Dog of the Week: Greer!

This little beauty is a true gem. Greer came to us with a bad case of heartworm.  She spent a bit of time being low key to help speed her to success and we are so happy to report that she has made a full recovery.  Left untreated, heartworm can be terrible, but Greer went through a grueling few months of shots and she remained positive and happy throughout it all.  She was being cared and loved on by her great foster parents who helped get her through her tough time. 

Greer is a true mix.  She looks a bit like a French Bull Dog, a bit like a Corgi, and some have suggested a little like a Pit.  Whatever she is, she is a fantastic dog.  Chill, low key and super fun. 
She has a tiny body with short little legs but don't let her size fool you, she has a great personality. 

We are happy to report that she is in a Foster to Adopt home.

Apartment Size Noca

We always know that our dogs have limited time at Animal Care & Control.  We never know how much or little time they may have left, until one of our more recent trips to ACC.  Sweet, shy little Noca was being walked into the Euthanasia room as our intake directors walked through the doors.  Noca's handlers recognized our directors and asked them to take a look at this sweet girl.  They immediately feel in love with her demeanor, her cute looks and her small body.

While Noca is still part puppy, she is a quick learner and is doing great in her foster home.  She loves exercise and playing.  She is house trained, crate trained and is learning basic commands.  She will blossom with some basic obedience classes.

She is quite the social pup, making her rounds at adoption events, walks, and doing great at playing with other dogs.  She has been tested with kids- and passed! 

In her spare time, she likes to cuddle up around your legs as you can see her here, with her foster brother.


 Mr. Cooper came into our family at New Leash on Life.  He was originally a shy little mutt and was on the skinny and rough side.  He quickly opened up and showed us his personality in his "wookie" barks, and soon he was a favorite of everyone that met him.

He showed us his goofy side on Halloween.

And his soft gentle side when it came to eating doggie ice cream on a hot summer day.

Cooper was in desperate need for a foster family.  The boarding was stressful and Cooper needed some confidence building.  One family took him on and soon, he snuggled right in.

We are happy to announce that Cooper's foster family, is now his forever family.  With the dedication and patience, we are so blessed to welcome another family into New Leash on Life with the addition of Cooper into their forever home.


Sweet, sweet Oliver [Calvin]

Calvin came to live with his new family quite quickly after coming into the NL family.  He was renamed Oliver once he was officially adopted making his new family a family of 5.  Oliver already has a dog brother Sinclair, and a cat sister, Mimi.  He is a great dog and really calms down quickly.

When he first came to live in the new family, he didn't know how to play with dogs nor did he realize what toys were used for.  Through continued praising of playing with his brother and learning to give his sister a wide girth when she's in one of her 'moods', he is already part of the family.  His favorite spot is snuggled up next to his mom and dad.

No dog is perfect and although Oliver is a wonderful addition to the family he is still working on space, a little leash aggression and some separation anxiety.  He is also in the process of learning basic commands and is showing great progress with consistency and boundaries.

Oliver's favorite food is cheese.  Carrying string cheese has worked wonders when redirecting him on walks and motivating his basic learning commands.  Oliver hadn't been tried out on kids and we were happy to find out that he was great with his three human nieces.  S (age 5), A (age 3), M (18 months) met Oliver and he was super gentle and just laid down while the girls climb on him.

Oliver is also excelling at the dog park.  He goes daily with Sinclair and can usually be found passed out on a piece of furniture relaxing for the rest of the day.

Oliver was crate trained when he came to us, and that has really helped with behavior modification.  He is a great addition to his family and is constantly adored by his whole family and the most popular with the nieces.