Dapper Draper

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About this J.P. Dog:

Draper is a nearly 9 month old rescued mix. “We were told he is a terrier mix when we adopted him. We got a DNA test from Wisdom Panel which told us one parent was a Cocker Spaniel mixed with something unknown and the other parent was a Scottish Deerhound mixed with a Jack Russell Terrier.

Draper was adopted in May 2015 when he was about 5 months old from the Northeast Animal Shelter, but he originally hails from Texas. We got to the shelter right when it opened that day and weren’t sure if we’d find the right puppy for us. I like to say that Draper chose me, because once I saw him wagging his tail at the front of his cage I couldn’t imagine going home with any other puppy.”

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About this J.P. Dog’s human: 

Draper lives with his humans, Carol and Alex, between Green Street and Forest Hills.

Does your J.P. Dog have any funny quirks, odd behaviors, or defining characteristics?

He’s afraid of the vacuum and salad spinners, but has no qualms about trying to run into the street and chasing Swiffers. He also enjoys “staring” at people when they walk by, much like a rude child does. We are trying to teach him better manners. He recently completed beginner obedience from Turn Around Training in Norwood (highly recommend!).

What do you love most about your J.P. Dog?

He is very snuggly, loves to give kisses, and we think he’s the cutest dog that ever existed, not to brag. We love how chill Draper is, since he can easily adapt to any situation. 

Your J.P. Dog’s favorite outdoor spots in J.P.?

Draper loves the Arboretum and Jamaica Pond. 

Anything else you’d like to share about your J.P. Dog?

People who watched Mad Men get excited when we tell them his name, while other people seem confused. We adopted him right after the series finale aired, so it only seemed right that we name him Draper.

Photography: Draper’s humans

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