MEET THE PACK!

THUNDER

 

Pack Mascot/Class Clown
 

Thunder   is what they call a Native American Indian Dog (NAID). One of the most   majestic canines ever, he has an incredibly engaging Spirit. Many of   those who’ve met him agree that he is indeed a Sacred Animal. Super   sweet and sensitive, he weighs over one hundred pounds and stands 6  feet  tall on his hindquarters.
 

He  is remarkably well socialized with  other dogs and wants nothing more  than to romp and play- even with the  little guys. He has a great sense  of humor, is silly on many levels, and  is simply amazing to watch run,  or listen to- when you inspire him to  “sing”.
 

He  loves balls and toys, and desires lots of activity to  amuse himself  and/or be entertained. He relishes his time with K9’s  and/or humans  alike. While he needs calm Leadership, patience, and  affection to  maintain and improve his training, this incredible dog is  well worth  it!

THUNDER IS MY GUY! LET'S BUY HIM SOME KIBBLE!

WANT TO SPONSOR A PACK MEMBER?

 

Each of these fabulous dogs are Permanent Pack Members and are NOT available for adoption.  Visit our ADOPT page for dogs looking for homes.

However,  because they are ALL phenomenal creatures and such top-notch employees  of both Thunder Puppy University and our non-profit they obviously  deserve the best.  Keeping a Pack groomed, vaccinated, fed, entertained  and 'clothed' can be a little pricey.  So, donations of any amount are  greatly appreciated and tax deductible. We've made it easy to sponsor a  dog-  just click their brown button here and off you go to our PayPal!   Mention the dog's name again, and we will do our best to acknowledge  you on our rescue's facebook  with a note of thanks from your sponsee!   (Larger donations just may  receive gifts of appreciation).  Anyway, that's how it works.  The  THUNDER PUPPIES say :  "Thank  Whooooo!"

DONATIONS FOR THE WHOLE PACK!

RUSKA JEAN

 

Ruska   (Roo-skah) means 'the time of autumn when the colors change' but it   really should mean SPITFIRE.  Our  little girl has a HUGE personality   and we just love every inch.  Our nickname for her is Crazy Paws  because of how adorable she is with her 'helicopter' jumps and  spins,  how she scrunches into the earth to get momentum and how remarkably FAST  she is. 
 

She  essentially got kicked out of Utah where unfortunately, she got herself  in a bit of trouble. She was saved from the shelter by Arctic Rescue,  and Ann and her friend Inki drove (like mad women) to Provo and picked  her up.

Well,   that was at the end of 2012 and we didn't know it then, but she was   with us to stay.  She fits in perfectly and is able to provide guidance   to dogs in training that are of the High Energy variety,  She loves  her  Pack Mates and entertains her human every single day.  Great things  do  come in small packages!  

I WANT TO SPONSOR RUSKA!

NAKITA SUGARFUR

 

Nikki  is a fabulous female Siberian who stole our hearts from the word  "mush!" She came to us branded as abandoned and abused. The story goes  she was tied to a boiler in the basement and the people moved out,  leaving her there. Also  said to be aggressive-Nikki proves you can’t believe everything you  hear. She has never given us one iota of trouble!  (Well, there was that  time she took herself for a stroll in a snowstorm -but hey- what Husky  hasn't?)  As she has hung around The University, she has become a huge  asset to the rehabilitation program and is the calm, assertive Pack  Leader.  Older  now, infact our oldest at around twelve she can get a bit crochety when  she’s not in the mood, but still she knows just the right amount of  correction to give to dogs who are struggling with anxious energy.   Chatty and hilarious with her Zoomy Zoomy Zooms, we can't imagine life  without her! 

BUY NIKKI WHATEVER SHE WANTS!

WYATT SLURP

 

"Hey  Lasssie!  Did  you know Timmy is in the well?  No?  Well, let me just  make an  Incredible Journey with my Iron Will and go get him out for  you, okay?"  ~Wyatt
 

We   call Wyatt our Disney dog because he is so full of life, so willing to   embark on any adventure, gets along with most everybody, is pretty  darn  smart, and goes anywhere with his human.  He came from a  neglectful  situation out of state, where a wonderful angel named Stacy  rescued him  and drove him to us.  It was our lucky day.  He was just a 9  month old  pup and full of 'The Dickens', but after attending The  University for  awhile it was clear he was meant to stay.  Now he enjoys  a well-balanced  life of work (he's a pack therapist), play, and a safe  home environment  to call his own.  Dogs like Wyatt are few and far  between- he's a  treasured member of the Thunder Puppy Pack.

WYATT IS MY TOY BOY! LET'S GET HIM MORE PLAY THINGS!

ROCKSTAR

 

Born   the summer of 2009,  we've actually known RockStar since he was but a wee pup. Like  any good rock star, our boy has lived a party lifestyle, only to settle  down in his (now) senior years.  Those outrageous days are not without  consequence!

He   won the public's heart when one  night he accidentally 'overdosed' on  some of his bedding and had to have life  saving  surgery.  Two feet of  intestine removed!  That didn't really phase him in the long run, but in  2016 he started to develop glaucoma in his left eye.  Originally we  were told the eye would have to be removed, yet we opted for more  holistic treatment and to date, although cloudy, the eye is not painful  or protruding. We're still trying to get him to wear his skull and  crossbones patch- Bark Out Loud! 

 He  is an all around fantastic dog  who is so very smart and willing  to  please.  He is a great playmate for all the dogs who come to   Stay-n-Train, loves his Pack and Human, and is a  good example in the  home environment.  We are very proud of -and happy  for- this gregarious  guy. What was once a diamond in the rough is now a  precious gem. 

ROCKSTAR NEEDS TO FUND HIS NEXT TOUR! LET'S GET HIM A MAKEOVER!

ABRACADABRA

 

Meet   AbraCadabRa! -the Spellbound Sled Dog!   Now you see her, now you   don’t!  Thunder Puppy took in Abby and 8 of her teammates in 2011 from a  sled dog operation in Eagle County who fell on some really rough times.  After an ordeal where she escaped in strange territory and ultimately  returned after 3 days 'on the run", it was decided she would stay with  us forever.  

An  extremely special  girl, it has taken a lot of sensitivity and patience  to understand the sled  dog personality and a willingness to help her  transition into a loving   home environment.   We have done our best to  acclimate  her to a different lifestyle 'off the post and platform', and  it took a total commitment to her so  she could  feel  safe and  secure,  getting into the routine  of domestic life.
The  Pack has been her best teacher.  Even though she lives on the campus of  The University, Abby herself has never 'graduated'.  We've never asked  anything of her other than to just enjoy her life and be a dog. 

Sleek,  speedy and  “sexy”,  Abby is amazing to watch run in a large   area,   flirts with  the boys in The Pack, and (other than her 'hoarding habit'  -haha!) she has  become a extremely lovable house pet.  It is so  rewarding to see how  much her life has improved and witness her true  personality shining through. 

ABRACADABRA! I WANNA REACH OUT AND GRAB YA!

SPROCKET

 

SPROCKET.   Her name should be a verb. "I want to sprocket all day long."  This  amazing girl came to us after being surrendered to the local shelter and  subsequently returned and/or abandoned SEVEN TIMES IN EIGHT MONTHS!   She was accused of all kinds of unadoptable behavior by the people who  thought they had to have her.  The truth?  She's just too smart for the  average human. This girl can open gates and doors, is highly acrobatic,  knows what she wants and knows how to get it; she don't need no stinking  thumbs!  

She lucked out (and so did we) that  our favorite shelter behaviorist knew exactly where she belonged.  Here  since just after New Year's 2017, Sprocket has become the House Manager  and the trainer's right paw canine. She loves training the puppies that  come into Stay-N-Train, and although a bit awkward socially with the  boys, she does her best to win their hearts.  

Curious  (bordering on nosey- ha!) intelligent, funny as heck- this dog  entertains us hourly with her antics. When she's not sorting our  laundry, she can be found playing fetch or self-entertaining with an ice  cube.  She gets more likes on social media than any self-respecting dog  should. We love this "unadoptable" dog despite her challenging behavior  and have selfishly decided to keep her until end days.  Welcome home to  stay, Sprocket.

SPROCKET NEEDS A RAISE! I WANT TO REWARD HER HARD WORK!

SEFF

 

Oh,  how we love our Seff!  Are you seeing a theme here?  Haha!  His name  means "little wolf" and is as unique as he is. We have never seen such  beautiful and different markings on a Siberian Husky.  Seff is our  youngest and latest addition, arriving to us in July of 2017 at the  sweet age of 8 months old.  The poor kid had already found trouble- that  we believe was completely preventable. (*training note, it often is!)   Anyway, the nature of his crime made it impossible for a governmental  agency to place him in a home themselves, so we jumped at the  opportunity.  Well, he has the sweetest disposition, the cutest face,  the most happy-go-lucky personality-and maybe most importantly- Sprocket  loved him immediately. The best things come in pairs!  Who doesn't love  a puppy? 

 Seff gets along with all dogs and  has already done his internship as a Pack Therapist.  He is an excellent  house pet as well as a supplement to the training program.  Allowed to  'just be a dog' for awhile when they arrive on campus, Seff is looking  forward to brushing up his basic obedience and all the other things a  young adolecent needs to learn.  Meanwhile, he is just a blast to watch  play and has a subtle sense of humor that is a joy to look for and see.   You'll be hearing more  from him as we take this entire well-rounded  and balanced Pack into the future!

HE'S JUST A BABY! I LOVE HIM!