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Meet Our Dog Models
“there is more to life than being ridiculously good looking”
Personality: Suraj, with his new celebrity status (you can follow him on Instagram with his other 13,500 followers), has become a bit of a diva. He sometimes refuses to turn his head towards the camera, or takes off in a huff if he is not getting what he wants. However, he still loves kisses on his forehead, lots of cuddles, and belly rubs. By sponsoring Suraj, you are helping him do his job, getting homes and donations for his stray friends.
Personality: Cooper, Coopie Doopie was the shyest little guy when he first got to DAR. We started petting him slowly, finding him in the corners he would hide and give him treats and love. Today, Cooper howls when he see you coming in hopes of some affection and plays with his besties in the puppy pen. As a special needs guys he has come a long way!
Personality: Dorjee was terrified of humans when he first got to DAR. He was so teeny tiny but growled at anyone who got hear him. He also tried to run away a couple of times. After his amputation and lots of good care, Dorjee is now a DAR star. You can find him playing with other pups, and even letting all of the new pups lay on top of him as if telling them, “Don’t worry, you will be okay, I am here for you.”
Personality: Since Mikey has been with us from such a young age, he has no baggage—well, except from being hit by a car—but he loves humans and other dogs! He loves hiking, cuddling, and playing. He even still like being scooped up for a hug. Now that he is no longer in pain or bandaged, we know he will really thrive!
Story: Because the majority of Indians still think of street dogs as menaces to society, puppies are often poisoned, drowned, or just left to die. Poor Oreo was picked up by a man, who then tried to break her legs, and then threw her in a river. Lucky for Oreo, someone scooped her out of the water and brought him to DAR. Her back legs were not working but nothing was broken. To be honest, we were not sure if we could help her or not. We gave her massage and exercise and good nutrition daily and hoped for the best. Just a few weeks after she was put on his treatment plan, she started to walk. Not perfectly, but she was up!
Personality: Now that Oreo is up, there is no stopping her! In fact, we have not been able to get an updated photo of her because she does not stop long enough for a quick snap.
Personality: She is still shy, but much better than before. Within just a few days, she will let an unknown woman pet her. The men still have to work on it. However, she has been know to flirt from afar…rolling over on her back, showing her belly, and wagging her tail,,,so we have hope!
Personality: The stud muffin who ended up developing a complex because he lost all his hair. Life is a big, strong dog who likes to keep the pack under control. His bark is deep and demands authority. But he’s calmed down a little since losing his fur and crown jewels, taking a step back and realising there’s more to life than good looks and power. He still has a very soft spot for the ladies and loves a good cuddle.
Personality: The stubborn old man with a Harley-Davidson in his garage. He had a youthful life, one with great risks taken and many adventures lived. He is getting older now, but he doesn’t seem to notice and just does not want to give up! He runs as fast as he can, though he is the slowest of the lot. He barks at everyone and everything because he has earned this right over the many years of experiencing life. He is a funny old man, with a slightly lopsided face.
Personality: Shamboo is a very intelligent and active puppy. Don’t think his slight defects have slowed him down. He likes to go on walks, and has learned all of the basic commands, such as sit, stay etc. . Shamboo plays with all of the other puppies and loves to take naps!
Personality: Paralympic bronze medalist, because the only thing keeping him from gold is his easily distracted mind when anyone new passes the shelter. Being the go-getter that he is, Scottie has trained hard and now has an upper body bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger. He plays rough with all the other young ones, and when he’s tired he snuggles up for a good cuddle. He has an unbreakable spirit and soft heart and an adorable face to match.
Personality: Pack Professor Cookie is the leader of the DAR gang. He teaches the newcomers the ropes on how to act at the shelter and teaches them how to do certain things. He takes care of his great following very well and imparts all the knowledge he has. “Look, you’re in my territory. Do as I say, and I will take care of you.”
Personality: Considering how much pain Pirate must be in, he is the so friendly and gentle. He loves coming to join our morning meetings to get some extra love while we are planning our day. We hope his treatments make him feel better soon!
Personality: Raring to go… on three legs. Coconut is a NUT! After her rough start you would never imagine that she was the one growling and howling at the gate everyday to be the first one let out for her daily hike. She loves hiking and playing with the other dogs, and getting dirty. She does not seem too concerned about keeping her white coat clean, as long as she is having fun.