Mostly Dry

It drizzled all morning but it wasn’t raining too hard so we decided to go ahead with our Tamar Park outing. Lucky for all of us that it remained dry until the last half hour or so! The dogs got some grooming and playtime in, and we got some nice photos and videos ๐Ÿ˜‰ And even though the weather wasn’t that great we were able to meet some new friends!

Maxwell has a funny and cute appearance. He kind of looks like a chihuahua and a bunny! Hahaha. He’s very well behaved and loved meeting the other dogs. We met some new friends that day and he kept trailing after them and sniffing them, but it seemed like he wasn’t sure how to play with them yet. With a little more time I’m sure he’ll be running around with a new group of friends!

Boodle loves people and had no problem going up to strangers to ask for a pet and cuddle. Look at her happy face when she’s getting her head scratched! Her tail hardly stopped wagging all afternoon and she definitely had a great time soaking in all the attention. Boodle is a very loving dog who just wants to be by your side!

Enya is a very affectionate dog who loves giving kisses. Although she was a bit too busy ย exploring and having fun that day to stop for a kiss, she did have time to ask for a quick cuddle. When someone new came into the park, Enya was the first one to run over to greet them. Enya is great with people and dogs, and would make a lovely addition to any family!

Mountie has beautiful, thick, long fur. Unfortunately living at kennels means it gets dirty and matted very easily! That day he got some much needed grooming done and I’m sure he will be much more comfortable in the summer without all those knots and dirt. He stood very calmly as he got his fur brushed! Mountie is a little shy when you first meet him but once he knows you he’s a fluffy ball of love!

Mountie had a shadow that day, in the form of his friend Hopkins ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hopkins followed Mountie around everywhere; the two were never apart! Although Hopkins was a bit nervous to be in new surroundings, having Mountie there made him feel a lot safer and he showed his curious personality. He wasn’t too scared of strangers and kept sniffing the air to see what was around. By the end of the afternoon he was ready for a nap ๐Ÿ˜‰

It didn’t start raining until around 20 minutes before we had to leave, and didn’t start pouring until right when we were walking out of the park. So overall it was a successful outing! The dogs got soaking wet but they didn’t seem to mind. Happy smiles all around! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fan Meetup

Our outing two weeks ago turned into a fan meetup for all the dogs! ๐Ÿ˜› So many people saw that Rhubarb, Runner, Lilac, Faye, and Hailey were going to be at Tamar Park, and they came out to see them!

With his handsome looks, it’s no surprise that Rhubarb has many fans! I love how he tilts his head and then looks up at you. So cute! Rhubarb used to be a very timid dog but he has improved so much and was ok with meeting strangers and letting them pet him. By the end of the afternoon he even went up to people all by himself to say hello!

It was also a special day for Rhubarb because his Life Saver Club sponsor came by to meet him. If you are interested in becoming a Life Saver Club sponsor, go to Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s website here.

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Runner almost lived up to his name and tried to climb over the fence when we first got to the park! Luckily he quickly calmed down and decided to stay by our side. In fact he didn’t care who he stayed next to, he just always wanted to be leaning against someone! Haha. A woman came into the park and sat down next to him, and Runner just cozied up against her as he surveyed everyone else. Runner and Rhubarb were lucky because two volunteers came to visit them and took them on walks around the park and gave them constant attention! We had two stars on our hands!

Actually we had three stars on our hands as quite a few volunteers from Ap Lei Chau also came to visit little Lilac, who had only recently moved to Tai Po. Lilac is one of the smallest dogs staying at Tai Po (only around the size of a poodle!), and as you can see her fur is very unique! The fur down the middle of her back is very very soft, as is the fur behind her ears. Lilac is very sweet and it won’t take her long to recognize you as a friend!

Of course we can’t forget about Faye and Hailey! These two girls were surrendered to HKDR together and they love to play! They’re also very cuddly and small sized. You can even pick them up for a hug. They are great with humans and other dogs, and will run over to you when you call their name! They had a lot of fun at Tamar Park ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was such a fun filled afternoon for the humans too as the weather was perfect! Hope we can have more Saturdays like this! ๐Ÿ˜€

Joe’s Makeover

Last week we brought three younger dogs and one older dog to Tamar Park. Etta, Banksy, and Bernie had fun running around the park, while Joe was definitely the “old man” who enjoyed bossing the youngsters around ๐Ÿ˜‰

Joe is actually friendly with other dogs, but he really wanted to keep fellow HKDR pups in line haha. Bernie and Etta kept running away from him! XD Joe got an extreme makeover that day and had all the dead fur on his coat brushed away. We had a big bag of fur at the end of the afternoon, and Joe was a bit thinner! ๐Ÿ˜› I’m sure it felt very nice to be brushed because he stood very still and even lay down while we brushed him.

Etta is a relatively timid dog at kennels, but she enjoyed Tamar Park a lot, even more than we expected, to be honest! She was great with new people, and even went over by herself to ask them to pet her. She tried to play with other dogs, and had a lovely reunion with Cactus who knew her from when she stayed at the education centre (EC).

 

Banksy was also an EC puppy, and he definitely recognized Etta! He was so happy to see her and kept asking her to play. Etta was more interested in the new surroundings at the park though ๐Ÿ˜› Banksy loves the people he recognizes, which is pretty much anyone who he’s met more than once. He will lean against you to ask for attention, and loves to have his head scratched as proven by his happy smile in the photo below! ๐Ÿ˜€

Bernie is such a gentle and handsome dog. He loves everyone and is just a sweetheart. He will snuggle right in on your lap for a nap! He’s only 1 year old and will surely make a great family dog. Who will be the lucky one to adopt him?

There’s only a few more weeks of Tamar Park outings before we take a break for the summer! Be sure to drop by and say hi to the dogs! ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Cuddles and Belly Rubs Kind of Day

We had a fun time with Dawn, Gin, Hilary, and Jeremy at Tamar Park last week. Many people came by, especially later on in the afternoon! The dogs were great and had fun playing and interacting with people and dogs.

Dawn has a beautiful, thick, golden brown coat. She is a very sweet girl who isย happy to just sit by your side. She enjoyed the afternoon out and got lots and lots of cuddles!

Gin loves everyoneย and was always the first one to greet new people entering the park. He’s good with kids and this one father/son pair kept walking by to say hi to him. When they called his name Gin would run over happily to get some head scratches.ย He was definitely our PR dog of the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hilary is such a calm and quiet girl, that sometimes we forget she’s still really a puppy. She’s only 1 year old and likes to play with other dogs. She kept inviting Jeremy to wrestle, and would chase after toys along with other dogs at the park. If we threw a ball just for her she wouldn’t pay attention to it, but if another dog ran after it she would chase it! Hahaha. She never got possessive though, and shared very nicely. Another thing Hilary loves is belly rubs! She will roll over on her back and invite you to pet her ๐Ÿ™‚

Jeremy is a silly boy and loves to run! Except when it’s too hot; then he likes to dig a hole in the dirt to lie in. He’s also very young and has lots of energy. He loves to cuddle though, especially when we’re in the car.

We only have one more month left of the Tamar Park outings before we take a break for PAWsome Summer again. Hopefully there will be no more rainy Saturdays!

Summer Already?

Although it has been rainy and cooler these past couple of days, last weekend was beautiful, hot, and sunny! The dogs had fun at Tamar Park, although it wasn’t long before they were all huddled under the shade for an afternoon nap ๐Ÿ˜›

Otis is Jolene’s brother, but unlike Jolene he had no interest in chasing after balls. He was much happier snuggling next to you and asking for pets with his goofy smile. Otis is definitely a “people dog” and he kept making rounds at the park, saying hi to everyone and getting cuddles in return.

It even looks like he snuck his way into this family! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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O’Brian is a calm and gentle dog, even though he is also big and muscular. He was the first one to lay down for a nap! ๐Ÿ˜› Click here to see our video from the outing and you can see how tall and proud O’Brian sits while he gets petted. O’Brian’s airplane ears add a super cute element to his handsome looks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nattie loves to roll in the grass and indeed that was the first thing she did as soon as she got to the park! It was so funny watching her run around and then suddenly flop down onto her back. I’m sure she got a lot of earthy smells on her that afternoon. There was one particular spot that she really enjoyed, and that was where she took her nap.

Eccles was a bit nervous to be away from his familiar surroundings, but he did extremely well and slowly warmed up to the environment. He loved to run around the park and sniff all the new smells, and of course he loved following the volunteers around, hoping for a treat! ๐Ÿ˜‰ As a result there are many photos of Eccles hahaha. Luckily they are all of his good side! (Except for one; if you’ve seen our Facebook album you probably know which one I’m talking about! ๐Ÿ˜› )

The weather should be sunny again this weekend, and we will be at Tamar Park on Saturday. Come say hi if you have time! Happy Easter! ๐Ÿ˜€

Eye on the Ball

We debated for a long time whether or not to go to Tamar Park last Saturday, as the forecast called for lots of rain later in the day! Since the weather seemed ok in the morning we decided to go, and luckily the rain didn’t start until we got home.

At the park we discovered that Jolene LOVES chasing balls! She always seems to sense when a ball is being thrown, and many times when we threw the ball for Cassius, Jolene would appear out of nowhere and steal it from him haha. Both dogs were really good at sharingย though, and never fought for the toys. Jolene was too fast though, and we ended up having to distract her with one ball while throwing the second ball for Cassius ๐Ÿ˜›

Jolene ran so hard for the ball that she scraped up her paws a little bit ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So we switched to tossing the ball in the air for her to catch. Her success rate off camera was nearly 100%! Haha. But almost every time we tried to film she would miss XD

At first Jolene wasn’t very willing to let go of the ball. But very quickly she learned that if she dropped the ball that was in her mouth, it would get thrown again and she’d get to chase it! ๐Ÿ˜€

Cassius likes to play fetch as well, but he enjoys chewing on the ball more. His favourite were the soft, squeaky balls and if he caught one of those he’d happily lie there chewing on them. If he caught a tennis ball he’d drop it and look for something else ๐Ÿ˜›

Cassius gets along great with other dogs, big and small. He’s very polite and was so easy going when he didn’t get the ball or treats. He just sat patiently and waited for his turn.

York was a bit nervous at first when strangers came in to the park, but he soon relaxed and even happily let them pet him! He was especially happy to see one of his favourite volunteers and followed her around everywhere with his tail wagging. He showed us how to sit, lie down, and wait for the command before eating his treat. York is very handsome and has an adorable habit of looking at you with his head slightly tilted to the side, as if wondering if you will come over to say hi.

If you think Otter looks familiar, then you have a sharp eye! Otter is the sister of Pip, who has also been to Tamar Park! ย Pip is on the left and Otter is on the right.

Like Pip, Otter is a chubby pup hahaha. Maybe she knew that she shouldn’t have too many treats, because she didn’t fight for any when people were handing them out. Otter is friendly with people and other dogs, and has such a sweet smile!

We are taking a break next week but we will be back at Tamar Park on April 1. Follow us onย Facebook and Instagram for more photos and videos of the dogs. Help us spread the message of Adopt, Don’t Shop! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

A Perfect Afternoon

The weather was great last weekend, and all the humans and dogs enjoyed a wonderful afternoon out. Even the traffic was very smooth and we arrived at Tamar Park half an hour earlier than expected! Haha.

May used to be a shy dog, but she has really come out of her shell now. She had a great time at Tamar Park, was not nervous around strangers, and even had fun playing with Daniel! When volunteers call her name she will wag her tail happily and walk over to be pet. May is a very calm dog and just likes to be close to her favourite people ๐Ÿ™‚

Lita loves to be pet and will stay by your side whenever you massage her head ๐Ÿ˜‰ She’s also very smart! We usually use treats to get the dogs to look at the camera, and by the end of the afternoon Lita would run over, sit, and smile for the camera even if we didn’t have any treats in our hands!

Daniel is only 1 year old, so he’s still very playful like a puppy! He was always excited when new dogs came into the park, and couldn’t wait to say hello! He has lots of energy and ran around the park, constantly exploring. The only time he would stay still was when he was getting his face massaged, at which timeย he would show a happy puppy smile that could melt anyone’s heart โค

Joel is a big sweetheart and he loved meeting new people and new dogs.He had fun running around to seeย everyone, and I would often look over to find him also looking at me as if saying hello. He was probably just checking in to see if I had a treat, but it was still very sweet hahaha ๐Ÿ˜› Joel has already mastered the commands sit, hand, and down!

It was such a fun afternoon and we can’t wait for our next outing! ๐Ÿ™‚