My Ears & I Are Still Single!

Can you believe it? Sinclair, the perfectly behaved Jasmine’s House adoptable, is still looking for a home! I introduced him to the blog in early December when I watched him for a bit, and I spent a whole week gushing about how awesome he is. At about three years old, he’s at the age where you know what you’re getting (something I have learned to really appreciate).  He’s easy going, up for anything and described by his foster mama as, “The laziest foster dog I’ve had!” Doesn’t get much better than that, folks.

If his dazzling personality hasn’t won you over, let me remind you of two things that might (I’m referring to that pair of large things on his head that make him ridiculously adorable):

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Sinclair’s been a bachelor his whole life, but I think he’s ready to settle down and become a family dog. I know it will just take the right person (family) to come along and make him change his bachelor ways – perhaps someone who likes to hike, play ball and share toys – but that person is out there. Could it be you? Once he meets that person (family), his life will be changed forever as he realizes he wants nothing more than to leave his bachelor pad behind to move in with them! He might even reveal how much he loves to let them cuddle with him. Whoever steals Sinclair’s heart will be quite the lucky one – this guy is a total catch! (Must be why all the ladies want him so bad.)

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If you’re interested in adding this heart throb to your family, fill out an application on the Jasmine’s House website!


Happy Tail Update: Rojo!

Nothing makes me happier than posting positive updates about dogs who were recently rescued and are now doing awesome in their new home. A few weeks ago I did update posts on shelter dogs Patrice, Peanut and Kobe with emails I received from their new families or fosters. This time, I’m here to report on an adorable dog who was adopted from my shelter by my next door neighbors: Rojo!

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Because I live next door, I get to see first hand how Rojo (pronounced Ro-ho) is settling into his new life.  We’ve had a few fence line chats with him and my various temporary fosters, but the other night I headed over there to babysit his human siblings and I got to see just how great his digs really are.  His family has toys and kongs and beds and LOTS of love for him, and he seems like one seriously happy pup!

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In my post introducing Rojo I asked for advice about his excitable wetting. I am happy to report that his family says he is doing much better with that since they have been keeping arrivals very low key. He didn’t do it when I – an exciting new person – showed up, so that was a great sign (he did it last time I met him).

He’s also been attending classes at Your Dog’s Friend. YDF is my favorite training group in Montgomery County whose mission is to help keep dogs out of the shelter by offering affordable positive training classes ranging from basic obedience to agility to nose work, as well as free seminars and workshops about all things dog related. Rojo excelled in his first level of classes, and now does a fabulous “sit” and “touch” – both of which he likes to practice with his two sibs.

Speaking of, I think my favorite part of Rojo’s new life is his relationship with his human sister and brother. Not only do they adore him, but he tolerates all their kid antics (which are few and far between; they are fabulous around dogs). On the night I watched them, they prepared his bed for him so we could all watch movies together, as well as a kong treat for when the humans had ice cream.

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His family is still learning the ropes, like making sure his counter surfing skills don’t get too perfected and helping him keep his cool around other dogs (their next class at YDF is actually one that I am helping coach – which I will write about later – but that was a fun coincidence!), and they seem to love him even with all he has to learn.

Seeing Rojo as such a loved family dog was so rewarding. I don’t like to focus on an adopted dog’s past, but it’s crazy to think that just months ago Rojo was living as a stray without a bed or consistent food or anyone to love him. And look at where he is now! He’s a family member – a happy, happy dog.

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