Sunday, April 20, 2014

Reunited, and it Feels so Good-Indy Dog Friendly

Sorry for the corny title, I couldn't resist.  On Saturday, I took Faolan to an event, K9's fore Nine, co-hosted by the amazing shelter I adopted him from.  I have mentioned it before, but I truly love them.  Wolfdogs are legal in the state of Indiana, and their is a stigma of sorts surrounding them.  Many shelters will not adopt them out, and I have read horror stories of them being euthanized upon arrival at some shelters.

Anyways, it was a gorgeous Spring day in Indiana.  We saw many of our shelter friends, and he was excited to see them all.

He did surprisingly well in the one hour plus car trip there.  Upon arrival, he did not show any fear, and wanted to greet every dog we saw.  He was a bit hesitant toward a few strangers, but seemed to recognize everyone associated with the shelter and was offering up kisses, tail wags, and happy jumps.

wolfdog at shelter
Faolan and Debbie.  Debbie is incredibly sweet, and cares about all the animals.  I am happy to have her as my friend.

There were a few vendors, exhibitors, and rescue organizations present.  One gentleman runs a reptile/amphibian rescue, and brought a few of his animals out.  Faolan did not know what to think of this tortoise.

A bully breed rescue group was present, and had a kissing booth set up.  I pretty much made out with a pit bull, and loved it!

Pit Bull kisses!!!
Some search and rescue folks were doing a demo, and one of the gals from the shelter's daughter was the person being "found."  Michelle asked me to take some pics for her, and offered to hold Faolan while I did so.

He did great, as long as he could see me.  Debbie held him for me while I ran into the clubhouse at one point to use the restroom.  Because I was out of his sight, I was told that he whined, yawned and cried a bit until I came back out.  Poor guy, he really is a momma's boy.

I am impressed with how much progress he is making on our social outings.  The plan is to take him, and Neeko, to the Mutt Strut next weekend.  This is a HUGE event, and will really be a test of sorts for him.

I cannot say enough about GHAM, and all the work they do for all the animals.  I really do love these folks, and wish I had taken more pictures of Faolan with the other shelter staff members.


  1. That sounds like a really fun time! Faolan is such an incredibly beautiful boy. <3

  2. Well done Faolan - looks like a fun & successful outing!

  3. Oh how fun!!!!! And hey, I love your title!!!! BOL!!! He is such a beautiful pup!!!! Looks like you had lots of fun there too!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. We agree it looked like a fun day out and nice that Faolan remembered some of the people at the shelter. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. I actually love your title--maybe because I have given in to it myself. lol. What a great outing and beautiful pictures.

  6. We liked your title a lot and thinks it said just what it needed to. He did really well being around everyone and we are proud of him.
    stella rose

  7. Sounds like a great day! It's so rewarding when everything works out and progress is had :). Good luck next weekend!!
    The Five Dog Blog

  8. Oh I love hearing stories like this!! I'm so glad you were able to take him back and support the rescue.

    Wolf dogs are not legal in CT. :-( I'm not sure when that happened because I'm pretty sure a friend of mine had a dog that was part wolf, and I had a dog when I was a kid and my dad said he was part wolf. But he could have been telling tales, he loved to string us kids along. :-)

    I imagine my dogs wouldn't care much for me to be out of their sight either. I would think it would be kind of scary.

  9. That sounds like a wonderful day, and how great that Faolan did so well. I loved your comment about the kissing booth....too funny!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  10. It looks like a wonderful event! I would behave way worse than your dog left with a stranger, I thought he was a good boy! We are neighbors sort of Indiana/Illinois! Love Dolly

  11. This looks like such a cool event! Love the tortoise!


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