Declan Dog


Welcome to my blog.
Meet my tribe of four-legged friends and their #dogbore humans, sharing stories that will make you laugh, cry and most importantly want to hug your dog.

The Dog Bore Couple

The Dog Bore Couple

Dog Bores: Brett Nakabayashi (mommy) and Anthony Mateljan (daddy)
Job: Mom works in sales and design for a footwear company and Dad works for a bank in foreclosures
Dog: Patrick
A street dog (the best mutt around) from
 Jakarta, Indonesia

How did you meet your canine companion?
I first saw a picture of Patrick on Instagram. It was the day after he had been attacked. It was the most horrific site I'd ever seen. Let's Adopt Global
I couldn't stop thinking about him. Since he was in Indonesia his updates would come in the middle of the night for the US so I would wake up every hour hoping to hear an update on this condition. I reached out to the rescue group and offered any help I could. They said they were looking for a foster family in Los Angeles (where I live) and I was sold! After a few months of rehabilitation, he was on a plane to meet us!

Whatโ€™s the story behind your dogโ€™s name?
The rescue group named him Patrick and I think "the survivor" part is self- explanatory :)

How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
We have no idea what we did without him. People tell us all the time that he is so lucky and he hit the jackpot with moving to the US but WE ARE THE LUCKY ONES! We are just so happy to be a part of his life.

Which 3 words best describe your dogโ€™s personality?
Sweet, mellow, food crazy!

Whoโ€™s your dogโ€™s favourite person?
My husband says he loves me the most and I say he loves my husband the most.

Whatโ€™s your dogโ€™s superpower?
We would like to say he is immortal- that he will live forever (fingers crossed). He does have a innate ability to understand things (when noises are threatening or not, when dogs are friendly and not friendly)

If your dog had a job, what would it be?
His job would be a security guard! He is so protective of the house and of us when we are out walking.

Whatโ€™s your dogโ€™s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
There is nothing embarrassing about Patrick!!! We love everything he does to a fault!
We are those people.

Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
The couch, the bed, the car, the park, out to dinner..... we don't go anywhere unless he is welcome!

Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a barโ€ฆ.โ€
and orders a steak dinner! Patrick is food crazy and will do anything for any kind of food!



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