Good evening friends & followers! As our dogs reach adoption-ready status, we sometimes find ourselves wracking our brains as to how these flawless companions landed in our care. You see, big brown eyes, puppy breath, and unwavering loyalty directly cause amnesia. (Has your dog ever gotten in the trash can, pretended to look at you in horror, and you immediately forgot why you were mad? Exactly.) Posey and her litter (Patrick, Paul, Priscilla, & Pamela) are great examples. As one can see, the “P” family is absolutely perfect, pristine, and precious. When writing this post, it quickly dawned on us that we almost forgot their unfortunate beginning.
Posey was previously owned by a homeless individual that was battling drug and alcohol addiction. She quickly became pregnant and gave birth in this individual’s car. One of our invaluable out-of-state rescue contacts quickly came to the family’s aid and coordinated their safe arrival into Bounce.
Fast forward two months, and we have four roly-poly puppies and their immaculate mother. The family is spay/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and microchipped. (Posey is also heartworm & 4DX tested negative.) Because Posey is only 36lbs, we don’t expect the litter to weigh more than 50lbs when full-grown. The family is people and dog friendly (including children). They have not been tested with cats.
You know the drill, apply at www.bounceanimalrescue.org. Have a great night!
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When Pepper was around 1, we moved to our new house and she became a "city dog". Let me be clear: She did not like this.
She would act cool on a leash until another dog was right beside her then.... GO FOR THE NECK! It was traumatizing for me every. single. time. And trust me, we tried it ALL.
I had all but decided she would have to be a "house dog", going out breifly for walks to poo. I cried a LOT about this.
The day we decided we need a professional trainer is a funny story, now that it’s been a few years:
I decided to bring Pepper with me to drop my 4Runner off at Toyota and walk the 1.5 miles home. We started on the path and about half a mile in, Pepper stopped and froze. Couldn’t move a muscle. She was terrified of something..... nothing I could identify. At this point, she was 60 pounds and there was no way I could carry her for a whole mile. I called my husband (who was in an important meeting and couldn’t rescue us), then decided to sit on the trail and cry. We were stranded!
Hours later, I was able to half convince Pepper to run / half carry her the rest of the way.
We made it home, both pissed and exhausted and that’s when I knew that this is no life for Pepper OR me to live. Pepper deserved parents that would fight for her and work hard for her... not to give up on her.
Then we called @ReadySitGo.....
The face you make when it’s almost the weekend! Hearing Dog trainee Sunny is here to remind you that the last day to order your "Thankful" bandana or bow and have proceeds benefit International Hearing Dog is tomorrow, November 15th!
Throwback to ( #October2016 ) when my daddy tried to get me to sit in the shade, but my halo defeated that purpose.
I have since learned to turn down the brightness while sitting in the shade.
My smile always shines bright at 100% though.
Have a great Tongue Out Thursday, friends!
💙⛓️Bright Black N' Blue⛓️💙paracord leash by @happy.pooch
Another weekday has come and gone, and we are one day closer to the weekend. To get us through the infamous Hump Day slump, we have puppies to share with you.
Meet our litter of 8, 11-week-old, catahoula/shepherd/Labrador retriever/cattle dog/corgi mixes. (The best breed is all of them.) Like their striking features, their personalities are just as fun and unique. Come check them out at our Saturday adoption event!
To learn more, or fill out an adoption application, please visit www.bounceanimalrescue.org.
9 20714 November, 2019
New Hike Doggie Turner was turnin’ some heads on the trail! Mr Adorable made lots of Doggie & Hiker friends and got lots of 💙 (Feat. Hiker Charlotte & Turner) @hikedoggie#yellowlab#lablove
How do you know when you've captured something special? As a professional photographer, you want every shot to be the perfect one, but it's not always that way. I take up to 1000 pictures (no joke) on any given shoot to capture the most diversity in scenery, posing and lighting. You'll always generate a lot of really great shots, but you won't always capture the 'Perfect' shot.
My last shoot was for the winner of a silent auction package I donated to the Colorado Pet Pantry's Bow Wow Film Festival. I knew we had an awesome location and it turns out our adventure pup Duke had the most gorgeous coat you ever did see (and feel!). When you add the golden glow of the sunset, it juts made for the perfect color to go with the perfect post and a perfect backdrop. The *only* problem was the tree covering his butt, but it's something you don't really notice until someone calls it out (yeah, sorry, my bad). So, while this isn't the 'Perfect' picture, it's pretty damn close! Regardless of how perfect it is or isn't, I'm still really proud of it.
With this setting in mind, I'm planning on heading out to Ouray again sometime this winter to snap some shots with @mountaindogadventures. If you or someone you know lives in the Ouray/Telluride/Ridgway/Silverton area, get in touch for a special deal and staying up to date on when Adventure Pup Photography will be in the area!
If you like this picture - Save and Share it! Saves are like a "super like," and Sharing is caring! If you don't already follow Adventure Pup Photography, now would be a great time to do it!
#teethytuesday | "Life is short, smile while you still have teeth."
Do I got somethin' in my teeths? How about my nose?
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Has figured out how to get on beds aka mornings will never be the same 🙈❤️🐾
1 2612 November, 2019
I excited to introduce our newest Hearing Dog team, Ana-Caroline & Harvey! Harvey has had a busy first few days with his new family in joining Ana-Caroline at work and joining her on many runs where his ears have provided safety and security for them both! We know our active little Harvey is loving all this new activity! #TrainingOtherEarsToHear
Do you recognize these two smiling faces? They are the super heroes behind the scenes training every one of IHDI's life changing Hearing Dogs! Training a service dog is a mission of giving a gift to another & these two are who make IHDI's #ShelterToService transformation possible and who have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of those around them--both two legged & four legged!
IHDI is currently renovating the offices of these two trainers to provide them with a space they deserve & a space that radiates the same passion and drive that they have! Currently, CC & Karissa share one desk--that balances on just two legs! Can you help us change that?
We are looking to get two new desks donated to these ever so deserving IHDI staff members. You can find these two desks on our Wish List through the link below! Thank you in advance for helping transform our staffs offices!