The Digital Design Artist Dog Bore
Dog Bore: Ashley Houston
Job: Digital Design Artist
I honestly have no clue what kind of dog he is. So, I always say he’s part chihuahua part bat and part otter.
Branch is originally from Arizona where he was transferred from a high kill shelter to the Humane Society of Utah
How did you meet your canine companion?
Branch was at an adoption event held for the Humane Society of Utah at Beer fest. The whole reason I went was because most of the proceeds of the event went to help dogs find homes. I had been thinking about getting a dog and when I went to look at the doggos up for adoption Branch was the very last dog left and they were closing up shop in 15 minutes. He had a scar on his face and was shaking so bad out of fear. I needed to save that little poor baby. So, the next think I knew I was signing the paperwork and taking him home!
What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
Branch is named after a troll on the movie Trolls. If you haven’t seen the movie, At the beginning Branch is not very friendly, he’s scared of everything, and sad because of things that have happened in his past. Then he goes on an adventure and with the help of another troll named Poppy, he becomes colorful inside and out and lets go of the things that have happened in his past and let’s himself be happy. That with out a doubt is how things were with my Branchy.
How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
I have always absolutely loved dogs. But, I never thought that a tiny 6 pound fur ball could have such an impact on me. Branch truly came into my life when things were the absolute worst. I was extremely depressed and Branch became my reason to get out of bed.
Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
Protective, playful, & lazy
Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
What’s your dog’s superpower?
Branch’s superpower is definitely being able to sense when I’m down and need some cuddles.
If your dog had a job, what would it be?
Personal body guard because he’s so protective of me.
What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
Marking his territory.
Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
Our apartment and going on long walks around our apartment.
Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”
...Actually. He didn’t walk into it.. he peed in it.