Meet Our Dogs
EACH ONE IS A UNIQUE, SPECIAL AND BELOVED PART OF OUR PACK HERE AT PSDS.
Qualities – Stubborn and finicky old night owl gal who loves people and knows what she likes, and likes what she knows! Captain Janeway’s longtime owner was no longer able to care for her, so she was temporarily placed in the care of a small, local shelter, although they were not equipped to provide her with the kind of intensive care she needed. After the surgical removal of a growth on one of her hind legs, the incision was healing more slowly than expected and required the kind of specialized medical attention that PSDS’s veterinary team was capable of offering. As if that issue wasn’t enough, she suffered from arthritis as well as significant, age-related hearing and vision loss, all of which called for a less stressful environment. With so many special needs, PSDS seemed to be the perfect place for this old gal, so she became one of our newer residents.
Captain Jane (or Jane, for short) let her personality surface shortly after arrival. She was telling us that she was fine being around other dogs, as long as they left her to herself. But she loves people, as evidenced by the strong wag of her tail whenever someone new approaches. She even offers kisses to new people with whom she feels comfortable.
Occupation – Food Quality Inspector, Resident Gourmand and Night Activities Coordinator
Likes/Dislikes – Jane adores human food and seems to enjoy letting us know that variety is her watch-word. Finicky might be an understatement to describe her eating habits. She will eat a certain brand of dog food for a day or two, but after that, it’s time for a hunger strike until something new and exciting is introduced into her diet. Jane wants it to be known that she is no fan of the same-old, same-old. As for playtime, she seems to have a bit of a nocturnal streak, since her favorite time of day to get rowdy isn’t morning, nor is it afternoon. It’s in the middle of the night; usually between 2 — 4 am. And we’re fine with that, because it’s all part of the recipe that makes Capt. Janeway her own, lovable gal. Perhaps she was designed for life in a European time zone? Perhaps in Italy or France, where she could display her culinary selectiveness at Michelin Five-Star rated restaurants? A girl can dream. Dislikes? She does not like not getting her way, and will demand having whichever random finicky meal craving she decides is her ‘raison d’être’ on any given day.