Linus is a 5-year old rescue pup who was found living behind a grocery store in a dumpster! He was in West Virginia, and we found him on Petfinder and went and picked him up. He had to have most of his teeth pulled because they were rotted and also had to be completely shaved. He's doing a lot better now and is happy to be living the life of a city dog.
We're interested in meetups and obedience training. Linus passed his Canine Good Citizen Test and now is hopefully going to become a therapy dog. Eventually I would also like to have him herding instinct tested. We absolutely love this wonderful four-legged, slobbery addition to our lives.
Hi, Linus & family! We haven't been on this site for a while. Reading Linus' story was so touching. Thank you for sharing and for showing such great compassion for rescuing Linus. Good luck on being a new SF transplant. It's a fabulous city, like NYC, but it seems that there are more opportunities for Linus to play outdoors. Corgis love nature, don't they? Norman goes bonkers when he's in grass/sand/water. Happy holidays and a peaceful new year!
I see you are planning to go to the Corgi Fair, have you ever been? Our families going, this will be the first time attending and were very excited, in fact I'm counting the days! Is this your first Corgi? This is ours. I had dogs my whole life but the connection with this dog is unbelivable! Linus's story is so sad, I cannot comprehend someone doing that. Heck, if I see a stray dog on the way to work I will call in to help it, I even have animal control on speed dial for any injured animals I see. I bet Linus is extreamly thankful to you and your family for including him in your lives. I see you are interested in meet ups, the only one I know of is at the dog park in Mountain View on the 20th of each month. That's a little far for us so we've never been. Take care, see you at the fair!!!!!!
Hey Courtney, we're also in NY! Saw lots of pics of Linus at the beach... is that around our parts or was that a trip? We want to introduce Dash to the ocean, swimming, and such... not sure where to go though. Any insights?
Hi Courtney. I haven't been on here for a while so I just saw your message. Have you tried Central Park yet? I'm not really a morning person, but I go there pretty much every night around 9:30 or 10 pm, stay until around 11. I have a regular meetup group (various dog owners) right near Hecksher Ballfields. We meet on the walkpath right down from the main park drive. You should drop by one day! Linus is precious.
It made me feel a lot better that he had his blanky. It was still so hard to watch him and see him slip away but I wouldn't have been able not too. He needed us. I'm sure with time I will heal but right now a lot of tears continue to flow. Thanks for the support
Linus is so adorable in the pictures! He looks happy, and I am sure he bring such joy to your family. How does Lucy like him? She looks pretty content in the picture :) Welcome to the family Linus :) You sure are a cutie!
Thanks! We were at my sister's place in upstate NY. She has the border collie and the red Pembroke is my parents 8 year old who lives in FL most of the year. He is a big swimmer. Le-Le has not taken to swimming yet but we are trying. Linus is very handsome boy and great that you are giving him such a wonderful life. We used to live in NYC for years. Still go a lot since almost all of our clients are there and film lab, though we mostly do digital now. Le-Le has rescue issues even though we did go to a breeder to get her. We feel she is a rescue of sorts and I go to obedience or really 'basic buddy' class on Sat morning. We get up at 6am and drive an hour with a coffee stop of course to try and get Le-Le more comfortable with her world. She is making strides and doing better. Since Le-Le hates loud noises and lots of activitly she would not do well in the City. Our beagles used to come into NYC with us and were fine but Le-Le has to stay at home. Look forward to seeing more pictures of Linus.
Gizmo does try to "herd" the horses when it if feed time. Or if I am getting them up to ride. He gets very excited and wants to help me. I used to think he may get kicked. but it is amazing how he turns and turns in one direction and them another. I have a friend with ducks. She also has (i can't think of their name) a taller "herding" dog. and she herd those ducks on command. She wanted to get Gizzy out there and see what he would do. He started to out of curiousity.. but them came back and stood between my legs like a scared baby.. looked up at me like "I am not going to interact with those creatures." So.. I have to say Giz is a selective and lazy herder. LOL. Your BeanDip is beautiful.. he seems to love the water!! Gizmo does not like water.. He tolerates his baths.. he is just too spoiled.