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APRIL 2018:

Sparky is doing great.
I know, I have the wrong name on his photo — oops.
But this is Sparky ~ I’ll go fix that later.

I wanted to update readers on Sparky’s progress as we were having some problems with his behavior with larger breed dogs.
We moved him to a foster home with other smaller dogs.
He shares his foster home with Skippy.  They love each other.  This has been the best thing ever for both of them.  They play together in the fenced in yard giving the older owned dogs a bit of a much needed break.
And after all that rough and tumble play they curl up on the couch for cuddle time with their foster daddy!

Sparky is house trained and doing incredibly well.  He is well behaved.  He does have an extraordinary amount of energy.

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Here, I got this one right for the name!

We went to Ginger Valley greenhouse, a lovely place with marvelous plants, and took some photos.

There is a stream and a couple bridges.  Great place, check it out.

Two of the foster’s brought cats to take photos of and Sparky did bark at the cats so we are not sure he would not be a terror if there were cats in the home.  He seems to find them interesting but just wants to bark.  He is also just very playful and maybe thinks they would be fun to play with.  This boy needs a fenced in yard and some doggy obedience training.

Really nice dog.


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MARCH 2018:

Sparky is a ten month old ball of energy, but a cute ball of energy!
This boy can keep up with any adventure you wish to pursue.

He is brave and curious as well.

Sparky takes on life with gusto.
He is said to not do well in a crate so currently he shares a walk in kennel with Cody and Rita.
He does really well in this situation.
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Sparky is not suitable for apartment living as he does enjoy barking when he hears noises or sees other animals or the wind blows just right.  It’s his curiosity that sparks his interest to talk to the world.

sparky_feb_25_2018 (1)psHe will need an active family and a fenced in yard.

This little guy has no clue how small he really is and will take on larger dogs.
This is not a good behavior and will require continued work.
I suspect it is a combination of not having been around larger animals, being curious and just inappropriate learned behavior that needs to be unlearned.
Please note that adopters will be expected to participate in a dog obedience class.
There are many reasons why taking your new puppy to a dog class is a good thing:
encourage bonding, increase pups self-esteem, learn new things or new ways of teaching those old things, meet new people who love dogs too, have resources to help solve those doggy behaviors we don’t want, and maybe, just maybe, sparky_feb_25_2018 (6)psget involved in the world of doggy sports because today, there is a multitude of doggy sports for everyone!

Here are a few: Rally obedience, agility, musical freestyle, lure coursing, barn hunt, hose work, conformation, herding.  Your wallet may be lighter when you go out and compete but your life will be fuller!

Let us know if you need help finding a dog obedience class in your area.
Local dog obedience clubs are a good place to look!


sparky_feb_25_2018 (5)psSparky is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.  Click here for adoption application

Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.

Adoption fee: $250

Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).

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