On Saturday the house will start to fill up with fur babies for Thanksgiving. Today the favorite activity is heat surfin. This time of year I usually have time to write and would like to have a book of rescue dog stories written and ready to send to a publisher by early summer. I think people would enjoy reading the stories and we could use the funds to save more dogs :)
Uno arrived from Quebec on September 14, 2017. He was transferred to us by the Humane Society International. He came from a group of dogs seized by the government in a neglect case. When reading the files of the dogs before we rescued Uno I know by the descriptions of the dogs behaviors that they had received little or negative socialization with people and that whoever we picked on the list would need some intensive love and patience before ready for placement in a forever home. B-1, who we call Uno, caught my attention as his description said he would flee and only bite if cornered meaning he didn't want to bite, he was just biting out of fear which could be corrected by proper socialization with people.
Uno howled the first eight nights he was here, hid his head in the corner when I opened the crate door to feed him and would only eat one type of canned dog food. He had to go potty in the house as he came with a loose leash so I couldn't risk taking him outside to potty and having him slip out of the collar. I feed him with my hand touching his food bowl to try to get him used to a human hand and associate it with something pleasurable.
I tried to put a harness on him one day using a pole and he half-heartedly bit at the harness and tucked himsef in the corner of his crate so I decided to have the vet try to put it on him as there are usually three people at the vet. On October 3rd Uno got his harness on at the vet and did pretty well only getting really scared when someone attached the strap under his belly. The harness allowed me to take Uno outside to go potty with one other dog and he enjoyed that for about a week until he managed to get both front feet out of the harness then I couldn't pull it off the rest of the way so he went to the vet again this time to have the harness taken off. He is now going potty on potty pads until he is comfortable with me touching him so if the harness needs adjusting I can do it.
Now, October 25th, Uno looks at me with curiosity instead of fear and will follow me when I call him. Although he still backs away if I reach to pet him, he sniffs me and ate food from my hand for the first time yesterday letting his tongue and teeth gently touch my fingers. He will eat multiple dog food flavors and likes pizza, egg yolk and popcorn. He is a gentle, smart, handsome boy. Uno has played with a couple toys briefly and usually trots around the kitchen with his tail wagging with the other dogs. He is very well socialized with other dogs which has helped him learn to become comfortable with me. He especially likes terriers I believe because there were other terriers in his previous home.
Adoption Event/Plant Sale at Orvis in Essex Saturday May 27th
We are holding an adoption event/plant sale on Saturday May 27th at Orvis in Essex from 12-3pm. We will have some dogs currently looking for new furever homes, information about dogs arriving in June and plenty of plants for sale to help raise funds for transport, medical expenses and other expenses to care for dogs until they find their furever homes.
Fantastic Plant Sale May 20th
We had an awesome successful first annual plant sale May 20th! We raised 652.00!!
A Huge Thank you to everyone who donated plants, baked goods, and helped with the event and to Harborside Harvest Market in North Hero for hosting the event.
We Love Dogs Adoption Event
We will be holding an adoption event on Saturday March 11th at Orvis in Essex from 11am - 2pm. Buckey, Tank and Kira will be there looking for new homes. We will also have information about other dogs we have arriving March 18th and 25th. Plus there will be dog and people goodies :)
This is Winston. He is one of the dogs we are going to bring to Vermont from Texas in February. Two of our current foster families need to take a rest from fostering temporarily so we are looking for a few more foster familes. Most of our dogs are placed in adoptive homes within a month or two, some within a week or two. We provide food, medical care, etc.
If interested please submit an adoption application or email LittleWoofVT@gmail.com
Another Great Weekend!
We had a great time Saturday at Orvis :)
Thank you so much to all of you for making our adoption event fun and successful!
We are now on the list to receive little woofs from Essex Animal Control if the need arises, have a new foster family, raised $40.00 that we shared with Vermont Paws, Xola was working hard to help raise funds and Tank had fun giving everyone kisses. Freya was adopted yesterday too :)
Thank you to Gary for arranging a radio interview for us and a big Thank you to Joe & Emma for the donation of wonderful fleece blankets and leashes! And Thank you to everyone at Orvis for always being so helpful and providing us a space to have our adoption events!
We are excited about donating service dogs to VT Paws. For more information about VT Paws please visit their facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Vermont-Paws-1051882464908969/.
While we were having our first snow here down in Texas Patsy had her 5 puppies! Aren't they adorable?