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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 Hairstylist/ Foster Failure Dog Bore

The Hairstylist/ Foster Failure Dog Bore

Dog Bore: Renée Galpin
Job: Hairstylist/ Foster Failure Dog Mom
Dogs: Johnny Cash & Jax, Apollo & Myla

How did you meet your canine companion?
Our yellow Lab was bought from a breeder 12yrs ago, since then I started fostering and rescue. I adopted Myla the Husky mix on the left. She had been tied to a box her first year alive and had a litter of pups by the time she was only 11 months old.
I fostered Johnny Cash (the black Pitty mix) and his siblings whilst working with Shirley’s Angel Boxer Rescue. I kept Johnny and I found homes for his siblings. They were all infested with fleas and worms when they came to me and were missing large patches of hair from all the scratching.
I fostered Jax, the blue-eyed Border Collie/am staff mix on the right. He was taken from his MaMa at just 5 weeks old, which is terrible for many reasons, especially poor social skills not learned from his mother. I decided he was so high maintenance and difficult that he would likely end up homeless time and time again, so I kept him and have worked endlessly training him into a great, incredibly smart boy!
It can be a full-time job but well worth it from all the unconditional love I receive every day. 

What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
His name is Johnny Cash and is siblings were Merle, Hank and Loretta Lynn. Get it? 😁

How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
He is truly the best dog EVER, goes with the flow wherever we take him. I can’t imagine life without him.

Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
Gentle, passive, loving

Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
Me (MaMa of course)

What’s your dog’s superpower?
If he sees his younger fur brother (Jax) annoying one of his other fur siblings he will intervene to keep them from snapping at Jax.

If your dog had a job, what would it be?
Caring for elderly people

What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
It doesn’t matter if you’re a dog person or not, he’s going to climb up gently and slowly and lick you in the face. Sometimes a big French kiss right on the mouth.

Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
At home or hiking.

Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”
....and heads for the restroom and pees on the Men’s bathroom door


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