A Program of the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance


Roger

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

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

Week 9
“Roger has achieved success with his loose-leash walking. He walks in a calm and confident manner. We are currently working on his recall skills with positive reinforcement and with high value treats. His recall isn’t bad, but it could be better.” Roger showed his handlers just how fast he is this week. One of them released this pup in the yard, not realizing that there a few birds in the middle of it. Roger took off after one of them, but responded to his handler when he called him away from the bird. “Roger brings out this best in all of the dogs. I hope he goes to a loving family with a nice back yard. He is truly man’s best friend. He is the kind of dog that belongs behind a white picket fence with the All-American family. Roger is a very amazing dog.”

Week 8
Roger’s handlers report that he “has come out of his quiet and reserved shell, due to Sheila. They, and sometimes Sparkles, will run and play non-stop. It’s fun to watch because they’re all fast and playful.” Since the weather has been nice, some folks have been visiting outside of the fence of the dog yard to watch the activity. “Roger runs to his guests full-speed and then will just sit down calmly. We’ve also been running him through the obstacle course, and are looking forward to trying some more of the rally techniques. He has no problems listening to commands.” Both of his handlers “really enjoy working with Mr. Roger. He never changes. He loves to be rubbed and hugged. He’ll walk up to people just for a rub.” Here’s to rubs and hugs in a forever home soon, Roger!

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Week 7
Roger continued to work on his walking skills, both on and off-leash. “”He’s progressing with his pulling issues, and walks fine after you slow his pace. We walked some laps together. He loves to walk along with me off-leash.” Good work, Roger! His handlers were also pleased with how well he did showing off all of his commands during training class this week! Of course, this pup got some R&R as well. He gets along well with the other dogs in the program, and enjoys making the rounds on the tier and getting affection from the different people that he meets. One of his handlers put a Vienna sausage inside one of the toys “we were fortunate enough to receive for the dogs. Roger spun every dial, and in some cases, would apply his teeth in order to get the sausage. It took him about 20 minutes, but eventually he did it on his own.” This pup also took to having his teeth brushed and getting a bath this week! “Roger has a great disposition!”

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Week 6
“Roger is doing well in the HOPE Program!” This pup keeps his handlers on their toes when it comes to his training, but he is making progress under their care. Roger is learning to walk politely on a leash and loves making his rounds on the tier. This pup is a joy to his handlers, and the inmates who aren’t in the program just love him! Roger also has what one of his handlers refers to as “his security blanket. He loves to cocoon himself inside of it and he leaves just enough room to see over the blanket. When the door is open, Roger shields himself until he hears any of the other dogs walking by, and then he sneaks peeks. He is just a great dog!!! I really enjoy working with himevery day.”

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Week 5
“We had a great work week, with the addition of the new obstacle course equipment. Roger likes leaping, and he will go into the tunnel without any hesitation. He listens well to commands!! Roger also is doing well with his training, and enjoys running around the yard with all of the other dogs.” This pup’s handlers tell us that he loves getting rubs from everybody he meets on the tier. “He also lets anybody handle his handsome self.” One of Roger’s handlers wrote that during a late recreation night, he allowed the pup to walk around on the block. The handler got a drink of water, and told someone that he was going to bed. “As soon as Roger heard this, he immediately took off and went inside his crate. So, we learned that he associates the words bed and crate. Roger is an all-around down-to-earth dog who we believe is ready for a good home. He is calm, attentive and very affectionate.”

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi      Lena     Ruby      Nash     Leo       Homer       Duke       Reno       Sparkles      Rascal        Glenn

Thunder         Angel        Brownie      Rusty        Charlie       Hounder       Xena       Guardian      Micah


Week 4
Roger’s handlers report that his sixth week in the program was for the most part a great work week. They discovered that this pup would only sit for treats! As a result, they have started either giving him the sit command substituting a lot of praise for a treat, or delaying giving him his tasty morsel. “This seems effective.” This pup can sometimes show dominance toward the other dogs, but he still has enough balance so that he can play well with them. Both of Roger’s handlers commented about his personality around humans this week. “He has the most laid-back doggie personality!! He can be handled by anyone. Left by himself, he wouldn’t bother anything in his home. Roger is a wonderful dog who needs a very loving home with a loving family!! He just wants love, that’s all, and a lot of rubs and hugs.” Paws crossed you find a family to grant your wishes, Roger!

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi      Lena     Ruby      Nash     Leo       Homer       Duke       Reno       Sparkles      Rascal        Glenn

Thunder         Angel        Brownie      Rusty        Charlie       Hounder       Xena       Guardian      Micah


 

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Week 3
“This week with Mr. Roger has been great!!” This pup has adapted to the handlers in the program as well as the inmates who are not part of the program. In fact, he walks right up to people on the tier for a sniff. “Roger is a very smart dog. He listens to all of his commands!!” His handler is also happy to tell us that Roger no longer has any problem eating his food! “He is loveable and he needs lots of love in return.”

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi      Lena     Ruby      Nash     Leo       Homer       Duke       Reno       Sparkles      Rascal        Glenn

Thunder         Angel        Brownie      Rusty        Charlie       Hounder       Xena       Guardian      Micah


Week 2
His handlers report that Roger is thriving in the program. “He does well with interaction in the recreation hall and he is still quite social with the other dogs. Roger is working with more confidence. His loose-leash walking and recalls have both improved.” This pup is a bit picky when it comes to his dog food, but he is very treat motivated! Although he is social pup on the tier, and seeks out rubs from the folks he encounters, Roger also likes to be by himself. “Sometimes he goes into his own world. All in all, everybody on the tier just loves Roger”

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi      Lena     Ruby      Nash     Leo       Homer       Duke       Reno       Sparkles      Rascal        Glenn

Thunder         Angel        Brownie      Rusty        Charlie       Hounder       Xena       Guardian      Micah


 

Week 1
Roger’s handlers report that his first week “actually went pretty well.  He is very aware of his surroundings.  He is submissive and relaxes for everyone.”  This pup took to his crate without difficulty, and both of his handlers report that he has “great recall.”  Roger is also already making friends with his pack mates.  “He’s great with them outside.  They play together, drink water with each other, etc.”  One of the handlers gave the newcomer a bath, and relays that “it was so relaxing to him, he fell asleep in it.  All in all, Roger’s affectionate and loves attention.”  What a great report, little boy!

 

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi      Lena     Ruby      Nash     Leo       Homer       Duke       Reno       Sparkles      Rascal        Glenn

Thunder         Angel        Brownie      Rusty        Charlie       Hounder       Xena       Guardian      Micah


UPDATE 1-31-13
Roger has been waiting a very long time for his turn in the jail. He is more than ready to take a crack at doggie school just like his buddies who came before him (Rambo, Kelsey, Tucker, etc.). Roger had a home once, but has been waiting in rescue for a few years with no luck. He's is an adorable, six year old Mountain Curr mix who is available for adoption through Animal Rescue Inc .  Stay tuned for next week's update.

 

For information on adopting Roger, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling 717-525-0391.    You can complete an application online by clicking here.

Chi Chi      Lena     Ruby      Nash     Leo       Homer       Duke       Reno       Sparkles      Rascal        Glenn

Thunder         Angel        Brownie      Rusty        Charlie       Hounder       Xena       Guardian      Micah


 

 

 

 


 

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