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So you think this is Your Dog?

Numerous folks have indicated interest in adopting the corgis we’ve been telling you about here in the blog. This blog is actually an extension of our ForPaws Corgi Rescue website, http://www.forpaws.org which is where available dogs are posted. 

It is also the home of our LEARN MORE section – the most important part of the ForPaws Corgi Rescue website. Anyone interested in adoption, should make it a point to first visit our Learn More section, http://www.forpaws.org/articles/index2.html There we tell you all about this breed and just what it takes to be “owned by a corgi.” 

Corgis are the smallest dogs in the herding dog family. They are smart, happy, affectionate and “driven” little dogs. They are generally “Type A” personalities. They are wonderful in the right home and can be a “nightmare” in the wrong home. Ensuring a fit is crucial, which is why we encourage anyone interested in this breed to RESEARCH IT FIRST!

We always thoroughly evaluate our foster dogs before we consider making them available for placement. At that time they are posted on our ForPaws Corgi Rescue website, http://www.ForPaws.org

In order to be considered for adoption you must submit an application via the website. We screen all applicants carefully and only place a dog when there is a good match between dog and owners. We look at your lifestyle and consider whether it matches the personality and needs of the particular dog. 

We also talk to you about the temperaments of any existing pets in your home. If you have a very dominant dog, and the dog we have available is also a dominant member in the pack order, clearly this is not a good match. 

Bottom line: There is a LOT more to adopting a rescue dog than falling in love with a pretty face – though this certainly is part of it! 

Thanks to everyone who has been following our Tails…or not…we appreciate your interest!


Live…from Minnesota – Corgi Summer Olympics!!!

New World Records set by Competitors without Tails!!

Updated events have just been filed by the CPI (Corgi Press International) from Minnesota where the Corgi Summer Olympics are taking place this year. Senior Correspondent, K.D., reports on the action:

Charlie has been practicing running laps and I told him it paid off!  He won a SILVER Medal for his “SPEED” and ability to “LEAP” straight in the air and land on the other side of the finish line, without breaking stride.  He also is quite talented at kicking up a lot of dust to throw off the competition!

Wilson has perfected the NEW swimming stroke that is done on land.  Have you all heard of this one?  It is an incredible new event called “Alligator Man”?  The dog is jumping up and down with his front legs and bowing at the same time while his mouth is snapping and he makes a little growling sound. Well, our own Mr Wilson seems to be quite a natural “alligator man”.  You should see him in action!   The unbelievable movement landed him a SILVER MEDAL. We will see this guy again in 2012, and you better believe he’s going for the Gold (Did somebody say Solid Gold…where’s the food?)

Kelly (Hey Gene Kelly look out! You aren’t the only one that can dance!) Kelly won a SILVER Medal in FLOOR Exercises with his incredible “Foot work,”  complete with verbal expressions! The judge was quite impressed with this talented “Young” (in fact the youngest in the field) competitor. This one has a brilliant future ahead and we’ll be looking for him again in 2012!
Nolan competed in a very special class where most dogs could not enter.  It is a most special class and he excelled.   It was called the “HEART” contest.  No one else even came close.  This “Little Man” touched the judge’s hearts and it was clearly visible by the tears in her eyes.   The amazing depth to this little guy is staggering.  Needless to say, he didn’t have to stagger to the top of the platform, but hopped up with ease to accept his GOLD MEDAL! Nolan, you’re our Hero!