Twinkie the Bernese Collie Puppy ~ Adopted

Resist the eyes!

Twinkie is one of a litter of seven puppies rescued toward the end of July; Taffy, Toffee, TicTac, Twinkie, Twister, Tootsie Roll and Turtle. They are a great mix of breeds: Border Collie, Australian Shepherd and Bernese Mountain Dog.

These angels started their rescue journey at the public shelter in Mobile, Alabama.  Melissa rescued them (she only pulls dogs that are about to be euthanized), but before she did, she asked for assurance that they had no health issues.  The shelter vet assured her that they only had ear infections.  Imagine her shock when they arrived with sores and bare spots, obviously suffering from mange!  A very experienced rescuer, she knew exactly how to treat them and had them restored to health in just a couple of weeks.  But then, just when they were about ready to be adopted, Melissa found out her grandmother was dying and had to fly to Montana.  What to do with the seven puppies?

Sitting pretty

Fortunately, our wonderful Amy found out about them.  Within a matter of hours, Amy picked up the puppies, then Sarah got them from her and drove them to Val-U-Vet of Deltona.  There we confirmed that they were cleared of mange, and completed their vet needs: spay/neuter, shots and exam.  The next day, I got them!  And what a joy they are!

In Twinkie, all I see is Smooth Coat Border Collie. She is also the smallest of the litter, just 11 pounds at 14 weeks. I think she practices posing, as she is the easiest to get photos of! Camera hog!  You can see more photos in her photo album.

I am fostering these precious pups in Winter Park.  If you think that you might want to give Twinkie her forever home, please first read our Dog Tips, then review our Adoption Process and e-mail me at holly.thedogliberator@gmail.com

 

A real lady

July 29th Update:

The puppies are doing wonderfully.  They are fully crate trained, with no “accidents” even at night!  The first night they were a bit restless but since then have slept until I’ve woken them at about 6:30 am.  What a blessing!


August 1st Update:

It’s off to camp they go! The puppies are spending the week at University of Doglando as part of their kids’ summer camp program. There the campers will work with them on basic commands, socialization skills and even introduce them to swimming! This is a fantastic opportunity. Already lovely puppies, I can just imagine how they will be after a week of one-on-one attention and training! I’ll be updating the campers experiences on our webpage, Bernese Collie Puppies Go To University of Doglando.

August 2nd Update:

I went to University of Doglando today to drop something off and stayed a while to see what was going on.  And a lot was!  Twinkie already is walking on a leash and knows sit, stay and come.  The neatest thing was seeing the puppies being introduced to the pool for the first time.  Let me tell you, Twinkie is a natural!  She swims so fast her camper has trouble keeping up!  Really, what a border collie!!!  So much progress in just one day, I can just imagine how they’ll be by Friday!!!

August 4th Update:

Isabel is Twinkie’s camper this week.  She sent me super update on our girl.  I’m just loving it!

“Twinkie is one of the best dogs i have ever worked with! She is very energetic! She loves to chew on bones and flavored deer antlers! I will tell you the best story about Twinkie!

One day we were training our dogs in the pool how to swim. Twinkie is very good at swimming she actually swims faster than i do. so i swam in front of her with my back up to the sun and she swam up the me and climbed right up my back she is one crazy girl!!!!

Twinkie is doing well on the Basic training of sit, stay, wait, and still working on down. When Twinkie has to go potty she will ring the bell. So if you adopt her please get a bell for her to ring.

Who ever adopts her you will LOVE her.”

Isabel says goodbye and Lynette says hello!

August 5th Update:
Our little Twinkie has her forever home with Lynette! Lynette grew up with a pair of wonderful Cocker Spaniels who both recently passed away. As a therapist, she wanted a dog that she could eventually train to go to work with her. She came yesterday to meet the pups and just couldn’t get past Twinkie. And when our girl climbed into her lap and licked her face, well, it was a done deal. Lynette kindly squeezed her schedule so that she could come to the University of Doglando graduation and adopt Twinkie there. Here she is with Twinkie’s camper, Isabel, who worked wonders with her pup this week. Lynette is planning on building on that foundation!

Email us for more information: TheDogLiberator@gmail.com







4 Comments

  1. Douglas

    08.05.2011

    Twinkie has made alot of progress in training she’s a smart dog who loves to swim.

  2. Douglas

    08.06.2011

    Lol good luck Twinkie behave for ur new owners

  3. Lynette

    08.06.2011

    Thanks to Holly, Glen, Teena, Isabelle, Jann, Douglas, Thomas, and everyone who has been a part of Twinkie’s life. Her name is now Pepper. She is doing so well. Sleeps through the night without whining or accidents. Pepper loves the outdoors, especially the backyard. She’s been playing fetch with her grandma. Such a good girl. I’m so blessed. I’ll upload pictures soon.

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