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    My five kids

    I think I finally figured out how to post a photo so let me introduce you to 5 of my hairballs, the canine hairballs. From left to right - Elliott, his mom Maggie, Bridget, Miles and my baby dog Oliver. Bridget was the first dog we raised for Leader Dogs for the Blind, she had graduated but a second trainer thought she as a little too distracted by squirrels to be someone's eyesight. Miles was the third puppy we raised but he was career changed because he talks too much! And baby Oliver we were raising this year when we discovered he has elbow dysplasia which disqualified him, his siblings and his parents. We did raise a golden that now lives in Penn. with his blind owners, Duffy was our second puppy. My husband wants to raise one more but 5 dogs in the house is more than enough, I vacuum our floors (I was smart enough to build with only hardwood floors) every other day but should vacuum daily. Love my babies! ( In case you are wondering, they are looking at Morey the barn cat who is walking by)
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    Cute pic! They must keep you very busy!
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    Oh my what exciting times you have at your house! I am amazed you have time to quilt after keeping up with those guys. They're all beautiful.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    I know about the vacuuming. We have 3 fur babies and no carpet. It's a daily vacuum chore around here. Once in a while I get the dust mop. I quit investing in Swiffer. Too expensive. I have refills that I can now throw into the laundry after shaking excess hair off.

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    glad you got it figured out
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    Awww, what a cute pic!!!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Great pic!! I am a big dog fan!!!!!!

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    Oh my goodness. What a bunch of beauties!!! They all look so huggable! I just have one cat, Mr. Peach, and I have to vacuum at least every other day. I have darker furniture and he loves to rub on it..that and little tufts of hair seem to be forever flying through the air. He is really worth it though!
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    Beautiful kids!!!!

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    They are all beautiful!

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    i love your fur babies. really like miles. so cute they are....
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    They are beautiful and so are you to be training them for such a great purpose.
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    Oh, your fur babies are gorgeous!

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    Thank you for raising these beautiful animals for a great purpose - and then taking them in when they don't make the cut. My nephew is a puppy-raiser for the cause in Colorado. Your bunch look like a lot of fun!

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    They are great. As for the dog hair, it would drive me nuts. I had a Brittney that shed, but my little cockapoo doesn't..

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    Thanks everyone for admiring my bunch. Yes the hair drives me nuts, there is no way around it, I brush, clip, you name it but it still flies everywhere. The love and fun they provide is well worth it. I am use to wearing a layer of hair where ever I go. And after raising them from seven weeks old to over a year how could I not take them back when they are career changed. I am also a cat lover, have 4, and love my 6 horses and 2 mini donkeys. As a matter of fact, I can't think of an animal I couldn't love.

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    Let's see kitty, horse and of course mini donkey pics too!

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    What a bunch of sweet looking dogs. I sure wish I could have one but my husband says no dogs or cats.

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    They look like such sweeties!
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    Oh my, here kitty, kitty, kitty. They are sooooo cute!!!!

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    They are sure well-behaved.

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    Beautiful kids!

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    Great bunch - looking good.

    When I was still doing Boxer Rescue in Indiana, we have worked a deal with some breeders in our work with Pilot Dogs of Ohio. Whenever a breeder had a white boxer, we would take the pup in at 3 days (when they have their tails docked). We would then hand-raise them and begin basic training with them. When they were 12 weeks old, we would hand them over to PDO for their further training. This enabled pups that would otherwise be euthanized (mostly due to AKC rules) a great future. Boxer are just so smart and training is actually a little faster. People who have had Boxer dogs in the past, usually request that their new one be a Boxer.

    It was a huge win-win-win situation. The breeders did not have the responsibility of raising the pups. PDO had good, solid healthy pups. And if they didn't do so well at their advanced training, they were returned to us and we placed them with forever families.

    Congrats on raising pups. I wish I could get back to it someday. Beautiful group - you should be proud.
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    How wonderful of you to do that kind of work. I wouldn't be able to let them go elsewhere either. We have 7 cats - all rescues - my son says they are old enough to go outside - just can't do it!!

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    Wonderful kids!!!

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