Born the summer of 2009, we've actually known RockStar since he was but a wee pup. We met through the University's training program and were actually the ones who originally potty trained him, etc. Unfortunately in 2012, he was surrendered by his owners due to a lifestyle conflict. It was determined that RockStar would get more of his needs met, more often, with The Pack.
He won the public's heart when just six months into his stay with us, one night he accidentally swallowed some of his bedding and had to have life saving surgery. Everyone rallied for RockStar and he has been immersed in our hearts ever since. He is an all around fantastic dog who, although he has a high energy level, is so very smart and willing to please. He is a great playmate for all the dogs who come to Stay-n-Train, enjoys his Wednesdays at Day Camp with the gang, and is a good example in the home environment. We are very proud of -and happy for- this gregarious guy. What was once a diamond in the rough is now a precious gem.
Meet AbraCadabRa! -the Spellbound Sled Dog! Now you see her, now you don’t! ABBY is an eight year old ALASKAN Husky. An extremely special girl, she is a rescued/retired Sled Dog. It has taken a lot of sensitivity and patience to understand the sled dog personality and a willingness to help her transition into a loving family and home environment. We have been doing our best to acclimate her to a different lifestyle 'off the post and platform', but as with a few of her teammates adopted before her, it took a commitment to her so she could feel completely safe and secure, getting into the routine of domestic life.
Ultimately, we thought it beneficial for Abby to stay in a situation with similar domesticated breeds who could help show her the ropes. Since she is most friendly and familiar with her own species, The Pack has been her best teacher. Sleek, speedy and “sexy”, Abby is amazing to watch run in a large area, flirts with the boys in The Pack, and other than her 'hoarding habit' :) she has become a extremely lovable house pet. It is so rewarding to see how much her life has improved and her true personality shining through.
Well, that was at the end of 2012 and we didn't know it then, but she was with us to stay. She fits in perfectly and is able to provide guidance to dogs in training that are of the High Energy variety, She loves her Pack Mates and entertains her human every single day. Great things do come in small packages!
Ruska (Roo-skah) means 'the time of autumn when the colors change' but it really should mean SPITFIRE. Our physically little girl has a HUGE personality and we just love every inch. Our nickname for her is Crazy Paws because of how adorable she is with her 'helicopter' jumps and spins, how she scrunches into the earth to get and maintain momentum, and how remarkable FAST she is.
She came from Utah, where unfortunately she got herself in a bit of trouble. She was saved from the shelter by Arctic Rescue.
"Hey Lasssie! Did you know Timmy is in the well? No? Well, let me just make an Incredible Journey with my Iron Will and go get him out for you, okay?" ~Wyatt
We call Wyatt our Disney dog because he is so full of life, so willing to embark on any adventure, gets along with most everybody, is pretty darn smart, and goes anywhere with his human. He came from a neglectful situation out of state, where a wonderful angel named Stacy rescued him and drove him to us. It was our lucky day. He was just a 9 month old pup and full of 'The Dickens', but after attending The University for awhile it was clear he was meant to stay. Now he enjoys a well-balanced life of work (he's a pack therapist), play, and a safe home environment to call his own. Dogs like Wyatt are few and far between- he's a treasured member of the Thunder Puppy Pack.
Nikki is a fabulous female Siberian who stole our hearts from the word "mush!" She came to TPU from another rescue, branded as abused and aggressive-BUT she must have known she was home, because she never gave us one iota of trouble! (Well, there was that time she took herself for a stroll in a snowstorm -but hey- what Husky hasn't?) As she has hung around The University, she has quickly become a huge asset to the rehabilitation program and is the Beta Female of the group-whatever Diamond doesn't feel like dealing with, Nikki takes on. She has been instrumental in raising Wyatt, and knows just the right amount of correction to give to dogs who are struggling with anxious energy. Chatty and hilarious with her Zoomy Zoomy Zooms, we can't imagine life without her!
Pack Mascot/Class Clown
Thunder is a six year old Native American Indian Dog (NAID). One of the most majestic canines ever, he has an incredibly engaging Spirit. Many of those who’ve met him agree that he is indeed a Sacred Animal. Super sweet and sensitive, he weighs over one hundred pounds and stands 6 feet tall on his hindquarters.
He is remarkably well socialized with other dogs and wants nothing more than to romp and play- even with the little guys. He has a great sense of humor, is silly on many levels, and is simply amazing to watch run, or listen to- when you inspire him to “sing”.
He loves balls and toys, and desires lots of activity to amuse himself and/or be entertained. He relishes his time with K9’s and/or humans alike. While he needs calm Leadership, patience, and affection to maintain and improve his training, this incredible dog is well worth it!
It is an honor to have Thunder as our mascot and as permanent member of our Pack. Thunder is NOT available for adoption.
Meet The Pack!
Thunder Puppy University incorporates it’s own Pack of dogs into our training program to subsidize behavior modification and socialization skills amongst our students. A Balanced Pack, under the careful eye and supervision of a caring Leader, can often provide the foundation and educate the most unruly of dogs as to the proper way of behaving. Dealing with dog aggression, fear, nervous energy, polite interaction, and more- this natural form of rehabilitation experience carries over to the every day living with their human counterparts.
This distinctive Thunder Puppy Pack has already helped rescue and retrain multitudes of their canine friends, and they certainly don’t mind the work! The Pack is walked, taught, and treated to a fun and games play group on a daily basis, and often serve individually, or in sets, as positive role models in Class or at Private Sessions. Their greatest work is attributed to students in the Stay and Train program, sharing stability and unity, and restoring peace of mind.
Each Pack Member has a unique personality- different strengths and weakness, yet they meld together as Nature intended, to insure the safety and survival of all. Forgiving of newcomers, yet firm in their social skills, The TPU Pack is extraordinary beyond measure.
Perhaps more importantly, once a Temporary Pack Member has achieved Balance, he or she is made AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION through THUNDER PUPPY K9 REHABILITATION AND REHOMING and seeks to secure their Forever Family! There are currently two dogs in The Pack hoping to find a permanent home. Please look at their biographies and photos here on our non-profit (TPK9RR) pages. Do you have room in your heart and home for one (or two!) of these extremely special dogs?
If you are interested in any available member of The Pack, please contact us by phone or email for more information and to set up a meeting!
Video: The Wolf and The Sled Dog. A Love Story
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Video: Wyatt's World. Just Swim