Breed: Mixed, probably part Chow/part Golden Retriever
Likes: Long walks with Bill; choosing one of his many toys to play with; tummy rubs; treats of bacon on Sunday morning; chasing squirrels, or at least trying to chase squirrels; playing in snow; watching football on the couch with Kathleen; Teddy loves Sit-a-Pet, who has been taking care of this family’s companions for 23 years.
Dislikes: Suitcases, which means his guardians are going on a trip; squirrels on his front porch; mailman or any stranger who comes near the front door; rainy days, which means he may not get his walk. Teddy has very few dislikes because he is a very happy boy.
About Teddy: Teddy was surrendered to the Washington Animal Rescue League when he was only a few weeks old. He was so little he had to be bottle fed until he could eat on his own. When I first saw him, he looked like a toy from FAO Schwartz. It was love a first sight. My previous dogs had always been small, Westies and the like. The staff at the Washington Animal Rescue League assured me Teddy would not be a large dog. Wrong! He grew and grew. Teddy never barks. He yodels. He lifts his head to the sky and lets out a sound I’ve never before heard. Although he is not particularly keen on cats, he loves everyone else. Teddy is fun to take on walks because people stop us and say “what a beautiful dog.” Except for the fact that in his “terrible two” year, he completely ate a loveseat, he has always been the perfect dog.