Daisy

I suppose most dog lovers, even though they love all dogs, have certain “types” they tend to be more attracted to. As with our attractions to fellow humans, physical attributes are often the first things that capture our imagination. I tend to like the big, red dogs. That’s true as far as it goes but that is still at the superficial level, of course. So some volunteers might be surprised when a big, red dog comes in and I figuratively shrug my shoulders: “Sure, he’s gorgeous but he just doesn’t do anything for me.” I started paying attention to the…

Burney visits Homeward Bound

Burney was one of my special foster dogs. If you met him you would understand why he is special. He is a happy boy and carries himself with an understated confidence that is quite appealing. He’s cute and has personality. He’s also got a great story that you can read here at the Homeward Bound Blog. He’s too humble to tell you himself what a hero he is so go on over and check out his story. Hint: Burney was named Father of the Year in 2014 for his devotion to his kids’ welfare. I’ll wait … I was privileged…

Scrappy’s Story – Part 2: Recovery

In Part I of Scrappy’s story, I explained that he came to my house after he was returned by his first adopters. The family did not feel they could keep him because he barked and growled at outsiders. He didn’t seem safe. After he came back to us, some of the volunteers at Homeward Bound were uncomfortable with him, as well. This was partly due to his inordinately large eyes and his habit of staring. Worse, he would unexpectedly lunge at strangers and even some other dogs. I take some of Homeward Bound’s dogs with challenging behaviors to work with…