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Trinity and Niobe are both about 5 years old, and coincidentally born within a week of each other. Trinity is a black and tan Belgian Sheperd (Malinois), and Niobe is a red and black Rottweiler/Sharpei mix. I adopted Trinity from a local shelter. One week later, I found Niobe in an abusive situation and rescued her. I ended up keeping both of them!
Trinity is a 'down to business' dog. She loves to go running along side my truck out in the country and can't get enough even after 8 miles!
Niobe is still a puppy at heart! She loves to 'prance' and play with her stuffed bear by tossing him over her head. She only goes about a quarter of the way that Trinity does when we run, then she wants back in the truck.
These two are polar opposites! Trinity is very serious and Niobe is playful, but Trinity behaves and listens, whereas Niobe is pretty bull-headed. They get along together fabulously and they like cats.
Hoochie Poochie is 4. He is a Rottweiler, Pit, Sharp-pei that I got from the pound when he was 6 weeks old. He likes to steal the soccer ball. Really! He wraps both paws around it and takes it away from the kids and won't give it back until I make him.
This is Hoochie Poochie looking for his morning paper! He is the kindest, most loving animal I've ever known and I've owned all kinds of animals most of my life. He doesn't bark to come inside, he sort of does a high, melodious woohoo and it sounds just like the sound I make when I call him to come inside, Poohoo! He's my best friend ever!
By Sarah from Novi, MI
Your Pet's Age
10 years old
Your Pet's Breed
German Shepherd and a Rottweiler mix
How and when did you get your pet?
Naya was given to me for my birthday in 2005. She was 7 weeks old when I received her.
What does your pet like to do for fun?
Naya loves to go to our organic garden and run around and play in the river. Her second favorite thing to do is to go swimming and chase coconuts in the lagoon.
Do you have anything else to share about your pet?
When I first received Naya, she reminded me of a small bear cub. She had such a sad look on her face because of her mixed breed. Naya is a very large dog and weights 59 kilo or 133 pounds. She loves children and is the best babysitter there is. I live next to a river and we need to cross a bridge to come to our home. When the children are in the yard Naya will guard the gate to the bridge. If one of them wants to go across the bridge she will use her body to block them and gently push them back into the yard. No matter what the children try to do to her, she won't harm them in any way. She is one very large, loving, kind dog. I am so fortunate to have her.
Nasha is nearly 15. She is a Rottweiler and Dachshund mix. We got her when she was a month old, and my children were 4 and 7. The children are now 18 and 21. Nasha has literally been a family dog, that has grown up with our children and watched them move, just as myself and husband have.
Nasha chews rawhides, chases our family cats, and plays keep away with them. She can also fetch and shake hands. She is very smart and can untangle herself from around a tree with voice commands to go around the other way until untangled. Nasha was also taught to bark if anyone raises their voice or makes a fist and distract the agitated person so they stop what they are doing to her. Nasha was also trained to bark at fire.
By Bonnie M.
Bruno is under a year old and is a Rott, Chow, Catahoula mix. This is an update on Bruno. He has overcome all his injuries after having been hit by a car. He is so happy. He even lets the biggest cat in the house pat him on the head.
Bruno heels with me all around the house. He stays right by my side. It is ironic I cannot let him out of the house, to walk the sidewalk. I have to put a special shirt on him to let him out the gate, so he does not think it is OK to go out the gate any other time.
The favorite thing Bruno likes to do is to come over and have you rub his ears. He saw me rubbing the Chihuahua's ears, and he started grunting like he does when I am patting his. He is a darling and stronger and smarter than ever now!
By Robyn F. from Tri-Cities, TN
Pharaoh is a year old Rottweiler mix. I got Pharaoh January, 5th 2010. He was born in an abusive home with four other puppies. They were left to fend for themselves for two months.
I got him 2 months ago- purchased from friend. He likes to play tug of war and eat.
Buffy Delight is a 1 and a half year old Chow/Rottie. She is a puppy from one of our other dogs.
Jade was a rescue 7 1/2 years ago, Gus is a granddog who came to live with us for a temp visit and never went home 3 1/2 years ago, Tonka was an adopted dog from birth 13 years ago (Tonka passed away last year 2015 and "Oh how we miss her").
He walked to our road and sat down in front of a line of cars and wouldn't move. He was a juvenile at the time, not really a puppy.
Don't forget to take your pet for a ride sometimes or you may find him waiting for you in the truck like 2 year old Bubba. Bubba is 1/2 German Shepherd and 1/2 Rottwieller and loves to ride. By Pat Jennings
He was outside on the doorstep so we took him in and gave him a shelter.