Oct 6 2011

Meet Dozer!

Dozer is looking for a forever family.

Dozer is looking for a forever family.

Dozer here, and I’m anything but…at least I’m anything but a dozer that is. I’m 3 years old and weigh in at about 55 pounds or so, and I’m energetic, fun lovin’ super duper handsome, and just an all around great guy. I was brought to Wayside by a rescue group, so there isn’t a whole lot of official information on me and my background. I do know lots of commands, and I understand that I have to earn them by doing something for you. I’ve been learning to play a new game – it is called ZEN, and I have to punch the open palm of your right hand to get you to open up your fisted left hand to give me the treat. You can switch hands on me and everything! I like the game because I get the treat once I do the trick. I really am a super smart boy. I’ve got a volunteer friend working with me, and she just can’t believe her eyes. I currently know ‘sit’, down’, ‘touch’, and I can jump through a hula hoop! I play fetch, too, and I love to play with toys! Plus, I have a ‘sit/stay’ that is awesome. You can put me in one, and I can hold my position for up to 10 seconds at least – and, you can move at least 10 feet away from me! I’m stay in my position until you tell me we are ‘all done’.

The best way for us to walk together is if you are using an easy walk harness. Hey, I’m working on loose leash walking, but, I’m still a work in progress. With a harness on, I am the best of boys. I also think that I would make a great agility dog or even a great frisbee dog! I am so incredibly athletic, and I have such an abundance of energy and smarts – well, put it all together, and I might possibly make a fantastic partner in one of these sports.

I bet I would make a great jogging partner for the right family, too. Walks are great because I get to explore, and sometimes the walk ends at the off leash park for a game of fetch or a romp in the pool, so I’m always up for a long one! I really love squeaky toys, too; but I can tear them up playing with them, so maybe you’ll need to get me some indestructible toys, ok? I have a bit of a hard mouth, but, you can work with me on that, and I can learn to take treats gently. It just takes some practice, that’s all.

I’m sweet, friendly, good natured and just so happy to be alive. I’ve been vacationing recently at Man’s Best Friend (that’s why it says I’m In Foster on my picture), and I’ve found a new friend in Judy, who owns the place with her husband, Mike. She likes to watch TV with me in the evenings! We’ve been watching Dancing with the Stars and the X Factor. I love to snuggle up next to her and fall asleep. Being away from all the noise from the other dogs makes me so happy and so relaxed. It also makes me feel special – and very loved. I haven’t had that feeling in a long time in my life.

I’ve got to find a home and a wonderful family like you so that I can leave all this homelessness behind me. I’ve got a lot of love in me, and I’m just sure I can be a great companion for someone very special. Are you my special someone? Please come and meet me, ok?

Love from Dozer

Ps. Watch my video!  Dozer is currently on vacation at Man’s Best Friend Pet Resort in Belton, Missouri. If you are interested in meeting him, please contact Wayside Waifs Adoptions at 816-986-4426 to arrange a time to meet.

Jul 29 2010

Meet Darcy!

Gorgeous, sensitive, shy, loving sweetheart of a girl – hi, my name is Darcy, and I’m a 6 year old German Shepherd/Australian Cattle dog searching for my forever home.   I came from a one owner family, and when I was surrendered, my Wayside pals recognized that I am not a dog who handled shelter life well at all.  So, lucky me,  Foster Mom (FM) to my rescue!  I’ve lived at FM’s for 6 weeks now, and she says I’m just the greatest girl in the world.  

I want to make a great first impression with you, so I will mention that I’m completely housebroken.  I haven’t had a single accident at FM’s house, and she says that sometimes she leaves me for up to 8 hours at a time – and she doesn’t even crate me – how perfect is that!  I don’t chew on her things, I don’t have accidents – let’s just all acknowledge right now that I’m the perfect indoor dog.  Speaking of that, FM says that I’m not that big of a fan of her back yard.  She has a 4 foot fence, and I’ve never jumped it – things are far too good here to ever want to go anywhere else.  FM says that I just prefer to be around her, so when she is inside, that is where I want to be too.  I like to keep an eye on her, ya know what I mean?  

We go on walks daily, and I enjoy my time out in the neighborhood.  FM says that I don’t need a huge amount of exercise, but I am always willing to do whatever she suggests – I’m up for anything.   FM has taught me how to run alongside her when she is biking.   How talented is that!   I get such a thrill from it (my new favorite thing to do in life), so I’m thinking that maybe I would be a good running partner for you? 

FM says that I can be quite frisky when I realize it is play time.  I can get so happy when I know we are about to do something really fun.  FM says that I’m so cute because I’ll turn my head and look toward my tail, then I turn my head the other way and look toward my tail, and pretty soon I’m just rockin’ back and forth, doing my own little dance of joy, and FM says she just stands there and laughs at me.   I love to hear the sound of my FM laughing at me – I know I’m making her happy! 

I love car rides, too.  FM says I like to stick my head out the window and feel the wind beneath my ears.  I’m smart too – FM says that I know sit and stay, and I enjoy getting all kinds of treats when they are offered up for a job well done.  FM says that I am a good watch dog – I hear everything, and if there is a knock at the door, I alert FM with a little bark that someone is there.  I’m quiet and respectful when she asks me to be, and if she trusts the visitors, I will do the same – because I respect my FM.

After a good night’s sleep, FM says that every morning I will jump up on the bed with her, and I know to be very, very quiet while she is still asleep.  I will just lie there and stare at her beautiful face until she decides to rise and shine.  As soon as FM’s eyes open, well I’m there for some major snuggles!  I will roll to one side, over on my back, tongue hanging out like a goofball, with a smile a mile wide, waiting for belly rubs and all the loving FM has to give me.  Sometimes I even crawl up onto her chest wanting some ear scratches and shoulder rubs.  Ahhh, it feels so good to be loved! 

FM thinks that the perfect home for me would be one with either a single person or a couple, and the lifestyle would be an easygoing one.  I do best taking things slowly at first when meeting new people, so you would have to have some patience with me.  I’m extra shy and unsure around men, but I can warm up to them nicely if given the opportunity.  I just don’t like to rush relationships – don’t you have a friend or two like that?  Once I do get to know you, I am an incredibly loving, loyal companion that only has eyes for you.  I am what you call a people dog.  I would probably do best in a home that doesn’t have young kids or other animals – only because I’ve never lived with any myself. 

So, my plea would be that all easygoing, friendly, loving people out there who want the perfect dog – please apply for me!  I really am quite the sweetheart, and I will make the right person the most wonderful of companions.  I will miss my FM, but I really need my own forever home – not just a temporary one.  Please think about me and whether I would be the right fit for you.  I plan to make the person who adopts me the best dog in the universe!  Truly, life is all about love and companionship, isn’t it?  I promise you all the love and devotion one dog can give. 

Love from Darcy

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