Happy Tails

Cookie formerly Lucy

Amy Gowertz - Sunday, November 13, 2016

It’s been about 5 months since we adopted her, we couldn’t have asked for a more loving puppy, every day that passes we’re so happy we found her through your organization. 

As you may remember, she was a special case because she came from a hoarding situation, and she was always very timid, quiet, and had shown very little signs of opening up to others and having playful behaviour, like other puppies do. However, with lots of patience, love and affection, she’s opened up a lot with us. She’s still a little jumpy from time to time if she hears a loud noise, but she loves to cuddle and have her belly rubbed – sleeping belly up is her favourite! 

Whenever my husband and I come home now, she receives us like all loving puppies do, she’s super excited, wagging her tail and jumping up and down to greet us. She loves napping throughout the day, and she likes it when we chase her around the tree in our back yard. She’s still a little timid around strangers but she’s come a long way from when we first adopted her, she’s had a lot of progress for the 5 months that we’ve had her, I’d say that giving her a hair cut really helped her come out of her shell because she could finally see everything around her! 

One thing we have noticed about her is that she really likes to get active at nights, once all the lights are off, that’s when she gets the most playful, but I guess it’s all just part of her pup-personality. We’re definitely having fun getting to know her as she opens up more with us.

Cookie is a perfect example about how loving puppies can be if they’re given the chance at a loving home. Adopting her has been one of the best decisions we’ve made.

Lulu and Bandit

Amy Gowertz - Monday, November 07, 2016
I just wanted to touch base and give you a year update on the two beautiful babies we adopted last year one is Lulu ( Rocket) and the second is Bandit ( Kevin) they are doing amazing and have settled in perfect. Bandit sometimes still has some issues with men but is doing much better then he was they both enjoy going for walks they was for around 4 hours a day, little Lulu wants everyone's attention and seems to always manage to get her way, Lulu had her knee surgery last year and this year had to have surgery to remove the pin but healed very well and Bandit is very healthy, they have had a road trip to BC we take them everywhere with us we love them dearly, we have attached a few pictures for you. Thank you for the beautiful babies they are amazing.

Cali formerly Mazy

Amy Gowertz - Monday, November 07, 2016
Our first rescue, Cali (formerly Mazy), joined our family in June. It quickly became evident that she had been hurt and neglected. 

Through careful conditioning and patience, Cali now enjoys many of the things she once feared including, quick movements, loud noises and hand-held objects. Undaunted by small rooms, closets, the dryer and the TV she is an invincible, brave, little dog!

I was surprised to find that Cali didn’t know basic commands. But it didn't take more than a day or two; she can now “sit”, “stay”, “come”, “lay-down” and “roll over” (among others) on command. She is an angel when the doorbell rings.

House-training a rescue was really no different than house-training a puppy. And I am pleased to announce, Cali is now bell-trained, ringing a bell when she wants us to let her outside!

Accustomed to balmy, dry California weather, Cali did not like our chilly, damp summer and fall. But the snow?? She (surprisingly and thankfully) loves the snow!!

A former Calgary Stampeders fan, Cali enjoys playing outside, chewing up toys, barking and the Edmonton Eskimos!

We’re still working on her loose-leash walking and leash reactivity but Cali has come such a long way and worked incredibly hard. She is a part of the family and well on her way to becoming the perfect dog.

Angel was Veronica

Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Angel (aka Veronica) joined our family a few months ago, but it feels like she has been with us for years. She and our first dog Dexter bonded immediately and she settled into our lifestyle easily. Angel is such a sweetheart. She loves everyone, especially kids, and everyone loves her.  She has such an easy going and lovable personality. She loves walks, going to the dog park and playing tug-of-war with Dexter. Angel has brought us so much joy and we are so happy she is part of our family.


Shaggy

Amy Gowertz - Friday, September 30, 2016
It been 3 months since we adopted little Shaggy. aka, Shagster, Shagu, Shnaggy.
He stole both our hearts right away and I could not of asked for a sweeter dog.
He is 3 years old and was quite underweight/malnourished when we first adopted him (at only 4 pounds).
We have been able to give him tons of love, a safe place and a regular diet. I'm happy to say that he is now at his
proper weight of 7 pounds. He loves everyone & every animal he meets. All he wants to do is snuggle and hang out.
The joy, love and happiness he has brought into our lives is unmeasurable. I am very happy that Little Mutts Rescue exists 
and is able to give these little dogs a second chance at happiness. Thank you to Pat and Lina for all the help and guidance
through the adoption process (which was very easy). We may have rescued Shaggy, but in some ways I feel he rescued us.
Shaggy has found his fur-ever home and will never have to be alone again.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Stevie

Amy Gowertz - Friday, September 30, 2016
we adopted Stevie on June 5th, 2016. Stevie was a scared and timid little dog when she first came to live with us, 
but now she has found her confidence and loves to protect me (mommy) and my daughter. My daughter loves this dog so much,
they snuggle all the time! Stevie and our other dog, Tootles, get along really well too. In the backyard, 
they chase each other and play until they are completely out of breath. Since the snow hasn't started yet, we go on daily bike rides and 
Stevie is just a fur ball of energy. She will run for hours straight if she could (but Tootles doesn't have it in him). 
Stevie has a little terrier fur friend that visits and they just love each other! His name is Bogey and he was also rescued from 
Little Mutts by our friends a couple of years ago (I believe his original name was Batman). 
He is the black and white dog in one of the pictures attached.  Stevie definitely adds spice to our lives and we love her so much. 
She is such a good dog and is just so sweet. 
All she wants to do is show us how much she loves us! Everyone who meets her instantly sees what a sweet, wonderful dog she is. 
We were really lucky to be able to add her to our family :)


Bo

Amy Gowertz - Friday, September 30, 2016
We adopted a dog named Bo .
My wife and I are the luckiest people to have this fantastic dog. We go for walks 3 times a day and he loves car rides. 
Only thing is that he is a big flirt and loves the ladies LOL. 
Thank you little mutts for your great work and we are so blessed that we have Bo.

Gracie

Amy Gowertz - Friday, September 30, 2016
Gracie has been doing just great. She was quite a nervous, re-active dog when we got her. Even though she only had 1 tooth we had to be careful for the first couple weeks. She was a scruffy 9 lbs. when we got her. Because we didn't want to cause her any distress we waited 6 weeks to get her groomed. We couldn't believe the beautiful. little fluff ball that ran out to meet us. She had another grooming after another 3 weeks and looks really good now. She has put on 4 pounds-she loves to eat! Sharing isn't part of her vocabulary yet but she is learning. Gracie is a real snuggle bunny now. She naps with my husband and the 2 other dogs every afternoon.  She has really bonded with me and spends a lot of time following me around. In the last 2 weeks she discovered the toy box and picked out her favorite. She has bonded well with the other dogs and plays with them now. The 3 of them go on walks together. Gracie is just a little sweetheart and we love having her in the family. Thank you so much for finding her for us.

Kola formerly Emerett

Amy Gowertz - Monday, September 26, 2016

We adopted Kola ( Emerett) from Little Mutts Rescue in June and It was an amazing experience from beginning to end.

We had lost our old dog in March and were going to wait awhile before adopting again. But when we saw how sad our 3 year old Cocker Spaniel was now that he was on his own we decided in June to try again.

Little Kola moved into our home and did very well almost immediately.   He was unsure for a couple of days but it didn't take him very long to settle in and know that he was going to have an amazing life with us and with our other dog. He was definitely a true puppy but with love and patience at only 9 months he has already turned into the perfect pup.

He is at the dog park everyday and loves everyone he meets. He runs and runs but has incredible recall and loves to be outside with all his dog buddies. We have a rescue cat too and in the beginning there was a lot of chasing but they have now become best friends too. We took him on a beach holiday this summer and although he was not crazy about the water he LOVED the paddle boards and would go on them with our daughter for long periods of time.

I have always adopted rescues and have had a lot of different experiences with all sorts of rescue organizations. I honestly can not say enough good things about Little Mutts Rescue. From the beginning with the application, to the amazing foster home that he spent a few days in to our home now. All of these dogs end up in incredible  homes but their crucial time is from when they are rescued by such wonderful people and the care that they receive when they go into the fosters. I meet a lot of people at the dog park that are looking for a new member of the family and I always tell them about Little Mutts!!!! Thank you!!!!

 

   
   

Percy previously Sherbert

Amy Gowertz - Friday, September 23, 2016
It has been over a year since Sherbert (now Percy) joined our family.  He stole all of our hearts right from the very beginning!  
He is a playful guy with lots of energy and love.  He has come with us on a couple of road trips to the Okanagan and the West Coast.  
He loves going to the off leash park and playing with his buddies at day care twice a week.  
When he has finished playing, Percy will snuggle for hours!  
We feel so lucky that he came into our lives.  He is a perfect fit for our family!