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Success P e t s
Didn’t get everything you wanted over the holiday season? What better antidote for the post-holiday blues
than changing a furry friend’s life for the better? Below we showcase a few pups eager for a new home for
the new year.
TEX T BY RYAN JARRELL
A southern dame every bit as elegant as
her name implies, this chic 20 lbs Terrier
Mix is a hit with both her foster family’s
kids and other dogs. Currently in search
of her forever home, this tenacious terrier
would be perfect for a condominium
dweller who wants all the love a dutiful
dog can provide without all the space;
GoodKarmaPetRescue.org. DUKE & SALLY
A pair of senior Labradors who would
be a lovingly laid-back addition to
any Magic City home, this dynamic
duo is crate-trained, housebroken and
responsive to all basic commands.
Found wandering the streets with no
information, do yourself a favor and make
aiding these two terrific dogs your New
Year’s resolution; LRROF.org.
DOLLY An easygoing Black Lab who’s an instant
intimate with everyone she meets, Dolly’s
truly a dog’s dog — mild-mannered,
unfailingly loyal and always willing to sit
down for a snuggle. The bearer of a silky
coat any fashionista would die for, you can
add this adorable accessory to your home
and know you’re truly starting fresh for
joy. Most puppies aren’t too heavy and you’ll instill in them a daily
pattern so they know their potty time isn’t until they’ve arrived
outside. Even young puppies will start to learn to hold it until they’re
in that familiar spot and you’ve prevented the accidents beforehand.
Not so sure you want to ride in an elevator with a potentially squirmy
pup? Potty patches and artificial turf are a convenient option to
condition smaller breeds. They can be found at specialty pet stores
and are great for small to medium-sized dogs. Best of all, they’re
compact and will fit easily onto any balcony.
It’s something that many Miami citizens run into: Newly gifted a
hound for the holidays, just how do you ensure you keep that hi-rise
condo carpet clean while still properly training your little bundle of
joy? It’s easy to run into the issue of potty training your precious
pet when you live on the 18th Floor. What if my dog doesn’t make
it until we get outside? Are there more convenient options for me?
Thankfully, trying to housebreak in a condo isn’t as troublesome as
it seems. If you’re looking to walk your puppy and want to ensure
they’ll make it to the grassy spot just outside the lobby, holding them
in your arms for the elevator ride is a good security blanket. It also
provides some much-needed cuddle time with your little bundle of
42 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
› Dee Hoult is the CEO of
Applause Your Paws, South
Florida’s largest privately
owned pet dog-training
company, and Miami’s leading
company on Yelp.com.