Meet our furry friends who inspired each of our unique breeds!
JJ: Great Dane
JJ is a Harlequin Great Dane who loves nothing more than to be with his mother! As a Canine Good Citizen, he is on the hospitality team at his mom's office, loves to volunteer at church, and has now started his own business. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?! JJ’s favorite meal is meatloaf with baked sweet potatoes and green beans and his favorite treat is whip cream, straight from the can! He loves to“go” anywhere and will make himself fit in any size vehicle to do so. He enjoys long walks, short naps, and neighborhood-watching from the bedroom window.
Mr. Ears: Chihuahua
Mr. Ears is our paw-some energetic Chihuahua. His friends call him Mr. for short, and his dad calls him Piglet, but he doesn't mind. He is 8 years old and his hobbies include eating, sleeping, & going to Wal-Mart. He also loves to dress up and play with his younger sister Molly, also a Chihuahua.
Bud has been a member of the Wiseman family for 11 years. His claim to fame is surviving brain surgery after being kicked in the head by a horse when he was 6 years old. Bud's best buddy when he was younger was a scruffy little rescue puppy named Roscoe. For about three years Bud and Roscoe spent every day together running around, digging holes, and playing in our neighborhood. He’s an incredibly important spunky member of our family and we adore him!
Copper has never met a person who he didn’t love! We named him after the Disney classic, The Fox and the Hound. He eats anything we put in front of him and tries to bury his bones in the couch or carpet for safe keeping. He always sleeps under the covers at the foot of our bed, snoring like a grown man! He loves car rides,taking long walks in the woods, and chasing squirrels. He’s the perfect docile loving addition to our family!
Millie is our beautiful standard poodle whose been loved by our family for 8 years. Millie loves looking out the window and watching the birds fly by. Her favorite trick is roll over, but she only does it for a peanut butter snack!
Stonie: Rescue Puppy
Stonie spent the first 4 months of her life homeless, roaming around the streets in North Carolina. After being caught by animal control, she was brought up to Washington, D.C.to have a better chance at adoption. It just so happened that she arrived at the Humane Society the same day I began searching for my first dog. After peering into her crate and seeing her amazing eyebrows, I was hooked! She is extremely loving, yet protective pal, loves food more than anything, and absolutely hates the rain.
Kassie: Golden Retriever
Kassie Jersey Ryan came home when she was only 7 weeks old, and we’ve been inseparable ever since. This princess pup is loyal, loving, and incredibly smart.She loves doing tricks, but only for high quality treats! Her favorite things include food of any kind, snuggles, and her best friend and stuffed animal, Dragon.
Sammy: Boston Terrier
Sammy is a feisty little rascal and the face of our Boston Terrier! His favorite pastimes include ripping squeakers out of his toys and going for rides on the lawnmower. He’s smart and very affectionate, but also has quite a mischievous side! He was once given a citation by the city for being a “public nuisance” after repeatedly stealing and hiding the neighbors’ newspapers,chasing off garbage trucks, and running after children on bicycles. Sammy is a friendly loving dog, and just wants to play with anything and anyone he meets.
Olee: Mini Doodle
Olee joined our family right after I returned from studying abroad in South Africa. I picked the name Olee because of its African meaning, translating to “happy moment.” Some days Olee acts more like a bunny than a dog. He’s so tiny that you wouldn’t even notice him if he wasn’t hopping around! He loves learning tricks, our favorite is when he jumps through a hula hoop. He loves peanut butter, his sock monkey, and digging holes at the beach!
Charlie is a 4 year old golden doodle. When she was very young, she developed cataracts over her eyes, almost causing her to go blind. Fortunately, she had surgery to help fix the problem and now almost has her full sight back!! She loves to play and run around outside. She also lovesssssss people and jumps on anyone who walks through the door. Charlie is a big snuggle bug and can usually be found lounging in the grass or on someone’s bed.
Our “Sadie Dog” is no longer with us, but she captured our hearts during her 13 years in our family. She was a black Labrador Retriever rescue who loved to eat anything and everything she could get her paws on; corn cobs, chocolate cake, even whole blue crabs! We joke that she had to have Teflon coated intestines! In her younger years, she was a drama queen and would “plop” on the floor if she didn’t want to go where we told her and hide her head under the bed if she was ready to go to sleep and we still had on the bedroom lights. Even as she got older, until the time she died, Sadie would let our small children sit on her back like she was their horse!
Cleo: Boykin Spaniel
Cleo was born on the banks of Lake Wateree near Camden, SC. Cleo was named after the original Wigl-Lure made by the Acme Tackle Co. since 1953. She is an amazing retriever and Frisbee catcher. In true Boykin Spaniel fashion, she is everyone’s favorite “Little Brown Dog”.
Duke is “in charge” of a large estate and definitely lives like royalty. He makes sure all the floors are still cool, the furniture is still comfy, and the meals are prepared just right! Although he keeps a sharp eye on all that goes on outdoors, Duke prefers to manage the day-to-day business inside the home…he leaves the heavy lifting to his Mastiff sister. As is typical for his breed, Duke is a master-snorer, an accomplished drooler, and a frequent user of the minty Tic-Tac.