The Therapist Dog Bore
Dog Bore: Jennifer Tan
100% mutt! We did get him tested: he is 50% mini poodle, 25% chihuahua, 12.5%
shitzu, and 12.5% “other mixed breed terrier” - those terrier genes are strong though!
We adopted him from Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco!
How did you meet your canine companion?
My husband and I actually had an appointment to meet a different dog at the shelter, and when we went in to meet the other dog, the shelter staff told us they had just gotten in a bunch of other dogs that fit our adoption profile, and asked us if we’d be interested in meeting other dogs. We said yes, and it turns out when they introduced Dexter (formerly known as Flash) to us, he was humping the other dog we had an appointment to meet! He definitely stole the other dog's thunder, and even later in the visit, he found poop (not his!) on the floor and ate it....from there we apparently knew we had to have him!
What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
We are big HBO “Dexter” fans: so he is aptly named after the Robin Hood type murderer. Everyone has a little dark side to them...
How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
Everything I do revolves around Dexter and I think about him and miss him during the day while I’m at work! My husband and I no longer travel to locales where dogs aren’t allowed or where he would have to be quarantined...so basically, he dictates our lives.
Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
Hungry, friendly, empathic
Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
What’s your dog’s superpower?
He takes on the illnesses I have! Poor guy! Whenever I have something odd coming up, like a cyst, or gastro issues, for example, he will get the same issue within days or a couple weeks! He’s one empathic little dude.
If your dog had a job, what would it be?
We actually have a joke that he has an internship at the pet food store down the street, cleaning up treats because he pulls us in there on his walks on a daily basis to scrounge around the treat barrels and “clean up” the dropped treats around them!
What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
Unfortunately, he’s not a kiddo lover unless they have food to offer him...then he’s won over for life.
Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
The couch, the bed, the park...the airplane, the car...outdoor restaurants, dog bars, craft fairs, grandma’s house, errand running, Walgreens, anywhere he’s allowed to go with us!
Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”
….and eats all the peanuts and oyster crackers!