A couple more adoptions were finalized this week. Connie realized that Nettie was home all along when she decided to adopt this sweet foster dog and Cheryl finalized her adoption for Ali this week too! These two didn’t have to go anywhere, they were home all along! Adopt don’t shop! www.t-bar.org
A few more of our adult dogs were adopted this week! Cookie went home with the family that met her at the chili cookoff. Missy got a great home with a family that has 14 acres for her to run on and Benny is going to be companion to the couple in the picture with him. All three went off happily with their new family as if it was meant to be. Foster homes are just holding them till their person finds them and nothing makes us happier than to see them go home! If you’re considering adoption see if your dog, cat or horse is on our website www.t-bar.organd then call and let us know so we can put you together! ?
Adoptive family update!ia We announced Lily’s adoption last week and were thrilled to see this picture of her with her new family. Thanks for adopting! If you’d like to see our puppies, dogs, cats or horses that are up for adoption go to www.t-bar.org and then email email@example.com for more information on how to adopt.
The first one of our new puppies is adopted!! We still have 6 more of these medium / small breed puppies looking for a forever home. If you’d like to see them go to www.t-bar.org and then email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to adopt. Please share.
Ginger was caught up in a fence wire that cut her belly open in several places. Thanks to some fast acting rescuers who got her to the vet to be stitched up she’s healing and doing better. She’ll be at the vet for another week to be monitored while her injuries begin to heal before she takes another trailer ride. The owner could not keep her so True Blue Animal Rescue committed to rehabilitating her but we need your help to pay the vet bills. Go to our website and make a donation to help Ginger. Make a note to let us know that your donation is for Ginger’s vet bill. www.t-bar.org
Being a dog owner is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have, but it does not come without its share of hard-work. Dogs can be incredible friends, and they can be a continuous source of joy and love for us humans, but they can also feel stressed out and anxious as well. As dog owners, we must be sensitive to our canine companion’s stress levels. If your dog’s behavior is slightly-off, stress could be the reason. Dogs are highly sensitive animals and get stressed in foreign situations, or if they feel uncomfortable, or in pain. You may notice a decrease in appetite when stress is the issue, a more isolated personality, your dog might act a bit more lethargic – or in some cases, even more antsy if they feel stressed. Noted below are some of the best tips for lowering your dog’s stress level.
Being with your dog is one of the greatest ways you can help them find calm, and reduce their level of stress. An article by the BBC shows that a dog’s brain reacts intensely to their owner’s presence, so keep in mind when your dog looks stressed, your being with them can greatly ease whatever discord they might feel. Dogs are biologically pack animals, so being with familiar faces really helps them find a sense of calm and relaxation.
An anxious or stressed out dog might find comfort in a quick snack, or a bowl of good, natural food. There are many great dog-centric websites that list in-depth breakdowns of health concerns and personality traits of various breeds, even for the more obscure breeds. For example, check out this in-depth analysis of the Norwich Terrier, found by just searching the web. It is not the world’s most popular dog breed, but as this example shows, there is an exhaustive amount of information available on this breed, and we can access it faster and more efficiently than at any time in the past. The analysis linked covers everything from the basic physiology of the breed, to grooming tips, and even links exhaustively detailed descriptions of diseases that may harm the breed. The amount of information on this one lesser-known dog breed alone shows how incredibly useful the internet can be when we use it to understand our pet’s dietary/physical needs.
This goes back to the first point of the article. Your presence alone helps your dog. The BBC article went on to state that symbols of affection or approval (i.e. petting, speaking in a loving way) stimulates a dog’s brain in immense ways. So there really is a very positive neurological response from dogs when they are being shown love by their owners. And this is the key to calming an antsy dog down. Interaction. Dogs are social animals, they like to interact with life. Humans are the same. We feel bad when we have nobody to talk to, we crave affection just like our canine counterparts.
It is important to understand these above concepts if your dog seems to get stressed out a lot. Consult with your veterinarian about possible anti-anxiety medication for your dog if it becomes true issue for them. But on bigger note, be supportive of your dog, be mindful of their struggles. Their moods are largely built on your mood towards them. A little patience can go a long way!
Two more of the 19 pups we took in last month found wonderful forever homes this week! Now there’s only one puppy left waiting for a special person to adopt her. Would you like to adopt? Look at our adoptable puppies, dogs, cats and horses that are available for adoption and email email@example.com for more info. One of them is waiting for you!
Reserve your spot for our 2017 Spring Horse Training Clinic with Juan Vendrell! March 25th from 10am – 4pm
1/2 day groundwork and 1/2 day riding.
$100 for non-members
$80 for TBAR members
$25 for auditors all day
Please bring lawn chairs for sitting. Clean coggins required for all horses attending. Cost includes sandwich, chips and drink lunch.
Juan Vendrell of TC Ranch Horsemanship will teach Natural Horsemanship methods in roundpenning, desensitizing, haltering and saddling horses. Juan works with Alfonso Aguilar, Participated in the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Ft. Worth, TX where 5 – 6 year old mustangs are trained and shown and The Horseman’s Reunion in Paso Robles, CA, where twenty horsemen such as Martin Black, Chris Cox, Craig Cameron or Buster McLaury start forty colts in six days.
Juan holds clinics in Europe and the United States.
Three more of our puppies have gone to new homes!
These are three of the pups that were abandoned on the side of the road and now they’re safe and loved. We have two more pups from this litter looking for new homes and others too! If you’d like to adopt, check out adoptable pets and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to meet and adopt!