Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Penny the Cockapoo

Well hello there! It's been a while, eh? Just thought I'd share with you guys (those who don't already know thanks to FB or Instagram) that we've added a furry friend to our family. Say hello to Penny!

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??


  1. She is so cute and I bet she loves her new family! Our poodle, who was 5 when we got her, took a while to really relax with us - it will be fun to see how she blossoms more with each passing day. Congratulations to all! I'm going to try those treats on Bubbles!

  2. Penny is so adorable! She looks so happy to be with your family. I didn't think to look at craigslist for a dog but I just glanced and there are some really cute ones. Just not ready yet.

  3. Made your treats for my pups and they loved them! Although I knew they would, I use coconut oil for lotion and they're constantly trying to lick it off my legs when I put it on! haha Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Cockapoos, in my opinion, are one of the best designer breeds. It seems that this dog captured all the great stuff from Cocker Spaniels and Poodles and merged them into one irresistible package. I was looking for good breed information and this link that I found discussed the Cockapoo in great detail: http://dogsaholic.com/breeds/profiles/cockapoo.html

  6. Penny is so cute! You have an extremely lovely dog! I am thinking about having a dog and consider taking a cockapoos. But, at first, I should finish work on the handmadewritings dissertation writing

  7. Thank you for adopting. There is no better love than from a dog who has been adopted. It's looks like she has found a wonderful family.

  8. Congratulations to all! I'm going to try those treats on Bubbles!

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