Live from zoo: pups getting cosy and snoozing while the cats play, cats’ food and water bowls temporary elevated to prevent theft from pups, puppy pads laid edge-to-edge across living room because pups seem to have endless stool to excrete. #ilovemydog#ilovemycat#adoptdontshop#dogparents#catparents
I never really understood what “heart dog” meant until I brought home Spot. He’s my first dog and the dog that has caused me the most heartache. He’s been the reason for so many arguments, take out dinners, and never ending google searches looking for advice to “correct” his poor behaviors.
When we brought Spot home at 8 weeks old, he was crazy aggressive towards other dogs. He was TERRIFIED. He spent every Wednesday behind a gate desensitizing him to noises and play until he was eventually able to come out and socialize with other dogs. It took an army.
With a ton of help from our puppy school teachers, we finally got him to be okay around other dogs which finally led us to be able to take him to doggy day care and the dog park which he loved! Spot works well in a pack and does great once he realizes other dogs don’t want to hurt him.
He’s since become dog selective which we’re okay with. We selected the Dalmatian breed because of their natural ability to run alongside their humans. He makes an awesome running buddy! Although we would love for him to get along with every dog he meets, what’s more important is that he seeks out me for advice when he’s in trouble.
So yes, Spot is my heart dog. He’s not the dog that most people gravitate towards in our family, but he’s the dog that’s made the biggest impact in my life. He’s changed the way I view aggression and my ability to empathize. But his loyalty to me and our mission will forever trump it all.
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Happy hump day 🐫🐾...
I love going to my humom's office, everypawdy gives me treatos and belly rubs 🥰.
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY CAPONE! •I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I heard this guy crying, trying to talk to me at the @humanesocietytacoma •
• Thanks for making me smile everyday Capone. For teaching me our size or what we look like has nothing to do with our ability to love and make friends. •
• I may alway be covered in drool but I love this giant baby with all my heart & I’m so excited for what adventures are to come 💚 #girlsbestfriend#adoptdontshop#rescueanimals#adoptadog#bff