It's Final - Marty aka Sonny is Offically a member of our pack!

My sister has been looking for a doodle and I have been helping in the search. I saw a post on PF a couple of days ago for a schnoodle that was coming to a rescue here in NJ yesterday. This little boy who will be 6 months on the 23rd, has been living in a pet store until yesterday when the rescue pulled him. He wasn't wanted by anyone shopping so they put him in the back (why??) and he got a 'bit wild' so they reached out to the rescue to surrender him. The issue is that at 6 months old, he has no business not being able to run and play - not that any dog does but this is about Sonny.

My sister filled our an application and they asked her to foster to adopt. Since this is their first dog as a family, that is a perfect situation for everyone.

Sonny is delicious! Adorable! He really looks like a GD puppy with a cropped tail and his high ears. He has a typical doodle wiggle butt. Since he has never heard a TV until yesterday or walked on grass, everything is a new, exciting and a bit scary.

Pottying outside and on the grass?? Really - on the grass and not in my cage?? New concept but he is picking it up quickly. My sister has 2 boys - 9 and 11. They truly are great kids and they understand the concept of being responsible for a puppy - they have already learned how to use poop bags!! They don't know how lucky they are that Sonny is a little boy. WOL! They already called me to ask me what they can do to let him know that pottying outside is the right thing to do since he has no idea about treats so, for now, treats don't mean anything to sonny. My sister bought him this little green frog that he loves to thrash around. I told them that they should carry it in their pocket at potty time and when he is done with his business, toss it to him. That is his treat.. Got another call, it worked! He was so happy!!! I hope that in a few days he will get that part of being part of family down pat.

I have a feeling that my sister will become a member of the Foster Failure group.

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Comment by Nancy, Ned and Clancy on March 26, 2012 at 12:42am

Congratulations to Marty for getting a new family. Congratulations to your sister for adopting the cutest little pup. And congratulations to you for getting an addition to your family.

Comment by Adrianne Matzkin on March 25, 2012 at 9:52pm

Foster Failure Elissa!! woo hoo!!! what a fantastic group to be a part of!!! Marty was neutered yesterday and the adoption was finalized last night.

This little guy, all 9.4 lbs of him is a handful but that isn't too surprising since he hasn't lived with humans until 10 days ago. They already has a trainer in and she is firm and loving. She will be coming on Saturdays to work with the entire family so they all understand the rules that they must follow until Marty 'gets it'. I will be following the same rules when he will be staying with us the week after Passover. I hope my girls are up to it!

It will be fun to have a puppy around even if it is only a week.

Comment by Diane Marra on March 23, 2012 at 9:59am

join the club, I am a foster failure with my Obi. Sonny is a doll and thanks for rescuing him and giving him a loving family. isn't it amazing how quick they learn?  Obi was the same way never on a carpet, or stairs or grass, he was almost feral when he arrived and once we separated him and Oscar, he learned to be potty traiined in 3 days and now pee's on command!  love these doodles.

Comment by Andy&Sharon(BoomerShaynaMariner) on March 18, 2012 at 10:18am

 

Sonny is one lucky guy!!!

 

 

Comment by Nancy, Ned and Clancy on March 17, 2012 at 12:05am

What an absolutely adorable puppy. He is just precious.  I think the foster failure group are such winners!!!!! :-)

Comment by Adrianne Matzkin on March 16, 2012 at 9:34pm

This itty bitty little boy can walk under Samantha!

Comment by Amy, Cubbie, & Ollie on March 16, 2012 at 8:57pm

how exciting.  I just love the picture of Sonny's head popping out of the bag.  :)

Comment by Lorelei Johnson on March 16, 2012 at 5:14pm
My goodness.....Sonny is gorgeous! Best of luck to him and your sister!
Comment by Adrianne Matzkin on March 16, 2012 at 3:10pm

Elissa lives in NY. She is about 45 minutes from me and it looks like Sonny will be part of the family pack. He is a bit dominant but he isn't neutered yet and since his obedience skills are as high as an 8 week old, they will be going to school as soon as he is adopted. He never had a collar on and the leash is the devil unless it is a direction he wants to go in. Nut that will pass quickly! Everything is new and scary to him!

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