Saturday, August 30, 2008

Jasper, our newest arrival!

We received the following plea from a kind soul working tirelessly to save the life of one more black dog:

"My name is Jasper. I was picked up on a rural road and brought to a scary place where black dogs are routinely put down just because they are black. My foster mom saw me there and her heart sank. She knew there was no way ANYONE would give me a chance.

***She knew as soon as my holding days were up I would be yet another DEAD BLACK dog.***

She stopped to talk to me, to try and tell me it wouldn't be so bad because soon I would be chasing rabbits in heaven, but she started to cry.

She just couldn't let me be another black dog in the pile in the back shed. She also knew that her house was full. But maybe, at least for a few days she could have me stay, she could send out my story and some wonderful person would hear it and want me for their own. She tells me I am the absolute SWEETEST dog she has ever fostered. She tells anyone that will listen that I am QUIET/GENTLE/ and LOYAL.
Many, many thanks to a new doggie daycare partner, Pampered Pooch, where Jasper is now being fostered and pampered! Jasper is without a doubt one of the sweetest dogs. He is around 2 years old, and only 38 lbs - a perfect size!! He rides well in a car and will look intently into your eyes in hopes that you may let him sit on your lap :) He also loves giving kisses!
Jasper did awesome in his first day at Pampered Pooch and lit up when he realized he could just play, play, play! He did great with all dogs, from tiny yorkies to great danes! He did, however, seem smitten by a pointer and a black standard poodle.

If you are interested in meeting Jasper email us at dogs@pethavenmn.org.

If you would like to learn more about "Black Dog Syndrome" (black dogs are generally the last to be adopted and are euthanized at high rates in shelters across the country!) visit Start Seeing Black Dogs.

2 comments:

Angel Animals said...

Glad Jasper found a good home with Pampered Pooch. Our dog Leaf loves it there. -- Linda Anderson, www.angelanimals.net

Erica said...

I work at Pampered Pooch and just wanted to add how wonderful Jasper is. We all thought he was a very well behaved puppy at first because he is so playful, but also so calm and attentive. He is very attuned to people and always, always greets us and checks in before playing with the other pups. Also, today when we played with the kong toy he would shake it back and forth in his mouth it was sooo cute! I will be so happy to see him go to a good home!
- Erica