True Personalities Shine Through

It’s not hard to imagine how stressful it must be to live with hundreds of other dogs at a kennel. So it’s also not surprising that some dogs behave completely differently when they are away from that environment. Miranda and Spangle are two examples. At kennels they are quite timid, and will shy away from strangers. However they both love being at the dog park, and will play and greet new people happily! Hopefully they will get the chance to show adopters their true personalities πŸ™‚

Miranda was particularly happy to arrive at the dog park. As you can see in the video posted on our Facebook page, she ran around the park before we could even take her leash off! Haha. She was just bouncing with excitement. She ran around, played with Spangle, and then lay down to get her beautiful fur brushed. Miranda has a wonderful temperament, and didn’t lose her cool even when a little dog got a bit too friendly! We loved seeing how happy Miranda was, and hope that she can find her forever home soon where she will be able to go to the dog park as much as she wants! πŸ˜‰

Spangle has such a unique fur pattern, especially with the long wisps of fur on his ears. He is friendly, and loves to play! He would chase the ball and bring it back to his spot under the tree. He looked so proud of himself prancing around with the ball in his mouth! Haha.

Samson still has a puppy face and is so adorable. He took a little longer to warm up at the dog park, which is interesting because at kennels he is more outgoing than Miranda or Spangle. However he did like to say hi to some new friends and loved greeting people at the door.

Huskies are known to like to chase small animals, but Snow has no interest in that at all. She’d much rather hang out by her water bowl or get a nice massage. Someone asked why Snow kept dipping one paw in the water bowl. We said it’s because it’s not big enough for her to fit her whole body in! Hahaha. Snow loves to play in the water and I’m sure she would’ve climbed right into her water bowl if she could’ve. Although Snow is already 9 years old, a sweet friendship blossomed between her and a puppy at the park. They were wrestling and playing and it was like Snow was a puppy again πŸ™‚

Timba looks more and more handsome every time I look at his photos! Haha. He has a charming smile and matching personality. He was eager to sniff all the dogs that came in, though not as eager to actually play with them πŸ˜› He walked around surveying the park, and was definitely ready for a nap by the end of the afternoon.

The dog park got quite busy at one point and we are so proud of how well the dogs behaved and how calm they were. We’re always happy when the sun comes out and more people come to visit us! Hopefully the same thing will happen this Saturday πŸ™‚

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It was another great afternoon to spend at Tamar Park. Quinn was very well behaved in the car, although he doesn’t seem to recognize how heavy he is and kept stepping on our toes hahaha. But with this sweet face, we forgive you! πŸ˜‰

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Quinn: Are we going somewhere fun?

At the park, Quinn was a perfect gentleman. He was polite with the other dogs, and didn’t even mind when one of them ran right under his tummy! Although he was a bit shy, he made friends with a group of kids who dropped by. Quinn was also a great model! Haha. Look at him showing off his “staring off into the distance” look and his irresistible smolder πŸ˜›

Timmie was really excited to meet all the new dogs who were at the dog park! Β While they showed him how they can fetch a ball and bring it back, Timmie showed them how he catch a treat in mid-air! πŸ˜‰ If you haven’t already, you can see Timmie in action in the video Β posted on our Facebook page.

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Timmie sure wasn’t going to let Quinn steal all the spotlight, and we got some great photos of him and his giant smile. This happy face will surely cheer you up whenever you see him!

Annie and Angie are sisters, and they never strayed too far from each other. I love this photo of them; it looks like they are posing for an album cover! Haha.

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Annie is the calmer one, and she preferred to just find a nice spot to lay down and observe everyone through her beautiful amber eyes. Along with her silky black fur, she looks a lot like a panther don’t you think? She is a very elegant dog and was happy to say hello to anyone who came over to pet her.

Angie may not have her sister’s amber eyes, but she sure has a beautiful smile! It took her a little bit longer to warm up to strangers, but after that she would walk up to them and ask for attention!

Thank you for another wonderful Saturday afternoon! πŸ™‚

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A Fun Day of Play

Finally it was a perfect sunny Saturday and we were able to go to Tamar Park.! πŸ™‚ This week’s dogs were Hamlet, Lucky, Pickle, and Helena.

Usually there is a metal divider between the back of the van and the backseat, but this time it had been taken down. Lucky was able to jump up and look for someone to pet him! πŸ˜‰

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Lucky is a very friendly and playful boy and he’s always very excited to greet volunteers entering his enclosure. We were hoping that he would enjoy the space to run around in at the park, and he did! We gave him a ball to play with, and at first he wasn’t sure what to do with it, but once he figured out how to make it squeak, he absolutely loved it! He knows how to chase the ball, so now we just have to work on getting him to bring it back to us πŸ˜›

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Lucky dribbled the ball around and then he figured out how to make it squeak.

Whenever Lucky got attention from someone, his tail would start to wag furiously. He wasn’t shy with strangers and greeted everyone enthusiastically!

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Pickle didn’t particularly like the car ride, but he had a great time at the park. First of all, he got to see his friend Alice! He saw her even before she came in the door, and immediately ran over to say hello. We caught this sweet moment on camera, so if you haven’t seen our video Β yet, head over to our Facebook page!

Pickle is also a playful boy, and it was funny to watch him try to convince Hamlet to play. At first Hamlet wasn’t sure if he wanted to join in, but in the end Pickle’s enthusiasm won him over and the two boys had a nice game of dancing, wrestling, and chasing.

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New buddies, Pickle and Hamlet
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I love Pickle’s expression as he looks adoringly at this treat! ❀
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Pickle thanks his friends for coming to visit him!

Hamlet loves food and belly rubs, but it turns out he also loves squeaky toys! I think if there was an award for “fastest squeaker”, Hamlet would win haha. He was happy to lie down with the ball and just play with it himself, or chase it if you threw it for him. He was pretty good with bringing the ballΒ back to you as well!

 

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Squeak squeak squeak. How fast can you go?
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No more double chin, hahaha πŸ˜‰
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Hamlet is very happy that people support adoption! πŸ™‚

Helena was the most quiet one of the group, but even though she’s small, you would never overlook her! (Well, except maybe in the group photo… lol) She always had a sweet smile and would come over to check in with each volunteer throughout the afternoon.

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Beautiful Helena is small in size so is perfect for Hong Kong homes! She is a little shy at first but is very sweet to all humans and dogs. If you give her a little time to get to know you, she will definitely become your loyal friend!

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Thanks to all the volunteers who came! Can you spot Helena? Haha.

We are looking forward to this Saturday’s outing, and also to Peak to Fong on Sunday! Remember to buy your Peak to Fong t-shirts/tickets if you haven’t done so already! Check Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s Facebook page for more details. See you again soon!