Likes: Being FREE! He loves belly rubs! He also loves sticking his head out of my car windows.
Pet-Peeves: People who don't appreciate natural tails (that's also one of mine, hee hee)
Favorite Toy: I love to play with all toys!!
Favorite Food: He loves any and all treats!
Favorite Walk: To borrow others rescued dogs' favorite walks - From animal control to the vehicle of his rescuers!
Best Tricks: I can SIT and SHAKE! :) I'm very smart and would be a quick learner!
Arrival Story: Adam was saved the day before he would have been euthanized! The animal control shelter wouldn't surrender him directly to our schnauzer rescue group beacuse we didn't have the proper paperwork. (Seriously! They would have euthanized him over paperwork! Grrr!) I couldn't do a "private adoption" because I live one city too far away. But thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers with Schanuzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic and K9 New Life, he was sprung from certain death. Thank you so much to the volunteers with K9 New Life!!!
Bio: I'm fostering Adam for Schnauzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic - http://www.schnauzerrescue.net. If you would like to adopt him, please go to the site and fill out an Adoption Application. I have no say in his adoption.
Adam is very sweet, happy, well behaved, and smart! He's approx. three years old, a dark salt and pepper, and has the absolute cutest natural tail!! He also rides very well in the car. He's housebroken and doesn't seem to mind the crate, altho he'd rather be with you. Adam gets along well with my dogs. He hasn't been tested around cats or kids.
Vet Saviors!: I also want to give major kudos and thanks to the wonderful people at York Veterinary Hospital in Yorktown, VA. When we were unable to find a foster home because animal control said Adam had kennel cough, York Veterinary Hospital, at the very last minute, offered to put him in their isolation unit (ISO) until he was back to his full health! He's there now, and he doesn't even have kennel cough. He does have a fever, so they're waiting for that to go down, and Adam should be out in a couple of days *knock on wood*.
Rescue Saviors!: If you live in the Hampton Roads area and you ever want to adopt a rescue dog or donate to a rescue, check out K9 New Life, who did so much above and beyond work, and the other wonderful people who replied to me quickly, Animal Rescue of Tidewater.
Adam was adopted last weekend to a family with a mom, dad, and two year old female mini schnauzer who loves to play. :-) I've been waiting all week for a happy ending photo, but alas, none yet. I miss my sweet floppy paws and his happily wagging tail, but I'm sure he's having a great time with his new family and schnauzer sister.
I've really come out of my shell in the last week!! Foster mom is discovering my love of running around and also playing fetch in the yard. Although, like my foster bro Shakey, I'll only catch the ball a few times before I get distracted and go off sniffing. I'll catch sticks too! I love being outside and I love playing with toys!! I've been playing with toys on my own, and sometimes when foster mom encourages me, I'll play tug of war with Shakey and/or Lacey. I still won't wrestle with them tho, but foster mom thinks it's only a matter of time.
I am a happy boy!!!!! I'm alert and wagging my adorable tail when foster mom comes home and when she wakes up, BOL. When she wakes up, I sit up right next to the bed and wag my tail and nudge my head towards her for pets. This morning I did a bunch of high fives (or "shake" as she calls it) towards the bed show her how pawsome I am ("paw"some of me to give her my paw, BOL!! I am a smart boy!!). Of course mama's boy Shakespeare had to get in my way.
I'm really affectionate too. I love pets on the head and belly rubs, boy do I LOVE BELLY RUBS!!! I'll jump in your lap if you invite me too - so see, I'm well behaved too! Last night foster mom invited me on the couch with her, and we snuggled together while I begged for belly rubs, BOL.
I love walks!!! So far me n foster mom have only been on short ones cause of my "de-manning" surgery last week. But when she gets out the leashes to take my foster sibs on their walk, I get all wound up and bark and jump and wag my tail. Then I sit in the window and watch for them to get back, cause when they do I know it's my turn!
I've even been barking a lot more, woooof woooof! I bark around the yard and the house with my foster sibs. You can hear my bark in the video that foster mom posted.
Foster mom keeps tellin me I'm gonna make a wonderful boy for some lucky family!!! I sure am!!
My new schnauzer friends (with full tails!) Buffy and Woozle in the Netherlands say I "carry my tail in a very nice way." I love them. BOL
Here's an update about me from my foster mom:
Adam is one GREAT dog! He is housebroken, happy, sweet, smart, affectionate, and playful. He loves being petted on his head. Adam is good with strangers and my other three dogs (male and female). He's good in the car and loves walks, altho he does pull a bit on the leash. Adam loves to be outside, but he'll come inside when you ask him too. If you toss a toy, he'll go get it, bring it back to you, and drop it in your lap so you can throw it for him again! (Watch the video for proof! It's SO CUTE!) He does the cutest play bows! Like Lacey and Shakey, Adam loves to sit on the ottomans and watch out the front window.
ETA: I just gave him a bath and, although he didn't enjoy it, he was a good boy there too.