This handsome fella is jake. he is quite the social butterfly around the humans here at the rescue. jake is always ready to make a new friend, go for a walk, and enjoy a few neck scratches. ❤
confident and social, affectionate and eager to please -- jake has a lot going for him. he is about 5 years old and has already learned a few tricks: how to go p***y outside and how to stay in a crate, for example, plus the basics like sit, shake, and come. jake is very food-motivated, so with treats and praise, he is more than up for the challenge of continuing education.
jake was surrendered to mcr because he does not do well with cats. at all. with his prey drive, jake really shouldn’t be around small animals. while his track record with dogs is a bit better, his former family recommends that jake is the only animal in the home. he had lived with their female dogs, but jake didn’t always behave nicely toward them.
on the plus side, jake is absolutely fantastic with adult humans. it’s really easy to become his new best friend. he makes you feel like the most special person in the room with the exuberant way that he greets you. (and then you see him treating someone else the same way, and well, that bubble bursts pretty quickly. you are such a flirt, jake.) he can offer hugs occasionally -- just when he’s super excited -- but he’s calmer in a home environment around family. we know that he’s met kids over 8 and done well with them, but we’re not sure how he would behave with younger kiddos. he may be a little too high energy for them. because he sometimes forgets that he’s 5 and acts like a pup, we’re thinking his jumpy/mouthy tendencies would make him a better match for older kids.
Meet kiwi!🥝 this 4 year old boy is bursting with personality. he arrived a few days ago from arizona, and he has already made himself quite comfortable here. kiwi treats each day as an opportunity to make new friends, play new games, and explore new places.
we don’t have a lot of information on kiwi’s life. in the past year or so, he went from being found as a stray and not claimed by a family, to boarding at a vet clinic for a few months, to staying in a foster home for 5 months. this kids needs a happily-ever-after in a forever home.
It's that time again! our summer 2018 "through their eyes" event is right around the corner. we have 8 humans ready to experience the kennel environment with our dogs. this time around, we are focusing on our enrichment program for mcr dogs.
what is enrichment and why is it important for our dogs? enrichment is a means to add mental and physical stimulation to a dog's life with puzzles, games, training, and socialization. enrichment activities are meant to tap into a dog's natural canine instincts and behaviors. enrichment is important for canine well-being by helping to keep dogs in good physical and psychological condition.
we have come up with 8 enrichment teams, each represented by an adoptable mcr dog. on july 27th at 6pm, the human half of each team will enter the kennels and live 24 hours with a rescue pup to experience kennel life through their eyes. they will be let out, fed, and given enrichment items at the same time as their dogs.
each team has an individual amazon wish list highlighting our favorite enrichment goodies. we will be able to see which items are purchased and keep track of the value of products in real time. we are also teaming up with northwest pets in meridian. they will have each team's wish list with products available to purchase in store.
at the end of 24 hours, the dog-human team with the highest value in product donations will receive a night's stay in a cozy hotel.😊 watch our facebook and instagram pages to stay up to date on each team's experience. any orders placed through these individual wish lists leading up to the event will count toward the team's total.
which team will you support? which categories of enrichment does your dog benefit from the most? share our event, donate, and help enrich the lives of rescue pups!
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This little cutie is baby girl. she’s almost 2 years old, house- and crate-trained, fully vetted, and ready to go home with you.
baby girl was surrendered to mcr when her guardian could no longer care for her. you see, baby girl is very curious and alert and, well, talkative. in an apartment setting, that can cause problems. baby girl liked to “talk” to the kids she heard outside of her home, for example, and not everyone appreciated her conversational style.
so baby girl is looking for another living situation. while she was previously the only fluffball in the home, baby girl has enjoyed the friendship of several other animals. she once had a bengal bestie. she also loved romping in the yard with three canine companions at the home of her guardian’s relative. as long as baby girl is slowly introduced to others, she seems to do pretty well with cats and dogs.
we know that she’s behaved nicely around kids over 8 years of age. she sometimes gets along with younger kids, too, provided that they’re respectful to her. she doesn’t really like it when kids bark at her. (but what self-respecting doggo would?) and she’s been friendly toward the adults here at mcr.
in baby girl’s previous home, her guardian kept a leash hanging on the door so that baby girl could signal her need to go potty. while this little one didn’t always love the crate, she did fine resting in her crate when it was set up in the same room as her person. baby girl knows sit (finger pointing straight up) and come (“comesi!”). she walks pretty well on leash. and she’s especially fond of music.
baby girl underwent surgery on her right hind leg a while back. she does not seem to be uncomfortable or in pain, but her future family will need to keep an eye on her legs as she ages. and she will need to be groomed on a regular basis.
our favorite little guy is healing well from surgery and living it up in his amazing foster home. totally spoiled and loved, twizzler enjoys running zoomies in the backyard and eating home cooked food. sweet potatoes are particularly delicious. a huge thank you goes out to claudia and steve for taking such excellent care of twiz.