HAPPY TAILS: HUDSON!!!HELEN adopted HUDSON from HBR just over a year ago! As he celebrated his first Gotcha Day and 13th Birthday we checked in with Helen to see how he is doing! She provided the following update: FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO/EAT/ENJOY? Sleep, eat, walk, repeat. He has been absolutely ruined by learning we all want to scratch and rub him so he just goes in circles to give us all turns. He is a big boy, at 40lbs but he loves cuddling.FUN/INTERESTING STORY TO SHARE? We almost re-named him Porkchop. He knows exactly which grocery bag has pork in it and doesn’t bother with the other bags but zeroes in on the prize; he has swallowed an entire chop in one bite.ANY ISSUES ADAPTING TO HIS NEW HOME? None. He treats everybody in the house like they are his best friend. He is great with other dogs too, he just gets a little pouty if the new dog is sitting in when he considers ‘hudson’s spot. He will sit and stare at them quietly until one of his humans makes things right again.ANY WORDS OF WISDOM/ADVICE TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL ADOPTERS? Dogs are a lot like children, they love schedule – they get very excited when they already know what is about to happen next. Yes, they will try to push the boundaries, but in the end they get a feeling of security when they realize you are in charge. And it is even easier when there is an experienced dog in the home already to show the new one the ropes – the new dog learns the schedule even faster. If you are already walking one dog, you know you have another hand right? Every single dog has an amazing spirit, an individual to discover and play with. Many of the dogs we have fostered didn’t have the happiest life before us, but they gained confidence and learned to love again.”Thank you Helen for fostering with HBR and for adopting HUDSON! He is so lucky to have found his forever!
HAPPY TAILS: DOZER (formerly CLIFFORD)!!!!!Michelle and family adopted Dozer from HBR just over a year ago! As he celebrates his first Gotcha Day, we asked his forever family for an update on how he has settled in. This is what they shared: “His favourite thing to eat is Peanut Butter in his Kong as a treat or Denta bones. He LOVES walks…..especially in snow. He is a happy boy as long as his family is around. CUDDLING is his favorite thing to do. He truly believes he is a lap dog however his head weighs more than most lap dogs! He entertains us daily, mostly with his “talking” to us if he is not receiving ALL the attention. He waits for HIS kids school buses every day. Dozer adjusted well and quickly to immediate family members and no issues in the home at all – he was meant to be there all along just travelled other roads to find us. He required a bit more patience with meeting new people as he was very reserved and almost fearful. He has come a long way with new introductions. “When asked for some advice to share with potential adopters, Michelle said: “PATIENCE – no matter why dogs are relinquished they are likely scared and insecure and unsure. Love and structure with a cup of spoiling is what is required! “My kids and I can truly not imagine life without Dozer (and never want to). He saved me as much as I saved him – it was a mutual adoption and he is loved beyond words. HBR is amazing and from start to finish every volunteer I met with was helpful and kind with the best interests of both the adoptee (doggie) and adopter (family)!” Thank you, Michelle, for your kind words and thank you most of all for giving Dozer all the love he deserves! So happy for all of you! Thank you for choosing adoption!
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!