Hello!  Rachel's mom is coming out here this weekend to help with the baby (yay!) and is hoping to bring the family dog, Heidi, with her then so they don't have to drive cross country with her when they move out here the end of July/first week in August.  We can't keep pets at our apartment (not even fish... sad, huh?) and thus we are looking for a place for Heidi to stay until the family gets out here in a few weeks.  This would be a perfect opportunity for someone who is thinking of getting a dog, or who really wants a dog but doesn't want to have to pay to take care of them (she'll come with her food, toys, and everything else she needs) to have a furry friend come share their home for a few weeks!  Please let us know if you or someone you know and trust might be willing to watch Heidi.  


~Mike, Rachel, & Baby Free =)

This is Heidi.  

She's a golden retriever who loves playing with tennis balls and having her belly rubbed.  
Heidi likes to go for walks, as long as they aren't too long or hot, and she loves to play with children!  
She's 10 years old, which is pretty old in dog years, so she likes to sleep if there's nothing exciting going on.
She doesn't mind other dogs (although she's a pretty old dog and doesn't really enjoy rowdy puppies that jump all over her) and she's always lived with cats. 
Her fur is pretty thick and fluffy, so it's best if she gets brushed once a day to keep the tangles out and help her not be too hot in the summer weather.  
Heidi is house-trained, and will woof at the door when she needs to go out.
She never chews things up, except for Kleenex, which she loves to shred and throw around the room if you leave them lying around.
Heidi knows she is not allowed on the furniture, and she does not jump up either on people or at the door or table.
People food makes her sick, but that won't stop her from begging with her big brown eyes while you're setting the table for dinner!

Not that I (Rachel) am biased or anything, but really Heidi is one of the best dogs ever... and I've had more than my fair share of dogs!  She loves kids, loves being with people, and is so low maintenance.  She wags her tail when you get home, wags her whole body if she hears the word "walk," and if she really likes you, she might take one of your shoes from you when you take it off and fall asleep next to it.