Happy Hearts Blog

Stories, Lessons and Experiences from my journey

I Found My Dog On Kijiji

I Found My Dog On Kijiji

I have a very good friend who just got a puppy. We went for a dog walk the other day and I was telling her about my new business, Happy Hearts Dog Adoption Services. I was explaining the ways I was hoping to match people with their perfect dog and she started telling...

Loving a “Special Needs” Dog

Loving a “Special Needs” Dog

I have a soft spot for the less desirable dogs, the special needs dogs. The seniors, the one-eyed, deaf, three-legged tripods. The shut down dogs who wish they could disappear, the anxious basket-case, the fearful rescue, and the behavioural bully. I love them all!...

Meeting Nugget

Meeting Nugget

During the initial lock down of the pandemic, I got the itch to foster again. I let the rescue know and soon was asked to take in a young, pent up, energetic husky straight from the shelter. They know that huskies are my breed and that I can handle a young one. The...

Should You Even Get A Dog?

Should You Even Get A Dog?

The idea of a dog is lovely. You envision long walks through the forest or around town, adventures on the weekend, snuggling on the couch, playtime at the dog park, and kisses when you get home. The reality can be all those things and more, and the more isn’t always...

The Rescue Story of Trey

The Rescue Story of Trey

I want to tell you the story of my beautiful boy, Trey. Trey came from a very bad situation of neglect. He was a former sled dog who lived tied up outside all year round. He had a broken down, wooden “dog house” for shelter and lived on a 5’ chain. He was lucky to get...

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