Meet The Hardworking Team
I adopted Clyde from the Conroe Animal Shelter in June of 2012. He was only 4 months old and a bundle of energy ready to join a family. The volunteers at the shelter assured me that he was a good dog that just needed some discipline. And boy, he needed discipline. While he was excited to join the family, he had a lot to learn.
I had 2 cats that he saw as toys. I worked hard to teach him to respect their boundaries. I had to teach him to not eat my furniture. In the first 6 months with me he ate an entire welcome mat, a baseball, and a full box of tissues.
Clyde worked really hard to be the good boy I knew he could be. He was a really wonderful dog and sidekick.
He loved to eat, swim, beg for food, bark at people who walked the greenbelt behind the house, eat, cuddle with his cat siblings, beg for food, play at day camp, eat, watch tv with me in the evenings, and last but not least, beg for food.
After Clyde passed away, the house immediately became quiet and lonely. I could not live without a dog. I went back to the Conroe Animal Shelter and immediately saw a small bridle pup. He was calm and had the sweetest eyes ever. I took him out to the shelter's yard and hung out with him to see if I felt he was a good fit for the home. Having 2 senior cats at home, I thought it would be best to get a dog that was not as hyper. Clifford seemed like he could get along well with the cats. I brought him home and he immediately made himself comfortable. An initial visit at our vet found he had a respiratory infection. 3 days after starting antibiotics he became and endless bundle of energy. But, the family continued to welcome him and everyone got along. He has more energy than I've ever seen in a dog. The day camp where he stays agrees. They have reported he runs around nonstop for the entire stay. I love him to bits and can't wait to see what adventures we go on.
One day while walking Clifford, an elderly neighbor that I had waved hi to regularly stopped me. He said he was moving out of state to be closer to his children. He was moving into an apartment for seniors and they would not allow him to bring his dog. He wanted to find a good home for her and asked if I would be willing to add her to my family. Immediately I said I would. He was absolutely relieved. Dixie has been with us since March 2022. She is 11 years old. Like Clifford, she made herself at home and is getting along with everyone. She is way more mellow than Clifford. She enjoys hanging out and watching TV with the family and helping out with chores. She is always "helping out" around the house. She has been a wonderful addition to the family.