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Snoopy & Georgia ...

Hi Connie, just wanted to update you on Scooby and I, the german shorthair pointer mix I adopted. I changed her name from Sierra to Scooby which she seems to like a whole lot better. I couldn't have gotten a better dog, she is wonderful, no hangups whatsoever, loves everyone and everything especially food. Her are some pictures of me pup and me. Hope you like, she loves the beach as much as me and we try to go at least once a day to the dog beach. She is so full of energy and loves to play, take a look, take care, Susie
P.S. I finally got her potty trained, YEAH! [10.10.01]


We can't tell you enough how much Georgia has meant to us. We adopted her in August of 1999 and have loved every minute since. Well, except for the occasional rummage through the kitchen trash can, theft of our socks, or show of a successful hunting adventure in the back yard! She's been a wonderful addition to our home; which is now her home to sniff and explore daily to see what minute changes she can sense. It's a laugh to watch her exuberantly welcome us home and then back-track our every step to see exactly where we came in, where we went before opening her doggy door, and (I'm sure) figuring out exactly what we carried in as well! Especially food type items! The kitchen counter tops are just beyond her reach but curiosity can't help her from standing straight up and exploring everything she can with that powerful nose of hers.

It's been a couple of years and more than time to adjust to us and her new surroundings. It's time for a friend to play with while we're at work or the occasional dinner out. I've been told that another female would not be the best idea as females in the pack family tend to want to be dominant and we'd like to avoid conflict such as that. So, that being true, we're very interested in adopting a male beagle in the 3-5 year age range (Georgia is about 4 ) as a companion for her. She's pretty good with other dogs as long as sniffing isn't an issue. Perhaps you could forward some advise on acquainting the two properly so that she understands that this is a friend to stay and not competition or a threat.

After looking at your web site (which I'm very impressed with! Kudos' to the one who maintains it) it appears that you may have the luxury of choices for us. Budweiser looks perfect, and Wyatt, Scooby, Humphrey and Obie are close contenders. If you could advise on the status of these males, and update us on any new additions that weren't pictured on the site we'd appreciate it. It's a shame you're not open on Mondays. It's a mutual day off for us and perfect for adoption day! Oh well.

I'm including a couple of photos for your success story files if you care to use them. One of Georgia and her favorite toy and one of her on her favorite chair; the one she uses to look out the living room picture window and scope out her territory and watch for our return.
All the best and hoping for a reply very soon.
John, Laurel and Georgia Landstrom [10.8.01]

How do new dogs and babies get along?

The baby and the dog should never be left alone together.

However, Bassets are the least likely to be dangerous. There are other breeds such as the Labrador, the Golden Retriever, and the Collie that are unlikely to snap at children.

Adopting an older dog that has had experience with children is much better than adopting a puppy or a young dog without experience.

With puppies, teething is part of growing up - and sometimes they don't know the strength of their own jaws. Rather than riskng it, go with an older dog. That way, both parties can have fun & respect without getting into any trouble!!

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