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Name: ARIEL
Adopted: 4/2006
ARIELAriel is Sooooo sweet. She sits politely and asks for her favorite food, if she believes it's time. She visits and is affectionate and kind.

 
Name: LEATRICE
Breed: Shepherd - Australian Shepherd Mix
Adopted: 9/2014
LEATRICEDear Milo Folks,

On the three week mark of adopting Leatrice (now renamed Lola - she likes the name), I figured I owe you all an update and some pictures. Overall things are going great. I've seen great improvements in her confidence at home, in parks, and on trails. We go on runs in the mornings before work about 3 miles, hikes a few times per week, and once a day to either an open field in Jack London, Berkeley Marina park area, or albany bulb. She has mostly been doing well off leash and with other dogs. Still though with excited dogs or large puppies she gets very frightened. I mostly catch them coming but the other day at Cesar Chavez two dogs chased her and she took off with her tail between her legs. That seemed to scare her for the rest of the morning. I want to expose Lola to new situations but of course I don't want to traumatize. Any advice there? On the trails she's made some friends and likes to wrestle dogs her size. Like you all said, she needs to meet calm dogs as she snaps to set her boundaries very easily.

Also, in our neighborhood - I live in West Oakland where there are a lot of people hanging out on the street or in cars or bumping loud music, she gets really nervous on walks. When we're running through its a little better, but when walking, she pulls on the leash like crazy to get the hell away. I'm not sure what to do about that because this area is the only place I can walk without driving somewhere. I try to do the distraction technique or "watch me" with treats, but when she's really on edge she doesn't pay attention even to the Texas Hold Ems (dehydrated lamb lung, mmmmm), maybe I need even better snacks.MP< At home, she is bonded to my female roommates but still barks at and is nervous around my male roommate. However, it seems she's making good progress trusting him, through treats, or ignoring her too. No direct eye contact, etc. In public she does fine passing most men, but when it's at home, or my friends house, or my art studio, she really barks at guys and will not let them get close. It's definitely too early for me to bring her to work or really to my studio, because she'll bark at any new person coming in. I plan to go to some obedience classes and private training to work on that. Do you all have any recommendations for trainers? One thing that surprises me, is that she's really into humping the couch(!) I figure it's an attention thing, like when I'm making breakfast or dinner and no one's playing with her. I didn't think female dogs would do that as much.

I've also tested out crate training. It seems she was already comfortable with that, so I've been able to leave her in while on errands for a couple hours. Otherwise, she's constantly finding my socks and shirts and dragging them around the house!

All and all she is a very very sweet dog. It will take a lot of time and energy to get her comfortable with strangers and in strange places, and I have to remind myself not to rush it and not to set my own expectations too high. Though I have had my doubts over the past couple weeks, I realize that it is now my duty and goal to rehabilitate Lola to the loving spirit she has inside her.

All the best, Steven

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Name: Chowder Muffin 4 now STAR
Breed: Chow Chow - German Shepherd Mix
Adopted: 12/2002
Chowder Muffin 4 now STARHello,

We adopted a brother (Shadow) and sister (Star) about 12 years ago from your foundation. It was a super rainy day and we drove to Berkeley to meet the pups. They were adorable and fit right into the family. They've since become Canadian dogs after we moved here, first living in Quebec and now in Ontario. They love running in the snow and going on hikes in any weather. They've pulled us on cross country skiis, gone camping many times and on a number of road trips. I've included a picture from our latest hike to look at fall foliage. They both seem much younger than their age and are very fit. We are grateful to have them in our family.

Thanks! Jess and family

 
Name: Chowder Muffins 5 now SHADOW
Breed: Chow Chow - German Shepherd Mix
Adopted: 12/2002
Chowder Muffins 5 now SHADOWHello,

We adopted a brother (Shadow) and sister (Star) about 12 years ago from your foundation. It was a super rainy day and we drove to Berkeley to meet the pups. They were adorable and fit right into the family. They've since become Canadian dogs after we moved here, first living in Quebec and now in Ontario. They love running in the snow and going on hikes in any weather. They've pulled us on cross country skiis, gone camping many times and on a number of road trips. I've included a picture from our latest hike to look at fall foliage. They both seem much younger than their age and are very fit. We are grateful to have them in our family.

Thanks! Jess and family

 
Name: KINIKIE now KIMMY
Breed: German Shepherd - Collie- Smooth Mix
Adopted: 4/2014
KINIKIE now KIMMYHi, Just wanted to share a couple photos of Max and Kinike playing together. Cheers, Josephine

 
Name: ELIZA now LUNA
Breed: Flat Coat Retriever Mix
Adopted: 5/2014
ELIZA now LUNAHi Milo!

Marissa, my partner, suggested that I send some photos of how Eliza has been doing. She has gotten even sweeter and more relaxed. I'll be taking her to obedience lessons starting next week. Here are some photos of her. She went on a boat recently for the first time and on a backpacking trip with Marissa and I in Trinity Alps. Luna has gained over 10 pounds since we got her and her legs have grown tall!

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