Favorite Toy: stuffed anything! squeakers, my rope
Favorite Food: any wet food! Mom's goulash
Favorite Walk: To the pet store!
Best Tricks: Rolling over for belly rubs! He'll do circles until he's dizzy if you have treats in your hand
Arrival Story: Sprocket went through many homes in his first year. 5 to be exact! He wasn't a bad dog in anyway but he had a bad go of it. His first owner was an older woman who went to live at a seniors home and couldn't keep him. Her daughter took him in until she found him a home. The third owner could not keep him because he ended up not doing well with her two children and she was a pregnant with a third so one of her friends took him in until she could find him a home. After not having any luck she asked another friend to take him until a permananent home could be found for him. This person liked him a great deal and took great care of him. She got him his shots and she got him neutered. She would have loved to keep him but she was a student who lived in a two bedroom apartment with a roommate and both of them already had dogs. Her dog is a large Newfoundland/Lab cross and her roommate has an Australian Shepherd. The dogs all got along well but it was just too much to handle along with their studies. She posted an ad on Kijiji and after asking about him, and it being such a small world sometimes, I found out that she knows a cousin of mine. At a year and one month Sprocket moved in and he's been a joy ever since! After a few months I found that he was originally from Quebec so I looked online and dragged out the sorry remnants of the French I had learned in school and tried a few commands in French. He jumped in my lap and licked me so much I could barely catch my breath! After a few weeks of using both French and English together he smoothly transitioned into an Anglophone and was like a new dog! He still doesn't always do as he told but that is definitely due to choice and not understanding!