PURE MUTT OF THE MONTH
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Jenna & Toby
As it turned out, our little Jenna was actually abandoned on the streets of Virginia and picked up by Animal Control. No one wanted her and she was put on the docket for euthanasia. Moments before she was to be put down, workers from Gloucester Mathews Humane Society rescued her and took her to their facility. But they were overcrowded. As luck would have it, the PetsMart Rescue Waggin' happened to be passing through and space was found for Jenna and another lucky dog. They made the long journey up to Cleveland, Ohio, to the Cleveland Animal Protective League where we eventually met and became a family.
Jenna was listed as a "lab-mix", but as the months passed, Jenna grew and grew and grew. A DNA Breed Identification test showed that she was half Great Dane and part American Foxhound. She now stands a regal 27 inches at the shoulder and weighs 95 pounds. Quite a long way from the tiny, abandoned, sickly puppy we adopted almost four years ago. Jenna has since earned her Canine Good Citizen Certificate and participates in Agility.
We adopted Toby Benjamin just six (6) months ago, but it seems like he has been part of our family forever. He had been rescued
by Elite K911 in North Ridgeville. They found him wandering the streets. They figured he was between 1 and 2 years old. He was so
sneaky and wiry, that it took them a few days to catch him. He kept evading them. His rescuers polled the neighbors to try and
figure out his story, but no one claimed him as their dog. Supposedly he spent the winter huddled on a porch, but the house owners
said they had nothing to do with him and wanted him removed.
He is a phenomenal dog. When we brought him home, he didn't even know how to sit. We started taking him to Jenna's agility school,
Jump and Run. We've only had him 6 months and he's only been involved in agility for about 4 months, but he already is in Jenna's
Intermediate class and can run advanced courses. It won't be long before he is competing in agility trials.
These wonderful shelters and agencies helped to save Jenna and Toby's lives:
2025 NE 29th Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306