Jackson (formerly Gunner) - Mel (whose real name is Mary Ellen but a baby brother years ago couldn't say more than Mel) reports that Jackson is doing so wonderful, is house trained and has not chewed anything. Mel went on to say, "Jackson walks on a leash like a prince. He is just awesome."
Jackson will be neutered January 2 at the free clinic. He has had a bath and grooming and has just fit right into their home. Mel commented on his wonderful disposition and said he had his picture taken with Santa. She said Jackson is sure to be spoiled as there are just she and her husband in the family. Jackson is walked two or three times a day, shakes hands and can be left alone with no problems. It has been decided that Christmas will be designated as his official birthday and of course he has already met Santa. Jackson now weighs 55 pounds so he is one big puppy! Mel is a volunteer for the Ranch and that is how she met this handsome boy. Here's another lucky dog with a forever home.
Cinder - Melodee says Cinder was somewhat scared the first couple of days but is now doing really well, and Melodee "just loves her." Cinder has been introduced to another pet, a rabbit, and while she seems somewhat interested, she has shown no aggression. The rabbit is mostly kept caged for the time being. They are working on walking Cinder on a leash. She has been weaned off "Blue" dog food and seems to like "Rachel Ray" food. Cinder is due for another shot on December 21. Melodee told me she had been looking for a dog and saw Cinder on Petfinder.com. She went out to the Ranch to meet her and very quickly another Ranch dog found a happy home.
Ruby (formerly Gypsy) - Teresa tells us that some friends of theirs have a dog named Gypsy so they changed her name to Ruby to avoid any confusion. Ruby is doing well and has gained weight. She said Ruby is becoming friends with their other dog that Teresa described as a "chicken" so friendships are slow to develop. The dogs ride in the car together and lie close to each other, but have not yet done much playing. Ruby was schedule for spaying in mid-December and for another shot at that time. Teresa went to the Ranch to look at a different dog, but found that dog had already been adopted. They were looking at the other puppies but Ruby made sure they noticed her, so Teresa figures Ruby chose them. Teresa said she just can't say enough good things about Circle L Ranch and the work they do for the dogs. She appreciates that they were extremely accommodating about the house check as they live in Wickenburg. Teresa said it is wonderful to see an organization that actually does what it claims to do.
Milo and Waffles - Gordon used the word "fabulous" to describe these two newly adopted dogs. He said they are such fun and are quickly being spoiled. He and his partner had been looking for a black lab as he had just recently lost a dog, but Milo caught his attention. Then they discovered that Waffles was Milo's sibling so they took him, too. Gordan said there were a few mishaps in the house at first but that was due to the transition. Gordan is so sold on these two he is now trying to talk friends into taking the other siblings still at the Ranch, Kona and Chopper. He laughed when asked how the puppies are doing on the leash and said he usually ends up picking them up and carrying them. Both Milo and Waffles already love to go in the car. Gordon noted that they are just happy to have them as part of the family now.