Billie, over Rainbow Bridge

Billie is a male Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix born on 12/20/08.

Do you have any canine housemates?

Yes, I have three sisters, Kayla, Sibley, Sand and three brothers, Bailey, Dude, and Toby.

How did you join your family?

My old family couldn’t keep me anymore because I was too afraid of the new babies. My new mom used to come take care of me and my old sister, so when she heard she said that she would take me in. I’m really lucky!

Do you have any “jobs”? Tell us about them and what you like most about them.

Right now I am learning how to be a protection dog. It’s just for fun and I could never, ever think about hurting anybody. I get to play tug and pretend to protect mom from a bad guy.

Do you have any “hobbies”?

I protect the backyard from bunnies and squirrels. I always have to be on the lookout because they are always trying to invade my yard.

Do you do any tricks? What is your favorite?

I only know one trick, “Tell Me”, but I do speak another language, so that’s something.

What is your favorite toy?

I love my Chuck It balls! I could play Chuck If forever!

What is your favorite treat?

I’m not super into food, but I do like pepperoni. I’d rather tug than anything.

What do you like to do when your parents aren’t home?

I keep watch with Kay. I’m taller so I check the windows and Kay checks the doors.

Is there anything you would like to tell us about your work with Safe Humane Chicago or anything else?

The police roll calls are my favorite. I am a little sad that the IYC boys are afraid of me, but they will come around.