Pit bull/Xoloitzcuintli (“Mexican Hairless Dog”) mix
My human partner:
Laura Goodhue Allen
I’ve been an HOV volunteer since:
My interests, hobbies and talents:
I was adopted from the county shelter when I was six months old. I was brought home to my forever family including canine big sisters and a brother. My big brother Lug Nut was the first HOV pet therapist of the family and he helped me learn how to be the well-behaved therapy dog that I am today.
My favorite thing to do is chew on bones and chase tennis balls. I haven’t learned yet that I’m supposed to bring the tennis ball back to my human. Rather, I think it’s fun to run once I get the ball. Luckily my brothers do know what to do with it, so I’m off the hook for playing fetch myself.
My work at HOV:
My work at HOV involves visiting various group homes and assisted living facilities. Mom tells me I’m going to work, but what she calls work is me getting petted and showing off some of my tricks. I’m not sure why she calls it work exactly? Mostly I sit next to nice, older people and let them pet me. Everyone is always so excited to see me, and I’m excited to see them! What a great job I have. I also happen to think I make a great ambassador for both of my breeds, which can so often be misunderstood or unknown to people.