This week we’d like to feature a super sweet girl named Joe. Yes, her name is Joe. Joe - Oregon Humane Society. Joe is a 5 ½ year old, 70-pound lab/pit bull mix who was born in her previous home. Oh, what a sweet, gentle soul she is! Joe was pretty nervous when she first got to Oregon Humane, but since then she’s settled in a bit. I can’t blame her. It must be scary when you’ve used to living in the same home your whole life and you suddenly find yourself in a shelter.
Joe loves snuggles and pets, and REALLY loves soft squeaky toys. She’s very fond of lying on her cushy bed and decided between a few different stuffy toys to play with. She been described as ‘very loving and gentle with her owner’ and I’ve seen the same sweet behavior while hanging out with her at OHS. She used to live on a 5-acre property where she loved to run, so she would probably do best in a rural or suburban setting. Busy city life might be a little too overwhelming and hectic for her. Joe’s favorite things are treats, toys, and running. Are you a runner? Would you like a running buddy? Joe might just be the dog for you!
Joe is affectionate, playful, and very active. She knows the commands sit, down, stay, wait, and off. She’s housetrained and can be left alone all day with no accidents. Of course, it might take her a little while to work up to that as she settles into her new home and gets used to her new routine and lifestyle. She’s never lived with cats, so we’re not sure how that would go. Until she was three, she lived with an elderly lab, and for the past couple years she’s lived with a small dog. We’re told she was indifferent to her dog companions. She can sometimes be picky about other dogs, though she did like playing and socializing with a neighbor dog at her old home. And kids--she’s great with kids. She’s been around kiddos from age 2-18 her entire life, so Joe would likely make a GREAT family dog.
Does Joe seem like she might be the dog for you? If so, fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of her profile and make an appointment to come on down to the Oregon Humane Society to meet her.