Sarge Finds a Home!
Sarge is a beautiful Sharpei/Hound mix that was found by a very nice lady wondering through the streets. You may have seen his picture up at the front desk or seen him hanging out with the other dogs in daycare. Sarge got lots of training with our trainer here Adam and after what seemed like forever to the big guy he finally found his perfect family! With the help of one of our employees Shannon, word got around about the handsome man. After a few days of testing out the new place they decided to keep him! We are so happy for Sarge and know his new family will love as much as we do!!
I was posted on Good Dog’s website last week (5-3-11) as the new “Adoptable Dog”. Well now, as you can see, I made it to “SUCCESFULL ADOPTIONS” because I already found a “FOREVER HOME”!!
For the ones that missed it; I’m a Chocolate Lab, approximately 1 year old. I was a stray, found approximately three months ago by a very nice lady in Carmel, IN. Unfortunately, she couldn’t keep me because she had two small children and already had two puppies!!!
I lived with this amazing family for three months while they tried to find my previous home. No one ever claimed me, so the lady asked for Good Dog’s help to find me a new “Forever Home”.
I love children and I also love other dogs. During my stay here at Good Dog Hotel, while I was looking for a “forever home”, I played in daycare every day!! Some call me “The Perfect Family Dog”!! Well, I got very lucky and I found “My Perfect Family”!!
My new mommy’s name is Shannon (she’s pictured above). She’s one of the amazing employees at Good Dog Hotel & Spa and she almost instantly fell in love with me! The first few days she would come and see me in my hotel room and would give me treats. After a few days, I met her dog Wylie and we became instant best friends!!! She went home and talked to her roommates and they all agreed I should come and live with them!!! Now Wylie is my brother!!
I’m so happy!!! And I know I’m one of the luckiest dogs on earth!!! I will be living in the Broadripple area and I will still be able to visit Good Dog Hotel for daycare and play-dates with my new friends!!!
See you guys around!!!
Article written by Veronique Brown
Reagan Finds A Forever Home!!
“My name is Reagan and I’m a beautiful German Shorthaired Pointer pup. I’m almost 10 months old and was brought to Good Dog Hotel & Spa in January of 2011.”
“My previous owner is in the Military and was getting stationed out of state. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to take me to his new location, so Good Dog offered to foster me until I found a new forever home.”
“The employees at Good Dog fell in love with me instantly!! I’m such a pretty girl and have a super sweet attitude & playful disposition!! I played in daycare every day until this very sweet lady that works here wanted to take me home to see if I would get along with her dogs!!!”
“I did really well and LOVE my new siblings!!
Bella is my 3 year old sister, she’s a Wheaten Terrier and was initially skeptical of having another sibling. A couple of weeks later though, her and I became fast friends and now we play in the backyard non-stop!! My brother Watson is a Cockapoo and has been fascinated with me from the start, he treats me like I’m his big sister!”
“I love my new Mommy & Daddy!! As you can see in our family portrait, we are a happy bunch!! The greatest thing about my new home, is that my mom still brings me to daycare on a regular basis!! This means I still get to play with all of my friends at Good Dog! My mom wanted to add that I fit right into their family. Everyone loves me including my brothers, sisters, grandparents, and cousins!! They are very happy to have me!!”
Good Dog is very happy to report another “Successful Adoption”!!
Article written by Veronique Brown
Another Happy Adoption Story!!
Dozer – The Pit Bull Pup!
On a cold Monday morning in October of 2010, one of our clients came in with the cutest little puppy in his arms. He said he found the little guy running down 54th street and was able to grab him before he got hit by a car!!
The little pup was shivering; he was cold and so scared. The man asked if we would take him. He was on his way to work and really had no place to put the little puppy. The girls at the front desk took him, wrapped him up in a blanket and tried to comfort him.
A few hours later, he started to come out of his shell and he turned out to be super sweet and playful. The puppy was an approximately 8 weeks old Pit Bull. We took him to the vet to see if he was micro-chipped and tried to find out if this baby had an owner. No one ever claimed him…
Our employees took turns taking him home and helped fostering him until we found him a forever home. On one of his foster-home trips, the little guy went to an Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch. This is where he was unofficially named: “Charlie Brown”.
As you can see in the picture, Charlie Brown found The Great Pumpkin!!
A couple of weeks later, one of our employees decided to give Charlie Brown a forever home!! Kyle decided to rename Charlie. He named him “Dozer”. Dozer liked to sleep a lot when he was a pup so that’s where that name came from!
Dozer is now about 6 months old and doing very well in his new home!!
We’re happy to report that Dozer was another one of Good Dog’s successful adoptions!
Article written by Veronique Brown
Rebecca & Charlie!!
Charlie was brought to us in January of 2010 along with his sister Maggie. Their previous owner had adopted them from a shelter here in Indianapolis. Charlie & Maggie had been loyal clients of us ever since they were adopted by their previous owners.
Less then a year after the adoption, the owner’s wife passed away. Because of this sad circumstance, his owner could no longer take care of Charlie & Maggie.
Good Dog Hotel & Spa offered to foster them and find them a great new forever home. Maggie found a home with one of our employees about three months after she arrived here.
Everyone felt sorry for Charlie because he felt very lonely without Maggie and had been here for a great while. Our employees started taking turns taking him home to give him a taste of living in a home. Charlie was super-well behaved and one of the sweetest dogs around.
Five months after Charlie arrived here, Rebecca, one of our beloved employees, decided to take Charlie and give him the forever home he deserves.
Charlie now lives very happily with Rebecca and two other dogs. Kylah is a pretty brindle Boxer and Chloe is a Border Collie mix.
Rebecca brings Charlie to our daycare on a regular basis. She says she lets Charlie decide whether he wants to come with her to work that day or not. She’ll say: “Charlie do you want to come to work and see the dogs today?” Charlie will either wag his tail, get up and get in the car with Rebecca, or some days he just looks up and goes back to lay down in his comfortable bed!
All of us at Good Dog are very happy that Charlie was another Successful Adoption at Good Dog!
Early January ’11, a little dog was found wondering around the Beechgrove Library. A Good Dog client came across the little black Cocker mix, and immediately fell in love with him. However, when she got home, her two Boston Terriers and cat had different opinions of him. She spoke to us about fostering him until he found a forever home, and we happily accepted! Just recently we added Turner to our Website, sent out a Newsletter about him, and told as many clients as we possibly could! From word of mouth, a wonderful couple started calling to inquire about him! They immediately fell in love with Turner’s sweet face! They made the decision to adopt Turner as soon as he heals from his neuter. They come to visit Turner every couple of days, so he is already looking forward to the great new life awaiting him! Turner will be taken home this Friday, February 11, 2011! What a Sweet Happy Valentines Story!
Zappa & Kara!!
On a freezing winter day in February of 2009, just 2 weeks after Kara started her job at Good Dog Hotel & Spa, a furry lost little puppy wandered up to our front door and right into Kara’s heart. He was a stray Cockapoo looking for a new home.
The doggie looked like he had been out in the cold for a while. His coat was very matted and you couldn’t even see his face. He looked like he was in need of a lot of TLC.
After the groomers at Good Dog shaved him down, they noticed he was very thin and probably hadn’t had a good meal in a while. But even after his rough time out in the world, he was still just as sweet as can be!!
Kara didn’t have a dog at the time, and although she put up signs and tried to find out if he already had a family, no one ever claimed him.
After a week at Good Dog, Kara decided to take him home and fell in love with him instantly! Kara is a big music fan and Frank Zappa is one of her favorite artists. Kara’s dog is named Zappa after Frank!
Zappa and Kara have been inseparable ever since! Kara says that one of her favorite things about Zappa is that he gives her hip an excited little nibble when he is really wound up and wants her to do something. She also says that Zappa is really smart and always can read her mood. He knows when to cuddle and knows when to play!
Kara brings Zappa to work almost every time she works. Zappa is either in daycare playing with his buddies or hanging out with the girls at the front desk! We all love Zappa at Good Dog and we’re so happy to see he is a happy fuzzy curly dog!
The story of Abby & Rusty.
David has been working with us since 2007. He has the wonderful job of doing the one-on-ones with our hotel guests. He comes in during the day and plays with the hotel guests that enjoy playtime with humans more than with dogs. He plays music for the dogs, plays fetch with them, cuddles them, and when the weather is nice, he’ll even take them outside to enjoy some fresh air.
Little Abby is the black Miniature Poodle in David’s arms. Abby had been a client of ours for a few years, when suddenly her owner decided she couldn’t keep her anymore. When David found out, he decided he would love to give Abby a happy home. Abby is a little over 12 years old now and has been living happily with David for over two years.
Rusty is the fuzzy red Pomeranian with the pretty white chest and white boots in David’s other arm. Rusty was found this past summer running loose in one of our employee’s neighborhood without a collar or tags.
She brought him into Good Dog and our staff got to work trying to find his owner. After putting up flyers in the neighborhood, advertising on several websites, and taking Rusty to the vet to see if he was micro-chipped, no one claimed him.
David thought that the little Pom was so cute and wanted Abby to have a brother. So, David also gave Rusty a happy home. Rusty has been living with David since the summer of 2010.
Rusty and Abby were both very lucky to land in David’s arms. They both enjoy coming to work with David at Good Dog Hotel & Spa and our staff loves to play with them on a daily basis.
A Family of Huskies Found Happy Homes at Good Dog Hotel & Spa!!
Once upon a time on a very hot summer day last July, this very nice lady in Broadripple found a lost puppy in her next-door neighbor’s yard. He looked very tired, hungry, thirsty, and in need of lots of love. So she picked him up and brought him to Good Dog Hotel & Spa. As soon as the little puppy entered the lobby, one of Good Dog’s employees named Chad walked up and scooped the little puppy in his arms and took him home!!
Our little lost puppy was a cream & white Husky mix and his life changed from pretty sad to super happy. Chad became the little lost puppy’s new dad in less then 10 minutes. You could say that it was “love at first sight”. Chad took almost two weeks to name the little puppy because he believes that you should get to know a dog first before you name him.
After getting to know his new puppy, Chad came up with the name Merlin. He chose “Merlin” because the pup has blue eyes and “dazzles” people with his gaze. Also, Chad thought Merlin was a perfect name because his ears kind of reminded him of a Merlin’s magic hat.
The next day was another very hot summer day in July and the same lady noticed that there were two more puppies and a mommy-dog in the same condition; tired, hungry, thirsty, and in need of lots of love. So, she took the rest of the Husky-family to Good Dog to see how their faith would change.
Kim, one of our Good Dog employees saw the mommy-dog and thought she was very sweet. She decided to take her home and see how she would get along with her kitties. Kim came back to work the next day and just loved the mommy-dog. We noticed that she was very young herself, probably under a year old…
Soon, Kim decided she was naming her brand new pup “Mara” short for “Marahute”. She chose this name from a Disney-movie called “The Rescuers Down Under”. In the movie, a 10-year-old boy named Cody rescues and befriends a giant eagle called “Marahute”, who shows him her nest and eggs. This name is perfect for the mommy-dog since she had a litter of puppies that she showed the lady and needed help finding good homes for!!
As for the other two puppies they found happy homes too! They both live with people that just instantly fell in love with the sweet disposition Huskies boast.
Marahute & Merlin now see each other on a regular basis in daycare here at Good Dog. Chad noticed the other day that Marahute was teaching Merlin how to sing in “Husky-Language”- just like humans teach their children important stuff on a daily basis, so do dogs here at Good Dog. All of us at Good Dog Hotel & Spa are so happy that the Husky-family adoption was a success!!
Some friends of a groomer of Good Dog Hotel and Spa found me in their backyard scratching on their back-door! These nice people were so surprised to see me they could hardly believe I was there! They had just put their very old dog to sleep the week before and thought they were dreaming when they saw me! After playing with me for a day and trying to find my owner, they thought I was really cute, but decided they weren’t ready for a brand-new puppy after their recent loss.
This is how I ended up at Good Dog Hotel and Spa. When I arrived, all the employees were so nice to me and thought I was the cutest puppy ever! If you look at my picture I am convinced that you will agree.
After I played at the front desk for about an hour, this nice lady that also works at Good Dog, came back from her lunch break and put me in her arms. She said: “I’ve been waiting for a small female puppy for a while now”. And there it was…I found my new mommy!
January 2008 a little dog was found in the street on Keystone Ave. and brought into Good Dog. Curious, an employee went into her room to see her. She peeked out of her crate at her, all eyes and ears, and Jenny, the employee, took no time getting her out to get a better look. Hesitantly she stepped out to greet her. She picked her up and petted her little head. She put her paw on her shoulder. Two days later Jenny took her home.
Wearing a collar with a broken off clip still attached to it but no tags, she assumed she must have escaped from a yard close by where she was found. Jenny made a flier and posted them around that area, checked the lost dog listings in the paper, but had no luck finding her owner. After Jenny took her to a vet she decided she didn’t want to: she had never been spayed, tested positive for whipworm and heartworm, and had severely neglected teeth. There was no question of whether Jenny would get her treated herself, she had claimed her as her own when her tiny paw landed on Jenny’s shoulder. With those big elfy ears, Jenny called her Pixie. The Lou came later.
Corny as it may sound, they saved each others’ lives. They were both heartsick. She with those infernal worms, and Jenny with grief; Jenny had just lost her Dad a few months earlier and was still trying to get back to normal. Suddenly this little creature was there, needing her. But she needed her just as much to come back to life.
Two and a half years later, she is still Jenny’s partner in crime. A little spoiled, still a little prone to run for it if she gets loose, but Jenny always brings her back and forgives her. Because she would always do the same for Jenny.
Just recently our sweet girl, Lucy, was adopted! She has found a new loving home with one of our current clients. They just so happened to bring their other dog, Puppy Bo Jangles, in for a grooming and saw our “New Home Needed” sign. After asking for a little information about Lucy they decided to set a date for Lucy to meet them.
Being the charmer that she is, they fell in love with Lucy right away! She is now home with them and Puppy Bo Jangles, and their two cats so she has lots of new playmates! Lucy also has a nice big backyard to play in and also can accompany her new family when they go running.
Although it was sad for Lucy’s foster family to see her go, they couldn’t be more pleased with who she went home with! We are all super happy for Lucy and her new family and we can’t wait to see her again soon!
Congratulations to Katy and Sam!
Good Dog Hotel and Spa is So happy to announce that Katy was happily adopted by an IUPUI Student on Monday, June 28, 2010!! His Aunt read about Katy through our Good Dog Hotel and Spa Newsletter! Before making the adoption final on Monday he spent the entire day buying her all sorts of new goodies! What a Lucky Puppy!
Congratulations to Nick and Nora & Their New Families!
Good Dog is SO excited to announce the adoption of Nick and Nora! We are ecstatic that they have found new homes and will be part of two great loving families! And although Nick and Nora came from the same household, they will continue to to see each other and play together because they were adopted by two friends! We want to thank everyone for all of their help to spread the word about Nick and Nora. It was with your help that they found their new homes.
Thanks again, and stay tuned for our new special dog who will be up for adoption!
Congratulations Otis !
Otis was brought to us the week before Christmas 2009 after he was found alone and hungry at just 8 weeks old. We fell in love with him at once with his sweet disposition and adorable face. After a trip to the vet, lots of love, food, and a warm bed we knew that he would make someone the perfect puppy friend. Once the word got out, Otis found a loving new home with one of our own wonderful Good Dog friends. We know that Otis and his new family with be very happy together and we are anxious to watch him grow up as he continues to come for visits and play in Doggie Daycare with his new brother.
Jack has found his new forever home! Stay tuned for details about our new four legged friend that will be up for adoption here at Good Dog.