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Percy 12-059-DX

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Percy passed away February 17, 2017. His bladder issues have gotten worse over the years and he now has a blockage . His little legs have also been causing him more and more issues and we do not want him to suffer . He has been an amazing little dog and he will always be my special little boy and will be taking my heart with him . I am thankful every day that I have had these years with him and I am always thankful and grateful for what you have done for Percy and most of all thank you for allowing me to adopt him and be his Mommy . 

Percy sends you all kisses . I’ve also lost touch with Sheila , but if you could please let her know that she will always be Percy’s favourite foster Mommy and he will never forget what she did for him

Breed : pug



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Hugo 04-998-DA

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On the first Saturday of December 2016, as the sun was setting, Hugo was euthanised at home with his loving family present.  He had cancer; it was the right decision although it broke our hearts.  He was a trusting, gentle, adorable dog; a perfect pet.  We adopted him in 2004 when he was about 18 months old.  His name then was Statler and Mary F. was his foster mother.  I have attached a photograph of Hugo strolling in his garden. 

Age : >13 years
Breed : unknown



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Roxie 03-999-D

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My ex and I adopted Roxie on May 4, 2003.  We had just lost our little dog, Lady, who always acted like a big dog, one month earlier on April 4.  When we saw Roxie (Sweetheart) at  Petsmart Store in W. Edmonton, it was love at first sight but the wonderful NASAP volunteers wouldn’t let us adopt her until the next day when they could check our house out and the fence in the backyard.  Also, we had 5 cats and Huskys are not supposed to like cats so they didn’t know if we would be a good fit for her.  Well, they walked in the house the next day and I believe that my little Lady’s spirit was waiting at the door for the big dog that she always wanted to be and slick as a whistle, Roxie had a new spirit in her. Roxie went past cat 1, then cat 2, 3, 4 and 5 without so much as a sideways glance , went to have a drink, ate a few cat crunchies in a dish, trotted up the stairs, jumped on the bed and said “Nice snowbank, I think I’ll stay”  And the fence was high enough to contain her so the adoption went thru and Rox started her new life.  The 1st day, she spent most of the day outside, jumping up against the fence every 6 –12” apart trying to find the weak link and when she found none, she never tried jumping again!
 
Of all the cats, Magic (also a NASAP kitty) who was adopted a couple months later, became her favorite kitty until he would give her love bites in her armpit then the tussle would begin. She loved all the cats though and thru out her 15 and a half years, had many canine and feline siblings and she got along with everyone.  She was on a raw food diet from the beginning up until about 6 months before she passed and was very healthy with the exception of being incontinent the last few months.
 
Her very favorite person was my neighbor and friend, Lorraine, who lived right across the street.  With the high living room windows, she could lay on her snowbank (my bed) and look directly across to Lorraine’s house and would  do her Husky yodel for her every time she saw her.  Lorraine took her on many long walks and whatever and wherever Roxie wanted, Roxie got – with Lorraine and so it was a love affair that spanned the years.  Lorraine was with me and Roxie’s Golden brother, Buddy, when we took her in to the vet that morning.  Just the morning before, she had gone on her regular 1.5 hour walk with Lorraine but that night, she suffered a stroke and I knew there was no recovery this time.  Two years ago on Christmas Day morning, she fell down the stairs and at age 14, I thought she would not recover but I treated her with every homeopathic & herbal anti-inflammatory supplement that I had in the house and administered it to her every 2 –4 hours for 4 days and on the 5th day , we went out for a walk. And she had a total recovery!
 
Roxie had a few escapes over the years (never by jumping over the fence though) and it was hard to outsmart her – smart like a fox.  I guess this is why many folks can’t live with a Husky because if you have a need for control, a Husky is not for them.  They are free spirits, determined, and stubborn but oh, so beautiful.  I always got so many compliments on how beautiful she was and she knew it.  If someone didn’t pet her or say how beautiful she was, Roxie, the DIVA would look back at me as much to ask “Don’t they know who I am?”  Too funny!  One winter I bought her and my other dog, Kayla, each a nice red coat , Well Kayla, the Yellow Lab, loved her coat and was so proud of it.  Roxie, on the other hand, was mortified and disgusted and embarrassed to the point of going upstairs and refusing to go out in public with a coat on .  Again, it was like “I’m a Husky, you know.  We’re not wieners, we are tough and I don’t want my friends to see me dressed up” Point taken and the issue never arose again!
 
Back to the Lady spirit, why I believed this to be true was when Lady was alive, her and I would play little games that just her & I knew.  Right from when Roxie came to live here, she started playing the same games and one day I actually told her that I knew that Lady was “in you” and she looked at me as though to say “Don’t be telling anyone about this. It is between you and me so keep it a secret” Actually got goose bumps, so in effect I guess you could say that Lady has lived on in her 21 yr old  little body and another 15.5 years in the big body she always wanted – Roxie.
 
Roxie loved babies, toddlers, big kids, adults, other dogs and cats with the same depth of love for all.  When we said our goodbyes, she was relaxed and went peacefully.  Our hearts, on the other hand felt broken and a huge hole has been left by this wonderful sweetheart of a dog called Roxie.  
 
Thank you NASAP for all you have done for me with my other pets I have adopted from you and for all the good you do for all the other pets. God bless you all!

 

Age : 16 years old
Breed : Husky X



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Daphne 02-000-DA

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I adopted Daphne from NASAP in 2002 and sadly had to say good-bye to her Sept 19th. She was 15 years old & such a blessing in my life.

Brigitte

Age : 15 years
Breed : unknown



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Max 04-999-DA

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We adopted our loving pet from you in January of 2004 when he was only 6 weeks old. He was been found in a bag with his entire litter at the side of the road... And he was the only survivor. Thank you for allowing us to adopt such a loving dog! He truly touched the lives of everyone around him. We named him Max! We was such a gentle soul...However today we lost him to cancer... It's very heartbreaking, but he would have never been able to spend his life with my family if it wasn't for NASAP caring!

Breed : unknown



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