R.O.A.R. Squad: April and Amos and their dog, Daisy

R.O.A.R. Squad: April and Amos and their dog, Daisy

A huge welcome to April and Amos and their lovely Daisy to the R.O.A.R. Squad

One quick note: You’ll notice that the rescue organization Daisy was came from is not mentioned here: Some rescue organizations have a better track record when it comes to spay/neuters, background info etc. than others. Please see the note from April at the bottom of this post and make sure you do your research!

Welcome guys!

Humans: April McLeod & Amos Lindahl 

Pet: Daisy- she turned 2 yrs old on May 30, 2010! 

Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound 

About April and Amos: I (April) was a teacher for 16 years and my fiancé, Amos, was a supervisor at a machine shop, also for 16 years. For several years I had a pet sitting business on the side and in 2006 I took the daring step to end my teaching career to devote all my time to my (now our) business: Teacher’s Pet Sitting Services. In January 2010 I created a blog, The Teacher’s Pets, to share my adventures with my clients’ pets and it has been a great source of entertainment, education, and information for 5 months and counting!      

Non-Coon Coonhound: Daisy ran away from her original owners who were trying to train her to coon hunt. Apparently she was not a born coon hunter. She got scared and did not return to her owner’s truck so she was left in the woods and she never saw her sister coonhound or her original owners again. After that she somehow ended up in a puppy mill and then was rescued… only to be placed into one home after another; no one wanted to keep her for long because she was labeled as “untrainable.” Her foster parents had her for 3 months before we came along and the rest is history! 

A Daisy by Any Other Name:

  • We’ve had Daisy for nearly a year and during this time she has ruined my favorite winter hat (picture included above), several pairs of flip flops, Amos’ shorts and a baseball hat;
  • Daisy loves sleep between us with her head on her own pillow; she snores very, very loudly;
  • She is afraid of dump trucks, cars in idle, and anyone who is using a hammer.

Where: Manchester, NH

Note from April: I urge my readers to do the research with your chosen rescue organization before adopting a dog. In the end we are extremely happy with our dear coonhound, but please be careful while searching for your next furry friend. You can read more about the guidelines for a reputable rescue here.

Want to meet another Daisy? Check out Sandy and her dog, Big Daisy!

Join the R.O.A.R. Squad 

Do you want to be join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you! 

Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

14 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: April and Amos and their dog, Daisy”

  1. Kari says:

    oh we understand the whole reputable rescue thing, Big Carls group was a nightmare

    • @Kari- It’s really good advice. Call me naive, but before reading about your experience with Big Carl and April’s experience it hadn’t occurred to me how important it is to research your rescue org before giving them your support. Of course, once you meet “your” dog you will buy/adopt him/her from anywhere- but that it why it is that much more important to do your homework up front.

  2. 2 dewclaws up for taking on a dog that others couldn’t keep!

    On another note, still waiting for the final home office reno pictures. (fingers drumming on table)

  3. Yay! A pooch that looks just as pampered as mine! Very very sweet, both the pictures and the story…

  4. blanket says:

    I love Daisy! She looks incredibly happy too! Interesting post Shauna, thanks.

  5. Hey I recognize these folks too. I love how the blog world keeps getting smaller – and we see more and more goodness ever day. ROAR squad rocks indeed!

  6. Annah says:

    I love rescue dogs 🙂 He’s gorgeous. All three of mines are rescues and they are my children.

  7. Mel says:

    April – I love Daisy already! She is absolutely adorable.
    I am so glad she found both you and Amos. I am a pet sitter as well and have two rescues of my own. Aren’t we lucky people?

  8. Daisy's mom says:

    Daisy and I are so honored and thankful to have a place of honor on your website! We appreciate you for helping spread the word about the pitfalls of puppy mills! We are your ambassadors furever and ever!

  9. I thought I recognized you guys! Like Shauna said, after reading about Daisy and Big Carl I didn’t realize there were rescue groups out there that just weren’t good. We got lucky with Miss M’s and Mr B’s rescue groups who are really good and involved with their dogs–Miss M’s group is even having an alumni event this weekend. I do like the picture of Daisy in the hat.

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