Our latest member of the pack…
Grover is the much-loved puppy of YourPlace Housing’s new Tenancy Officer Kathryn. He is a 5-month-old Cavoodle (King Charles Cavalier x Poodle).
Grover has been in training to become a therapy dog since he was 10 weeks old. He has mastered the commands to sit, drop and allows people to walk through doorways first. He sits when meeting new people and he knows not to eat his food until he is given his command. Just recently he underwent training with various types of props, people, and clothing. He wasn’t bothered by wheels, canes or costumes but when the ‘grandma’ clothing came out all bets were off!! Grover will complete his Level 1 training in January and then has 3 more levels to complete before he can sit for a community exam to be certified.
Grover’s favorite toys are a yellow lion and a blue and white giraffe, but they have been replaced a couple of times because you know PUPPIES!!! Grover goes to puppy day care once a week to hang out with his friends and learn how to be social. During the day Grover likes to play with his golf ball in his favorite blanket where he buries the ball in the blanket and then spends the next 30 minutes trying to find it again. On Tuesday night’s Grover likes to sit in front of the TV and watch his favorite show The Doghouse where he thinks all the other dogs are his new best friends.
Grover’s plan is to complete his training by November 2022 and be able to come into the office with Kathryn as a fully fledged member of the YourPlace team.
Keep your Pets Healthy in Summer
Like people, animals can be affected by hot weather and suffer heat-related illnesses. Follow these tips to keep your best friend cool when the weather is hot:
- If possible, bring pets inside when it’s hot. If they cannot be indoors, make sure they have plenty of shelter and shade. Pets in cages, such as birds, rabbits, and guinea pigs, need to be kept in shade at all times of the day on extremely hot days.
- Never walk your dog on hot pavements, roads, or sand – paws are sensitive and burn easily.
- Don’t leave your pet’s food outside in the heat – if they don’t eat it straight away, cover it and put it in the fridge for later.
- Make sure pets have two large bowls of clean, fresh water to drink (in case one runs out or is knocked over) and put both in the shade. Ice blocks help keep their water cool for longer.
- Never leave pets in a closed shed, garage, or car – the temperature inside will get very hot very quickly.
- Walk your dog early in the morning or later in the day when it’s cooler.