Sparks-ADOPTED!


Shetland Sheepdog
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Home:Stewartstown, PA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Sparky

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Birthday:
May 9th 2006

Likes:
to play, get attention, ice, to be brushed

Pet-Peeves:
vacuum, flies, microwave

Favorite Toy:
a squeaky toy donut, tennis balls, frisbee

Favorite Food:
Sparks likes to eat his toys. He does not like most people junk food

Best Tricks:
sit, give paw, lay down

Arrival Story:
Sparks was an owner turn in.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 27th 2009 More than 5 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1004925


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My Diary


Adopted

July 19th 2010 9:01 pm
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Yeah for Sparks. I received word that Sparks was adopted and is working out great. I'll upload the picture of Sparks with his new forever family, he looks really happy there. They said he's doing great there, getting along good with their other dogs, but he's still tearing up the garden looking for critters. Hopefully I'm kept updated on Spark's progress.

 

update

March 16th 2010 7:41 pm
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Well, Sparks has gone through another foster family. He was removed by the rescue director who is going to foster and train him herself. He wasn't making progress and was actually getting worst with the foster mom who took him from me. I warned her that she has to make sure she maintains pack leader status with him. From my emails with her I believe she gave him too much leeway. The director also had him debarked on Monday. She said he's doing well after the surgery. That will help. Of all the Shelties I've had and have been in contact with, Sparks had the loudest, most piercing bark of them all. His bark just wore me out when I tried training him. In retrospect, I guess I should have worn earplugs during these training sessions. Now we'll see if the director is as good as she says she is with correcting behavor problems.

 

update from Dogwood SR

October 28th 2009 2:07 am
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Here's Sparks writeup on http://www.vadsr.org/index.htm

"Hi! My name is Sparks (a k a Sparky or Sparkles) I'm about 3 years old and a big healthy boy. Check out my photos; aren't I cute?

My foster Mom says that I'm just a big mush who loves to cuddle and have my belly (& all other parts) rubbed. I love to give big kisses and to play fetch with just about anything! I do love to play with (& eat) tennis balls, have a good appetite, but don't ever steal any food from my step-brother's bowl.

I do have a tendency to bark at startling noises, mostly in the kitchen (microwave, garbage disposal) and love to converse with the standard poodle that lives behind us frequently. I also like to play hide-and-seek in the bushes, when my Mom let's us play in her fenced-in yard.

I'm good with other dogs (love to play with my sheltie playmate) and kids, walk well on a leash and am housebroken. I'm not crate trained at this time, as I like to sleep w/ my Mom (or nearby) and my activities are not restricted.

Why don't you come and see me and I promise to steal your heart!"

I emailed his foster Mom and it appears Sparks still has the same quirks. The rescue director told me that his problems would be an easy fix, Ha! Looks like he is more of a challenge then they thought. His foster Mom even offered to bring him back to me. I wish I could, but I don't have the time or experience to fix his quirks. I hope they can make some progress with him so that he isn't brought back to rescue again by a family that can't handle him. If not for these few quirks, Sparks would be such an excellent dog.

 
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