Happy Tails


Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

We are SO delighted with Karma. She is just an awesome addition to our family.

After some much needed potty training, her only issue is trying to get on her favorite blankie before her big brother! She is a very smart little girl, and learns SO quickly. We’re very impressed. She’s learning how to be a dog – dog from her brother without having any stress on her heart at all. It’s been hilarious though watching her… it’s like you can see in her face.. “uumm ok, so I guess I just chew on this rope then?” ha ha! We are slowly getting her to play with us humans too… Its so sad to think these poor dogs have never played before… but she is getting it, and has even dropped a few play bow’s in the off leash with strange dogs!

She is learning ALL about winter… and has grown quickly to like the snow, at least until it drops below -10! We tried sweater and booties but she flatly refuses to be treated any differently than her big brother. It’s been a true joy to see her just give er in the off leash area behind our home! She’s also the best napper we have ever seen. Such a lazy gal!! But she deserves it.

Our Jasper was a rescue as well, but he was rescued at 3 days old so there definitely wasn’t any behavior/temperament issues, whereas with Karma, we have been able to watch her transform from a scared – survival oriented, anxiety filled little girl, into a confident happy DOG enjoying the lighter side of life. VERY rewarding to say the least.

Thank you so much for checking in! I keep Cathy (foster mom) on my facebook so she can see how’s shes doing as well.

All the best to you and to LMR. You’re making the world a better a place!


Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Jones quickly became an invaluable member of our family! He won my other rescue dog over in a day and soon they were best friends, wrestling and running after each other. My three kids adore Jones, he gets and gives so much love! In the beginning he was a bit destructive and still loves to chew up Jenga blocks when he can sneak them, but quickly grew to know our house rules and has been a great friend for all. Rescuing Jones was one of the best decisions of my life. ❤️


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! 


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.


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! 


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.