We are happy to say that our first outing to Tamar Park was a success! The weather was wonderful and humans and dogs met some great new (and old) friends 🙂
When we arrived at Tamar Park, one of the dog enclosures was empty! Score! We had a little time to let the dogs explore and get used to the new environment.
But pretty soon more and more people showed up! Some came with dogs, some without. Some had seen our Facebook posts, others were just passing by and wanted to say hi to our dogs! 🙂
Cinnamon is usually a little shy and takes awhile to warm up to you, but yesterday she was running around and interacting with everyone! She also responds to her name very well and always comes towards you when you call her 🙂
Helena was the most shy out of the four. She usually preferred to keep her distance but still wandered around the park to explore. Occasionally she would check in with one of the volunteers, as if she was making sure we were still there.
Loofah was very friendly with all the dogs and humans! Sometimes he was a little too friendly and we had to distract him before he annoyed the other dogs too much 😛 He loved the kids and loved to run around. However if someone was willing to give belly rubs he was instantly rolled over on his back haha. Many people thought he was an older dog because he kept lying down! In fact he is only around 2 years old 😉
Patchi was the quiet one. She enjoyed all the petting and massages she got that day, and would stand loyal by your side if you were willing to give out some head scratches. When you stopped she would nuzzle up under your hand to ask you to continue!
Gracie, an ex-HKDR dog, thanks you for supporting adoption! 🙂
Would you believe me if I said Loofah had fun yesterday? 😉
Patchi and Cinnamon remembered Alice from their Ap Lei Chau days. It was such a sweet reunion!
Of course whoever had the most treats was the most popular 😉
By the end of the afternoon, we had really met visitors from ages 3 to 80! Haha. We hope everyone who came had as much fun with the dogs as I’m sure the dogs had with them. And most importantly, we hope more and more people will be able to see how wonderful rescue dogs are and choose to adopt! We are so proud of Cinnamon, Helena, Loofah, and Patchi. They behaved so well even after being in the van for an hour, then taken somewhere they had never been before to meet so many new humans and dogs. Thanks to everyone who gave them so much love yesterday! Hopefully their next trip will be to their forever home!
We will be back again next week so if you couldn’t make it this time, don’t worry. Come find us at the same spot, same time! 😀
PS. I know some people weren’t sure exactly where we were. There are 2 enclosed areas in Tamar Park for dogs to run around off leash. They are located closer to the Wan Chai Exhibition Centre, near the public washrooms. You can follow the “Pet Access Walkway”, or ask for directions to the dog park.
PPS. Check out the rest of our photos on our Facebook page!