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Donovan Darby ("Donnie")

Status: Adopted 05/25/13
Gender: Male
Age: Young (1-5 Years)
Size: Standard (> 16 lbs)
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Longhaired

Donovan just got back from testing for Canine Good Citizen. He passed!


We wanted to let you know the exciting news! Donovan Darby (Donnie) is now a therapy dog. He passed his temperament test today. What is so cool is that Donnie is paying it forward. He will be visiting hospitals and bringing joy and love to others like you all did for him and do everyday for the other DREAM dogs. Read more about Donovan becoming a Certified Therapy Dog. Donovan also received recognition in the November 2016 edition of the Caring Critters Critter Chronical.

Hi. My name is Donovan Darby and I was adopted in late May.

It has been a real adjustment moving into my new home. I have a brother but he doesn't look like me. He has all these black spots on his white short haired coat and he is much taller than me. I have been going on so many walks since I came to my forever home. I love going on walks. In my previous life, I didn't get around much so I have been learning how to approach people and other dogs. It's hard, but I am making some progress. I was out in the country recently in Bellville visiting with my trainer. I barked at her at first but now we are friends. I even like her two Dachshund children.

I have traveled some with my new mom and dad. I got to go on vacation this summer. I went to the Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches and walked in a pet parade with my brother. Unfortunately, neither of us won the pet costume contest. I liked the slower pace of life and sitting outside and having lunch with my mom and dad. I also got to go to Galveston and see the Strand. It was fun walking around and seeing all the tourists.

Well, I've got to get back to my homework now. I have been going to Petsmart's dog obedience school. I have my final tests next week so I have to practice my "sits" and "downs" so that I can graduate.

Thanks to Kayla, Cong, and Marcie for taking care of me while I was waiting for my forever home.

Love and puppy kisses,

Donovan (the long haired Dachshund--not the singer)

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