For the LOVE of DOGS ... the Barn Dog Rescue
Captain Henry was unfortunately returned after a short adoption period. It didn’t work out simply because he has a bit more zest then they expected. He is happy to be back and reunited with his best buddies O’Neil and Opie. This wonderful, friendly, humble and active hound puppy boy is back up for adoption!
How to Greet a Dog..
Dogs have a wonderful way of making people smile. They are quirky, adorable and loyal beyond comprehension. One of our missions here at Love Dogs is to continue to infuse doggie education everywhere we can! Something almost everyone of us experience ourselves and see often is the snapshot of someone walking up a dog to say hello. Sometimes the dog really loves it.. other times they're conflicted.. and other times they are down right terrified. Let's work together to make our beloved dogs more comfortable during greetings!
Click on the info graphic to learn more about Greeting a Dog Their Way!
In order to live in HARMONY
WE ALL NEED sufficient SPACE & OPTIONS
Dog Trainer Jamie's corner!
Mama Jamie & son Keaton
FitPaws at Love Dogs!
FitPaws is an awesome canine fitness and conditioning company that has specific exercises with their balancing equipment. We have just started using FitPaws with some of our dogs for confidence building, enrichment and body conditioning. This has been incredibly FUN for our dogs and people! Watching the dogs work up enough bravery to step on and balancing is captivating.. we can't get enough! I absolutely recommend this program to anyone looking to do something a little extra with their doggies at home!
Stay tuned for more about FitPaws at Love Dogs and CLICK HERE to visit their website to learn more!
Fun Video Candids!
Ollie is starting Scent Work!!
Ollie has started Scent Work last week! Notice the bite glove Olivia has on.. just in case Ollie gets guardy over the food and boxes 😆
Birdie gives the BEST greetings!!
Check out Birdie's reaction when her best and most trusted human friend trainer Jamie walks in! 🥰
Henry meets Mickey!
Mickey is initially defensive with dogs.. but this is just a front! He is actually REALLY playful and friendly! After a short walk, Henry and Mickey became BESTIES!
Check out Oakley's awesome Scent Work progress!
We have been introducing new locations in Oakley’s scent work. This will be the fourth location and he has yet to miss one! He’s so freaking awesome!💪
Otis & Ophelia
We recently took in darling pups Otis and Ophelia who originally came from South Carolina where they were found along with their mama and another pup. They were having a tough time getting over their fears in a foster home and it was decided that they needed a quiet space with our expertise for them to gain confidence and really blossom. Their mama is up for adoption at the SPCA and their other litter mate, who was more outgoing, has since been adopted!
These two sweeties are around 5 months old and were completely shut down when they first arrived about a week ago. Non-stop trembling when a human came into sight, wide eyes and air snapping if we came near. We let them settle in and right away began introducing them to some other young, playful dogs we have. Little by little our resident dogs coaxed Otis and Ophelia out of their shells and into play mode! Although, us humans weren't in the trusted circle yet.. every time we showed ourselves to join in on the fun, they would halt and run to the corner with worry on their faces.
Well after a few days, more dog play and more time hanging with us and taking treats, they began to let us in! It's slow going but we are seeing progress in small steps. They will eat and play with us in view now, they are using their noses and exploring a bit more too! Ophelia's eyes now soften when we go to pet her. While Otis is still unsure about touch, he is learning how to walk on a leash.. which is a HUGE step for him! Ophelia will be joining the leash walking soon enough.
Holy moly these two are making great progress! The goal is to give them the tools to be able to navigate pet dog life.. life going in the car, walking in unknown areas, learn to trust people etc. then find them their wonderful homes. So far we have mastered leash walking, potty training and they are trust us even more! They play with us, lick our faces and are eager to get us in the mornings! We have moved Otis in the house to get him acclimated to a home environment and Opie Ophelia is loving her living space in the barn! They are both growing major confidence points day by day!
"Mama" Peri now
For the LOVE of HORSES
Part of the magic here has to do with the integrity of our mission. Our combined efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals stem from a foundation of respect, kindness, clear intention and a humble desire to learn from every animal in our care.
Our rescue is located on the grounds of a serene and magnificent, private horse farm in Westchester County NY. Not only does the farm provide a sanctuary for homeless dogs it also provides sanctuary for special equines in need. As with our dogs the ponies and horses are given all they need to go to live happy and fulfilling lives. Some become "homies" at the farm.. many others are adopted to loving homes!