Update: 1.11.12 Sonic continues to amaze me. He is very reserved except when playing outside with the boys. Then he's a big goofball..he'll pick up a rope and start puppy bouncing till someone else joins in. He listens to you and does what you ask. Sometimes he'll give me the ole "pet me nose flip". Can't resist his big browns.
We've had several other dogs at camp and he has been great with all of them. He absolutely loves laying out in the sunshine. He waits till the big boys are not eating before he'll eat. Still, after 6 months, will stand outside of an open door and wait till I wave him in. He does not bum rush my front door or exit gates. He can't be trusted off leash..he'll just go explore...takes him a bit to come back. Frequent walking and trust will quickly fix that.
Sonic deserves his forever home. Please share this with your friends and help him out. You can bet he'd do it for you.
He's genuinelly a rare find. He's thru with any puppy nonsense of chewing or stealing your shoes etc. He has the run of our entire house, has from day one. Great with any visitors regardless of age.
Update: 8.19.11 Sonic is a very impressive young man. Very mannerly and well behaved. I cannot say enough nice things about him. Very Rottie like in personality. That's a good thing. He's predictable. Here's a standard list of Rottie traits that Sonic exhibits.
'... good natured, placid in basic disposition and fond of children. Very devoted, obedient, biddable and eager to work..... self assured, steady and fearless...'
'Calm, confident and courageous, with a self-assured aloofness..... an intelligent dog of extreme hardness and adaptability, with a strong willingness to work...'
He is well beyond the destructive stage of a youngster. He is trusted in our bedroom alone with the door closed for naps. Now that he and I have bonded I've really grown to dig him. Big beautiful brown eyes. Once he attaches he will want to be part of the family. He needs lots of socialization, exercise and playtime to help maintain his disposition.
He will watch over everything in his domain. He will protect the other dogs in the house. Great, great boy. Will make a nice permanent addition to any household with a good packleader.
8.2.11 Sonic is a great dog! He is not the youngest or the handsomest dog at campjoyce but he has a heart of gold! Sonic was released for adoption due to allergies. He is house broken, having had free rein of the house and is good with other dogs. He also loved the kids he lived with. Sonic is five years old and has some allergies. He is a great find for any large dog lover that is looking for a nice family pet.
He's on the thin side right now, but, we'll fix that. He's a very sweet knucklehead. Pretty good listener, needs some manners training. He gets along well with the other campers. He makes a growling noise when he plays. He can get carried away if the other dog plays too rough. He needs a strong pack leader. With his mix you wouldn't want him running the house. Within a very short period he was very respectful to all humans in the house. Loves to "talk". He'll give you a goofy whine for attention. He's mastered the ole "slide my head under your hand to force you to pet me" move! He takes treats gently and is will stick to you like glue is given the opportiunity to do so. He has not exhibited any watch dog tendancies, although I'd think it would be natural to him. He's young and may not feel the need to to be on duty with all the other testasterone in the house. The first 2 days he'd try to mount the other boys for domination. He's stopped. Also would play with the hair on his back raised. No more. He seems to have found his niche with the pack. My Bulldog is a bit rough around the edges and has showed some jealously toward Sonic. (Bulldog is VERY hardheaded) Sonic is challenged everyday and has been a very nice young man.
Very, very sweet boy. He's a pleasure to have here. He'll make an excellent friend.
What did I do?
(Given up after 5 years with his family.)
Where are they going?
I'm a very good boy!
Sonic and Sheldon love to play! This might look vicious, but, it's 100% dog wrasslin!
Cumberland County SPCA
1244 N. Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
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Update: 1.11.12 Scarlett is ornery as hell. I love her so much! She will chase after the big boys, seemingly for no reason..trying to reach up and snap at them. They simply leave her be and hardly notice. I love to watch her waddle at me from the other room. Follows me around everywhere.
She's gotten a little "husky" since arriving. She weighed in at 49lbs yesterday.
She's the boss (in her mind anyway) Seems to get a little deafer by the day. Doesn't wake up when you walk in the room. Only the thunder of all the big boys running in can wake her!
If the big boys hear something and all go running for the dog door barking, Scarlett is right there with them barking like a mad women.
Doesn't seem like she used to in your face affection, but, she sure does like it..she doesn't give kisses...she just lets you kiss her and rub her. You can tell she likes it...sometimes she'll give you a little smile....
If you've never thought about fostering a senior dog, you should. They're already trained, easy going and will enjoy every second of your love. They deserve to finish life loved and adored.
Update: 8.19.11 Scarlett continues to improve and show her silly side! She'll lay sprawled on her belly wagging her head back and forth pulling herself around....smiling...no, I think she's laughing! She is great old gal that loves her belly rubbed and will smile for you. I am quite in love with her.
At at least 13 years old Miss Scarlett is a wonderful little sweetheart. She came to the CCSPCA as a stray. The shelter is full, that puts an old gal like Scarlett in a bad position. Small handful of health issues, skin and upper respitory infection and the shelter is forced to make a sad decsion. She needed to get out of the joint and fast. She's living large here at campjoyce. There is a pending app on her, but, it looks like a long shot due to a loooong trip west. The old gal just needs a place to retire. She is truly a a gentle soul. Just seeing her waddle brings a big smile to your face. Loves to be scratched. You'll have a hard time not finding a tickle spot. She's loyal sweet, great with all humans of any age and of course doggies. Great listener (even if she's a little hard of hearing).
Fostering or adopting senior dogs will get you extra points for heaven...I'm just saying. I know of a few of you who can use all the help you can get!!
While these two stories involve long-term care, many fostering opportunities require less time. Fostering may be a great option for the families who want to be involved but don’t have the availability to come to the shelter on a regular basis. And in the words of a new foster family
My family and I are just volunteers and supporters of the CCSPCA. We are trying to help out doggies the best we can. You can help us and our doggies by sending this to your friends and families in the hopes that someone is waiting for someone like Max.
UPDATE: Poppy and Lily have been adopted!
Poppy and Lily need a new home...FAST!!
The doggies belong to a friend of mine. Long story short, they are relocating to MA and cannot take the dog children.
Hi, I'm Poppy (a/k/a/ Ebonezer Squeal). I'm a 10 year-old neutered male black lab. I'm very calm, affectionate and extremely loyal. I'm here with my little sister, Lilly. She's a 6 year-old (almost) spayed female Shar Pei/golden retriever mix. She's a cutie! She is buff, and has longer retriever hair, with the ears and curly tail, and wrinkles, of a Shar Pei. She's been told that she looks like a little polar bear....you've gotta see her! She's my little Sis, and I even think she's cute!
My family has been gradually leaving the nest, but a very sudden turn of events, and one week's notice, has left us scrambling for new digs. We were a party of 4. We're the older siblings....you know, the easy ones. We are a little confused to learn that it's harder to find homes for us. Oh well, back to our situation. Uncle George is helping us find new, permanent homes. The here and now is that we need a safe place to stay right away. Chances are, if you do that, you're going to absolutely love us, and adopt us permanently.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for helping us.
See you real soon!