Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mckinley is growing so fast


Mckinley is growing so fast. Here a a picture of our short visit to signal hill on Saturday morning.



Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ontario Veterinary College Receives Report On Risk Of Dog Importation

From the  The Toronto Pet Daily :

Risk Of Dog Importation “The Tip Of The Iceberg"

Last year, our group invested many hours compiling statistics on the little-known and rapidly growing trend of importing dogs from other countries to Canada. Along with a dramatic and steady increase in new 'foreign rescue organizations', many SPCAs and Humane Societies, seeing a drop in shelter admissions, have joined in the frenzy and are now reaching out to rescue animals outside of Canada while Canadian dogs and cats continue to perish in Northern Communities and in Canadian shelters in other provinces. We've also noticed another disturbing trend - rescuers and individuals are knowingly and successfully importing sick dogs into Canada, crowdfunding to 'cure them' and then educating others in how to 'beat the system' with unscrupulous methods aimed at exploiting the existing laxity in CFIA requirements. A few months ago, in the interest of our public health and the wellness of our own pets, we issued a call to action for this to stop. Unfortunately, it appears that hardly anyone is listening since very little has changed. In fact, foreign importation is on the rise.


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Manny pics

Manny is 18months now, and loves to play in the snow.   We just think he is so handsome 💕🐶.



24 hours as a Doindogs puppy owner


We have owned a Doindogs puppy for 24 hours now. As first time puppy owners we searched out advice from Don and experienced owners. What we worried about was helping the pup learn expectations and how to both comfort her and also train her.  We work in healthcare,have had adult dogs, are mature and have had enough intelligence to raise human animals. We thought we were smart enough.

Now hours into this with a seven week old pup, she has turned the tables on us. After planning how we would house-train her, she trained herself .  So much for that.

We showed her the new fancy shmancy gated play pen for her. Its metal with a pressure and lift latch, and swings to the inside. She showed us (while looking at her new Dad), that she was happy to demonstrate how to open it.   After a call to Don, we learned that she comes from a line of dogs that are just that smart with doors and latches. So much for that purchase.

We showed her all the new toys that we thought would challenge her. She showed us that if one of the pile of them is missing, she will notice after taking inventory, and find it. If we move her pile, she inspects it to see if we did it correctly. She also "talks" to anything with a face on it quite seriously if it doesn't stay where she wants it. A few special ones can be in her bed. She has a system. So much for that challenge.

24 hours in, and we're now wondering how we ever lived without a Doindogs puppy, and what to show her next so she won't be bored. Merciful heavens. While she sleeps we'll look for training courses. For us.


-Jack and Family

Doindogs puppy for 24 hours now

Lu's pup

You might like these. Picture quality not the greatest, but the cuteness factor is over the top.

Did the other pups go today?


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Spoiled lab

Duke with Jen

Duke with Jen

Monday, March 12, 2018

Jax turned one

Hi Don,

Hard to believe but our boy Jax turned one on March 2nd. He celebrated with a cake :) A Dot/Ai pup he is handsome, loving and so fun. He has been a fabulous addition to the family. Jax is our second pup from you (Brody, a Rose pup, was with us for 12.5 years) and we couldn’t be happier with him!


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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Robyn has some great pics of Murph

Robyn has some great pics of him that I can send you for your website.

Thanks to Neil for letting him on the couch as a pup...wish we could all sleep that good!


Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Harry at 2 1\2 years old

Thought you might like to see how Harry has turned out. He is so good with all the animals on the farm and just loves his life here.


Harry is a litter-mate to Lu. 


Our neighbour hood watch dog lol

Our neighbour hood watch dog lol