Press: Providence Journal

We drove out of New York City, not sure of who would come home with us in the car. We were imagining an outgoing, friendly older dog. But after meeting all of the dogs at Rescue Adopt, we didn't feel that any  one specific pooch was meant for us. This is when Inge brought Roo, a Border Collie/Schnauzer mix out from under the couch to meet us. Roo was incredibly timid and shy. She'd been brought in with her sister, who had been adopted the day before. While she was nothing like we thought 'our dog' would be, we knew immediately we'd take her home. She hid behind the toilet for the first 2 days we had her. When she finally emerged, she trusted no one but us. She was scared of Everything -- a man would sneeze on the street, and she was terrified for hours! After many weeks of counter conditioning with yummy treats to build positive associations with things that scared her, Roo started becoming braver. She loved to run and play in Brooklyn's Prospect  Park every day. Now we've moved to Providence, Rhode Island. Roo is so  different from the dog we met at the shelter! She is brave and friendly  and she Loves Life.



Winter 2005  in Maine 



My name is April.  April 2003 was to be my last month, after a short life of only 9 months. I was dumped into a GA shelter with my sister Maya.  We were terrified, and are only slowly coming out of our shell.   Both of us love shoes and chew bones! We also love to "socialize " with other dogs, and sleeping on the couch if no one watches.  Most of the time though we sleep on some nice blankets  (that we do not eat). 
We came from a certain corner of Georgia, the same corner that Sebastian was dumped in a pound.  So now I am wondering if we are maybe related?  Although he is a lot bigger than me.  And quite a bit  bigger than Maya.
Although we are  still cautious, we are already starting to wag our  tails and roll on our back for a belly rub when a person comes up to us.  And  yes, both of us know the difference between indoors and outdoors.
We need good homes now,  one for each. We will be devoted, and so grateful for every little thing such as good food and a cushy place to sleep.  No, we are no noisy, actually you could forget we are even here, because we are never heard off.
We are wirehaired terriers, beard and all. And maybe we had a Border COllie in the extended family.

Please come and take me for a walk!


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