Therapist Name: Pearl
My Breed: I was saved from the euthanasia list at County just in the nick of time! Mostly I am a black dog with white frosting on my feet, face and chest. I could be ½ heeler, ½ lab and ½ shepherd. I know that adds up funny but I am a lot of good dog! I am a black Pearl.
My Human Partner: Sandi Howlett
I’ve been a HOV Volunteer since: June 2010
My interests, hobbies and talents: Some dogs know lots of tricks but I think differently. Why learn lots of complicated tricks when I have one good one? There are always new people to entertain and a treat is a treat. Besides, I need my thinking space for other endeavors. I love daily walks and weekly car rides to explore the world. At 12 or 13 years old, I relax a lot including sunbathing, naps and watching rabbits graze in my yard…sometimes I give chase just to shake them up a little. I also enjoy eating, listening to stories and oh yes, I super like Mom’s hair dryer! I love it when she fluffs me up!
I am calm and perceptive with people and a very good foster friend for rescue dogs that stay with me until they get adopted.
Something unique about me is that I was the oldest dog in my training class…by about six years! I was a star pupil among all those wild youngster dogs!
My work at HOV: My job is to let people pet and love on me…and I love my work! I have keen radar for people who like dogs. I visit Sherman Home every week and sometimes go to people’s homes. The Sherman team is the coolest in the world and they all know my name! My special home friends have been old gentlemen who love dogs and tell interesting war stories while they pet me. Sometimes I go to New Song Center for Grieving Children and meet nice children…they are fun too! I am the luckiest dog in the whole world!