Hi Joyce, It is hard to believe that Cinnamon has been with us for 3 years! We can’t
imagine our home without him. The vet tells him he is a “senior” dog, but Cinnamon
will have none of that. He has very little trouble keeping up with our 4 year old
beagle (They are best buddies). When Cinnamon does decide to take a nap, it is on
his favorite loveseat, which he claimed the minute he walked in our house. He is
the best little guy! Thanks so much for allowing him to come to our home! Kathy
We spent the last week in North & South Carolina. Raleigh made the drive with us
& did great! He even stayed a few days with friends of our when we went to the beach.
They had 2 dogs (an old schnauser & a mix). He played non-stop with the 2 yr old
dog & didn't bother the old dog a bit! He continues to do well & learn more & become
more dear to us! We attached a couple of pics for you! They are all on vacation except
one other of him on his back on our bed (one of his favorite places)and him in cooling
down in the kid's bathtub after an evening walk! ;-) Hope you enjoy them!
Raleigh enjoying a vacation with his family!!
Joyce, THANK YOU AGAIN! Talon is truly a wonderful dog. We got the web/chain training
collar you recommended and he is adjusting reasonably quickly to a very light signal
with verbal request. He has yet to start on his food ,but is beginning to explore
his new home more freely. He still likes someone to go up and especially down the
stairs with him(new maneuver). He is fine with the Cat, no active chase reaction.
The cat still DOESN'T LIKE DOGS, but doesn't go into panic flight to hide when he
enters room,so they will by all signs develop a workable truce. He is great with
other dogs. Although he was not feeling his best after you left him with us, our
daughter who lives nearby stopped by to meet him with her 2 recent adoptee's(photos
attached). The front yard meet was all sniffs and wags. Inside was friendly though
he clearly possessed HIS bed.. We kept leashes on all but they were not necessary.
He seems to enjoy their company. We have gone to my Daughter's for dinner the last
2 evenings taking him with us. He is not apparently accustomed to car rides and his
trip here by way of the vet. was not all a happy one, so he was reluctant to load
and had to be lifted the first evening. He's beginning to know that a car ride can
take you to see doggy buddies, and then bring him back to HIS home. He loaded willingly
the second evening. The first night he began to drink, but even though taken out
repeatedly did not go potty in any way except for a little leak on the back step
yesterday morning as we took him out for an introduction to every tree and fence
post available,(nothing). He hasn't developed the Marking instinct yet or is in an
insecure phase(still a squatter). Last night taking him out, he literally waded into
the large shrub by our drive way and bingo, all systems GO. This seems to be His
Spot since. ( We may need to plant several shrubs in the back.) We must have some
animal passing through our back yard at 6:30 AM since he has barked in that direction
at that time for the past two mornings, good security instinct. He is certainly a
loving buddy. Although he would be welcome to share the couch or bed, he yet seems
hesitant and chooses to move close along side to share affection. He is certainly
a treasured member of our family. With Immeasurable Thanks Jim and Margaret
Just a note to say hi and send a picture of Sandi and Einy. This should be a Christmas
Have a good night
Hi Joyce -- things are going great with Saber. He's such a good boy. He thinks he's
a big lap dag...I just let him think that...I don't want to ruin the image he has
of himself. ;0))...hopefully you can view the picture I attached. We took him out
to our property on Sunday, he did wonderfully in the truck, he just sat in the back
seat and watched the traffic. We're celebrating my son's birthday this weekend and
Saber is going with us...My son and his wife have a dog--Harvey is just as friendly
as Saber so we think they'll have a great time together. He's met most of our friends
now and they all love him. He's definitely a keeper ;0)) Thank you, Cindy
Bec and Raz enjoying a late morning nap together. Even tho they have 2 beds they
frequently like to share one.
She's doing very well actually! Definitely still has moments where she looks
a little unsure but doing fine. I had her playing with a dog toy earlier and she
was wagging her tail and tossing it around. (its one of the no-stuffing toys with
a squeaker). As you know, I had Binford in the kitchen to be safe and they kept wagging
their tails at each other and peeking through the gate so I let him out to see how
she would do and they've been perfectly fine. They're both sleeping at the moment
:) I took her outside to go potty and she was happy as a clam and went pretty much
right away. She tends to watch me and Matt a lot whenever we move around the house
and she seems very curious about us, it's too cute. She trades off between getting
petted by me and Matt. She walks right up to us, sits down and let's us pet her.
When we stop she of moves closer like "why'd you stop?" She put her paw on the couch
and looked at me like "hey you, what cha doin?" I'm looking at harnesses too because
Matt really wants to take her for a long walk soon. I'll find one tomorrow. She likes
to look out the window a lot. She did pace around for a while after you left, but
she seems more relaxed now. I think she doesn't like the rat, every time it moves
she jumps back like she doesn't trust it. Before I head to bed I will put Binford
in his kennel, I plan to keep an eye on them for a while until I'm sure she's all
settled in. Overall though I think her Day 1 progress is good. I showed her where
the water is but she doesn't like to go into the kitchen too much, but she knows
that if I take her to the back door she is going to get to go outside. I'll keep you
Hi Joyce and Kristi, Just wanted to send a few pictures and a quick update. Molly
has been an amazing edition to my life; she really is the dog I was looking for.
We just finished basic dog school and she was amazing. After her first few days with
me, she became very nervous around new people until she had met them a few times.
She would hide behind me if people approached her, particularly tall men. She's now
coming out of her shell and while not always wanting to be pet by new people, at
least shows interest and sniffs them. When around people she has met several times,
however, she tries to climb in their lap. :) She is amazing with other dogs; she
never barks on walks even though dogs bark at us, and is always hit at the dog park.
Hasn't yet met a dog she can't get along with. She is so sweet, so smart, and just
a big, goofy, silly clown. Makes me laugh every day and I'm so lucky to have her.
Thanks so much for all you do! Jennifer and Molly
If you have adopted your furry baby from OLBH, please e-mail and let us know how
they and you are doing! Please send a picture along and we will post it here!Hope
to hear from you soon!
Scroll down to see some of the furry kids and their new families!!
I've attached pictures of Max that my daughter took last week. His coat is really
getting better, but he still has bad breath. Can't figure that out since his teeth
have been cleaned and he doesn't have any gum problems. I think I need to consult
with the vet. I've been preparing his food using Dr. Becker's and Dr. Pitcairn's
books as guides. The only problem is that I am having trouble adjusting the amount
of food for such a small dog and he now weighs 6 lbs so I am trying to back him down
to 5 and 1/2 lbs even though he is not fat looking, but the vet feels that he is
healthier at the lower weight.
He now tolerates Mr. Baggs ( my cat) lying next to him, sniffing him all over and
even giving him little pats (Mr. B. pats me too sometimes). He also plays with Mr.
B.'s toys sometimes.
I had weekend guests (old friends and their college age son) and Max spent most of
his time on their laps, which they thoroughly enjoyed. They could not believe how
friendly he was. When they left this morning, he tried to go with them. So much for
Max knows all about dog clothes. The other day, it was still really cold when it
was time for our walk, so I got out the box of dog clothes I had for Chewie and started
holding up sweaters and coats to look at the sizes and Max got all excited and started
yipping. He knew exactly how to hold his paws out to get into the outfits, so some
previous owner used to dress him up.
I page and urged everyone to vote. Hope you can pull this off.
I wanted to send you an update on Biscuit (now renamed Piper). She has been
such a blessing and added so much to our family. Her transition here was a piece
of cake, almost like she has always been here. She fits right in.
At first she was
apprehensive about going bye bye, but I think she was fearful she wouldn't come back.
Now all we have to do is open the door and announce we are going bye bye and she
happily jumps right in the car.
She loves to play fetch with her ball. Our oldest
son, Brayden, even taught her how to fetch a baseball. It works out for both of them
since she loves fetching and he loves hitting baseballs. Its a perfect match. All
of the kids absolutely adore her. She is so loving and gentle with them and loves
running and playing outside.
She loves running and has plenty of space in our yard.
She usually has a morning run around the house a few times each morning. We have
a neighbor who has a lab and he comes to visit her. She enjoys her playtime with
her dog friend Max. They play so well together and both get excited to see each other.
Her absolute favorite thing is getting belly rubs (and with five people in the house,
she gets lots of them). In the evenings, she loves to stretch out on the couch in
between the kids and soak up all the belly rubbing she can get.
I can't thank you
enough for allowing us to adopt her. I had been praying for months that we would
find a dog that would be a good match for our family. I had no idea she would be
two and a half hours away from us or living at a dog rescue, but I don't believe
it was by accident that we found her. Piper is, indeed, the perfect dog for us. I
am sending a picture of all of us we took yesterday when we went to cut down our
Christmas tree. The kids are so excited that she gets to spend her first Christmas
with us. They already have a stocking hanging above the fire place with Piper's name
on it and can't wait to see what Santa brings her. Have a Merry Christmas! God bless
The DeWeese Family
Dear Joyce & OLBH Crew, There are few words that can adequately explain the blessing
that Talon has been to our immediate and extended family, both human and furry. From
his initial shy demeanor he has now come nearly fully out of his shell. He now enjoys
cuddling with us on the couch or the bed, playing fetch and tug, and playing actively
with .not only smaller dogs but those of his size and larger. His diet has now broadened
to enjoyment of rawhide chewable's , meaty bones, and milk bones. After several days
in October during my son's visit here with his malamute and this past week in a visit
with my son and Korsa in Annapolis MD. he now has a BIG buddy that he enjoys romping
with and going on long walks with on a leash. My son's mal. Korsa is somewhat selective
on other animal compatibility and an experience with an aggressive animal allowed
off leash in his apartment complex had intensified her incompatibility issues. On
arrival in Annapolis , Talon was greeted quite amicably. By our return Korsa was
noticeably more accepting of other dogs nearby, finding that some other dogs can
make good playmates . Talon has become a well behaved traveler. He still enjoys visits
to our daughter's to see her smaller dog . He does well around our great grandchildren,
now 4 and under( all who are accustomed to animals in the home). His affectionate
nature has been enjoyed by my mother and now bedridden father when we visit them
in Green County. My deepest thanks for rescuing my best buddy Talon and making it
possible for him to become part of all of our lives . May the Christmas Season Bless
You, Yours, and All the Puppers, Jim,Margaret,&Talon
This is Joey, OLBH alumni, with his sister Flossy (lying down) and his human sister
Danielle! What a lucky boy!!
I am sending you some new pictures of Jackson. First one is him on his new bed with
a new toy. He loves his toys. Then there is one with Me, Charlie and Jackson in front
of the fire place. The last one is Me and Jackson. These are pictures of our first
Christmas with Jackson. He was the center of attention. We took lots of family photos
with all the Children and Grandchildren. Jackson wanted to be in every photo. He
loved all the commotion. We tried to put a Santa hat on him but he wouldn't sit still
and pose. He is still doing well, he is pretty spoiled but that's what he is for.
We just love him to death, he is a good boy. He's getting a little fat but no to
bad. He's just so cute and cuddly. I hope you can open the photos, if not let me
know and I will send you some.
Hope all is going well with you and your family.
Take care, Jeanne
This is Henna, OLBH alumni, in her new home. Her Mom has this to say: “Everything
still going very well except she's developed this addiction”.
“She loves Rachel Ray”. Nancy
Sorry it has taken me so long to get these photos to you. Laney is doing really well,
she has had no more accidents in her crate and she is almost completely housebroken.
We love her very much and she is just an awesome addition to the family. I will send
you more photos as I get them uploaded off of our camera.
Hello Joyce, I just wanted to thank you again for taking such amazing care of TaKoda
and for letting him have his new home with us. He is truly the best dog anyone could
ask for, and we are still so in love with him :) He's been gaining weight, slowly
but surely (I wish I was better about taking pictures!), and he's adjusting just
beautifully to life here. The kids on the block think he's pretty wonderful as well,
and he handles himself so patiently with each of them! I just wanted to send you
a quick update and let you know things are going well, and we are so thankful to
have him in our lives. Thanks again, Joyce. It's pretty awesome what you do! ~ Laura
Bailey is doing great. We took her to the vet to introduce her to her new DR and
get heartworm and flea meds. She and Ripley and Sonora are getting along nicely.
She really has a bedtime and when it is time she does not care who is staying up,
she hits one of the puppy beds and crashes. All of the toys are her favorite and
she runs through the house like a puppy squeaking like crazy. I have never had such
a loving, kissy dog. She misses you all and sends her love. Thanks so much for helping
us to become a family of 5.
Dale and Diana
I've attached a picture of them with Harley. Captain(Eli) has passed Thor(Coburn)
in weight and is a little bit taller too. Thor's at 42 pounds and Captain's at 43.
They are doing great and getting along well with Harley as you will see in the pictures.
Unfortunately, we found out today that Harley is having liver and kidney trouble
due to an infection and her age complicates the situation. Dr. Brichler doesn't think
she'll be with us much longer. It seems as if the boys came into our lives at just
the right time. Thanks again for everything you do and we wish you and your four
legged friends the best.
Hi Joyce, Thought I'd send you a current pic of moose. He now weighs 55 lbs and I've
been weening him off his crate. He now likes to sleep on the floor next to my bed
at night. He's housebroken and will come and wake me up if he needs to go outside.
I've never had such an easy puppy to train. He learns so fast. Thank you for blessing
me with such a wonderful family member. See you in a couple weeks.
The boys are doing great!! We renamed Brynner to Mac and Finley is still Finley.
Finley is already as tall as Mac. The three of them play very well together along
with our adult dog Ike. Ike is still top dog even though he only weighs 9 pounds.
I have attached a few pictures and will send weekly updates.
Thank you for the great pups,
Stan and Kelly
Hi Joyce Leo is a fun companion. Loves to play in the yard especially with the tire
swing. He goes for rides to the store, drinks from the hose and play attacks the
I have to lock him up when I mow the yard because he wants to eat the tires on the
tractor. Thanks he is a great dog.
Joyce, I know its been awhile, I wanted you to have some recent photographs of Sammy
girl. She's doin good, and we love her allot. Sammy girl sure does love her daily
walks, its good for me too... She's been with us about three years now... she sure
is a funny dog, still doesn't bark very often and she still jumps out of her skin
at sudden noises... I guess that is just Sammy aye... Hope things are goin well for
you and all of your kids..
Just thought I would send a pic of Miles and Dugan during naptime. Dugan
loves his boy, and Miles calls Dugan his brother.
They are resting up for our family
New Year's Eve party tonight with dogs and kids included! We are so happy that 2012
brought our friend, Dugan, into our lives!
Dakota and his new human sister! What a lucky boy!!