Zola has been with us for about 2 1/2 months now and is really settling into her new life on the farm! Zola is such a sweet and timid dog and is so incredibly good with our two kids, which is really something that we were looking for when we were wanting to adopt a dog. Some of Zola’s favourite activities include playing fetch & keep away with her toys, going for walks & bike rides especially with her kids, and she loves to chase deer, squirrels and other wildlife that may be around the yard. We’ve been working on teaching her some new tricks and so far have taught her to shake a paw, which Kate and Will are thrilled with! Hopefully with a little more work, we’ll be able to teach her a few more. The first few days that we started to let her off her leash, she would take off through the bush and would be off chasing animals and swimming in the sloughs behind our yard. At first we were a little worried when she would run off, but we found that if you chased after her, then it only made her feel that she could go further because you were with her. We soon discovered that if you turned around and came back to the yard, it wouldn’t be long and she would be back in the yard too. For the first month, Zola didn’t go to far from the house unless we were there to go with her, but now she is feeling more comfortable with being here and ventures out to our shop to go say Hi to the guys working out there. If the guys are using any drills or other tools, she usually stays clear of there — she really doesn’t like loud noises. Overall, I would say that Zola has made a good transition moving to our farm and she seems to be really happy! We love her so very much and couldn’t be happier with her and want to say a big “Thank you” to the Brandon Humane Society for allowing us to adopt such a great dog and allowing us to make her a member of our family!
I hope you enjoyed our update on Zola — we couldn’t be happier with her and her progress here — she trule is hom now!
Sincerely, Carrie, Dale, Kate, Will, & Zola