R.O.A.R. Squad: Dayna and her dog, Sir Albert of West Green (aka Bertie)

I am very happy to introduce you to a fantastic R.O.A.R. Squad pair from Washington: Dayna and her dog Bertie!

I think Bertie takes the cake when it comes to his official name: Sir Albert of West Green. Classic! 

Learn more about them after the jump!  

If you would like to be profiled in the R.O.A.R. Squad all the info you need to do so is HERE. A special shout out to fabulous folks in South Dakota, Wyoming and the Yukon– we need you!

Rockin’ Rescue Owner: Dayna

Gorgeous Pup: Sir Albert of West Green (aka “Bertie”)- Bertie is a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix; maybe 7 years old, but he’s pretty coy about his age.

About Dayna: I am a Texas transplant who now lives in Tacoma, WA.  My childhood home was filled with cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, and birds.  All but the hamsters were rescues.  Stray cats and dogs seemed to have special radar that brought them to our door.  After leaving Texas to move to Seattle, WA I had a pet drought due to “no pets allowed” apartments. I would get my pet fix with occasional pet sitting for friends, and lurking, I mean, visiting local dog parks.  A month after I closed on the sale of my condo I brought home my first rescued dog, Neville.

Love at First Sight: My first rescued dog was Neville who came from Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals in Hillsboro, OR. Neville was a shy, senior dog who lived with me for 2.5 years until he died of heart congestion.  A very sad week later, I was traveling in northern Washington for work.  The last thing I wanted was to come home to an empty house, so on the way back south I stopped at the Everett Animal Shelter to check out their available pets.  I had decided I would adopt two guinea pigs because I didn’t feel I was ready for another dog quite yet.  I met two sweet piggies whom I decided to bring home.  BUT, on the way to the adoption counter I passed the door marked DOGS and went in “just to look.”  When I passed Bertie’s kennel it was love at first sight.  Bertie sat in my lap, licking my face, for the two hour car ride home and we have been together since.

Charmer: Bertie charms everyone he meets and instantly has them wrapped around his paw.  He is the cutest and snuggliest, so I blame him for the mornings I am late to work because I didn’t want to get out of bed. I have twice as many photos of him on my Facebook page than of any friends or family members. 

Where: Tacoma, WA

Want to meet another gorgeous pair from Washington? Check out Ashley and her dog Oly!

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!

Recruiting Members

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. 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.

Recruiting for:


  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Nunavut
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon- need asap!


  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota- need asap!
  • Wyoming- need asap!

Everywhere Else:

  • 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!

5 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Dayna and her dog, Sir Albert of West Green (aka Bertie)”

  1. Kari says:

    “Just for a look” is always dangerous at a shelter!


  2. Kristine says:

    I have way more photos of my dog on Facebook than I have of all my friends and family combined. It’s lovely to know I am not alone!

    Bertie has the best name ever. 🙂 What a cutie.

  3. Heather says:

    I remember when I went to the Humane Society for a ‘look’ to. Brought my dog home that day! Welcome to the club, fellow Washingtonian!

  4. Yep, I’ve got multiple albums of pics of my dogs on Facebook, maybe 3 photos of my husband? 😀 Bertie is a cutie!!

  5. @Kari- It is! So many of the people in the ROAR Squad just went in for a “look” 😉

    @Kristine- Lol, that is awesome!

    @Heather- Washington is getting quite a crew now! There are 4 of you now!

    @Katherine- Bertie is a cutie!