A Program of the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance


 

 

Nemo

 

Week 1 ║  Week 2  ║  Week 3  ║  Week 4  ║  Week 5  ║  Week 6  ║  Week 7

Week 8  ║  Week 9  ║  Week 10  ║  Week 11  ║  Week 12

ADOPTED!!!

Week 9
Nemo had a lot of fun during his last few days at the prison! He still worked on his basic skills and his enthusiasm while greeting people, but Nemo also had a great time in the yard this week. “He has been enjoying the swimming pool. His face was priceless when he first jumped into it! One day, he tried to jump and bite a bee. Gladly, he missed it. All in all, Nemo is ready for his home, and he can’t wait for Thursday so he can ‘break the chains’ and be paroled to his new family.” Congratulations to you and your handlers, Nemo! We know your forever people will love you as much as we do!

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

 

Chi Chi       Justin       Taz       Rufus       Tucker       Claude       Toby      Athena       Lilo       Gina       Buddy


 

Week 8
“Nemo is doing just fine.” This week, his handlers went over his basic commands, and also worked to curb his barking for attention when they returned to their cell. Nemo also got more exercise time in the big doggie yard, and was treated to his favorite game of hide and seek. “He winds himself up real good and runs around trying to hide from me. When he sees me, he turns the corner and runs the other way until he gets tired. Then, he just walks the yard with us. Nemo is a wonderful pooch. Hopefully soon, he will be paroled to his loving home!”

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

 

Chi Chi       Justin       Kobe       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Claude       Toby      Athena       Lilo


 

Week 7
“We had a great week with Nemo. He doesn’t have to wear his cone/collar anymore, which made things easier for both Nemo and us this past weekend.” This pup was treated to a lot of yard time, and “he made the best of it by running wild. He really enjoys being chased around and playing hide and seek around the small building in the dog yard.” He also got some play time with Tucker. Not only was it good for Nemo to have some fun time with his canine buddy, it also helped his handlers because “he uses a lot of energy up during play time, which may be one of the reasons that Nemo seems to have a better attention span.” Since it’s not all play and no work in the program, Nemo’s handlers also worked on his homework assignments. They spent some extra time on his stay command, and Nemo has “shown much improvement.” His handlers also report that this pup does “much better on a leash. Sometimes it takes Nemo awhile to get in the groove, but soon enough, he is at your heels and walking at your pace.” A very good report this week, Nemo! We’re so happy you’re back to your playful self!

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi       Justin       Kobe       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Claude       Toby      Athena


 

Week 6
Nemo was feeling better this week, so his handlers worked with him on honing some of his skills. He has made improvements with his stays, but his handlers are still working on his jumping on people when he greets them. It’s still a work in progress, but this pup has made improvements in this skill as well! Nemo was treated to some outdoor time during the spell of nice weather that we had this past week. Needless to say, he had a great time! “He loved to be chased around and to play hide and seek!” For the most part though, Nemo spent his play time in the dog runs behind the block for some socialization and fun. “He did great in a run next to Toby, and Toby even seemed to enjoy his company.” Nemo also met Athena, and “they acted like puppies in love. They barked and chased each other back and forth, but soon enough, they just laid down and enjoyed the sunny day.” We’re glad that you’re feeling better, sweet pup!

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi       Justin       Grant       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Claude       Toby      Athena


 

Week 5
“This week with Nemo was somewhat different.” Nemo had a playtime accident this week that required a few stitches.  Although he wears a cone to keep him from licking his wounds, his worried handlers say that Nemo quickly adapted to it, and can navigate around their cell “just fine. He fell asleep upside down the first night. I guess it was the way he felt most comfortable. He looked so cute sleeping like that.” With the down sides come the up sides that may have not been noticed otherwise. “Nemo has had to have his collar/cone taken on and off frequently, which seems to have helped with his hesitation of letting people around his collar. Also, he had to have his back foot “socked” (to avoid scratching his injury), so this helped his trust of people touching his feet and legs.” His handlers report that, before his injury, they worked on some skills. “Nemo is doing much better with his sit, stays and definitely, his heel commands. We are still working on his jumping up on people. He knows who will tolerate this behavior and who won’t tolerate it. So, we are asking people to simply ignore him when he jumps until he sits for them.” Although it was quite the week for Nemo, his handlers say that “he will be a wonderful dog to any family. He gets along well with the other dogs, and he’s very people friendly.”

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi       Justin       Grant       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Molly       Claude       Toby      Athena


 

Week 4
Nemo again loved his outdoor time in the spring weather this week for some play time with his handlers and his doggie friends. “The funniest thing to see was watching Nemo and Grant chase each other around. He also plays well with Tucker, and it’s great to watch them wrestle around until they are so tired, they just lay down and give up.” His handlers report that Nemo is a bundle of energy, and loves to be involved in anything they are doing. “He loves to smell anything that we touch.” To curb his enthusiasm for greeting people by jumping on them, Nemo’s handlers have spent a few hours here and there just sitting out front of the block and watching people pass by at the cross walks. “This seems to really stimulate his mind, as Nemo will do it as long as we let him stay there. It’s also fun to watch him go after birds every chance he gets.” His handlers report that Nemo has a ton of curiosity and loves when he gets a chance to go somewhere new. They know that this pup still needs some work in some areas, but since he’s a fast learner, they think that Nemo will be ready for his forever home soon!

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi       Justin       Grant       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Molly       Claude       Toby


 

Week 3
Nemo had another good week with his cellies! Since the weather cooperated a little more over the last few days, they got to spend a lot of time outside with their pup playing and training. “We got out to the dog yard one day, and Nemo ran like crazy for about half an hour and then he walked laps with us. We did recalls from across the entire dog yard and Nemo did great! He still can be a little stubborn at times, and his energy can get the better of his attention, but we think he’s going to be a well-trained family dog before he leaves.” One of the things that Nemo’s handlers are working on most is his love of jumping up on people when he greets them. This pup is a social butterfly on the block, and loves meeting everyone. His handlers are teaching the other folks on the tier to ignore his jumping and make him sit. It isn’t easy, because most of the inmates enjoy Nemo’s affection, but they’re working on it. Nemo also doesn’t like his collar. That’s no surprise since this pup was tied to a dog house most of his life. His handlers are working with Nemo to calm him and show him there is no reason to be afraid. After only three weeks in the program, his handlers report that with a little more work, “Nemo will be an amazing dog.”

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi       Justin       Grant       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Molly       Claude       Toby


 

Week 2
This pup’s handlers say that it was another fun week with Nemo. They worked on his sit, stay, down, leave it and paw commands, and report that he’s a “fast learner because he’s attentive and treat motivated.” In fact, one day this week, Nemo’s handlers used a piece of cheese close to the ground to teach him the fine art of crawling. “He did it the very first time!!” Not only is Nemo a star student, “he’s the life of the party!” Sometimes his doggie buddies don’t like Nemo’s exuberance for life, but this pup does very well when they correct him. As for the humans on the block, “everybody loves him and, of course, he loves all of the attention he receives. Nemo loves to be petted, especially on his hind end. He goes nuts shaking his tail. He’s a beautiful puppy…he’s so cute and loveable. He will make a wonderful family dog.” Hone your skills, little one, and you’ll be with your forever family soon!

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi       Justin       Grant       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Molly       Mason       Toby


 

Week 1
Nemo’s handlers report that his first week in the program was “productive and lots of fun because he’s a little ball of energy and love.” At first, Nemo was a little afraid of people being close to his collar, but his handlers worked with him to overcome his fears. They also worked on Nemo’s tendency to jump on people, and he’s learning the word “off” quite well! This pup is “extremely playful” and sometimes shows his exuberance by “mouthing” his handlers. They say that a simple “no” or “ouch” will stop this behavior. Nemo got to go out to the big doggie yard for a good romp with his friend, Mason one day this week. The two of them ran and played for an hour! “He slept like a baby that night.” His handlers say that Nemo has a lot of potential, and once they improve his focus, “he’ll do great. Everyone who meets Nemo talks about keeping him or wanting to take him home. How could you not love that face and big ears?” You’re a charmer, little boy!

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Cocoa       Chi Chi       Justin       Grant       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Molly       Mason


 

UPDATE 2-18-11
Nemo is headed to the big house next week. This little sweetheart just needs a crash course in manners and lots of TLC.  Nemo was tied out to a dog house for his entire life with little interaction.  He loves people and other dogs, but he's not so great with the kitties.  He is an adorable, one year old Boxer who is available for adoption through PA Boxers.  Stay tuned to read about his progress.

 

For information on adopting Nemo, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-379-2511.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Cocoa       Chi Chi       Justin       Grant       Rufus       Skippy      Tucker       Molly       Mason


 

 

 

 


 

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