Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - December
It has been amazing to watch this once stray dog, who never knew love, become such a big part of this family and to learn what love truly means. Kringle in the past year has grown in such great strides. Once a scared, shy, introvert of a dog, he is now the class clown, a cuddle bum, and the most loving boy ever. He has learned so much and believe it or not does great off leash with his momma at the dog park. He touched the hearts of many when almost a year ago, took off from a volunteer of Pawitive Match, through out the north part of the city for a week, in the freezing cold. With countless hours, many volunteers, and media coverage on the Search for Kringle, we were finally to breath a sigh of relief, we got him Dec 23, 2013!! I was fortunate to be a part of his search, spending late nights driving around, tromping through the snow. All the while falling more and more in love with this dog I hadn't even met. I wouldn't change it for the world.
Kringle had so many people involved in the search for him and wanted to continue to hear on his progress, that we actually had to create a Facebook page called Kringle the Christmas Dog. There we continue to share photos, videos and updates of his progress.
I can not wait to celebrate his first Birthday with us, all his furry brothers and sisters. We are so blessed to have this lovely boy be a part of this family! We love you Kringle.
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - November
He is still called Luis, although we mostly call him Lou or Lou Lou (Lucifer when he misbehaves) He is doing really well. The adoption papers say he is 2 years old, but I am 99% sure he is still far under a year old. He completely does everything puppy-like, like chewing when bored and tired, sucking on toys before bed, and the way he interacts with my two other dogs. We are totally fine with it, it was just a surprise when we took him home and saw how he behaved. My other two dogs love him. They are mostly dominant over him and will rage on him a little when he plays too hard or trys to be the Alpha. He is great with new people coming into our house, he loves licking toes. He's very protective of us if he sees a strange dog out and about, but that may be a Chihuahua thing. He is young and I know he will be a wonderful dog once he matures a little!!
His favorite things are chasing Auggy and Mia (his brother and sister), catching bugs, digging in the garden, sitting for treats, chewing on stuff, giving kisses, and cuddling under blankets. I've got a bunch of photos here as well. He is so ridiculously silly and we love him. He's definitely a great addition to the family!!
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - October
Shortly after this bonded pair of seniors came to us as fosters, we decided we just couldn't let them go. It always amazes me that puppies are so popular and seniors often overlooked. In general, seniors have some form of basic training, are well past the chewing phase, require only moderate exercise and often lead healthy happy lives right up until their passing. These two have settled into our home beautifully. They love their off leash walks and are good natured and affectionate with everyone. We feel privileged to be able to give them the attention, love and dignity they deserve in their senior years. They have enriched our lives with their peaceful presence and we couldn't be happier.
The Devenny Family
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - September
I had been looking at Steve's picture on the Pawsitive Match website for a few months before I decided that we needed to meet him. We have one dog and a very busy life with lots of travel but we love dogs so I believed that little Steve could fit in. We met him, my kids fell in love and we took him home. From the moment he got in our vehicle it was meant to be. We had a special feeling about Steve being part of our family and we were right. He was a bit timid but that was gone by the second day. Now wherever I go I have a little guy laying by my feet. Such a doll! Thank you Pawsitive Match volunteers for the love and care and hope.
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - August
BUSTER OUR MAUI BOY
We have had Buster with us now for only a week and a half and each moment has been absolutely wonderful! Buster settled into his new furrever home like he has been here for years. He was a little unsure about his new digs the first two days but he has become completely comfortable here.
Buster loves to go for walks and he is familiar with his neighbourhood already. He does pull at first but with some reinforcement he calms down. He also likes to show the other dogs who’s boss, but with corrective actions he adjusts his behaviour straight away. Buster loves to play with his toys, plays fetch and brings it right back to you. He watches the planes go over the house and barks at them as if they are huge birds! He loves to be groomed and will let you brush him all day if you have the time. He has been absolutely perfect in the house when alone and we have had no issues with him at all.
Buster is the perfect match for us by far – he has brought us so much joy and we look forward to a long and happy life with him.
We send out a great big thank you to Buster’s Foster Mom for her great job in keeping him since his arrival to Canada, and all the people at PawsitiveMatch for their hard work and dedication in helping our furry friends in need.
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - July
This has been a very successful month for Pawsitive Match - After being in foster care for anywhere between 6 months to 1.5 years, these five long term fosters have finally found amazing furever homes. Martha,Sasha, Brandy, Sammy, and Khaleesi have all been adopted!!
Martha has lived with us for three weeks now, and it is amazing to watch the changes in her every day. She is still wary of new people and situations, but she is also too curious to let life go by without checking it out! She has progressed from hiding in her kennel to using furniture as cover to sprawling in the middle of the living room with our other dog Kipper and our two cats. Martha and Kipper are inseparable, which is exactly what we were hoping for. Martha goes for a long walk every evening now, because she wants to hang out with Kip, her new BFF. The two of them wrestle for hours on end in the back yard, and for a shy dog, Martha is a master at play - she can toss a ball, throw her weasel toy in the air, and play with Kip all at the same time. Martha is also learning the sit and down commands, and has proven to be a very smart girl. She is really working hard at trusting humans again, and has made a lot of gains. She rewarded me with a wagging tail at suppertime last night – what a breakthrough! We are so grateful to Positive Match for seeing the potential in a shy girl like Martha, and to her foster home for keeping her safe until she came to us!
Sasha is doing great. she is a big cuddler. loves her tennis ball ajd going for walks. lots of energy. she always greets me at the door when I get home. she jumps into my lap as soon as I sit down. sleps with me every night.
Sam, or The General, as he is know around our house has settled in beautifully. He arrived a little nippy, barky and scared and has quickly become accustomed to his new home. In fact , he seems to be very receptive to gently reminders not to bark, nip or be quite so territorial. He is learning to play as an alternative to barking. Each morning, after a restful night or stealing most of the bed he likes to get a belly rub, a lick and then sit and have breakfast with us at our dinette. We love having him at home, and he and our other dog, Holly have joined forces in an campaign best titled: 'Feed us, we all sing for our supper!'
Khaleesi shows respect for Buster and no signs of aggression or possession issues of toys, food or anything else. If her toy is close to him, she will either leave it, or cautiously take it. If he shakes his head, she sometimes jumps back, (probably afraid of the drool). She observes and accepts the fact that we pay attention to Buster first. This is important in order for her to understand her position in our 'pack'. Khaleesi does occasionally share our couch and bed with us, however, she is only allowed up when invited and has no problem getting off and sleeping in her open crate. She accepts order and is rewarded for it. We always watch for the reaction of both dogs when paying attention to either one, however both dogs are adapting well.
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - June
Piper has adjusted extremely well! She was quick to find her comfort spots and settle in nicely into our home. She is a bundle of energy and needs lots of exercise. Which is great because it gets us off the couch! She loves the dog park and playing fetch. I have taken her to the park with my mountain bike and she runs along beside me happy as can be. She also loves running after squirrels and cats, something that we don’t love so much. We are looking into a prey drive reduction class for her.
We have taken her canoeing and camping and she was at her happiest there! She’s an amazing climber and bounds up steep hills with ease. We even got her into the water to stretch out her sea legs a bit. She was unsure at first, but eventually would run into the water and swim to fetch a ball. She has also made quick friends with our 4 year old daughter and our neighbors 2 small dogs. She is extremely gentle with our 4 year old, something that was very important to us. She is very trainable and has learned a bunch of new tricks. She does find her way onto the bed at night, something that we don’t mind too much.
Our whole family has fallen completely in love with her and can’t imagine not having her now. The whole adoption process was a breeze and we would highly recommend it anyone who’s looking for a new furry member of the family!
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - May
After two visits to the Pawsitive Rescue's adopt-a-thon, one in Calgary at a community centre and the other at Pet Planet in Airdrie, our family was able to meet Fox. Fox, a Chihuahua cross, was very shy of men specifically and hesitant to meet people. After having had two other adopted pets with similar problems, we knew that we were the right family to help him.
Fox was successfully adopted on March 28th of this year, and is doing well. He loves his dog mates Ella (mini Daschund/Chihuahua), and Tank (mini Merle Chihuahua). Fox outweighs them by 3 times so watching them play is quite the sight! Fox looks so fierce when he is wrestling, but is very careful not to hurt anyone! He tears up and down the stairs playfully grabbing every dog toy in the house throwing them for himself until he recognizes that someone wants to play too. He is quick to greets us in the morning and warms up giving kisses and reaches up for hugs. Although his male shyness is still an issue, everyday we see progress!
We know that Fox is very happy in his forever home!
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - April
LIFE IS GOOD – NEVER LOOK BACK
THE EXITING TRIP FROM CALIFORNIA, VIA CALGRAY TO FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS
THANK GOD – DOGS LIFE IN THE MOMENT
I adopted Charlie on Valentine's Day 2013. After a 3 hour drive from Calgary, he settled into his new home within a few hours. Charlie has become very social and is incredibly good with people, small children, and medium-sized dogs. He greets my friends and neighbors and likes to run around the house happy and satisfied – LIFE IS GOOD. He still however, is not so sure about large dogs, and the many deer and elk that can be found around his new home.
Charlie accompanies me to work and participates in several of my activities. He loves the many long walks that we go on daily. He especially loves our walks on the nearby golf course. Charlie knows every hole on the course and is an excellent listener when I talk golf with him. Soon he will begin to explore the Hoodoos and other more adventurous terrain, as the golf course will be FOR GOLFERS ONLY. He loves to hear the sounds of the birds as they slowly return to the Valley. Charlie has a fascination watching the airplanes take off and land from the airstrip here in Fairmont Hot Springs. One wonders what is going through his mind as he watches them through the patio doors. I hope to take Charlie up in the air this summer, as I am a licensed pilot. I am thrilled to have Charlie. One could not have asked for a better pet companion.
I would like to thank all the people at PawsitiveMatch for making it possible.
QUOTE: You never soar so high as when you stoop down to adopt an animal !
Kool FM Pawsitive Tail of the Month - February
Estrella was found by a local on Isla Mujeres, Mexico with severe burns on her back. They brought her to one of the local shelters, Isla Animals which is a shelter Pawsitive Match often recieves dogs from. Estrella was transported to Calgary and within a month she found a loving family and her furever home!
Here is an update on how she is doing in her new home:
Estrella is doing wonderful. We have shortened her name to Ella. She has settled in nicely.
We think that she has had quite a rough life. She has a lot of scars like puncture wounds and some weird scars that almost look like knife wounds but they have all healed with the exception of the burn on her back.
For what she has been through though, she is such a good girl and is friendly to everyone including our cat. They actually eat together and Ella gives the cat lots of space to finish eating. She does not beg at the table, hardly barks and is now fully house trained yay. Her hours were mixed up the last couple of weeks though and has been getting me up at 3 am to go but now does not bother. Oh yes and our vet has advised us that we were feeding her to much as she is a little portly but we are working on it. OOPS.
We took her to our vet for her booster and a check up and advised him that she sleeps a lot and he told us its probably the first time she has been able to sleep without interruptions. HA. As you can see by the pictures she loves to nap.
Ella has changed all the moods in our family. She is so happy to see us when we come home from school and work that we all race home just to see her.
She is also quite the comedian. As you can see, we can put silly hats on her and she does not mind and she has this face that is so full of character that it makes us laugh. She plays well and someone in Mexico must have taught her to fetch as she does this very well.
Her hair is also getting thicker. Its nice to see as she had very little when I got her and we put her in a sweater for walks.
All in all Ella is a great addition to our family. She fits right in and we are so glad to have found our match.
We are a little curious as to where she was found in Mexico. When she was found I think that the puncture scars were already healed and the burn mark might have been quite fresh but am not sure. We look at them and feel horrible that someone left this beautiful animal to suffer but we are so thankful for the original shelter and all the volunteers who helped bring Ella to us so if you could pass this on to them, we would greatly appreciate it.
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