Friday, January 15, 2010

Kona, our rescue dog.

This is Kona, our new dog. About a month ago, Lorie and I adopted her from a group called Boxer Luv Rescue. She’s our first rescue dog. Boxer Luv Rescue gets their dog’s from all over the Valley. They rescued Kona from the Humane Society. According to her papers she is 2 years 9 months old. As a result of being bounced from place to place she is extremely insecure and scared to death when people come to the house. The weird thing is, she is a great at the dog park and on the leash, but when someone comes over it’s a different story. Run for hills!

What would Cesar Millan do?

Lorie and I, give her all the love we can and the space to settle in. I hope after a while she’ll realize this is a safe place for her and she isn’t going to be kicked out.

As far as a companionship goes she is one of the best dogs I have ever had. She’s loving, gentle, sticks by your side, listens, and isn’t annoying. Actually she's the perfect dog except for the skittishness. Only time will tell.


Kyla Duffy said...

Hi Brad,
What a beautiful dog - congrats on the new addition to your home! I'm a foster mom and publisher of books about adopted dogs (we're about to print a Boxer book in a few weeks!). I've adopted/fostered many dogs with fear and nervousness issues and I can tell you that with some patience and support your new pup will get over it. I actually just published a very personal eBook with tips on how to rehabilitate distressed dogs. It's available for free download at Maybe some of the tips in there will help you!

Good luck!

Zak Saenz said...

Woof! Woof!

Brad Armstrong said...

Thank you so much for your response. I will check out the info you've directed me to. I appreciate the help and than for the encouragement.


Zak. That Ruffff dude

Sarah Boggan said...

Congrats on the new addition to the Armstrong fam!