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Jennifer

Basenji / German Shepherd Dog Mix

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

5/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

1/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

5/5

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5/5

A playmate for my son

By

United States

Posted May 24, 2015

When my wife and I decided to only have one child, we felt that our son needed more companionship, so we went to the county shelter to find a dog. We first saw Jennifer locked alone in a cage with her ears back while staring at us with hopeful big brown eyes. She was a little bigger dog than what we wanted but she and my son hit it off so well that we decided to take a chance. They told us that she had been picked up as a stray and was only 2 days away from being put to death.

For the next 14 years Jennifer was our son's best friend and our family protector. She went everywhere with us and after so many years, she became like a daughter to us. We all loved her so much even though my wife didn't care for the way she shed--continuously. When she became too old and too sick to stand on her own or to control her bowels, we made the gut wrenching decision to have her put down. Coming full circle, it was my now grown son who carried her into the vet to have this done. We had her cremated and then buried the tin her ashes are in under the tree in our backyard which was her favorite resting spot.

I still miss my baby.

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