I had been looking for a while for a dog on a few adoption websites. I knew we wanted something similar to our former dog, Buttons, who was a cockapoo. Something on the smaller side to fit in our small house. :)
So after looking on allpaws.com for a rescue dog but coming up short, I decided to jump on Craigslist and search. Craigs has come through for us on countless occasions, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Wouldn't ya know that when I typed in the word cockapoo, among a couple other entries, there was a picture of Penny (known then as Tiny). It was just meant to be. We drove down outside of Philly to pick her up. And she was ours. The boys took to her right away as did she to our family.
Her former owners didn't have time for her anymore. They lived in a one bedroom apartment so space was at a premium. Plus, I'm sure they both worked full time (I'm assuming) so they just didn't have the time or energy to give her. When I initially inquired about Penny, the owner said that "she is very hyper and loving." I think the "hyper" part was because they didn't see her often, so when they came home, she was very excited to see them. She definitely is not a hyper dog. Look at that sweet face...
We picked her up on a Tues evening and on Thurs, she was at the vet getting her shots and a fresh haircut. She needed one badly, as her fur was quite matted.
Penny has been a great addition to our family. Ryder takes her for walks every morning and the other two love giving her treats and taking her for walks as well. I made up some homemade treats that she absolutely loves. They're made with coconut oil, peanut butter, and cinnamon.
Coconut oil is great for dogs. For the recipe of these dog treats, check out my post over on Golden Barrel's blog. They're super simple to make and your furry friend will love them too!
So that's what's new at the Hertzler house. What have you guys been up to lately??