HI There! It’s JOVIE!!!! My name is Jovie and I am a 4 1/2 year old green-eyed American Bulldog/Mastiff mix.My favourite things are walk time, dinner time, and cuddle time. I am a total sweetheart and very affectionate with my foster humans. I love to get silly rolling around on the carpet and stretching out real long.I am super strong and athletic (my foster mom thinks I’d be great at agility), but content with a couple walks per day and a run in the yard. My ears do this adorable thing where they get stuck back when I run, because they are so floppy. I still have some work to do on my leash walking as I can get a little over stimulated when there is lots going on and forget to walk nicely. But my foster mom says I have made good progress and keep getting better as I get more acclimated to the sniffs, sights and sounds around me. I am a quick learner and love training time because I am very food motivated and enjoy any time spent with my humans.While at home I’m pretty easy going, quiet and happy to chill out and nap while my foster parents are working and doing other boring things. I follow my humans around the house and don’t like being left alone, but if you hang out with me for a bit while I chill in my crate I should be ok when you leave the house (though the pandemic has meant that my foster parents are usually around). I am house broken and sleep through the night in my crate without a peep, and though I prefer if the crate is near my humans I can probably learn to sleep on my own with a little patience. I enjoy meeting new people and am good with strangers, but it’s best to take it slow because I can be a little nervous. Spend a few minutes cuddling me or giving me treats and I’ll be your best gal. I do not have very good doggie social skills. I have had success making friends with slow introductions and distanced walks, but I am hyper stimulated when meeting dogs for the first time and don’t know how to play safe. I would do best in an environment without other dogs, or with an owner who is experienced in managing new relationships. I am apparently good with kids, but haven’t met too many.Did I mention how pretty I am? Oh yeah, I get complimented on my looks all the time, no big deal. Just one look into these green eyes and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
HAPPY TAILS: FREYA!!!!Carmen and family adopted FREYA from HBR just over a year ago! As she celebrates her Gotcha Day, we asked Carmen for an update on Freya! She provided the following: “Freya loves to wrestle with other dogs, and play keep-away with her humans. Freya also loves to eat ice. Freya regularly goes to doggy daycare and surprised us with her ability to swim. She has many dog friends at daycare and some dogs really really love her, but not all of them can swim. There is one particular dog that can occasionally get on Freya’s nerves. Instead of running away, Freya has learned the best way to get away from him is to go swimming, because unfortunately her friend can’t follow. She’s a heartbreaker! “When asked how she adapted to her new home, she advised: “It took her a few months to learn not to go potty inside the house. Very frustrating but we got there in the end. ”We asked if the family has any advice for potential adopters: “My biggest advice is to just be patient. Your new pup has likely already had many different experiences (good and bad) and they are now getting used to you, and your family. It may take them a bit of time to adjust and fully understand the new rules, but don’t take any difficulties personally. Keep consistent and be patient and you both will be better for it. We love Freya. She is such a sweetheart and we give a lot of credit to her foster family who had her before adoption. Keep up the great work HBR! ”Thank you for choosing adoption and giving Freya the best new family! We are so happy she is doing so well!
HAPPY TAILS: DOZER (formerly CLIFFORD)!!!!!Michelle and family adopted Dozer from HBR just over a year ago! As he celebrates his first Gotcha Day, we asked his forever family for an update on how he has settled in. This is what they shared: “His favourite thing to eat is Peanut Butter in his Kong as a treat or Denta bones. He LOVES walks…..especially in snow. He is a happy boy as long as his family is around. CUDDLING is his favorite thing to do. He truly believes he is a lap dog however his head weighs more than most lap dogs! He entertains us daily, mostly with his “talking” to us if he is not receiving ALL the attention. He waits for HIS kids school buses every day. Dozer adjusted well and quickly to immediate family members and no issues in the home at all – he was meant to be there all along just travelled other roads to find us. He required a bit more patience with meeting new people as he was very reserved and almost fearful. He has come a long way with new introductions. “When asked for some advice to share with potential adopters, Michelle said: “PATIENCE – no matter why dogs are relinquished they are likely scared and insecure and unsure. Love and structure with a cup of spoiling is what is required! “My kids and I can truly not imagine life without Dozer (and never want to). He saved me as much as I saved him – it was a mutual adoption and he is loved beyond words. HBR is amazing and from start to finish every volunteer I met with was helpful and kind with the best interests of both the adoptee (doggie) and adopter (family)!” Thank you, Michelle, for your kind words and thank you most of all for giving Dozer all the love he deserves! So happy for all of you! Thank you for choosing adoption!