July 10, 2012

Meet Falcor!

So, I adopted a doggie this past Saturday! He's a dachshund/poodle mix (or so he seems) and he was possibly a stray before the Last Hope Cat Sanctuary took him in. The volunteer who helped me adopt him, plus a few others I spoke to, didn't know how they got him or much about him at all, which is too bad because he's been living at the Sanctuary for 7 months and it would have been nice to learn more. How is this possible? Because apparently there are ~200 cats and ~70 dogs at this sanctuary and they were just running around outside in a huge field. Falcor didn't even know his own (previous) name and when I tried to call him over, a bunch of other dogs plus a cat came running instead while he just sat there.

Anyway, he is incredibly mellow so we paid the adoption fee, picked him up, and took him immediately to the nearest Petco for a flea bath.


Here he is, looking sweet :) When we first got him, he was so used to being at the bottom of the pack that he wouldn't eat any food from his bowl, and when we gave him a treat, he picked it up and brought it to my mother-in-law instead. Only after she petted him and didn't take his treat did he start eating. I'm still teaching him to eat from his bowl and now he's a little better, although he still looks for approval before eating.

He also didn't know ANYTHING! Not his name, not "come," not "sit," nothing. But he's a fast learner and already responds to his name and sometimes to "sit"! Actually, he probably knew "no" from before because he looks guilty whenever we say it. He probably wasn't house-trained either, but he's been good so far. He's tolerant of almost everything, including being in a kennel, and he likes to curl behind someone's feet to sleep.


So that's Falcor! I could tell you more about him, like how his front legs are bowed from vitamin D deficiency as a pup (poor doggie), but maybe when he learns more stuff there will be an update :)




14 comments:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

He's such a cutie!!!

Jocelyn Friis said...

What a darling pup. He looks so sweet natured! I bet he is enjoying his ew home!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Jen! He's adorable!!! You're gonna love him!

Aulani Photography and BH Giveaways said...

Congrats on such a cute adoption! :)

Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

He totally looks like Falcor! Cute doggy :)

keri @ shaken together said...

He totally DOES look like Falcor :) What a sweet addition to your family!

nangatesdesigns said...

What a cute pup! You are going to have so much fun with him :-) Congratulations!

Katie Oskin said...

What a CUTE pup! He will leave paw prints on your heart for sure. Enjoy the new addition to your family!

vintagebyrachel said...

Adorable puppy!! I feel so sorry for the pets that are for adoption. I wish i could adopt one ( but Im very allergic) I'm so sure that he will be pampered and happy in your family =)
Enjoy !!

MeLi said...

Aww what a cutie!, you will be so happy you brought him home! ^_^ I hope he adjusts well!

XoX, Meli

MagicByLeah said...

Aww... he looks like such a cutie, and those eyes look so sweet innocent. I bet he will turn out to be a very loving and loyal pet.
It's very sad that he started his life in suffering but I bet he will soon forget as he gets used to being your spoiled doggy.

MagicByLeah said...

I forgot to add, you are an angel for giving him a proper home and taking him into your heart

Ruth said...

What a little cutie, enjoy him, he will adjust once he figures out that it is okay to trust you, if animals could talk the tales I am sure they would tell. You are a very special person to take on the responsibility of owning a rescue animal.

Linda Blatchford said...

He's adorable. Welcome to the adoption club and congrats on the addition to your family.