Hello, my name is Dave and I am a 3 year old crème male Basenji mix. I've been selected to participate in a nationally recognized training program the 'New Leash On Life'. I am already house trained & neutered. My educational training will focus on additional leash & crate training, as well as some impressive agility & obedience training!
I feel pretty lucky to have been recruited for the NLOL program. You see, me and my beautiful fur sister, Venus (also a NLOL dog available for adoption - see photo), were surrendered to the Havelock shelter because our previous owners decided that we couldn't come along for the move! Okay...I know...I could easily go on a tangent right now about us being left behind, however, let's just stay positive and focus on the great adventures that the future has in store for the both of us! As you can see from my photo, I enjoy playing and look forward to staying active.
Now the great news is that I clearly have a history living with other dogs. So, I'm dog friendly and I don't mind cats. My caretakers were not informed on whether or not we lived with kids etc. As I progress though the 8 weeks of training, my caretakers will learn more about me and will be happy to share with anyone who is considering me as their forever dog!
So, it is likely that you are wondering why I am available for adoption. It's a great question and I don't mind sharing my story. Sadly, I was adopted from another shelter by a family who decided not to keep me because their other dog did not like me. Needless to say, no one likes being abandoned. I learned from that experience that I am looking for my future human(s) to be my forever family! Again, I'm a young gal, so I have many years ahead of me. I want my family to be excited about all of the potential adventures ahead of us that we get to share together. This brings me to a second valuable fact that I learned about myself... I really like small humans (children). Maybe I'll get to live with kids again and/or another dog (because I am dog friendly) and I do not mind cats. :)
Hello, my name is Chase and I am only 1 1/2 years old and happen to be an adorably handsome male English Setter mix! I've been selected to participate in the nationally recognized training program the 'New Leash On Life' or NLOL . I am already house trained, and part of my education will be further leash and crate training.
Now, you may be wondering why I am available for adoption in the first place. Well, the reality is that my previous owners surrendered me to the shelter (the same shelter where they originally adopted me as a puppy) because of my ability to scale our back yard fence. In my defense, I am an English Setter mix, so great digging and jumping abilities are in my genetics. Now, I don't want to dwell for too long on the past because I have a whole future ahead of me. My hope and dream is that my true forever family (could that be you?) won't leave me alone in the back yard as much and they will have a secure fence that won't lend itself to being easily climbed.
So, more helpful tips about me...I would enjoy being active, so going for walks would be great. I am very good with children (I had human siblings in my previous home) and I don't seem to mind cats. I'm also good with other dogs, so if you already have a dog then s/he and I could become best buddies.
Hello, my name is Venus and I am a gorgeous 4 year old female red sable Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. I've been selected to participate in a nationally recognized training program the 'New Leash On Life' or NLOL . I am already house trained & spayed, hooray! My NLOL training will involve further crate & leash training in addition to some impressive obedience and agility training!
Now, I am sure you'll be able to imagine how lucky I feel to be part of the NLOL program when you learn that me and my fur brother Dave (also a NLOL dog available for adoption) were surrendered to the Havelock shelter by our previous owners because they were moving. Let's just say that neither of us want to ever be abandoned again, so our forever person(s) should be responsible loving folks who are ready for a dog who could live another 10+ years. :)
Okay, now that we have that out of the way, I want my potential forever family to know that I am indeed dog friendly, and I don't seem to mind cats. Unfortunately, my previous owners did not tell the shelter if we lived with kids etc., but I'm a happy girl so the chances are good that I'll enjoy being around little humans (kids)! As I progress though the 8 weeks of training, my caretakers will naturally learn more about me and will be happy to share with anyone who is considering me as their forever dog!
Chase, Dave, Venus & Frankie will be graduating on June 1st! On this day, each NLOL graduate's approved family is invited to attend the Graduation Ceremony where each dog and their trainer will display some of their new & impressive training skills! Immediately following graduation, all of the dogs get to go home with their new families.