dog bios (volunteer)

I volunteer for a local dog rescue that finds loving homes for senior dogs and dogs of seniors who can no longer care for a pet. I’m on the team that writes bios for adoptable dogs, and I love helping these sweet faces find a soft place to land.

Beasley is a social guy who has yet to meet a dog or adult he didn’t like right off the bat. He encountered a turtle once and was curious, if not a bit confused, and children aren’t at the top of his guest list. But in general, he’s a happy little dude who loves spending time with his person.

Here’s Beasley’s ideal day. Start with a walk and plenty of sniffing. Home for breakfast and a quick nap under a blanket. Another walk around midday would be nice, hopefully followed by a delicious treat and a few tugs on a rope toy. Then naptime. Again. Next up is a session looking out the window in hopes a bird might show up or, even better, a dog will. If you forget about that pre-dinner walk, his soft little whine will jog your memory, then it’s back for mealtime and snuggles on the couch. 

Beasley’s dream home would be with a laid-back person who enjoys leisurely walks and having a couch buddy. He’s a delightful combination of well-mannered old man and excited little puppy. Consider him the best of both worlds and your new best friend.

Here’s to sweet Ophelia, lady of the lap, lover of treats and giver of sweet kisses. This mellow velcro doggie wants to be your steady companion, and she’s always at the ready for couch snuggles, car rides and short walks around the neighborhood.

Her wonderful Chihuahua-like ears are as expressive as her soulful brown eyes. We’re not sure where she spent the first decade of her life, but we’re very clear on how she’d like to spend the rest of it: lounging on a warm bed, having yummy things to eat and enjoying your loving attention.

Ophelia gets along great with the dogs she lives with at her foster home, which range in age from young to old. Though she tends to sit at the calm-and-relaxed end of the spectrum, meal time makes her particularly perky. Her lack of teeth hasn’t slowed down her appetite one bit. It’s just required a change of diet to soft foods.

Ophelia joined us from Santa Cruz Animal Shelter. She will make a great addition to your pack.