Friday, July 16, 2010

Good News!

Say hello to the newest member of my family! This little guy will be coming home to us next Tuesday. He is a 3-4 year old pug mix and has to be the most mellow dog I have ever met. I'm pretty sure he was a zen master in a past life. I was having so much anxiety over adopting this dog this week that I was having trouble sleeping or eating. Ridiculous, I know. Since I found him at the Oakland Animal Shelter, I was really worried about not adopting him in time. The shelter recently had a Horrible Article written about it and it's treatment of dogs. Supposedly there is some debate and suspicion about this shelter's euthanization policy. They claim to not euthanize any animals that are adoptable (i.e. don't have aggressive temperament, bad health, etc), but past volunteers, witnesses say different. It was clear when I first might this little guy that he needed a home right away. The poor dude has a really bad kennel cough, is pretty malnourished, and there is not enough money or staff at this center to help him recuperate. So generally, I was concerned about what would happen to him after reading this article. But yesterday I submitted the paperwork, paid the fees and he is now all mine! I have to wait 5 more days for him to get neutered and then I get to bring him home. He's is definitely a little on the shy side and I have no idea what kind of life he had before he was at the shelter. But I'm hoping that with a good, loving home, he will come out of his shell a little bit.

I still haven't decided on a name, but these are my top four right now:





Which name do you like?

You can also go HERE to see a little video of him.
It's not the best quality but you can still see how cute he is.


  1. He screams Jackson to me. What a cutie!!! I'm jealous!

  2. he is adorable! and it's killing me that "bacon" is one of your top 4 contenders. i love it! maybe you could name him "bacon jackson." it has a ring to it, no?
    congrats on your new furry child. good for you for rescuing him from a terrible situation. :)

  3. What a cutie! I love Charlie. He looks like a Charlie to me. Congrats on your new family member.

  4. Congratulation! He is adorable. I think he looks like a Charlie, but I have to admit I love Kelli's suggestion. Bacon Jackson just has a certain flair I think your new little man can pull off.

  5. He looks like a Walter to me.
    Congrats on your newest family member!!

  6. I like Charlie. And how exciting to be bringing home a dog!!!! Have a lot of fun and take (& post) a lot of pictures!

  7. ooh, what about Sir Charlie Bacon? I don't know why, but I like dog names with "sir" in the beginning. I used to have a dog named Sir Arthur Dudley.

  8. Ethan and I like Charlie too. I also like the name Sir Charlie Bacon:-)

  9. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!
    So many good names. I just can't decide!


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