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A big SPIN congratulations to Junior!

Well, well. SPIN's gorgeous, 4 year old, miniature poodle who simply loved to play ball has been adopted. Cute as can be yet this little boy did not like having people in his space. He prefers to have interactions with humans on his own terms. BUT his foster family taught him that people do understand what he was trying to say and that his boundaries would be respected. He learned to relax. To trust just that little bit. And now he is off to a great new home and a brand new life. Sigh. I love success stories.


SPIN's Sloan has been adopted!. What? Yes, you heard right. A.D.O.P.T.E.D. Our baby Sloan, the dog with the bad hips, shoulders, knees, well everything really except for heart, soul and personality plus is off to a great home. We are so proud of everyone who helped us help Sloan through all of his surgeries. In particular, thank you, to Sloan's foster Mom. Now who would adopt this marvelous dog? Well a very special person and supporter of SPIN for the longest time. Dara has a big heart and a passion for helping special needs dogs. She is currently in the process of starting up a sanctuary for special dogs in need. Isn't that great? We, everybody at SPIN are so happy for you, Sloan. Live life to the fullest!


A big SPIN congratulations to Ginger!

At the end of January 2020 SPIN took in the sweetest senior poodle/retriever cross. She was a little shy but independent and sassy! As we got to know her it became apparent that she needed a dental for two broken teeth. However complicating this surgery was that her mitral valve disease had progressed significantly and her heart murmur was a grade 6/6. Although the risk of surgery was high, we couldn't let her live with the pain. Ginger needed to go to a specialist for surgery.
And then.... then COVID hit. And we waited and waited and waited. Then waited some more. But finally the surgery was scheduled and Ginger did so very well.
Once recovered her foster mom doted on her, laughing at her very special quirks. Ginger stamps her paws when she gets impatient. She is a princess and she will let you know!
And now a very special family has stepped up for Ginger and her time with SPIN has ended. Sad and happy at the same time. We love you Ginger!

Arabella SPIN friends....a little story. I received an application from a nice young couple in Montreal who very much wanted to foster. It was in the height of COVID and so many people were sending in applications. We couldn't do home visits and everything on our end was slowing down and so I put everybody on hold. Many of those who put in applications never returned. But Carolyn did! She waited and waited. And then a personal matter came up and she couldn't foster. And then she came back and she waited and waited. And then Arabella arrived....

Arabella is a 12 year old standard poodle whose person had passed away. She had lived in several homes, but SPIN was asked to find her just the right one. Carolyn and her husband opened their heart and their home to Arabella. They fell in love with this quirky, solitary dog that doesn't really like people all that much. Well except for Carolyn and Xavier. She loves them. She knows good people when she sees them.

So today, today on Arabella's 13th birthday, SPIN is announcing that Arabella is home. Her days of moving are over. This is it! Done. The good life is here. Happy birthday, baby girl. You got the best present ever!


A big SPIN congratulations to Darien! Darien was adopted on the weekend and his new family is absolutely besotted. "Darien is affectionate and easily approaches Ian and I without issues. So far he has adapted well. . . Has been a perfect boy!" Well good for you, Darien! We have all fallen in love with you while you were in SPIN. Such a great little dog.

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