Will you please look at those EARS?
A warm welcome to the latest R.O.A.R. Squad member: Adrienne from Colorado! Adrienne is a writer, a dog lover… and an overall rockin’ superstar for being a part of the R.O.A.R. Squad!
Thank you so much for joining, Adrienne! Learn more about Adrienne and Juno after the jump.
Gorgeous Rescue: Juno, about 4.5 years (don’t let the prematurely gray muzzle fool you!)
There’s Something About Adrienne: I moved to Colorado from Philadelphia in August 2008 to pursue my master’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies. I had been all over the world, but this was a big step: leaving my entire life behind and starting a new one in a new state. My life here’s been pretty awesome; I spend most of my time skiing, writing and training Miss Juno. I also volunteer at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and advocate against BSL (breed specific legislation- especially the Denver law banning “pit bull type dogs” in the city limits). I’m nearly six feet tall, a vegetarian, have far too many shoes for one person and would eat pizza every day if I could without gaining 900 lbs.
Marvelous Pittie Mutt: American Staffordshire Terrier mutt. Juno was categorized as a pit bull mix, as she is short and stacked. She has big ol’ ears and thinks she’s a lap dog so I like to joke that she’s part chihuahua. I wish she could tell me where she came from… and I wish I knew what her puppies looked like. All I know is that she was picked up in Pueblo, CO and transferred up to Boulder. She was already housetrained and knew how to sit, but wasn’t spayed and microchipped until she got to HSBV. It blows my mind that someone could have her but not want her. I couldn’t imagine my life without her!
Partner in Crime: I knew that once I left Philly, I wanted to get a dog and I wanted it to be a rescue. I grew up with dogs from all backgrounds, but our best behaved (and least prone to illness) were the ones we got from shelters. I had never felt, though, that they were “my” dogs; I couldn’t wait to pick one out and have a little partner in crime.
She Found Me: When I was visiting the campus before I moved, my mom and I had checked out the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and I knew I would adopt from them. I wanted a bully breed but I wanted a male and a large one at that. I was looking at the shelter for two weeks and had no idea that the dog I wanted was there the whole time. My friend Mark told me that you don’t find the dog, the dog finds you (and that you don’t get the dog you want, but the one you deserve). I looked at this little Am Staff female (with, at the time, very large nipples from just having a litter) with all of the accolades attached to her kennel and I decided to take her for a test drive. She was quiet among the chaos and very, very cute. “Precious” and I hit it off during our meet and greet; she sat in my lap (all 45 lbs of her) and I knew – the dog had found me. The next day, I took her home, renamed her Juno, she jumped on my couch and we’ve been inseparable ever since!
Perfectly Juno: I didn’t hear Juno bark for about three weeks after I got her. She’s really quiet, except she barks and growls in her sleep! She’s not the most comfy around other dogs, but we’ve taken training classes to distract her from getting too crazy. She loves people, including kids, and loves cuddling in your lap. She also likes to rearrange the couch cushions, hide my shoes (but doesn’t eat them, thank god) and sleep on the porch in the sun.
Want to meet some more rockin’ rescue owners from Colorado? Check out Kyla and Dylan!
Join the R.O.A.R. Squad
Do you want to join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you!
Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
We are well on our way to reaching our goal of finding at least one rescue owner from every state in the US and at least one rescue owner from every province and territory in Canada by April 2011. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We’re looking for rescue dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots… donkeys… snakes… we’re not biased around here. We just want rescues who have found fabulous homes! Check out all the R.O.A.R. Squad members HERE.
- New Brunswick
- North West Territories
- Prince Edward Island
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- From somewhere else? Lemme know!
If your state/province/territory isn’t on this list, THAT’S OKAY! We still need you to join! Just keep your eyes and ears out for rescue owners from these places for me, k? Thanks!
I look forward to hearing from you!