I recently started dog walking and dog sitting for a company called Miami Pet Concierge (http://www.miamipetconcierge.com). I got to dog sit these two adorable Chocolate Labs. Tucker is a 16 week old puppy and Harley is his 5 year old big brother.
Dee Hoult of Applause Your Paws, Inc. dog training was able to help launch Miami’s first and only program where shelter dogs available for adoption through Miami Dade Animal Services are getting a second chance by learning the skills necessary to pass their Canine Good Citizen exam! Ruckus is a young shepherd mix, and Gino is an adult terrier lab mix. Both dogs will leave the jail program with all the foundations of obedience: sit, down, stay, come, go to your place, sit politely for petting, walk nicely on a leash, accept grooming and touch, and no jumping up on people. Both dogs are social towards other dogs and are up-to-date on all vaccines as well as neutered. With just a few weeks before these dogs graduate with their Canine Good Citizen certificates, they are looking for their forever home. Email training@applauseyourpaws.
These are some dogs currently available for adoption at MDAS. Visit http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/adopt-a-pet.asp to learn more about how to adopt these guys. FYI, MDAS is a kill-shelter so these dogs do not have a lot of time.
Meet Ruby! She is an adorable 4 year old female Pug available for adoption from Compassionate Pug Rescue. Visit their adoption page to learn how to adopt her. http://www.compassionatepugrescue.com/adoptable-pugs/.
I made the cover of the October issue of Dog Fancy magazine. I’ve been a freelance contributor to Dog Fancy for a number of years but I’ve never had an image chosen for the cover until now. The dog I photographed belongs to a good friend and professional dog trainer Dee Hoult. In the photo Dee had directed him to do a “bow”. You should start to see it on the newsstands sometime in September (they usually start selling the issues a little earlier than the date on the magazine).