the little j.p. dogs

Spotted! Maggie & Stella, Senior Sisters


Oh my god, I’m in love with these two. I spotted them from a distance on the Southwest Corridor and couldn’t tell if they were pugs or not. So Arlo and I scurried to meet them. Stella (the darker one) and Maggie are sisters; they’re a mix between Pug and Shih Tzu. These inseparable, solid little sisters sure do snort like pugs! I had a hard time saying goodbye. Stay tuned for a full feature! (Continue for 4 more photos of Stella & Maggie) (more…)

Sebastian: JP Dog by Day, Ewok by Night


About this J.P. Dog:

Sebastian is a 7 year old rescued Lhasa Apso mix. While he doesn’t live in JP, he spends his days in JP at Fancy Schmancy’s daycare program. “He came up to Massachusetts from Arkansas with Last Hope K9. He was living in a hoarder’s house with a lot of other animals. Then he stayed with an incredible foster mom for about 9 months in Arkansas.  He and I met on August 28, we connected and he went home with me!” (Continue for 5 more photos…) (more…)

Frances Rocks the House


About this J.P. Dog:

Frances, who I first spotted on Centre Street, is a rescued, 9-ish, “Chihuahua / Pomeranian / Alien” mix. She was named after St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. According to her humans, she “barks at birds, so there are more lessons to be learned before she adopts her namesake’s kindness toward sentient beings.” Frances may also answer to Little Buddy or Stubbs (after the animal painter George Stubbs).

She was rescued about two years ago from the Boston City Shelter, in Roslindale, where she had been for about a month. She was very anxious when we adopted her, but has become much more relaxed and confident.” (Continue for three more Frances photos…) (more…)

Spotted! All Hands on Frances


I met this rescued little lady outside CVS yesterday. Her human said she’s about 9 years old and maybe a mix between a Chihuahua and a Pomerian. That sure do make a cute mix. Everyone who passed by was enamored with Frances! Stay tuned – hoping to do a full feature on this gal. (Continue for 3 more Francis photos…) (more…)

Best Adoption Story Ever: Dinosaur


About this J.P. Dog:

Dinosaur is a 9 year old Pomeranian Chihuahua, possibly mixed with a little bit of another mystery breed. He also may answer to Baby D, Dino, Stinky Boy, or Kip.

“I think you could consider Dinosaur’s story a rescue story – an unconventional one, though. Dinosaur did not come from a shelter. He was given to me by a homeless girl who went by the name ‘Butterfly.’ I was at Jackson Square on my way to class when I met Dinosaur, who had a pink mohawk at the time. He came right up to me and rolled onto his back so that I could rub his tummy!

(Continue for 7 more Dinosaur photos!) (more…)

Bee Still My Heart


In the midst of the deluge a couple days ago, I received this delicious ray of sunshine in my inbox. This is Miso, the doggy in the bike basket featured a little while back. And don’t be fooled – that’s no halloween costume. That’s his RAINCOAT. Gimme, gimme that doggy and doggy raincoat, please. (Continue for one more busy bee Miso photo…) (more…)