20May/12

Jacque’s charity work

All around WOOF last week, people have been asking: Where in the world is Jacque Preble?

(No, that’s Carmen Sandiego.)

I’m talking about Jacque Preble, owner of WOOF. She was missing all last week helping with her favorite animal charity in Mexico, Sayulitanimals.

You may have spotted some clues around the WOOF office that foreshadowed this trip.

A donation basket on the front desk:

Even a former Mexican native wandering around, who Jacque brought back from her last trip:

Viva Pancho!

If you’ve met Pancho, you know we’ve been working on easing some behavioral issues with him. (Hence, the Thundershirt you see him wearing above.) He has separation anxiety that still plagues him, but we’re working with a trainer and veterinarian to get it under control.

And even though it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for Pancho, he’s such a sweetie and we’re pretty sure he’s enjoying his new American lifestyle.

Hanging out on the bed with Olive Preble…

Enjoying some of life’s little luxuries.

We wanted to share Jacque’s work with Sayulitanimals because many of you were kind enough to donate to the cause and we’d like to show you what your money went toward. (Plus, they’re fighting an uphill battle down there and can use all the additional help they can get!)

First, a little about Sayulita, Mexico.

Located 40 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, Sayulita is a fishing village that has become a recent vacation/ rental hotspot for its quiet atmosphere. (No mega-resorts here as of yet…)

For example, this is still a pretty common sight in Sayulita.

Sayulitanimal’s founder, Sara Briner, moved there in 2005.

Sara

 

She found the streets to be overrun with unwanted animals. The locals were overwhelmed with growing packs of dogs and cats. Out of a lack of education and severe desperation, some townspeople threw poisoned meat onto the street, tossed litters into the river or tied up dogs to starve and slowly die alone.

An animal lover, Sara adopted a street dog named Esmeralda, who became a sweet and loving companion. She decided to make a bigger difference, starting a small organization out of her home, which eventually grew into Sayulitanimals. The first year, they neutered 360 animals, found homes for 40 and found foster families for 30 more.

Not bad for a home-grown rescue group!

The locals began to see Sara and her group of volunteers as allies. Through their help and education, they began to see the dogs and cats in their streets as friends instead of nuisances.

A street dog awaits his turn to be neutered at Sayulitanimals.

In late 2011, Jacque was planning a trip to Sayulita but was feeling “bah humbug” around Christmas because she felt she had so much while others had so little. She decided to see if there were any animal rescue organizations in the area that needed supplies, her plan being to get together a donation drive at WOOF and take it with her for needy dogs and cats.

It was quite the successful drive! (Thanks to our wonderful WOOF clients.)

Jacque ended up bringing six boxes of supplies – filling Sara’s wish list and then some.

While down there, she found out about Sayulitanimal’s quarterly spay-neuter clinics. She found out that every three months, a volunteer veterinarian and technician fly out from California for three straight days of neuter surgery at no cost to the villagers.

Jacque booked her next flight before she even returned home for the May 2012 spay-neuter clinic.

So that’s where Jacque was last week – helping with animal recruitment and surgery recovery!

Here she is posing with one recruit, brought in on an extension cord leash.

 Jacque sent us photos all week, documenting Sayulitanimal’s progress. Just by neutering these little guys, so many future unwanted liters will be eliminated!

 

 Founder Sara enjoying some fringe benefits.

A Sayulita local girl helping out.

Getting as many dogs and cats safely operated on in three days requires 10-hour-plus shifts, lots of towels and some keen organization.

1. Find the patients in need! (Their transportation to the clinic can be quite interesting…)

2. Knock ’em out!

3. Perform the surgery!

(no pictures of this but you can imagine…)

4. Line ’em up for recovery!

The neat little row allows them to be monitored easily and stay warm while recovering from their anesthesia.

5. Hopefully find them homes.

This little male, for example, is up for adoption and only slightly confused as to where two parts of his anatomy went.

All in all, the group spayed and neutered an average of 50 animals per day. Jacque said, although it was exhausting, it’s one of the most satisfying things she’s ever done.

Here she is with founder, Sara.

And she really, really loved handing out all your WOOF donations, of course.

Getting a thank-you kiss for a donated leash and collar…

Watching this after a hard day’s work each night wasn’t bad either.

Sayulita sunset

So a big THANK YOU from Jacque and everyone in Sayulita for your donations. If you’d like to learn more about the organization, go to their web site.

Or you can help now by:

Donating money by clicking here

Donating supplies or becoming a volunteer by calling 329-291-3974 or by e-mailing here

Search the adoptable dogs and cats by clicking here

Jacque is going back to Sayulita September 30 through October 4, so if you’d like to donate through WOOF, contact us here.

 Welcome back, Jacque. We have a sunset here too – just look at our wall every night.

We think it’s almost as beautiful.

 

xoxo,
Vickie Jean @ WOOF

03May/12

WOOF gear top ten list

Have you ever thought of all the tools you’d need to keep track of a bevy of dogs each day?

(We know – who needs to plan that far ahead?)

Well, we do! Us humans with real jobs and real responsibilities need more than just soft fur, soulful eyes and natural charm to get by.

I know, Bentley. It’s shocking but true.

I got to looking around WOOF and started to notice some bonafide WOOF GEAR we would absolutely perish without. And the more I thought about what each tool does – how unique they are to the care and management of our canine guests – I thought, why, this would be a good thing to share.

So may I present:

The WOOF Gear Top Ten List

By Vickie Jean

10. Loop Leads!

This may seem pretty basic, but this leash has some unique attributes, including a loop on the end for the neck and padded grip. It is worn by all of our staff so they can quickly catch a dog in playgroup. Since our guests play with no collar for safety purposes, we find our lasso-style leads quite handy!

9. Shoe Pouches!

It’s simple math: dozens of dogs = dozens of leashes and collars. These hanging shoe pouches are perfect doggie cubbie holes.

8. Walkie Talkies!

Quick communication is key between our front desk and the dog handlers. When it’s time to corral a dog to go home, all the communication happens over these cool little walkie talkies. This is especially important because we like to keep our dog handlers with the pack at all times so nobody goes unsupervised.

Watch Dog Handler Deztiney demonstrate:

Who’s lunch is this?

Got it!

7. Ceramic Tiles!

To the layperson, this may look like your average kitchen or bathroom tile. But to a WOOF employee, it’s a perfect creation for boarding suite identification. Whoever discovered that dry-erase marker would wipe off these shiny little numbers was a genius. (And you can pick your favorite color too!)

6. Aprons!

You need hands-free body storage bigger than a pocket? Behold the WOOF apron. Small and stylish, this will hold all your gear: leashes, markers, poop bags, gloves, and more.

5. Whistles!

 

Safe dog management comes down to keeping everyone’s attention in a positive direction. Whistles are wonderful tools to redirect dogs who start to play too rough or get stuck on a barking jag. The key is once you’ve got their attention, get them to do something nice (like sit or quiet) and then praise them all over the place!

4. Little brown bags!

We love these because they keep track of everyone’s personal belongings. (We secretly really love them because they let us express our creative sides – this one shows Great Dane Baxter Holbrook in many stages of development while he’s been with us!)

3. Smart phones!

Okay, so we know we’re not the only ones privy to the wonders of these little devices but we are so thankful for the technology! We are now able to photograph our guests and e-mail Cuddle Time and Tennis Ball Time instantly, take videos and post them to our Facebook and YouTube pages and instant message all manner of goodies to our clients – without missing a step with the dogs. (May I personally thank the iPhone for the ability to do this very blog, in fact.)

2. Headsets!

The more hands-free tools, the better. Especially since our front staff is usually on their feet, ferrying doggies. (I have personally witnessed Elisa cleaning up a mess, holding a dog and taking a phone call all at the same time. Truly amazing!)

And now for number one – the MOST IMPORTANT WOOF GEAR OF ALL TIME.

Are you paying attention?

1. Dog flair!

No? Maybe that’s just me.

Until next time –

xoxoxo,

Vickie Jean @ WOOF

01May/12

Sleeping & bathing beauties

Happy May Day!

Around the world people are celebrating the beginning of summer. At WOOF, we celebrate with two perfect “the weather is getting warmer” activities.

Swimming:

Hello, Cody Murphey

 
And napping:
 

Goodnight, Riley Murphey

 
For our own little tribute to May Day, we’ll share all the swimming and napping moments we captured this week.
 
Jesse demonstrates a common misconception among our guests. 
 

Jesse Feil

 
 That you can actually “catch” the water.
 
Others take a more laid back approach.
 

Buddy Garcia

 
Buddy just relishes the cool water on his toes.
 

Beckham, hoping the water won't make his curls frizzy

 

Lola keeps herself calm, cool and collected – which is quite important for these short muzzled breeds. (She’s a bulldog so we make sure she stays cool in warm weather.)

 

Lola Jennings

 
WOOF TIP: Did you know dogs with this face shape overheat easily? Dogs regulate their body temperatures by panting and breeds like bulldogs, pugs, french bulldogs, boston terriers (think “scrunched face” dogs) have an inefficient face shape to lower their body temperatures naturally. So it’s important to keep these guys in the shade and with access to cool water at all times. Learn more here.
 
Then there are, of course, the heavy drinkers.
 

Bottoms up, Heidi Bennett

 

Daisy Angle goes right for the source

 
We don’t blame them – the water is so cold and delicious!
 
A few shots from the “straight-up splashers” group.
 

Show that water who's boss, Cody Murphey!

 
Notice Lola standing by, getting some residual spray.
 

Girl power, Heidi Bennett!

 
This group gets cooled off and their exercise, which leads to… NAP TIME, of course.
 
Some choose our comfy Karunda beds.
 
 

Niki Feil

 
 
 

Sweet little Mindy

Others prefer a sun nap.
 

Big ol' Baxter Holbrook

 
Some curl up right on our comfy flooring in the shade.
 

Ina and Tola

 
 

Beckham and his TAIL

 

Oh, Travis

 
Once again, I think we can take a lesson from these dogs. It’s summer – don’t stay cooped up in front of the computer or behind the wheel of your car.
 
Get out there and go for a good swim. And then lay down and take a good nap.
 
Throw a little lunch in there somewhere and we can call that the perfect summer’s day.
 
Until next time.
 
xoxo
 
Vickie Jean @ WOOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
26Apr/12

Perfect names & breed buddies

When you work around dozens upon dozens of dogs, you start to notice things. Patterns emerge. Alliances are formed. Discoveries are made.

(This might be a high-falutin’ way of saying if you stare at dogs long enough, you might go a little nuts.)

Today Nicole, one of our dog handlers, told me there were several dogs who had THE PERFECT NAMES. I wasn’t sure what she was talking about until I saw for myself.

For example, meet Peanut:

I'm Peanut!

Meet Peanut’s friend, Meatball.

Yo, I'm Meatball.

Now behold Peanut and Meatball together.

MEATBALL!!!!

peanut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You know, Nicole, I’m starting to see what you  mean!

Now let’s look at a few more.

This is Licorice.

This is Shadow.

And this is Hades.

(Now I get The Omen reference, but if this is what H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks looks like, I’m not so afraid anymore – such a beautiful smile!)

The other thing you start to notice are BREED BUDDIES. It is an observational “fact” (if that exists, and we say it does) that like breeds tend to gravitate towards one another in the playrooms.

Look at Sammy and Buddy, the Golden Retrievers.

Hi

They always seem to sit together.

And Sarge and Lando – the king of terriers – Airedales!

Hey!

 

They get each other’s high energy like no one else.

Also Lola and Oliver, the Puggles.

We're special.

 

They’re from the same family but we still consider them BREED BUDDIES.

And there’s Stella and Marzen, the German Shorthair Pointers.

We're huntin'

 

And last but not least, the stunning pair known as Travis and Kona, the Siberian Huskies.

This is my girlfriend.

She makes me laugh.

We're young, beautiful and in love.

 

So the next time someone sends you one of those funny e-mails of the owners who look like their dogs, send them this blog.

It may be that we subconsciously choose dogs who resemble us – but it’s also true that dogs know a few things too.

Like that they have the perfect name and totally own it!

Or recognize their own and like what they see.

It’s a WOOF FACT.

xoxoxo,

Vickie Jean @ WOOF

17Apr/12

Eat, sleep, play

The month of April means two things at WOOF: Spring break and rainy weather. It adds up to a full (and occasionally wet) house.

Oh no!

 Don’t worry Mr. Bill, we can handle it!

One of the major keys of running a busy boarding facility is organization.

And more organization.

Each of our guests gets a bag with a detailed list of their belongings. (And their own cute little tail hook!)
 
But dogs don’t care about organization. All they want to know is:
 
1. Is it time to eat?
2. Is it time to sleep?
3. Is it time to PLAY?
 
So we organize our philosophy of good dog care under these three very important tenets. (And we humans could benefit from them as well, don’t you think?)
 
So without further ado we present: EVENING TIME AT WOOF
Subtitled: EAT, PLAY, SLEEP.
 
After a full day of play, we begin ferrying our overnight guests from the Daycare building to the Boarding building. The first round of business is to put everyone in their own, private kennel so they can EAT.
 

Micky: where's dinner?

 
The dogs wait patiently (mostly) as we dish up everyone’s dinner. And since everyone has their own feeding instructions – and in some cases, medications – we have to slow down and really pay attention.
 
For example, Spencer gets carrots in his food.
 
He seems to like them.
 

All gone

 
 Micky enjoys a classic mix of wet and dry.
 

When everyone is done eating, the next question is, of course:

Is it time to PLAY?

 

Not yet! We have to have a rest period while everyone digests. For some of our guests, it’s not a problem.

Major Weimereiner Food Coma

 

When rest time is over, the dog handlers initiate the evening play groups.

I had the pleasure of taking Leo the German Shepherd to the outside yard. But it was raining and he wondered – why on earth are we going outside?

Me outside, in the rain, taking a picture of Leo inside, dry and warm

 
After a little encouragement, Leo joined me for a sniff and a potty.
 

Good boy, Leo

 
While Dog Handlers Kyle and Amanda monitored the big dog yard, I took charge of the little dog recess. Everyone was let out into the hallway leading to the upper yard.
 
 
 
Unfortunately, the little dogs also didn’t care for the rain and were developing a case of their own “Leo-itis.”
 

Come on everybody, get out here!

 
I was finally able to convince everyone to come outside. When they did, the big dogs the next yard over were curious.
 

Hey, what's going on in YOUR yard?

 
Everyone got into the full swing of playing and (let’s be honest) pooping except for little Mona.

 

Her feet were getting wet and she wanted to be picked up.

Of course, I put my foot down and resisted.

Just kidding

But as the evening outside time was winding down, I had to put Mona elsewhere so some necessary clean up could be done.

Mona sat in a chair...

 

While I attended to other matters

While the dogs were finishing up outside, we picked up dinner bowls and fluffed beds.

Their bellies full and their bodies tired, the final question of the night was upon us.

Is it time to SLEEP?

Of course.

Goodnight, sweeties. See you in the morning for more EAT, PLAY, SLEEP.

xoxoxo,

Vickie Jean @ WOOF. 

10Apr/12

Hug Your Dog Day!

Leave it to a major dog food corporation to make up a holiday. But who can resist HUG YOUR DOG DAY?

Pug Hug!

The folks at Beneful declared April 10 as Hug Your Dog Day, encouraging everyone to post a photo of doggie PDA on Beneful’s Facebook page.  In return, you are entered into a contest to win something amazing!

Well, it’s just a $2 coupon.

But you do get to show off your dog love to the world and add to Beneful’s Hug-O-Meter for the day. We love the idea of keeping track of dog hugs. A good day should have a couple dozen. (At least.)

And there’s this really cute video starring Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet and his own dog, 12 year old Coleman Hawkins. It’s pretty hilarious, showing different hugs (the casual hug, the deeper hug, and – as we’ve all experienced with our squirmy firends – the resistant hug):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58wi8a3Uz28&feature=share

So, in honor of this totally made-up holiday, here’s some of WOOF’s best hugs.

Jenna and Fiona

Nicky and Fred

Jacque and Reesi

Of course, dog hugs are hard not to give when the “hugg-ees” look like this:

Bert: hug me.

Bella: hug me.

Boo Boo: HUG ME!!!

Now, go forth and hug your dogs. You know you want to.

xoxoxo,

Vickie Jean @ WOOF

05Apr/12
more toys WOOF

Extra services

When your dog stays at WOOF, did you know that you have extra options?

Kind of like when you order a burger, you can get sauteed onions, avocado or extra cheese?

(That was an extra cheesy comment and we’re okay with it!)

One week before your boarding, we will send you an e-mail with an online boarding check in link. On it, you can request:

Baths and nail trims…

Baths at WOOF

Hello Leia Stewart!

Special cuddle time…

Dog Handler Deztiney having a very special moment with Molly

Ball time!….

And let’s not forget the toys. We’ll give them out while they’re here or save them for pick up. (So you can finally answer, “what’d you bring me?” with “Look what I brought you! I’m an amazing dog parent.”)

We have funny toys:

Tree plush toys at WOOF

Tree plush toys! (because dogs love trees, of course)

 And cute toys:

more toys WOOF

 And, of course, bully sticks and pig ears, for our guests with a taste for the exotic.

pigs ears bully sticks WOOF

All of these little extras are very well priced – most are $20 and under!

We offer these little extras because every dog is different. One’s bully stick is another’s cuddle time. And as the parent, we know YOU’LL KNOW what little extra your dog will really enjoy.

Because WOOF’s boarding burger is always delicious. But who doesn’t need a little extra cheese once in a while?

Please contact us if there’s anything we can do to make your baby’s time at WOOF extra special.

xoxoxo,

Vickie Jean @ WOOF

29Mar/12

Staff appreciation night

It was a typical Thursday night at WOOF. ALMOST a typical night at WOOF, that is.

There was a certain excitement in the air – a certain anticipation – as we did our normal closing rituals.

 We had one final recess before bedtime.

Come on guys, get it out of your systems!

We put everyone who was spending the night to bed.

Goodnight Ginger Keane and here’s your nylabone. We love you!

We told our personal dogs that they should take a nap too.

Lay down Olive Preble! (that’s owner Jacque’s dog…)

Stay inside, Joe Preble. (another one of Jacque’s dogs!)

It was a very special Thursday night indeed because it was STAFF APPRECIATION NIGHT at WOOF!

Yay us!

As dog caregivers, we love our work! But, make no mistake – we do WORK: keeping the facilities clean and safe for your best friend. And sometimes, no matter what you do for a living, you need to remember to appreciate your coworkers (and yourself!) for everything they do.

So Jacque, WOOF’S owner, made it a point to take the staff out to dinner. Because even though WOOF is a place of business where we take the care of your dogs very seriously, and Jacque runs a tight ship…

….it’s also fun!

 So off we headed to spend some quality time together over sweet potato fries and fruity drinks with umbrellas in them. Because we take this motto seriously.

 

 And our dream this particular evening was to sit down and break bread together.

The dream came true!

Excuse the dark picture – the restaurant had mood lighting!

In order to really enjoy our time together, Jacque suggested an age-old challenge. Everyone had to put their cell phones on the table.

 The first one to grab their phone (smart phone addicts anonymous anyone?) had to pay for dinner!

 Luckily, we had dessert to distract us.

Dog Handler Deztiney going to town on a chocolate indulgence type thing.

And we had left-over boxes to decorate. Deztiney chose to make an homage to a dog she hopes to own someday. (She lives in an apartment at the moment that doesn’t allow dogs – maybe that’s why she loves working at WOOF so much: to get her dog-fix!)

She’s already picked out the name Simba.

 Here we are again, with Jacque at the head of the table.

 

Still mood lighting, of course.

We learned a couple things from Staff Appreciation Night:

 1. We can’t resist chocolate.

2. We get tired past 8 pm.

3. We miss our dogs when we’re out.

4. We are, in fact, addicted to our phones. (But Jacque still paid – thank you, Jacque!)

Just as important as we feel it is to appreciate each other, we also want you to get to know us better. So STAY TUNED for a new addition to our web site: our About Staff section, where you can meet all the wonderful folks who look after your babies at WOOF all day.

 People like:

AMANDA!

 JENNA!

And KYLE!

 We’re so proud of our staff at WOOF. Everyone here really cares about animals and it shows. We can’t wait to share with you more information about these wonderful people because we know that we are more than just the people who take care of your pets. We like to think of ourselves as your extended doggie family!

 Also, one of these staff members is starring in a local production of The Crucible…

 But you’ll have to wait to find out!

 Until then.

 xoxoxo

Vickie @ WOOF

15Mar/12

An epic battle

At WOOF, we try to keep things exciting.

We have spirited staff meetings.

We love on our dogs.

We check safety stations and fluff beds.

We do other things we’re not so proud of.

When this happens we know it’s time to do something more stimulating. For us, and the dogs!
Like TUG OF WAR TIME!
In the left corner, in WOOF blue, is Nicky, Dog Handler Extraordinaire!
In the right corner, in a glossy coat of yellow, is Bonnie Taylor, mild-mannered Golden Retriever and Master Tugger!
Let’s watch the action.


See how Bonnie twists and gets the upper paw here?

Silly human.

 I always win.

Tune in next time for other exciting WOOF events, like CUDDLE TIME! TENNIS BALL EXTRAVAGANZA!

Maybe even SLEEPING UNDER THE DESK TIME!

Until then –

xoxoxo
Vickie @ WOOF

13Mar/12

Abby HAS a home

UPDATE: Jeff and Jeff, Abby’s owners, had a change of heart and decided to keep Abby!

From their e-mail:

“We have decided to try and adjust our schedules to keep Abby part of our family… We feel we owe it to her and ourselves to try harder to make our little family unit work. The thought of parting with Abby saddens us too much.”
 They also noted that Rex excitedly greeted Abby when she returned from WOOF day care – something that is new!

 We wish the best of luck to Abby and are so glad she will stay in a familiar environment with people who love her. In our book, that’s a win-win.

 Please consider all the other wonderful dogs out there for adoption. There are more Abbys that need you!
____________________________________________________________

One of our most wonderful doggie guests at WOOF needs a new home.

 Presenting the super sweet Abby.
Now if that didn’t get you, here’s a close-up.
 Have you just died with cuteness fatigue? I know I did.
Last week at WOOF the staff told me there were two heartbroken men who were looking for a home for Abby. They would be coming to pick her up at the end of the day and I should talk to them.
When I met them in the lobby and proposed doing this blog, their love for Abby and reticence to give her up were immediately apparent.
Both of them (both named Jeff!) looked as if they’d just gotten off a long day of work. The Jeff in the medical scrubs smiled uncertainly as I introduced myself and offered our help.
He agreed that they wanted to find a new home for Abby but they were willing to wait for just the right one. Her being a Pit Bull worried him because he didn’t want her to end up with someone unscrupulous, looking to make her into something she wasn’t.
(Read more about nature vs. nurture in Pitt Bulls here.)
I assured him that our WOOF network would only find the cream of the crop – because our WOOF owners are themselves the very best owners! 
So attention WOOF network! (That’s you…) Please read about Abby and pass her story on to help her find a new, wonderful forever home!
ALL ABOUT ABBY
Age: 8 months
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Weight: 45 pounds (average weight is 55-75 lbs)
Sex: Female- spayed
Vaccines: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes
Training: Fully potty trained, basic commands, waits to eat until given permission
Disposition: Social and friendly with dogs and people (especially loves little girls!)
Activity level: Can run up to 6 miles but is just as happy to be a couch potato
Loves to: Chew on her nylabone and bully sticks and watch TV (it’s true!)
So why would the Jeffs need to give Abby up?

A brief history:

They adopted her in November from the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin. Abby was just a 35-pound, 4-month old back then. She had been taken to the shelter with her brother, who was adopted before her.
The Jeffs were immediately attacted to her sweet face and calm temperament. Their goal was to add her to their family as a companion for their male Border Collie, Rex.
Abby and Rex
Bringing young Abby home was challenging but she proved to be a quick learner. They worked with her on potty training, eventually getting her to use the doggy door to go outside. They taught her to sit and wait for her food – she’ll only start eating when she is told, “go ahead.” She was such a joy to be around, laying in her parents’ laps as they watched TV in the evening and going on runs with them and Rex.
But as the months wore on, they worried they weren’t giving young Abby enough attention. Both of them work over 12 hours a day. Abby enjoys her day care at WOOF, whining in excitement as they drive up. But Rex – who the Jeffs hoped would grow to love Abby – would get annoyed with her when she tried to curl up with him at night on his bed.
After a lot of soul-searching, Jeff and Jeff came to the conclusion that Abby needed a family that wasn’t gone all day. Someone with children maybe, because she loves the neighborhood kids so much she always goes in for a kiss and a hug.
“We picture her living with a family with children. Or, we see her with someone that may be able to take her with them to work regularly,” they wrote. ” She would be great as a greeter in someone’s shop.”
Hello. Welcome to the shop.
They also think she may fit in well with retirees who can be at home with her all day.
“Nobody can resist her cute face,” they concluded. “Her eyes just beg for a nice pat on the head and a scratch under the chin.”
We couldn’t agree more.
If you’re interested in learning more about Abby, or know a very special home for her, contact her owners via e-mail at thejeffs@sbcglobal.net. Or ask at WOOF’s front desk. 
Feel free to leave comments and questions in our comment section below. We’re happy to help!
Like all of our wonderful pups, Abby deserves the very best.
xoxoxo,
Vickie @ WOOF