Today’s post is not about my dogs.
This post is about other dogs.
What other dogs? Where? I’ll kill ’em, I will!
It’s about shelter dogs. Cuz we have some.
First, we have Lambchop – he’s like a Lab X Catahoula or something. He’s super cool lookin’.
And he likes to play ball, which makes my life way super easier. Shelter dogs who play fetch are so much easier to exercise than ones who don’t. You can tire them out more quickly (which is good when you still have a half dozen other dogs waiting to be exercised) and when it’s hot out, like it is now, you don’t have to get all sweaty running around with a dog.
But if we have a dog who doesn’t like to play fetch, but does like to play with another dog, this also makes my life easier. Like Rockstar, who is a 9 month old Lab X Ridgeback:
He likes to play with Pixie, who is a one year old … mini Husky. I dunno what else to call her; she’s only as big as Piper, maybe even a bit smaller.
These two LUUUURRRRVE to play together.
Although sometimes I wonder why Pixie likes it so much!
But if you have a dog who doesn’t like to play ball and isn’t yet allowed to play with other dogs, the easiest thing to do is trick a coworker into playing with the dog, so you don’t get all hot and sweaty and tired.
So you make Officer Johnson play with Tonka, a baby bullmastiff.
And then Tonka looks like this:
And then there’s Sassy Brown, a one year old Shepherd mix, who would really like someone to adopt her.
All of these lovelies, and lots of other cute animals too, are available at the District of North Vancouver Animal Welfare Facility. Come on down and meet them, maybe adopt one! You can meet Spring, who comes to work with me most days :)
Pixie reminds me so much of my Frankie. I love her. Thanks for this awesome post – shelter dogs ROCK!
I think Pixie may be a Husky/Shiba mix? I loves me some Lambchop. Did Rockstar get his name because he behaves like he drank one?
um, mystery woman. says
Super cool photos minus the enforcer ;)
Yay! Shelter dogs! (I don’t know how you don’t have twice as many dogs, with such cuties around.)
Tonka’s a cool name for a bull mastiff! :)
All those dogs look lovely. Luckily for me, Monty feels quite strongly that he should be an only dog, otherwise I’d have far too many. I second the Husky/Shiba idea for Pixie – the tiniest siberian husky in the world, blue eyes and all, lives near me, and they tell me she’s a siberian husky/Shiba inu mix.
Is is possible Pixie is a Klee Kai? Though the only Klee Kai I have seen are smaller and more silver, less brown (we have two locally, both related) they *are* mini Huskies.
I can’t believe Tonka can jump that high! Whooeee, that boy could have a career in — something! lol
Such a beautiful photo of Spring.
Lovely doggies! And I, too, am amazed that a dog built like a Tonka truck can launch himself so high into the air. Wow.
Rebecca C says
Good luck to all of you pups.
Today I transported 3 little BC puppies and a 6-8ish month old female BC in a doggie train to get them south. It is always sad to hear relatives or friends talk about “oh, these dogs would have been adopted, they are so sweet/cute!” No, the puppies were in danger, and I’m pretty sure the female was too. They seem to think that only a few shelter dogs are amazing, undamaged critters, and that they are snatched up with waiting lists. Not so much. :( /endsadrant
Aw, they’re all so cute! Lucky for me I live a looooong way from Vancouver, ’cause otherwise I’d be over there every couple of days all “I’m in ur res-Q adoptin’ ur puppehs”.
Food Lady photos FTW.
Oh gosh. I love the photos of Rockstar and Pixie together. It is so great when puppies find a good playmate.
I want to snuggle Sassy Brown. Oh, gosh. I am such a sucker for shepherds now. She looks so sad :( But my two are plenty to handle as it is.