One of our puppies in the PDCR pack right now. She is adorable. I have been fostering her this week and have to say that other then the normal puppy quirks, she is actaully a nicely balanced and well mannered puppy. She is about 16 weeks old now, house trained as much as she can be at this age, loves to go into her crate for bedtime and when we got to work, or when I want to mop my floors without her adding her footprints to the job! She also a Shepherd X, about 55-60 lbs full grown, that came to us from a shelter in Montana.
Not that the other dogs are badly behaved, but Maren is honestly the best behaved one in the bunch. She was a stray from the Taber area and came to PDCR from that shelter. She is about 7 months old, spayed, chipped, and vaccinated. She shares her foster home with Moe, a wonderful male Mastiff. She licks his lips all day long and plays for hours with him. She is housetrained and crate trained and a very small medium sized dog, probably only 35 pounds full grown, and because she has the cutest freckles on her face and legs, we are going with Heeler X.
What a dog. She is a Whippet X Border Collie. She is beautfully athletic and has speed. Flyball and agility would be right up her alley. She was an owner surrender. Her home's fence had boards missing from it and she was just way too bored out there to not take advantage of the escape route, that made her 'bad' and unwanted! She is doing very well in her foster home's securely fenced yard. She is house and crate trained, spayed, vaccinated and chipped.
What a sweetheart, just look at her face! I was sent a link about her from another volunteer who knew I wouldn't be able to resist helping her! Thanks Bobbi!! So, here is Ophelia, she is about a year old and a PitBull X. A smaller medium sized dog. The picture above is of her just after she was found with a litter of puppies. The picture below is of how she looks now, just a few months later. The shelter was so excited that we would be willing to help with the poor little thing, they say she is very friendly, not very hyper, well mannered and laid back. She hasn't had much of any kind of training, but should soak it up given by a kind person who loves her. She will be officially joining the PDCR pack next weekend and is coming from Kalispell.
Think I got all the girls! Now for the boys:
RIDLEY**ADOPTED** and BUSTERTwo little cuties. They are about 9 weeks old now, they are both Black Lab X Husky pups and are doing great in their house and crate training. They love spending lazy days playing in the yard with their foster mom, Simba, a Yellow Lab who mothers them. They have been vaccinated and chipped and we expect them to be medium sized dogs when they are full grown, in around the 60lb mark. They are very curious and after the initial shyness, they will bounce around you begging for attention. Who can resist?
Look at this boy! He has had quite the life and would love if the ride would just stop so he could get off!! He is only 10 months old and already had more homes then he had hoped for. He was origonally bought out of the back of a pick up truck in a Target parking lot! He was only 6 weeks old. That family had him until is got a bit too big and more of a handfull, as puppies do, so they had made arrangements for one of their friends to take him. That couple had him for under 24 hours and had surrenedered him to the shelter. Their reason was that he had more energy then their Chihuahua, so wasn't going to work out! A shelter worker begged that Hoss be given more time, and then the challenge of finding a group to take him was on. We have taken him in even though we are so full right now, but literally, he had run out of time, and then ran out of the borrowed time.
So, here he is. He is a ball of energy of course, a young and athletic dog who has been stuck in a cage for over 4 months. He needs to blow out alot of energy before we will start on any kind of training. He does know some basic commands and in the one afternoon at his foster home, learned how to sit, come here, and go lay on your mat. He also learned how to use the treadmill which will help a bit in the energy area! He is good with other dogs.