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Here's an update on Miss Sadie!!She has passed her 8 week puppy beginner class that we took every Sunday morning with flying colors!!! The class just had their graduation last cute with lil grad caps and everything!! With the sunny weather out, Sadie has been enjoying every single minute of the free time she has roaming her yard.....and we have just recently found out that she's a lil digger!!! She's dug about 4 holes in our yard now!!! She has not grown much taller but she has put on some weight and her vet said she's doing great and is very healthy!!! Sadie is a great little dog and we love her to bits.

Nash (Formerly Buddy)

Nash (Formerly Buddy) Image

Hi everyone!  It's me.Nash!  (Although you probably all remember me as Buddy -
the beautiful Lab/Rotti cross with the cute stubby tail!)  I've been with my
forever family since August 2006 and let me tell you, I didn't know life could
be so good!!  Mom says I'm spoiled.  I don't know what that means, but whatever
it is, I like it!  Mom takes me to Doggie Daycare 3 times a week so I can run,
play with all of my friends, and wear off some of my crazy Lab energy.  I have
a great time, but when I come home, I'm so tired I curl up on my bed by the TV
and snooze until bed time.  A couple times a week I have to stay home when Mom
and Dad go to work, but I don't mind too much.  There's always a Kong stuffed
with delicious treats when they leave, and I'm guaranteed a walk or a run at
the off leash park when they get home.  The off leash park is my FAVORITE thing
in the world!  (It's definitely worth the wait for Mom to come home!)  Last
weekend, Mom and Dad introduced me to a big shaggy Bearded Collie named Bear. 
He taught me how to swim in the river.  It was great!  I don't think Mom and
Dad know what they've started - there will be no keeping me away from the water
ever again! I've learned lots of new manners and tricks since moving in with my
Mom and Dad, and Mom says I'm starting to become a very well behaved boy.  What
can I say, I love to make her happy - she's my favorite person in the world. 
Hey, wait a minute...I think I hear the treat bag being opened, time to go!  A
big thank-you to NASAP and to Marcie for taking great care of me until I found
my new home.  I love my family SOOOO much and hope my NASAP brothers and
sisters find homes just as wonderful.  See ya!


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Hello! Just giving you an UPDATE on Pepper. We adopted Pepper after fostering him for a couple of months. He fits INTO our family really well. He gets along well with the other two cats and the dog. Pepper is a little monkey who, like any kitten, loves to get INTO EVERYTHING. The picture shows him on the kitchen counters, where he is NOT supposed to be. Clearly, he doesn't care! Pepper loves to climb up onto people's laps, regardless of what those people are doing, and cuddle. He will insinuate himself underneath my hand if he feels I am not petting him enough! He is loving, and purrs loudly when content. He still loves to eat everything in sight, but he isn't fat. He is a healthy and active little guy who loves to chase the light FROM a laser pointer. He is a charming and funny little fellow, and we love him dearly. When we aren't yelling at him to get off the counters. Which obviously has no effect. :)


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Hi. I just wanted to give you an UPDATE on Gigi (now Cass). We adopted her at the end of January. Then, she was worried about everything, and she was very thin. Not any more! She settled in really quickly with our other three Springer Spaniels and Lucy the cat, and now she loves being part of a busy Springer family. We live in the country and she loves long walks and checking out the trails with her brothers and sisters. When she gets tired, she snuggles up with us, or lies in her bed, cuddled up with Lucy and the rest of the gang. We just want to say thanks to Nasap for taking care of her until she found her forever home with us.


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Bianca has gone to a fabulous new home where she now lives with three other dogs and a menagerie of other animals. She will be the companion of a family of agility and flyball crazy people. Bianca will be the special training dog for the 13 yr old girl in the family and will soon become a superior agility and flyball dog! Good luck in your new home Bianca.


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Hello, Just thought I would send you some pictures of Ernie and his new bestfriend Lexie. Ernie is getting along really good, our two minpins are still warming up to him but they are coming around. Ernie always trys to play with them but they run away haha. I'm very glad that I adopted him, he is very smart and learns fast. Ive already tought him how to sit and now im working at teaching him how to lay down. He's just about completely trained on doing his business outside he just hasnt figured out how to ask to be let out when he needs to go. I built him a nice big dog house on saturday that he can grow INTO and he already loves hanging out inside of it. Anyways, I will UPDATE you in a couple months time when Ernie has grown up a little more. Tom


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Hi to everyone at Nasap, just wanted to send off an UPDATE on Missy, who we adopted a year and a half ago FROM you. Since our last UPDATE she has changed quite a bit. She has learned so much, and is such a smart dog. Her favorite thing to do at the moment is run outside when I say the bus is coming to meet my brother and my dad coming home FROM work. She knows the bus brings them home and tries to climb on the bus. She is much better behaved as well, most of the time. Haha. She loves to play with other dogs and gets along with most of them. If she doesn't like something they are doing... like one of the male dogs in the building sniffing her she will whirl around, sit down, and smack him in the nose. It's hilarous!! To end my UPDATE I want to say again how thankful I am for NASAP and her foster mom for being there for her. And for giving my family the opportunity to be a part of her life. I do not know what I would do without her..even when she's stealing my steaks..the little rat. Your organization is awesome, HAVING foster homes for these pets instead of HAVING them sit in cages is such a great thing. Keep up your excellent work and thank you for bringing us our Missy. Nicole and Damien...and Missy


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Well, it started out as an interesting year. Early in January, Jamie started to limp on his right front leg. After x-rays and consulting with a specialist in Calgary, it was decided that the most likely cause of the problem was osteosarcoma, or bone cancer. The only real treatment option was amputation. We decided to go for it, since bone cancer is a very painful ailment. Thank goodness for Vet Insurance! Fortunately, tests done on the leg after it was amputated came back osteomyelitis, or bone infection. That means no chemo! The first few days after Jamie's right front leg was amputated were quite unpleasant, but he adjusted quickly. Pekoe was a big help, too! Now, Jamie is just as agile as he was before. He has even figured out a few things that he can do now but he couldn't do before! The whole experience has given us a new appreciation for how adaptable and brilliant these cats are. We hope you can include Jamie's UPDATE on Happy Tails, so that people know that a three legged cat is just as happy (if not more so!) than a four legged cat! Also, anyone with any questions, or people going through something similar can feel free to send us an email at Thanks! James and Gillian, Jamie and Pekoe