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DOG: Brownie the English Springer Spaniel

Brownie the English Springer Spaniel

Brownie the English Springer Spaniel

Aliases: none

Breed: English Springer Spaniel

Favorite toy: cupcake chew toy

Owner: Laura

ASPCA personality Type: Couch Potato

I’m a relaxed, laid-back kind of dog who enjoys long naps, watching movies, curling up on laps, and walking very short distances from the couch to the food bowl and back.

Appearance: B

Some days she knows how to work her cuteness. Other days she would rather claim her space on the couch and not worry about getting attention. But overall she is a very cute looking dog for her age!

Friendliness (People): D

Friendliness (Dogs): D

My poor dog has a history of not being very friendly in general. She growls and barks at visitors and throws a fit running around the house every day when the mailman comes. But in her older age she has become a bit friendlier to strangers.

Special Talents: C

She can tell you almost telepathically when she needs to go outside. She will come up to you and place her paw on your knee and stare into your soul until you eventually get up and open the door for her. And she knows the exact boundaries of the outside without having a fence. She can sit and lay down for treats like most dogs. The only other thing she does that is special is opening the door to my room by herself by repeatedly bumping into it.

Begging for Food: C

This dog would stand at the edge of the table for days if it meant getting a scrap or even just a crumb of our food. When she does finally get something good she won’t even wait for all of the goodies to get into her food bowl. She will devour anything.

Other important information:

This dog has a personality like I have never seen in any other dog. After 13 years of learning everything about her, I can tell you that she is more like a best friend than any human I’ve ever met. She knows when you are sad or hurt and her loyalty never fails. Her humans are first and foremost in her heart, even in her old age, and not a day goes by when I think about how my life wouldn’t be the same without her.

Overall Grade: C

Dog: Shadow the Rottweiler mix

Shadow the Rottweiler mix

Shadow the Rottweiler mix

Aliases: Shadowbear, Babybear

Breed: Rottweiler mix

Favorite toy: A purple stuffed octopus

Owners: Adam

ASPCA personality Type:

Goofball – I’m a fun-loving, happy-all-the-time, glass-is-half-full kind of dog looking for someone who loves to laugh and play around. Must have a great sense of humor and some time to spend with me. I’m a dog on a mission to please you.

Appearance:  B

She looks just like a Rottweiler, except she’s too small, has a little patch of white on her chest, and has a weird fuzzy tail that curls over top of her back like a question mark. We’re not sure what other breed of dog she is.

Friendliness (People): A

Shadow is an attention hog. I’ll be petting my other dog and she’ll rush in, push him out of the way, and put herself underneath my hand. She also flops down immediately because she loves belly rubs — she has a skin allergy and likes being scratched. She’s very patient and will let humans do anything to her, as long as they’re paying her mind.

Friendliness (Dogs): D

But when it comes to other dogs that aren’t the one she lives with, she gets extremely aggressive and territorial. It takes a lot of careful pack leadership on my part to get her to coexist with other dogs. She comes around eventually, but usually begrudgingly.

Special Talents: B

We taught her what we call an “up-up”, which is where she sits on her tail and lifts up her front paws before we give her a nighttime treat. I’ve been slowly teaching her how to stay on command. She also has a great knack for manipulating my other dog into playing with her, mostly by raising false alarms about lizards in the backyard.

Begging for Food: B

Shadow is smart and manipulative. She knows who the easiest target is and begs with those big brown eyes of hers. The fact that she’s a tank of about seventy pounds (mostly muscle, but some fat now that she’s getting older) doesn’t seem to stop the weakest link in the family from feeding her.

Overall Grade: B

Dog: Sparky the Australian Shepherd/Dalmatian mix

Sparky the Australian Shepherd/Dalmatian mix

Aliases: Sparkles, Sparklebutt, Spark Plug, Batdog

Breed: Australian Shepherd/Dalmatian mix

Favorite toy: Human feet

Owners: Adam

ASPCA personality Type:
Constant Companion – Let me sit at your feet, walk by your side, and I’ll be your devoted companion forever.

Appearance:  B

He’s got the most expressive face I’ve ever seen on a dog, and his ears make him look like a bat. But he does resemble a cow. Also, when he was a puppy, the muscles in his ears weren’t quite strong enough to support themselves, so he had floppy ears for a long time. They grew at different rates, though, and one ended up standing up before the other, so for a while he had one floppy ear and one straight ear! I’ve always been disappointed he outgrew that.

Friendliness (People): B

Sparky loves people, particularly people with bare skin, which he will lick until the skin rubs off. He only actively seeks out people he trusts, though.

Friendliness (Dogs): B

With other dogs, he warms up to them quickly, but seems okay with or without their company.

Special Talents: CHe thinks he’s a great lizard hunter, but he’s not.

Begging for Food: C

Sparky has no shame about begging. He lays his chin on your knee and stares at you with his doleful brown eyes, without blinking. He’s also smart enough to know who’s the easiest target in the room.

Other important information:

He’s named after Sparky the Sun Devil, Arizona State University’s mascot.

Overall Grade: B

Dog: Floyd the Doberman

Doberman Pinscher

Floyd the Doberman

Aliases: Beastie, Ninja

Breed: Doberman Pinscher

Favorite toy: X-L Kong

Owner: Laura

ASPCA personality Type: Constant Companion – Let me sit at your feet, walk by your side, and I’ll be your devoted companion forever.

Appearance:  A
He is perfectly proportioned, has the sweetest big brown eyes and is always shiny as a penny.

Friendliness (People): A
Friendliness (Dogs): C
He loves people, barks and jumps, sniffs and licks with the obvious first-time-visit apprehensiveness. He won’t leave you alone and follows you everywhere, including the toilet to make sure you don’t fall down! However on the lead, with other dogs he will growl and bark, but with our other dog, Reg, he’s happy as larry.

Special Talents: B
He can steal anything and everything and you won’t even know it! We call him ninja because although he’s a huge dog, he’ll climb on the sofa or bed and you won’t even notice.

Begging for Food: A
He stands in front of you whilst you’re eating and politely lays his head on your knee looking at you with big, needing eyes. He also slobbers over your knee so you have no choice but to give him some!

Overall Grade: A-

Dog: Prince the Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Prince the Shih Tzu

Aliases: Principe, Bitchass, Falkor, Stinky, Stinkipe, Beastipe, Falkorino,

Breed: Shih Tzu

Favorite toy: Socks

Owner: Kristin

ASPCA personality Type: Free Spirit – Intelligent, independent, confident and clever, I prefer making my own decisions but will listen to you if you make a good case. We’re partners in this adventure. Treat me like one and we’ll both live happily ever after.

Appearance:  A

Um because Prince is adorable and insanely photogenic. Also he rocks the bow tie like nobody else and he has a sassy personality that one ups yours.

Friendliness (People): B

Friendliness (Dogs): C

Prince is prickly. He’s like a cactus. You have to cut through his spiky exterior to find the nourishing flesh inside. Cute and cuddly with other canines on his own terms.

Special Talents: C

He can sit, he can lay down, he can speak, he can dance (for food).

Begging for Food: B

Prince’s begging is successful when mom isn’t looking.

Other important information: Prince is one sexy animal and he is sass master extraordinaire and that’s why he wins all the awards.

Overall Grade: B

Dog: Willie Booker Bennett the Schnoodle

Schnoodle

Willie Booker Bennet the Schnoodle

Breed: Schnoodle

Favorite toy: Tennis ball

Owners: Anonymous

ASPCA personality Type: Constant Companion – Let me sit at your feet, walk by your side, and I’ll be your devoted companion forever.

Appearance:  B

He would be a 5 but he loves to roll in nasty, smelly things when we let him loose in the neighborhood, but he’s adorable nonetheless!

Friendliness (People): B

Every now and then he will bark at a stranger, more than than he does now.

Friendliness (Dogs): C

He loves to play with other dogs when his tennis ball isn’t around. If it is, he only wants me to throw it and will pitch a fit if another dog gets it or even comes near it.

Special Talents: A

Willie can do countless tricks like sit, lay down, roll over, shake, come, stay and give kisses, but his best trick is getting shot. I can point a pretend hand gun at him and say ʺBANG!ʺ and he will fall over and lay there.

Anytime there is a place too high for him to jump, I will get on my hands and knees and he will jump on my back and up to where he wanted.

He can also catch any tennis ball in the air before it bounces. BUT he is very obsessive with his tennis ball.

Begging for Food: A

Any food I drop, I will call him over to clean it off and then he will stay and wait for more. We are very bad about giving it to him, so I don’t blame him.

Other important information: He does shed but not a lot and he is hypoallergenic. He is very good with kids!

Overall Grade: B+

Dog: Abraham Flowers the Rottie Mix

Abraham Flowers the Rottie Mix

Aliases: Baby Abey, Abergobbles, Jolly Bastard

Breed: Rottie mix

Owners: anonymous

ASPCA personality Type: Constant Companion – Let me sit at your feet, walk by your side, and I’ll be your devoted companion forever.

Appearance:  A

Abraham is one handsome mofo. He is easily the most beautiful person in our household, but he doesn’t let it go to his big, manly square head. Also, sometimes he’s a bumblebee.

Friendliness (People):  B

Friendliness (Dogs):  A

The only people that Abraham doesn’t like are people in wheelchairs and weirdos. Also, he humps puppies…so maybe he needs to stop and reflect on who the actual weirdo is.

Special Talents: B

This guy can sit pretty!

Begging for Food: B

Cuddles are his food.

Other important information:

He’s pretty much the greatest.

Overall Grade: B+


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