The Daily Dog: Artie
Urban Dog and Onpets Giveaway Winner
Artie is a beautiful six-year-old German Shepherd Dog mix. His parents adopted him from Missouri German Shepherd Rescue after the Rescue pulled Artie out of the local animal shelter when they saw he was on the euthanasia list. Artie’s dad told us “Too many dogs lose their lives each year due to overcrowded shelters. We wanted to do our part and give an unwanted dog a good home.”
Artie loves to hike and compete in lure coursing. His dad described this as “A sport for dogs that involves chasing a mechanically operated lure. The lure Artie chases is a plastic bag which he gets to rip to shreds at the end of the run. Because Artie is not a sight hound he can only do the fun runs, but he can still earn titles and ribbons.”
Artie is always up for an adventure. He and his parents attend almost every dog event and fundraiser in St. Louis and just attended the grand opening of a new pain clinic for dogs and a walk that benefits their local dog park. Artie attended five doggy egg hunts this year, Bark for Life, the Pet Expo, and a half-K-9 fun run. He and his parents have more events planned including the Cinco de Dog Mayo, Taste of Saint Louis – Canine Style!, Yappy Hour at “The Barn” and Pooch Playdate at Purina Farms.
In addition to lure coursing, Artie loves breakfast. He bounces down the hall for breakfast every day and his dad says “I have never seen a dog who is so over the top about breakfast.”
As Artie’s dad says, “Artie is a great companion because he is gentle, well-behaved (after training) and loves to go on adventures with our family. We are so blessed to have adopted him into our family.”
Today’s Daily Dog is one of the winners of the “Onpets Giveaway.”
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