Pudge is a German Shepherd mix, aged  6 1/2 years old.  

Distinguishing Characteristics

Tail always is in a tight curl

Do you have any canine housemates?


How did you join your family?

I was rescued from a pet shop.

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

My jobs are to bark when strangers are nearby and act as a Safe Humane Ambassador Dog.

Do you have any "hobbies"?

My biggest hobby is going to agility class.

Do you do any tricks? What is your favorite?

I do some tricks.  I can roll over, shake, and give a high five. 

What is your favorite toy?

My favorite toy is a big, blue dumbbell shaped squeaky toy.

What is your favorite treat?

My all time favorite treat is a rawhide chewie.  I LOVE them.

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

When I'm alone in the house, I sleep on the couch.  My parents would never know except I keep shoving to a pillow on the floor.  I have to learn to keep that pillow on the couch.

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

I love to see all the kids at the schools with Safe Humane.  Also, my parents friend, Al, takes me for runs.  We sometimes run to the lake and back.  It is about 5 miles.  I wish I could run that way every single day, but my parents are to old to run to the lake.