craigslist.com to find our wonderful new furry babies.
Hi, we are Angie and Eric and we adopted a dog named Iggy from DRAW in November of 2007. This is why...
We had bought our very first home together and we wanted to adopt a couple of kitties to warm it up. It's a big 1958 rambler w/ all hard wood floors and vaulted ceilings. We saw the home and said "Hmmm...some pets would really warm this place up". So we began our search on
And thank YOU Angie and Eric for sharing your story!
Titus originally came from Clackamas Dog Services in Oregon. They day of his transport he arrived in Washington and promptly escaped a 6 foot fence and disappeared. It took 3 months to find him!! His adopters adopted him not long after we refound him And have been the most amazingly wonderful family ever.
We're coming up on our fist anniversary with Titus and he has settled
in nicely and become one of the family. He is over most of his
shyness and is happy to have company at the house or meet people on
the street. He is well behaved and very affectionate. He has
mastered several commands beyond the basics and enjoys shaking hands -
which he will do without a command if you are holding a treat that he
wants. He also seems to understand quite a few words and we
occasionally find ourselves spelling things when he is nearby;
especially c-a-r. He still loves to go for rides and we take him just
about everywhere with us.
He is a very healthy 90 pounds and holding. He will be going to the
vet this week to have his teeth cleaned, everything else to do with
his health is very good. We now have a fully fenced back yard but he
has never tried to run away in any case. He always stays close enough
to keep one of us in sight even at the big off-leash dog park at Ft.
Steilacoom. He gets very excited when he sees that he has arrived at
the dog park and really seems to enjoy himself while he's there. He
gets along with the other dogs very well but takes very little
interest in most of them; he just wants to explore and sniff everything.
Lately he has become a good watchdog, too. His booming bark would
scare off any sane burglar. When someone knocks he charges to the
door and barks his head off. He's catching on to the command "enough"
and sits down (and fidgets) to let people come in. I think he's going
to do well at this in no time.
Most interestingly, perhaps, we had his DNA done. The certificate is
attached below. We thought you might be interested to see the
result. We're pretty sure they got it right because he has a
distinctive trait in that he has two toenails on each of his rear
dewclaws. Only a few related breeds have this characteristic,
We looked up his principle breed on the web and it sure explains a lot
of his behavior, everything from the couch potato to the watchdog.
Keep up the good work at DRAW, you'll make a lot of people - and dogs
- happy. We always tell people about you when they stop to admire
Jon & Jennifer