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Sweet Soren Lands In Paradise

We fostered five month old Soren for three short weeks at the end of the summer in 2009 and we were reminded of just how much energy one Keeshond puppy has!

This little guy came into rescue from his first family almost housetrained, in spotless condition and in excellent health but it was obvious that he was better suited to a busier home with at least one other Kees.  Soren took to our two adult Keeshonden, Simon and Nikki, like honey to bread though they were somewhat less than enamoured with this rambunctious ball of fluff.  It took a while before the pack was balanced again but Soren eventually learned a few pack manners.

We saw straight away that Soren was a very typical Kees pup:  quick to learn routines, great sense of humour, willing to try anything (including swimming) and, oh, how he loved playing Chase Me! games and wrestling – when Simon and Nikki were in the mood, of course. And what a cuddler!


An adoptive family was found very quickly to maximize bonding time.  Emails flew, a home visit quickly arranged and references consulted and the perfect family for Soren was approved.  Nancy and Terry live in rural South-Western Ontario on a small farm with Chelsea, their adult Kees, and a few horses -- lots of room for a young Kees to work out his puppiness.

On Soren’s Forever Homecoming Day, Nancy and Terry made the long trek to Soren’s foster home.  Soren greeted them with all the bad manners of an excited, now six month old Kees pup:  lots of jumping up and sloppy kisses.  Nancy and Terry fell in love.

Soren has been in his forever home for almost four months now and we hear quite regularly from him.  He's settled in beautifully and is best buddies with his Kees-sister, Chelsea.  Soren has also made a buddy out of one of the mares Nancy and Terry rescued!  He has a large yard secured by an invisible dog fence to play in and lots of human company and doggy pals that visit him regularly.

And yet, with all that love and all that activity, Soren still finds time to be that sly, devilish little puppy he will always be.

As Nancy says, ‘Soren makes us laugh every day’. Could there be more perfect Kees owners?

From the bottom of all our hearts at KRO, thank you Nancy and Terry; we know you will have a wonderful life, Soren!



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In early September 2008, a rag-tag, smelly old road warrior was delivered to a pound in Southwestern Ontario.  Destined for euthanasia, he would cross the Bridge alone, with no one to mourn him.

Several hundred kilometres away, a fledgling organization was forming and this old fellow was destined to be the first test of the group’s resolve.  Flying e-mails, urgency in text, trying to put the pieces together, a heart-pounding initiation.

On September 22, 2008 at 7AM, the mangy dog with the gravely bark was whisked out of the pound and the Zeus Express was on its way.  All who helped him loved him, even though they didn’t really know him -  they just had faith.

On April 15, 2009, at 9PM, barely seven months later, this beautiful dog with the gravely bark, was trained on a wireless pet fence and became a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog.    

Who knew --  You did KRO.  Thank you to all, in particular to Ardis, Sarah, Joyce, Alecia, Dee Dee, Serena, Mom, & Magen.  I will make you proud!!


Zeus Miller, SJATD