Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This adoptable pooch is scooped up and brought to you by Dog Days in St. Paul and Metro Dogs in the North Loop. See why they’re so grrreat at the end of this story.
Stats: 8-year-old, 80-pound Boxer-Pit Bull Terrier mix
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Rescue: Pause 4 Paws
Sidewalk Dog: Look at that handsome loaf! Tell us about Anakin.
Pause 4 Paws: I first fostered Anakin seven years ago after one of his owners became ill and had to give him up. He has been bounced around so much, it breaks my heart. I’ve visited him at least once a month since he came into my life seven years ago. He makes my heart sing! Even though he’s had a difficult past, he finds joys in the little things and is so loyal and grateful. He would do anything to make his person happy.
SWD: Heck, he sounds like the pawfect dog for you! Sure you don’t wanna keep him?
P4P: Anakin needs to be the only animal in a home, otherwise I would’ve adopted him years ago! I can’t bring him into my home because I have a dog, cats, and foster cats. However, he does wonderfully with kids.
SWD: Awww, let’s find him someone amazing soon. What else makes this pupper special?
P4P: Anakin enjoys walking on a treadmill! He also likes going for walks and car rides, even to the vet, and especially when we stop someplace that’ll give him a treat. If I let him sit on the passenger seat, he puts his left paw on my right arm. He just rests it there. He also does that if he’s laying next to me and I’m working on my computer or reading. He loves his people and being near them. He’s an 80-pound lap dog.
SWD: That’s the cutest thing we’ve heard all week. What kind of home would be a perfect fit for Anakin?
P4P: His ideal home would be a home with no other dogs or cats. He’s great with kids! If his new family doesn’t own a treadmill, I’ll purchase one for them so Anakin can walk on it because he loves physical and mental stimulation. If his person worked from home that’d be ideal, but it’s not a must.
Interested in giving this good boy the forever home he deserves? Head to his adoption page!
(Top photo by Pause 4 Paws)
This dog’s story was made possible by some of the pup-loving-est daycares in the Twin Cities: Dog Days in St. Paul and the newly expanded Metro Dogs in the North Loop, which is now accepting new doggos! As one happy customer recently put it, “After working in the pet care industry for 8+ years, this is the only place I trust my pooches to. I’ve never met a more caring, compassionate, on the ball crew in my life. The grooming is incredible, too.” For dog’s sake, give ’em a call today!
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