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Here's an UPDATE on Lucky, formerly known as Happy. We adopted him at Easter, and our lives have not been the same since! We wanted another dog as we lost our beloved Bear about a year earlier and our existing dog, Pepper, was still grieving for her long time pal. Well, Lucky exploded INTO our lives and has kept us laughing ever since. He is just a big kid at heart - people do not believe that he is six. Most of the time at home he is a quiet boy who follows one of us around all the time, but the second that he smells his ball he becomes a quivering mass of excited dog (a BIG quivering mass at about 90 to 100 pounds!) He is happy to chase the ball as long as someone is willing to throw it, he has a great nose and always finds his ball. He is a great pal to Pepper and as he has such a gentle ntaure, has not been a threat to her, even though at 12.5 years old she definitely rules the roost. Lucky made himself at home right away and is well loved by both my husband and myself as well as our kids and grandkids too. We were delighted to discover that Lucky will come, sit, lie down, roll over and turn around all with such enthusiasm, and one of his favourite games is to chase the sun spot FROM the reflection of a watch face. My husband finds that throwing the ball for a while after a tough day is a great way to wind down and Lucky is just so very happy to fetch you cannot help smile at him. All in all, we are thrilled with him, he is such a wonderful addition to our family and we look forward to many years of enjoyment. He was even recognised recently at the off leash park by a lady who had almost adopted him herself!


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Hi There: We changed Celeste's name to Lucy and she is really liking it and seems to recognize and come to it really well. Her and Lucky (our german shepherd) are always together. She never lets lucky get more than a few yards away FROM her and usually you will see her with him as his shadow. Lucky is teaching her all about life on the farm etc... and she is soaking it up. We ended up building a gorgeous dog run for her, however, she is an escape artist and even when we put Lucky in with her she always seems to find a way out and poor Lucky (who doesn't really need to be in there) is stuck in there. She loves being able to run free and doesn't wander very far FROM Lucky so that means she doesn't go off the property. We do not put either dog in the run during the day. They are outside all day and are home to greet us when we come home. They both are extremely happy to see us and love being around us when we are home. We really lucked out with her because we really wanted a dog that would stay home and she is the idea candidate. She does not pee at all only when she gets over excited. She is eating like a horse and loves to pack our shoes everywhere she goes, so we now have put all our shoes away. She has lots of toys around the property and in the house. After a busy day outside keeping watch (on the birds, etc.) around here, she is pretty pooed and loves to come inside. She sleeps inside with Lucky each night on her own bed close to Lucky. The two of them just love hanging out. She is really good around the tractor and cars. She is not afraid of anything (definitely a different dog than the one we picked up) but knows how to stay a good distance away so that she won't get hurt. She has gone to our neighbour (with Lucky) and introduced herself to him and his dog. She loves going INTO the field and jumps like a Kangaroo to be able to see over the long grass. Her and Lucky both do that as they like to know where each of them is. She really wants to say thank you for finding her such a good home. She is very much loved, Has settled in and is becoming a more confident dog daily plus, she is putting on weight. Again thank you and we really love her. Bye and thank you FROM Lucy and Lucky too. Stephanie Haar

Alli (formerly Buffy)

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Thought I would give you an UPDATE on the old buffy. We renamed her Alli, and she is responding well to the name. I can't believe how much she has grown in just over 2 weeks. She is adjusting so well to her new home and her sister is very good with her, they spend many afternoons running around the kitchen together. I have attached some pictures for you to see. This is one of her with her sister Jessie.

Usher and Dido

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Hello, just wanted to give you an UPDATE on Usher and Dido, now named Raffi and Dakota. We fell in love with both of them at first sight and decided to keep them together. They play and play all day long. They love to run and dig up as many holes as they can, and they will fetch balls for short periods of time before getting distracted with something else. They play well with other dogs but not so much with cats. We also ran INTO a litter mate, Kira, at Pets in the Park on June 25. Raffi and Dakota are both graduates of PetSmart's puppy school. Dakota was very timid when we first brought her home but now she is very social with other dogs as well as humans. Both puppies are doing extremely well and we could not be happier.


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Hi NASAP Last fall I adopted Eddie, the wonder dog. He settled in very quickly even though to this day my 14 year old male cat dominates his house world. Eddie has been a complete joy. He gets to come to work a couple of times a week with me. There he will wander around and visit, then find himself a spot on the carpet with the warm sun beaming down. Twice daily walks and or trips to the off leash park keeps his Jack Russell character very manageable. I have never known a happier dog. He smiles the day away and makes mine brighter. Thank you NASAP for all that you do. Elizabeth M.


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Hello there... We just wanted to give you an UPDATE on our Gizmo. We adopted him three years ago and he has been an amazing fit to our home, we really couldn't have asked for a better cat! Gizmo is a travelling cat, he loves to make frequent trips in the jeep with us to visit our families. Giz's favorite thing to do is sleep..he is very good at it! He is the best cat in the world and is very spoiled. We love NASAP and all that it does for animals. Thanks for helping us find the cat of our dreams! Katie and Rob.


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Roy is a dream come true. He is affectionate without being demanding and adventurous without being destructive. He keeps me company when I need it and does his own thing when I am busy. He makes us laugh with his antics and in the morning he likes to curl right up to you and purr. Roy greets everyone that comes over and is loving and gentle with my 1 year old nephew when he comes to visit. He did make it clear that he didnt think life was worth living if he couldnt go outside at least a little each day, so after much pleading he is now allowed out for a bit when I get home FROM work, but when I call him in he comes running full-speed FROM wherever he was exploring right INTO the house and appears delighted to have his company requested. I am so pleased to have him in my life that I have been volunteering with NASAP and fostering and Roy has been a good foster brother. Roy was abandoned at a skihill in winter and while I cant imagine how anyone could have parted with him I am very happy that we found each other!


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Hi Cheryl & Walt & NASAP, Well it has been just over two months since we adopted our big hunka love - Gunner! And what a smart decision it was for us that I CHECK the site first thing every morning and that morning, there he was and I called immediately and left a message for the foster parents to call us. Later we learned that we were the first of at least nine calls for him. Cheryl & Walt were kind enough to bring Gunner to our home so that he could meet our crew - 2 large female dogs and 5 cats. Well he just walked past the cats and checked out the girls and I'm sure he thought to himself that in short ORDER he would have them swooning over him. And who wouldn't swoon over such a handsome, intelligent dude? Well 2 days later, on Good Friday, they brought him back to stay. We were so excited to get Gunner. In many ways he is alot like our beloved Kayla who died FROM cancer in March but in the next breath, he is unlike any other dog I have ever had. Probably because he is the first male dog I have ever had and he is a typiical boy - strong, determined, loves to play ball & Frisbee, is a big mush, loves to kiss - us,the girls and the cats. He loves to play ball so much that on Easter Sunday, he completely tuckered out all 15 people that were at our home. It was then that we realized, with some horror, that we didn't find out where his "Off" switch was until quite by accident, I told him that I would throw just one more ball and then "Enough". That was it, the "Off" switch. He just wheels around and lies down and chews on the ball. Gunner has taught us a variety of games such as high ball, bouncy ball, bowling ball, to name a few. Of course they are his games so we abide by his rules. What an incredibly intelligent, affectionate dog. He looks right INTO our eyes with such love and understanding. Gunner loves his walks with his sisters, Roxie & Harlee and has captured my friend's heart as well since her & I take the 3 out together. What can I say. We feel so blessed to have our boy and to watch him play, you would never guess that he is about to celebrate his 8th birthday. We feel as though we have always had him which is a great testament to folks out there who will only consider adopting a puppy. Gunner is our puppy and we love him to pieces. Thank you to all of you at NASAP for your great work. Bryant, Colleen, Gunner, Roxie, Harlee, Tiggy, BooDee, Magic, Lolei and Oven Mitt