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Certification Celebration: December 2020

Congratulations to the Assistance Dog Teams that were certified in December!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina and NEKA

Foster Puppy Raiser: Janice Flanery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel and ARES

Mama Dog HONOR housed by: Gayle Tolsma
Foster Puppy Raisers: Hannah Collison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominic and MILO

Foster Puppy Raisers: Kerry and Natalie Syrba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily and SWEET PEA

Papa Dog JAGGER housed by: Jane Nowak
Mama Dog KIWI housed by: Ron and Sue Addison
Foster Puppy Raisers: Mark and Lara Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maxine and WIDGET

Papa Dog MURRAY housed by: Jerry and Kelly Burke
Mama Dog MISSY  housed by: Cara Conway
Foster Puppy Raiser: Collen Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maxwell and PARSON

Mama Dog HARLOW  housed by: Brad and Lori Marthens
Foster Puppy Raiser: Joan Herbon

Thank you to all of our PAWS Dog Volunteers and supporters for making these Assistance Dog Teams possible!

Five Tips for Bringing a New Puppy Home!

 

So you have just brought a puppy home, or you are preparing to do so! You are about to embark on such a PAWSome journey! We wanted to share five tips to help you and your puppy get off to a great start.

  1. Place the puppy’s kennel in a lived-in room so the puppy doesn’t feel lonely at night!
    • The kennel should be somewhere that the puppy can smell and hear their new family without being in the middle of frequent foot traffic.
  2. Have a variety of toys ready!
    • Soft toys for snuggling and chew toys for teething puppies.
  3. Use calming techniques
    • Some puppies will come home with a blanket or toy that smells like their mom to keep them company. If the puppy you bring home doesn’t have this, you can use Adaptil, a calming spray that imitates the smell of a mama dog!
  4. Have a plan in place
    • Who is responsible for taking the puppy out for potty breaks, or making sure the puppy doesn’t find trouble? Clear communication between the humans in the household make things easier for everyone
  5. Puppy proof!
    • Pick up small objects from the floor, low-level shelves, tuck cords & wires out of the way. Place shoes and slippers behind closed doors. Puppies find trouble in the blink of an eye!

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Certification Celebration: November 2020

Congratulations to the Assistance Dog Teams that were certified in November!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna and SAILOR

Papa Dog LINCOLN housed by: Adair Jackson
Mama Dog ROSIE housed by: Tom and Connie Frankie
Foster Puppy Raiser: Joe and Marge Melinsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick and BOGIE
Foster Puppy Raisers: Rick and Dianna Kern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel and PAX

Mama Dog HARLOW housed by:  Brad and Lori Marthens
Foster Puppy Raiser: Carrie Simmons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sirius and POTTER

Mama Dog HARLOW housed by:  Brad and Lori Marthens
Foster Puppy Raisers: Karrie and Glenn Clapp

 

Thank you to all of our PAWS Dog Volunteers and supporters for making these Assistance Dog Teams possible!