Dog: Max (one of rescued puppies - see section "Rescue Desert Dogs")
Owners: Karen, Quentin, Jordan and Paige
Email from 25th January 2009
We got Max back in Oct 2008. He was so cute that I felt like he was a human baby, I wanted to pick him up all the time, make sure he was getting enough food and water and being quite when he was napping. Well he's almost five months old and getting big everyday. When my kids went back to school from a winter break the bus monitors couldn't believe how tall he has gotten. But I've been told that he's still growing. For the moment Max and my daughter Paige (she's just 5) are about the same height.
Dog: Bamboo (one of rescued puppies - see section "Rescue Desert Dogs")
Owners: Marcela & Radovan
9th January 2009
Our Bamboo is 4.5 months today, has already 15 kg and is really wonderful dog. Some people have told me in the past that desert dogs are "wild" but I definitely do not agree! He is very gentle to us and to our other dogs (the heaviest of them has only 6 kg). Bamboo loves to walk with us and play with doggy friends (especially with his sister Barča and our other dog Fanda). Sometimes he paws holes but it is no problem because we established one place for this his hobby. He knows already „come to me", „sit", „give paw". He is very smart and would know more but I am afraid I had not much time for his training in last few weeks. Now I plan to teach him „down", „stay" and improve walk near leg.
Dog: Tobby (one of rescued puppies - see the section "Rescue Desert Dogs")
Owners: Maxine & Stephen & Joshua
Email from 23rd December 2008
Many people have fallen in love with Tobby and he has
become a bit of a celebrity on our compound (He went christmas carol singing on Sat
evening!). He goes over the coffee shop with us regularly and curls up under the table
with a chew stick (yes,in the freezing cold!) and many people make a fuss of him
that miss their own dogs from home. He has made a lot of doggy friends too from
mad spaniels that he plays crazy chasing games with to a massive german shepherd
'uncle' who lets Toby jump all over him and chew his ears.