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What are you doing in there, Angel?

What are you doing in there, Angel?

The girls accompanied me to ACS on Sunday as I had a full day of SoDT classes and didn’t want to leave them home for so many hours. Well, I must say that they were fantastic! They remained quiet and content in the training office during all 3 of my classes AND kept their enclosure clean. I took full advantage of socialization opportunities before, in between and after classes and the girls relished each opportunity to meet lots of new people, pups and explore new things. We played lots of recall games, which the girls were very enthusiastic about, and I would say they are at minimum 80% response on ‘sit’ with verbal or hand signal, and easily lure into down. They are both fearless, smart and eager to please. Oh, and did I mention the cuteness factor? See for yourself.

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Maybe I'll be a disc dog champion someday

Maybe I’ll be a disc dog champion someday

Gimme, Angel!  I want to be a disc dog too!

Gimme, Angel! I want to be a disc dog too!

Pass the ball!

Pass the ball!

Maybe agility is in my future

Maybe agility is in my future

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Tennis ball AND rope toy! I’ve died and gone to heaven!

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Parker & Ela are two gorgeous and petite Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix puppies who went out to foster care after becoming sick with kennel cough. Ela has since been adopted and Parker is still in foster care – awaiting her forever home!

Here are the foster’s notes on their progress:

These little girls are doing really well! After everyone got there meds and got healthy, they really perked up! They sleep in a little doggie play-pen at night and sleep through the night, which is great! They do have a potty pad in the pen which allows them to go if the need to. I’ve been walking them about 3x a day and they are going outside, but they still have their accidents as puppies do :) (more…)

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This past Saturday The Anti-Cruelty Society held it’s first Foster Appreciation Breakfast to show our dedicated volunteers how much we value their hard work.

Between recognition awards, games and an excellent behavior presentation from Avril Brown, our foster volunteers felt just a glimpse of the gratitude we have for their endurance and passion for needy animals.

In honor of our fosters, we’ve compiled the video below as a look back at their successes in 2011:

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Autumn and Sofie came to The Anti-Cruelty Society with their mother, father and one other sibling when their owners were no longer able to care for them. These two adorable sisters were sent out to foster care because of their young age and low weight. They still have a couple more weeks to go, but the foster volunteer had the following photo update to share:

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If you see signs that your dog needs to eliminate, such as pacing, whining, circling, sniffing, or leaving the room, take your dog outside as quickly as possible to prevent an accident.

If you stall or walk out of the room to fetch something and don’t keep an eye on the pooch you may find a ‘gift’ waiting for you. The key is to be quick and concise. Throw on some loafers, grab a leash and get them outside.

Once they’re outdoors and have done their duty in an appropriate area,  reward them with praise, treats, play, or a walk.

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House-training Tip #1: Scheduling

Keep a consistent feeding schedule and remove left-over food between meals. Take your foster dog outside on a consistent schedule:

    • Adult dogs should be taken outside early in the morning, before going to bed, and before being confined or left alone for periods of time. Fully house-trained adult dogs usually go out at least four times a day.
    • Puppies should be taken out more frequently: In addition to first thing in the morning and before bedtime, they should go out after meals, play, and waking from naps.

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Looking to add a cat or dog to your current household? Adoption is the kindest option! Adopting a homeless pet allows you to not only impact an animal’s life but also the community from which it came.

If you’re on the search for a new pet visit or Adoption Gallery to view a list of cats and dogs currently available for adoption.

To learn more about the adoption process and requirements click here.

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