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Midwest Canines

↠ Rosebud of my Heart “Sophie” CGC TKN TKI | Border Collie ↠ Buddy | Ruger CGC | Doberman Pinschers ↠ Sit, Stay & Play | HOLLYDOGMOM20 for $20 off

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I’m sitting here, relaxing after a fun & busy weekend, watching all 3 of the pups sleep peacefully. Ruger is sleeping directly in front of me, his face nestled between his two front paws, eyes closed & breathing evenly. This senior dog is such a blessing in my life & it’s these peaceful, quiet moments that I look at him and realize that he is in fact getting older, slower & grayer. I don’t know how life will go on when Ruger’s day comes. Now, fingers crossed, he still have a handful of years left—he’s in good health physically & mentally—but I can’t help but get choked up when the thought of him no longer being around crosses my mind. I’ve heard a lot of people say that the checklist of things their dog loves has helped them determine when it is time. I don’t want to dwell on what has yet to come, especially the sad times, but I do think it’ll be fun to list the things Ruger absolutely LOVES to do, so here goes... ↠ Walks: Ruger loves a good stroll ↠ Eating: if it’s edible, he’ll eat it... he takes after me in this regard ↠ Hiking: Ruger has slowed down during hikes in the past two years, but he still loves to explore at his leisurely pace ↠ Backyard squirrel patrolling: no joke, this is a responsibility Ruger takes VERY seriously ↠ Scent Work: Ruger loves playing “find it” games & using his nose ↠ Snuggling: if Ruger doesn’t receive his daily quota of snuggles & attention, he will sass, whine and bark at me until he receives it I love you so much, Woogie Bear. . This is my entry into #25kfallgiveaway hosted by @nelleandellen , @5280coloradodogs & @atlasthesam . ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— . . . . #midwestcanines #dogsofmsp #oldmanruger #dobermanpride #dobelove #alldoberman #dobermanpinscher #doberman #dobermansofinstagram #exploremn #capturemn #minnstagram #dogsofmn #minnesota #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #explorewithdogs #adventurewithdogs #optoutside #thegreatoutdogs #backcountrypaws #thestatelyhound #aestheticdogs #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #unleashedexplorers #sendadogphoto #isupportseniorpets
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Squad Goals 💯 Do you ever think about your dog(s) and realize just how great of a life they have? They live in our world & they have it made. If only I could see and experience the world through the lens of my dog for one day. On the other hand, not all dogs are fortunate enough to be in loving homes, so here’s my plug to educate, donate & do what you can to raise awareness and help dogs in need this winter season. ♥️ . ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— . . . . #midwestcanines #sweetsophiemn #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #borderaussie #miniaussie #aussiesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #weeklyfluff #explorewithdogs #adventurewithdogs #optoutside #thegreatoutdogs #backcountrypaws #thestatelyhound #aestheticdogs #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #unleashedexplorers #sendadogphoto #mydogismy #canonusa #visitcolorado #explorecolorado #sevenbridges #colorado #northcheyennecanyon
Winter has officially hit in MN. We woke up to a substantial layer of snow this morning, and I don’t think it’s going to be melting soon. It was 25°F when I took all three on a walk last night—in the dark. 😰 We all walked a little faster than normal. . ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— . . . #midwestcanines #sweetsophiemn #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #borderfame #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #weeklyfluff #explorewithdogs #adventurewithdogs #optoutside #thegreatoutdogs #backcountrypaws #thestatelyhound #aestheticdogs #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #unleashedexplorers #sendadogphoto #mydogismy #canonusa #visitcolorado #explorecolorado #sevenbridges #colorado #northcheyennecanyon
Winter is coming ❄️ Swipe➡️ to see how Sophie feels about it. ——— A lot of people talk about their adoption experience and either have a very positive, smooth experience or a pretty negative one. Sophie's adoption was a positive experience, but also quite different than what most people think of as the "normal" adoption process. I didn't see Sophie on a shelter or rescue organization's website, nor did I happen to meet her at an adoption event. She blindsided me from the moment I met her & knew I was her person before I even entertained the idea. You see, I adopted Sophie on impulse, after last-minute deciding to temporarily foster her. She didn't have a foster home lined up in rescue and I she had just arrived off a rescue transport. There was no waiting list, asking another party about her personality/behavior/history, or any of that—a strange little Border Collie hopping on my couch & falling asleep in my lap within 1 hour of me bringing her home is all it took for me to realize she wasn't going anywhere. I've been very fortunate to have adopted all 3 of my dogs through what is commonly referred to as the #fosterfailure process—when a foster fits in so perfectly to your life, that you decide to make them a permanent part of your family. Anytime my friends & family consider adopting, I always encourage them to look into fostering. It's a wonderful way to give a loving home to a dog in need & also helps prepare them to be adopted—training, exposure, experiences that a shelter environment cannot provide. If you've considered fostering, please don't hesitate to reach out to me with additional questions or to a local rescue organization for more information. It's generally free to foster, and the only commitment that is required of you is your love, patience and time. Bonus: if you end up fostering a dog that fits your lifestyle perfectly, you might just find yourself telling others about your own adoption process. ☺️ I nominate @animalhumanemn to receive a @voyagersk9apparel box! #joyofgivingvoyagersk9apparel ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— #midwestcanines #sweetsophiemn
Happy #tongueouttuesday from this handsome joy! 😍 Jasper (@a_lab_named_jasper ) has been staying with us for a week while his owners are on vacation. He is a repeat stay & fits in seamlessly with the pack. His goofy, sweet, happy demeanor only adds to the pack dynamic & he has successfully gotten all 3 of my dogs to engage in play with him. I texted Jasper’s mom & said that Jasper makes me want an English lab, but then realized that was a lie. Jasper makes me want Jasper 😂 It sure will be sad to see this boy go home tomorrow—I’m soaking up every moment with him. Swipe ➡️ to see some gorgeous & goofy shots of this sweetheart. #mrjasperjoy . . . This is my entry into #25kfallgiveaway hosted by @nelleandellen , @5280coloradodogs & @atlasthesam . ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— . . . . #midwestcanines #dogsofmsp #englishlab #blacklab #labsofinstagram #labradorretriever #exploremn #capturemn #minnstagram #dogsofmn #minnesota #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #weeklyfluff #explorewithdogs #adventurewithdogs #optoutside #thegreatoutdogs #backcountrypaws #thestatelyhound #aestheticdogs #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #sendadogphoto #roversitter #wolvesinthewind
My handsome dude. Buddy had his annual vet exam yesterday—he weighed in at 66lb. Crazy to think that over a year ago, he was skin & bones and weighed less than 60lb due to IBD. This guy doesn’t get nearly the same amount of “spotlight” as Sophie or Ruger, but that’s because cameras & posing isn’t his thing. And that’s 100% alright. I cherish all the special moments & poses that I am able to snap of my sweet boy, and choose to spend the rest of our time together doing what makes him happy—walking, running & training. . ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— . . . . #midwestcanines #dogsofmsp #buddyboymn #dobermanpride #dobelove #alldoberman #dobermanpinscher #doberman #dobermansofinstagram #exploremn #dogsofmn #minnesota #dogsofinstagram #explorewithdogs #adventurewithdogs #optoutside #thegreatoutdogs #thestatelyhound #aestheticdogs #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #sendadogphoto #mydogismy #stackdogsunday #dogswithIBD #shotoniphone #ecollar #ecollartraining #hermsprenger
What’s cuter than a dog in a little red wagon? — Can’t wait to see our friends at the @dogsofmsp November meetup this afternoon! Come grab a beer & hang with us from 1-4pm at @lakesandlegends. See you there! 🐾🍻 . . . ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— . . . . #midwestcanines #dogsofmsp #sweetsophiemn #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #borderfame #heartdog #exploremn #capturemn #minnstagram #msp #dogsofmn #minnesota #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #weeklyfluff #explorewithdogs #adventurewithdogs #optoutside #thegreatoutdogs #backcountrypaws #thestatelyhound #aestheticdoglife #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #unleashedexplorers #sendadogphoto #mydogismy
For the longest time, I stared at this photo and thought “this would be the PERFECT photo if it weren’t for the ecollar”. But I thought & stared at this photo even longer and realized this photo IS perfect to me. Buddy absolutely loves his ecollar; he goes absolutely nuts for it every time I pull it out. The ecollar has increased his quality of life greatly; it has also allowed him to have more freedom than ever before. It’s my way of communicating with him without having to raise my voice, which in turn only contributes to already stressful situations for the both of us. Buddy and I still have a long way to go in our relationship building & understanding of one another, but we sure as hell have come a long way from where we started. . Tawny Fray bandana by @kensiearnolddesigns . ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— . . . #midwestcanines #dogsofmsp #buddyboymn #dobermanpride #dobelove #alldoberman #dobermanpinscher #doberman #dobermansofinstagram #ecollar #ecollartechnologies #ecollartraining #dogtraining #exploremn #minnstagram #dogsofmn #minnesota #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #explorewithdogs #adventurewithdogs #optoutside #thegreatoutdogs #backcountrypaws #thestatelyhound #aestheticdogs #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #sendadogphoto #mydogismy
They are the reason I drag my ass out of bed on the hardest days. All the words in the world couldn’t explain the love I have for them. . This is my entry for the #CopperPaws30K giveaway hosted by @copper.paws , @harborhoundco & @ruff_bar . ——— Shop & Save RESCUEPACK10 ↠ @finleysbarkery RESCUEPACK12 ↠ @kensiearnolddesigns RESCUEPACK20 ↠ @petqwerks ——— . . . . #midwestcanines #welcometomyrescuepack #dogsofmsp #dogmom #dogmomlove #exploremn #minnstagram #minnesota #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #weeklyfluff #explorewithdogs #adventurewithdogs #optoutside #thegreatoutdogs #backcountrypaws #thestatelyhound #aestheticdoglife #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #unleashedexplorers #sendadogphoto #mydogismy #ONPtoDenver
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