Wishbone, the Jack Russell mix, and Casey, the Cavalier King Charles mix, are learning to be dogs.
The dogs we rescued from Pollywood Pets on December 15 have been staying at the Pet Ritz Lakeshore Resort in Roseville, MI. www.petritzlakeshoreresort.com
This is how the Pet Ritz describes its facilities:
Picture the finest hotel, restaurant and workout facility. Now picture that same quality for America’s pets. That is the level of sophistication and style that pets and their owners will encounter at Pet Ritz Lakeshore Resort.
Wishbone and Casey went from a small, cramped weekend pet shop, where they lived almost their entire lives of 18 months and one year respectively in small, stacked cages on wheels, to a comfortable dog hotel and daycare center.
The dogs have been learning to socialize and play with other dogs. At first, they didn’t even know how to get along with each other, let alone other dogs. They have grown rather attached to one another.
It has been easier for Casey, who is outgoing and has lots of energy. Wishbone is still timid. He is going to stay and work with Vladae Roytapel, the well-known behaviorist for a couple of weeks. www.vladae.com. Vladae seems to believe that Wishbone was abused. We are not certain why Wishbone is so timid. Perhaps it is because he lived in a small, shaky cage for 18 months. Or maybe it was because other dogs were aggressive toward him, as evidenced by the bad bite on his ear that required surgery.
More than 50 people have called The Pet Ritz to inquire about the dogs. They want to know what they can do to help. Please join the CAPS online community so we can send you updates and action alerts about the dogs and Pollywood Pets. CAPS thanks all of you for your concerns and offers to help.
Thanks again to VCA in Allen Park, MI for donating more than $4,000 in veterinary care and to Pets Plus for providing free supplies.
I will be visiting the Detroit area next weekend and plan to spend time with Wishbone and Casey. I hope to watch Vladae work with Wishbone. Keep checking my blog for more updates.