I met Huxley (the black and white dog), and his friend Boone, a rescued black lab / Chow mix (also a JP Dog!) at Dog Day.
Dog: Huxley (named after Aldous Huxley of course) is a thirteen month old rescued Black Lab mix (Aussie Sheparad, Collie, and ?). He also goes by Hux, Puppy Huxtable, and Hux-edo.
His rescue story: “When they were five weeks old, Huxley and his four other siblings were found under an abandoned building in Jackson, MI along with their mother. Local volunteers rescued the mother and litter and placed them in a caring foster home. Animal Rescue Front organized the relocation of all dogs to new homes in New England. Huxley joined our family at the age of 2 months (and 9 pounds!)”
Humans: Huxley lives with Amanda Wolfe and Evan Cutler. Amanda’s lived in JP for four years, and Evan for one. (Evan works at The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at UMass Boston and is active on Twitter at @EvanCCutler. He encourages youth-serving organizations with mentoring programs to visit their site.)
Does your J.P. Dog have any funny quirks, odd behaviors, or defining characteristics?
“Huxley is a connoisseur of sticks. All sticks have a unique smell, taste, texture and story. Huxley appreciates them all.”
What do you love most about your J.P. Dog?
“Wonderful temperament, personality and loyalty. Huxley is happy to socialize with other JP dogs and be a happy member of the JP community. Our most loved moments are walks through the Arboretum.”
Anything else you’d love to share about your J.P. Dog?
Huxley wants to give a shout out to Sophie Amos (his awesome dog walker at Boston Fetch) and her dog, Smith, Huxley’s BFF. He also loves his “Big Brother”, Boone, who was with Huxley for “Dog Day” at the Egelston Farmer’s Market this past September.
Your J.P. Dog’s favorite outdoor spots in J.P.?
“The Southwest Corridor playing with his dog friends.”
Photo credit: Kyle Freeman