Meet Harvey!!

This weekend we got a puppy!! Harvey is an adorable, playful, sweet, loving 13-week-old male Doberman/Hound mix. He has huge paws, and is expected to weigh about 50 pounds as an adult.

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We adopted him at an event put on by Last Chance Animal Rescue –  one of the largest no-kill animal rescue organizations in the United States. They partner with PetSmart Charities and PETCO to rescue and re-homes approximately 10,000 animals a year.

The event featured over 100 animals rescued from shelters in Texas during Hurricane Harvey. We’ve been thinking about getting a dog for a while, and we figured this would be a great opportunity as there were so many puppies needing a new home after the traumatic experience of the storm.

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We spent his first few days playing with new toys and his cousin Roxy, and learning how to run (his legs are a bit too big for his britches!). He slept through the night and hasn’t even gone to the bathroom in the house once! His foster family did a great job of crate training him, which is extremely helpful.

What are your best training tips? Anything you wish you would have known when you got your pup?

 

– Kathlyn Ehl

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