HAPPY TAILS: CASH!!!Nicknames: Cashie, Cashew, and Bazooka (because of how fast he is off-leash)Kate and Mike adopted CASH from HBR just over a year ago! As he celebrates his first Gotcha Day, we asked the family for an update! They kindly provided the following: What are Cash’s favourite things to do: “Destroying cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes, snuggling, chewing on sticks and firewood, dragging logs along on hikes, sleeping under blankets with us at night (with his head sticking out in the morning ), and playing fetch and keep-away. Although Cash is a big boy and loves to play, he is scared of things suddenly moving; even paper in the breeze. Late one night at a cabin we rented, a mouse suddenly jumped into the room from a little hole in the wall. Cash leapt off of the bed and ran into the screen-room porch. He didn’t come back until a good 5 minutes after the mouse left. Did Cash have any issues adapting to his new home? Nope. We kept him crated during the day with blankets and toys (and neighbour playtime visits and walks) while we were at work as recommended by his foster mom. Then once he was used to our routine, we let him have free roam of the house. He hardly chewed up anything compared to most puppies/young dogs. Do you have any advice for potential adopters? “Read the bios of the available dogs to get a sense for which would be the best fit your home and lifestyle of everyone that lives there. We knew Cash needs to run around everyday so we get him out for hikes as he *loves* running through the forest at full speed. Daily walks and hikes were already a part of our routine. “”We and everyone who meets Cash love him so much. He’s been a wonderful companion during the pandemic and cute reason to keep working from home. He is one of the most snuggly dogs we have ever met. We’re thankful he was surrendered to a rescue group and that Homeward Bound took such great care of him. This should be the way it is for all dogs in need of a new home.”Thank you so much for choosing adoption! We couldn’t be happier to read this update on CASH! He truly found his forever family!
ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT: LILY Congratulations to HBRs Lily for finding your perfect family this weekend. HUGE thanks to foster mom Kim for fostering Lily and setting her up to be the very best dog that she can be!
♡♡HAPPY TAILS: DAVE!!!♡♡Trevor and Erika adopted DAVE from HBR last year. As he celebrates his first Gotcha Day we checked in with his forever family to see how he is doing. They provided the following update: “Dave loves to nap, give cuddles and play with his snake and bed. Sometimes when Dave is sleeping he will let out little dream barks. He will also stack is Dog beds and blankets on top of each other like he is making a fort. “When asked if the family had any advice to share with potential adopters, they stated: “Be patient, you might not know what type of household you dog came from. Over the first few weeks don’t try and force your dog into any habits let them form and work with your pets. Remember that adopted dogs need to build trust with their new owners. “”Dave has been a great addition to our family we couldn’t have asked for a better dog. If thinking about getting a new pet think about adopting first their our so many animals that need a good home. We would highly recommend HBR- the process was very easy. “Thank you for choosing adoption and for giving Dave his perfect family! Awesomeness! ♡♡