We are getting closer to adopting us a dog. No breeder dogs for us, strictly rescue and shelter dogs. The past couple of weekends we have been going to shelters and adoption events and met some really sweet dogs. Didn’t find a perfect match yet. As we meet all these great dogs we have to remind ourselves that dog and human lifestyles need to line up for a happy outcome. Thanks to Best Dawg Rescue and the Washington Animal Rescue League for doing the good work that they do.
Here are some of the cuties that have pulled on our hearts.
This is Bruce and he is way too big for us. But so, so sweet and has perhaps the softest coat I have ever come across. Like a big plush toy.
Bagle was on the shy side but had the trademark soft beagle head and ears. I think John got it right when he said that beagles may love to snuggle but their minds always seem to be elsewhere. Eyes and nose never seem to rest. Kind of cat-like in their independence.
Dobermans look so much friendlier when their ears aren’t cropped. I might have been wary of a doberman, but Janie came up and licked my hand. It was all snuggly after that.
Pictures do not do Brix justice. He was a really friendly guy who unfortunately needs a dog sibling. We aren’t quite ready for two dogs yet.
Elora is Brix’s roommate and also needs a house with another dog. The two of them together are quite the pair. Believe me I am tempted to take both.
Normally I would not be drawn to a Brittany Spaniel, but Byron was quite the lover. And best of all he seemed to like me more than he liked John. I note this because everyone (humans and dogs) tends to like John better than me. But the folks said that Byron would need lots and lots of exercise. And although I do as well, I didn’t think it was realistic to think that we would take Bryon jogging every day.
I don’t think it will be one of these dogs, but stay tuned to see the dog of our dreams. The one who will snuggle up next to me in the library or on the porch.