I had a shelter dog justa year ago who's nak=me was jake...jakey jakeums.....lol anything you can make up he was wonderful i am hearing impaired and i was thinking of getting a service dog as my hearingis getting worse as i get older. I have 2 children 6 and 2 and my husband works the grave yard shift so we thought for more than one reason maybe we should adopt a dog for protectin..lol jake was no gaurd dog..lol he was great a t alerting us when something was going on he would sleep in my bed with us his head on my pillow and if the baby woke up he would gently blow in my face throughis nse or nudge my arm until i woke up. the first day we had him my 1 yr old got our front door open(thank god it was summer) i didn't think he was even strong enought o open the door..anyway he went out the door and down the steps with jake in tow...noleash no thing just walkin next to him i had run to use the bathroom i was gone 1 min. came out and couldn't find my son....ok please don't jump all over me i learned a big lesson that day my doors stayed locked from there on in and still do now..anyway i ran outside screaming my sons name and couldn't locate him okay now hearing impaired me just couldn't hear him yelling to me..thank god we lived in a trailer park at the time and the speed limit is 5mph and i found my son 5 trailers down walking on a neighbors yard with jake right nest to hi i mean jake was touching my son wouldn't leave his side...i thought i was gonna die from fright...well i ran and got my son picked him up and couldn't grab jakes collar too so i said a quick prayer that he would follow me home, this dog i had had for less than 6 hrs...i looked down at him and said jake home..not thinking he would do it and do you know what he did.....he ran down through the yards not the road and he went to the front door and sat at the door and never moved....I'll tell you what i have never been so proud..so from that day forward he was allowed to sleep inmy bed and only got putin his crate when we had to leave the house and he couldn't go...I miss jake greatly unfortunatly we were force to have to put him down a year later....Apparently he had cancer that no one knew about and it was a rapid developing kind...we lost our jake a year later...he is greatly missed:( we now have a puppy that we are hoping canlearn all that jake knew...i hope jake is looking over her from doggy heaven and giving her lessons! anyway just felt like i should share that with you all...sorry i don't have any pics right now we just mved an they have not been downloaded onmy comp yet as soon as i find one i will post him....
What a wonderful dog Angel! I have 2 rescue dogs and to me they are absolute treasures as well. They came from very bad situations and I can't imagine why anyone would have wanted to hurt them in the way they did. They never leave my side, love me more than anything else, and, in short, they think I am the reason for existing...truly I couldn't have asked for better companions. They are entirely devoted to me and I often wonder if I am worthy of that from them because I am not perfect dog owner. It is so sweet, yet sad, when you do something so simple, like scratch their ears and they look up at you will this look of total trust and devotion because you are one of the few humans who has been kind to them. I love my rescues as well as all my fosters. Absolutely nothing is more special than a dog who has never loved, trusted, or hoped before because their entire world revolves around you (or in the case of some of my fosters, their forever families).
He's your friend,your partner,your defender,your dog.You're his life,his love,his leader. He will be faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion
I bumped this because there seem to be alot of people on here looking for dogs or info on getting dogs but they all seem to be looking for purebreds....i hope someone will read this a think about a shelter dog.They are very special and as you have read can really be life savers..thanks and good luck to all the future dog owners reading this post