The month of march has passed me by so quickly that I believe it moved faster than the super hero some people know by the name of Flash. I was able to experience some moments of frozen time during my spring break, yet those moments never lasted long enough.

During said break, I went through the interviewing process for finding a job. The whole week I was a ball of nerves; just shaking a little bit more as the interview date got closer. With the support from friends and family, I was able to go into the interview with confidence. As I started conversing with my interviewers, my body began to relax and I felt at ease with the people whom I (at the time, not knowing) would hope to become my co-workers. I am happy to say that I was offered a job position with the company, by the name of Home Sweet Home Pet Care.  I’m extremely excited to work with such a great team, and help build the company.

On another note, my capstone (senior) project is coming along… slowly, but surely. These upcoming days are numbered though and now it’s crunch time. I’ve been experimenting with multiple different cameras, and hopefully in the end I will come out with beautiful pictures of all the six dogs who I am now focusing on for the final product. Here is a picture of Clyde. He is currently my favorite dog at All Breed Rescue. I’m glad I have been able to work with such a wonderful group of staff to help me bring awareness to the shelter and the dogs that reside there through my project.

2015-03-21 Clyde


My senior project is in motion, and I have lots of work to do. I’m not sure how much I’ve shared what my project is, but here’s an explanation. I plan to pair pictures of dogs, from All Breed Rescue, with a short write-up that will either be a background story or just a “personality blurb” so that whoever is reading it & sees the picture can get an idea of how the dog is.

My project has had a great start, and is slowly blossoming into the finished product as I envisioned it. Here are a couple pictures that my lovely classmate Amanda Schroth took last week, during my weekly visit to the shelter.



Since Amanda helped me, I want to lend a helping hand right back. Her project is called, “Postcards Never Sent.” It would be wonderful if you submitted to her project. Here’s the link:

Postcards Never Sent

When a parent asks a child, “Are you going to take care of it?” The child immediately says, “Yes!” Their voice filled with glee and body humming with excitement. One may not realize, but the animal is not solely being taken care of. The wonderful creatures we have nicknamed, “Man’s Best Friend,” are here to take care of us. They are here to love us.

So next time you see someone walking their dog, think about what the animal is giving back to it’s owner.  Think of anyone who the dog encounters during walks and playtimes.

Dog of the Day!

The dog of the day: Swedish Vallhund

(pictures and videos are credited to Google & YouTube)




What do you think about this breed? Ever heard of it before this? What other rare breeds do you know about? 🙂 Please share!

Always happy to see a friendly face

Always happy to see a friendly face

Congrats to Antionette and Hardy! Both these wonderful canines were adopted this week. I hope they enjoy their new adventures with their forever homes.

Such a sweetheart... ready for new adventures

Such a sweetheart… ready for new adventures



Showing off his athletic build

Showing off his athletic build

Gazing into the distance

Gazing into the distance

According to All Breed Rescue’s website, Frodo is a mix of: Jack Russell Terrier / Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler. He is between five and six years old.

Frodo was overjoyed to go out for a walk. He pretty much ran past me, not caring who was walking him as long as he could get outside as fast as possible. Frodo was basically walking me with his continuous pulling. 

When I get to the intersection in the path I walk, I tell the dog to “wait.” As soon as I stopped and said the word, Frodo immediately gave me all of his attention. He even sat down & looked up at me like I just told him “treat” instead of “wait.” Noticing this, I thought he would be a great agility dog. He could probably win, too. Frodo was very intelligent. When he saw other dogs, he would lay down. That was all on his own! I was amazed. 

Smiling in Black & White

Smiling in Black & White

There was some parts when Frodo would change his pace into a relaxed trot or “prance,” like the dogs in the fancy shows. But at any moment he would spring into action and have as much energy as five children on Christmas morning, combined in one. With this in mind, I also thought Frodo might thrive in the game of frisbee. He might also do best with a family that has a fenced in yard or a dog park nearby.



Fiona was a beautiful, five year old, bull terrier. She only came up to about knee height, so I had to bend down to pet her. Fiona’s body was built up of lean muscle, and she enjoyed the back rubs I gave her every once in a while during our walk. With her ears always in a perked up position, she seemed to always be alert. When I looked into Fiona’s eyes, I could tell she was sincere and genuine.

It was a joy to walk her because of her calm demeanor. Even when I would give her a big rub down, with my freezing hands trying to warm up using her body heat, Fiona still seemed to be observing her surroundings to see if anything would move or if someone would pop out of the buildings around us. Passing cars didn’t bother her, which was great because there didn’t seem to be a let up of cars on the road.

She had a “chill” attitude, and when she smiled it seemed very sweet. Fiona didn’t show any forms of aggression, and she stayed close to me when walking. I noticed that when calling her name, I needed to be a little bit louder than normal, and almost have a “stern” inflection to my voice. Fiona responded positively when called, and also she immediately gave me her attention when I would whistle. The walk with Fiona was very pleasant and she barely pulled, unless she pulled me back a smidgen because she stopped to investigate a smell. Nothing big, and it was actually kind of cute because when she was done, she wouldn’t even acknowledge me once she started walking again. Fiona just went on her merry way on our walk. Every once in a while though she did look back, which were very small glances unless I was holding a treat in my hand.

Fiona loved the treats I gave her. The way she went for the treat, once in front of her mouth, was as if I had thrown it for her to catch it. Then she would look off into the distance while chewing, as if  eating a treat was no big deal.