MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bella from Brooklyn

Hi Puppies, allow me to introduce you to our city girl, Bella. Bella was living in an apartment in Brooklyn, but all her energy just did not fit into that little space, so she has moved out here to find a new family and an outlet for her playful exuberance.

Haha! Okay, seriously, though, she is a very playful girl. Everyone here takes turns running and wrestling with her until we are all ready for a nap. She is still just a pup and always ready for a game.Bella is just stopping by my house for a few days, but she was here in time to help Papa hang the Christmas decorations. Now we can all feel festive during naptime.Pretty soon it will be time to put a tree in the living room and tell Santa about the toys and treats I want. That is my favorite time of year.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving I am especially thankful to all the long-term MaPaw members who have kept us strong throughout the years and to all the new supporters and volunteers who have joined us this year to help us grow. Thank you all.

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Farmer Maverick

Hi Puppies, I love bringing you stories of new found families. Maverick never really got used to all the big, rowdy puppies living here, so we had been looking for a quieter home where he could enjoy the undivided attention of his humans.
Liz and Ken live in a beautiful old house on a small farm in New Jersey. They have had Labradors in the past, but were looking for a less rambuctious adult dog. Since they have a Greater Swiss granddog, they browsed Petfinder for that breed and came across Maverick. He was exactly the sort of quiet, adult dog they needed. When Maverick arrived home, he ran excitedly through every room and thanked Liz for not having any other dogs. Mama and Papa talked about Maverick's stressful reaction to entering our home, but of course he did not have that reaction when he moved to his forever home.
So now Maverick is a New Jersey farmer. Liz has updated us since the big day. Maverick has been a wonderful match for their family. He gets plenty of one-on-one play time with his humans and sleeps in their bed when they are away from home. He plays nicely with his canine cousins, but is happy to go back to his own home. We are so happy for Maverick and his new family.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Growing Up in Rescue

Hey everypuppy, Blue here! So, I've started going to school a couple days a week at Dog Town. I get to play with all different kinds of dogs from Chesapeake Bay Retrievers to Chihuahuas and best of all, I don't have any poo accidents in the house!

Well, besides going there for school, I also go for playdates with some of my MaPaw friends. Foster dogs and permanent dogs get together to mingle off lead. We don't have to behave nicely like we try to do at meet & greets. Today, though, I want to talk about one particular dog I got to visit at Dog Town on Sunday, Rocky Pup! Okay, now, I have to start with a picture of Rocky Pup shortly after he came to MaPaw at the end of July. Here he is napping in the grass at a meet & greet after all the hard work of having people fawn over him. It's exhausting to be a puppy.

Then here he is getting a drink at the Hike & Howl in early September. You can see already his legs have gotten long. But now, look at him! This is Rocky Pup at the play date this past weekend. Can you even believe how big he's gotten? He's as tall as I am. Okay, I know I'm short, but I'm no puppy. Clearly Rocky Pup is going to pass me soon. I'll have to look up when I say, Hi Rocky Pup!

You know what, though? He is a very nice, polite, young man. You know how Siberian adolescents can be a bit, um, rude? Well that's not Rocky Pup at all. He is playful, but also gentle and quiet. When other dogs get fussy, he just walks away and finds another playmate. It's clear to me that Rocky Pup's foster parents and siblings are doing are a great job raising him. All he needs now is a good family to continue guiding him to be a wonderful adult dog.