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Meet Roscoe

It’s been awhile since my last post, and with good reason.

That reason’s name is Roscoe πŸ™‚ DSC_0183-4 Roscoe is a 3-year-old sheltie mix that we rescued from a shelter about an hour and a half north of us. He had been at the shelter for about 6 months although neither of us can figure out why because he’s just so cute and sweet!

DSC_0004-2We do not know what he is mixed with. The sheltie is very obvious to us but our friends have mentioned that they also see golden retriever in him. P and I swear we see some corgi, especially when he’s upside down, but it’s just so hard to tell. He’s 100% cute and perfect, that’s for sure.

DSC_0320-2In his adoption picture, he looked much lighter and more blond than reddish brown in color. So when we first saw him, we were shocked by how much (at least color-wise) he looked like Ginger, my dog back home.

Photo credit to my dad, Alan Bauer of Alan Bauer Photography :)
Photo credit to my dad, Alan Bauer of Alan Bauer Photography πŸ™‚

Ginger was also a rescue but she was listed as a spaniel mix. We also see golden retriever and possibly dachshund in her (she was the inspiration behind my Etsy shop name :)). It’s scary how similar the two look when they’re upside down though. Even given that they’re different mixes, sometimes it’s hard to tell the two apart. P and I have both slipped up multiple times and called Roscoe Ginger!

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Who is who? (Left: Ginger. Right: Roscoe)

We seriously won the dog lottery with Roscoe. We had been looking for a dog since we got married, just keeping our eye out for the perfect one. Admittedly, Roscoe was not what we were looking for. I’ve wanted a dachshund/dachshund mix for quite some time so the majority of our search was directed towards that breed but we weren’t having much luck. P kept encouraging me to look at other breeds too since “a dog doesn’t need to be a certain breed for it to be perfect” and finally one day I got so frustrated with looking that I started looking at all dogs around us on petfinder.com, under the age of “senior,” and about 50 pages into that search I came across Roscoe. I sent an email on a whim and about a week later I was on the phone with the shelter finding out more about him and his personality, starting to think that he really was the dog for us.

And he was. No, he was not what we were looking for at the beginning but I couldn’t imagine a more perfect dog for us than Roscoe. He’s way better than any dachshund/dachshund mix out there would have been πŸ™‚

10 Facts About Roscoe

  1. He loves tummy rubs so a lot of the time he’s upside down, just waiting for his next tummy rub. At first it was a little submissive, but it’s gotten to the point that if we don’t start petting him, he’ll “get mad” and make a cute noise or start pawing at you to get your attention.
  2. He loves being with us more than anything. If one of us leaves, he cries. He’s perfect in the car and loves getting to go most places with us and at night likes to sleep upside down in the bed, sometimes between us so he knows we’re both there (and he usually gets some tummy rubs in the process.)
  3. He’s VERY quiet. He really doesn’t bark or make noise unless it’s to get tummy rubs.
  4. He loves ducks. He kept finding a lot of the duck stuffed animals P got me so if we see a yellow duck toy we always get it to add to his collection.
  5. He loves all people, dogs, and animals. Except squirrels. He loves to tree squirrels.
  6. He hates baths, but he loves to run around our apartment super fast as soon as the bath is done!
  7. He already recognizes the sound our car makes when it locks so when P gets home from work and locks the car, Roscoe is already at the door waiting for him.
  8. He loves to chew, especially on his rope toy and bones.
  9. We adopted him on February 15th, so he’s kind of our Valentine’s Day puppy (my other dog back home, Mittens, was actually born on Valentine’s Day so it’s a special day for our dogs!) He’s approximately 3 years old.
  10. We found him on Petfinder.com. If you’re looking to add an animal to your family, you should really look at Petfinder.com first. It’s a site where private rescues can list the dogs they have up for adoption all around the country. They have many cats and dogs but also other animals like horses, small animals, reptiles, and more. There are so many dogs and cats in shelters waiting for their forever homes and for every animal you adopt, you save two: the one you take home and the one that gets the open space in the shelter. If you’re set on purebred, there are purebreds. If you’re set on a puppy, there are puppies. Often the adoption fees are significantly lower than breeders or pet shops too and the fees go directly towards medical bills and supplies for the shelter. And just because the dog/cat is at the shelter doesn’t mean something is wrong with it; many (including Roscoe) are owner surrenders where the owner just can’t take care of the animal anymore or, in sad cases, the owner dies and the animal is left to the shelter system. All of the dogs I’ve had in my life have been from a shelter and all of them have been some of the sweetest, most beautiful dogs out there (even according to other people!) So consider adopting before you shop (can you tell I’m really passionate about this?)

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There will definitely be more photos and stories of Roscoe in the future! Hopefully you enjoyed this introduction to our furbaby πŸ™‚

xoxo

Lissy

5 thoughts on “Meet Roscoe

  1. Roscoe is gorgeous. How hard it must have been for him to be in a shelter for six months. He looks like an older dog, so that is probably the reason he was in the shelter for so long. People are often reluctant to take on an older dog. I have a shelter dog too. I got her about four years ago, and she is just perfect. I live alone so she is my constant companion. I love her, I love dogs.

    1. Thank you! He’s only 3 so to us he’s not that old, but he’s definitely not a puppy either so I could see why some people might not want him! But for us, he is perfect πŸ™‚

      1. Puppies are puppies so long as they are your baby πŸ™‚ Since starting at the shelter, I noticed a lot of the young dogs go fast, and I can see why. I try to give extra love to the adults though since they are typically there longer. All dogs are puppies!

  2. I felt so pumped up when I read your post. I was sitting here in my chair like yes. Yes. YES! You go girl! I’m so glad you found such a wonderful pup to add to your family! When you first said he looked a little corgi I was like “no wa–….WOAH” when I saw the upside down pic! I definitely see golden retriever in him, but I feel like there’s a bit of dachshund with his head shape. I can’t figure the face quite out, but he’s adorable and fluffy as they come! Give puppy hugs and kisses from me and Yoshi! ❀

  3. My furbaby Lexi is just like Roscoe. Super sweet, a great lap dog but still likes to play, has a ton of toys and corals them all, also loves belly rubs, dislikes the shower but doesn’t complain, and runs around everywhere after a bath. She also sleeps belly up a bunch, loves her belly rubs, and when we talk a bit too loud at home she jumps up on you and starts paw tapping your shoulder or thigh and making sniffing noises like dude come on quit! So freaking adorable! She is 5 now and I also got her from a shelter. She was all the way in the back and there for 3 months before I adopted her. I was looking for a larger dog so I could rough play a bit more and exercise with the dog, but when I saw her she immediately stole my heart and melted me to the consistency of crude oil. I absolutely love her. Best thing that ever happened to me.

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