sleeps with the kids. We've have no accidents in the house he already knows to go to the back door whimper to be let out then when he's done he scratches at the door to come in. He loves his car rides he comes with us when we I drop my son off for school and he comes with us for school pick up. We left him alone for the first time last night for about and hour while we grocery shopped and he did great before I opened the door I peeked in and he was just sleeping on the couch and as soon as I opened the door he was so excited to see us. Just wanted to let you know he's fitting in so well.

Flynn formerly Gizmo

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, March 09, 2017
Flynn (formerly Gizmo) jumped right into his new life in full force! He loves his new little sister, Meeko and gets along with all other dogs that he meets. Flynn's new mom loves taking him on adventures. He's been on a summer road trip across the US and has explored the Rocky Mountains on lots of hikes and cross country ski trips. We weren't sure how he would react to snow (coming from Mexico), but he absolutely loves jumping around in it! Flynn is the most loving and loyal dog I have ever met (although still a bit skittish around strangers) and has been a wonderful addition to our little family! 

DottieNowPixie

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, March 09, 2017
Dottie is so unique and has definitely found her place in our home. 
Here is a photo of this little girl.
 

    
  

Ollie 2

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, March 09, 2017

Here is an update from Ollie.  We enjoy his company and his personality, even when he gets grumpy with us, such as when he is asked to give one of us more room in bed!  He needs a haircut right now and will get one soon.  He had an issue with passing very smelly gas but we found out that he loves probiotic organic plain yogurt and a tablespoon everyday solved his "problem".    He likes going for short walks in our neighborhood but did longer ones last summer when we went camping in the Cypress Hills.  We are looking forward to the future with Ollie.



Lexi formerly Rafi

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, March 09, 2017

Lexi, formerly known as Rafi, is such a sweetheart. When she first came to us, she was skittish and nervous, but now she's transformed into this cuddly, friendly dog. Lexi loves her new home and is usually found sitting on our laps. Her and our other dog Max get along wonderfully and both awkwardly try to play with each other, it's the one thing neither of them are great at. She is not loving the snow very much but she loves the cuddles she gets afterwards to warm her up. Lexi fits in perfectly with our family and we are so lucky to have her!

Nevis formaly Echo

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, March 09, 2017

We renamed our little pooch Nevis. He is an absolute joy in our lives, we never though we would love a dog so much or even get the love in return. He is energetic, playful, naughty at times lol. He is now 12lbs in weight . 

Our vet put him at around 18 months when we adopted him and gave him a birthday so we just celebrated his 2nd birthday in Jan 15. He didnt go out much during our really cold spell as he hates the snow, but when it's mild he has 2 walks a day and loves to zip around the yard. 

Nevis loves our cat Bonnie and they snuggle together and lick each other ( he loves her food too, naughty pup)
He is extremely lazy in the morning and once he has done his business he looks for someone's bed to climb into and will sleep until lunchtime. He is training well and sits, gives a paw, lays down and now rolls over , all for a treat of course. We even take him to the off leash area and he just runs, he always comes back when we call him.

Thankyou for the wonderful work you and your team do, we feel like we have had Nevis for years and hopefully one day soon adopt another pup from you.

Zoey formerly Zoe

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, February 09, 2017

We brought Zoe home on July 2, 2016.  (We renamed her Zoey, with a Y!) 

 

Zoey had been brought to Calgary from LA at the end of June and lived with her foster mom in Calgary for about 6 days.  We don’t quite know how old Zoey is, but we decided that her one year birthday would be on November 1, 2016. 

 

The first few weeks with Zoey were a little chaotic.  Although she isn’t a huge dog, at 37 lbs now, she is the largest dog we’ve ever had.  She already knew how to “Sit” and she learned “Shake A Paw” and “Stay,” each in one evening.  She wasn’t quite house trained and was FULL of energy!  She liked to jump up on people and needed to learn some manners. We also noticed that she wasn’t fond of men and liked to sleep in corners of the house where she could sort of curl up into the walls.  We quickly enrolled in obedience classes and learned some useful training tips. 

 

Here we are 6 months later and Zoey is a completely different dog!  She loves her walks, and car rides, and playing in the park.  After a long walk, she loves snoozing on her pillow in front of the fireplace. She rarely has accidents now and has learned to whine at the door to let us know when she has to go outside.  She has been on 3 airplane trips to Winnipeg and is SO good on the flights.  She flies in her kennel in the hold.  We are glad that we worked with her and taught her to see her kennel as her safe place. After a few weeks of whimpering at night, she gradually started going into her kennel on her own.  Now when we say “bedtime,” she races into her kennel, waits for her treat, then curls up and goes to sleep.  (She snores like a bear!) 

 

Zoey has definitely been a project and we just love her funny little personality.  She’s full of love and kisses, mixed with a little mischief.  She loves people (though she still barks at men with loud voices) and has been quite gentle around children.  She loves playing with other dogs at the park (or sometimes she can become so focused on chasing her ball that she just ignores other dogs).  We are still working on some basic commands like “Come,” as she gets easily distracted by birds, squirrels and rabbits.  We’re slowly getting there, though.       

 

I just knew Zoey (Zoe) was meant to be our dog when I saw the initial picture of “Zoe the 30 pound Schnoodle” on your website!  She has settled into our family and we couldn’t imagine our house without her now!

 

Thanks!

Kristen

Koodoo now Boog

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, February 09, 2017
We adopted Koodoo, now Boog, and he has made himself right at home. Since his adoption, he has learned to play and happily gives high fives and rolls over for yummy treats. When he came to us, he would cower out of fear. We have been working on building his confidence through interaction with other people and animals. We have seen this wonderful little guy come out of his shell, and is now a very engaged, and confident family member. 

He has also seen a dentist for a good teeth cleaning and even sat proudly on santa's lap for a Christmas picture. 

Our lives are forever changed as a result of his loving and warm nature. We are so fortunate to have found him. 

Sincerely, 

The Weaver Family