Born on August
10, 2001, Dakota
came to live with us on July 7, 2002 shortly before he turned
old. Dakota fit right in and has been a member of our family ever
since. How handsome is HE? His father is a
Chow/Shepard mix and his mother
Black Lab. Dakota came to us when his mother, father and brother
would not accept him back after he had been adopted out and possibly
is a picture of Dakota with our
the day we had to put her down.
He is gentle,
loving and has
brought us a ton of joy. He is convinced that he is a lap dog and tries
to snuggle up, without much success. He LOVES to watch Animal Planet
bark at all of the dogs and other animals that come onto the screen.
a tough guy when he can't actually get to them, but, a 150 pound gentle
to play fetch
and tug of war and he will chase a light from morning until night if we
would let him. He's a bit addicted to it and we have to be careful so
doesn't become obsessed. He loves to be outside no matter what the
and will stay outside in a blizzard if we let him.
Dakota is not
afraid of much,
though if he sees a brush, comb or nail clipper he runs to the doggy
makes his exit. He checks every now and then to see if there is any
going on, by sticking his head into the doggy door and looking around.
If the coast is clear, he comes back inside, if clippers or brushes are
out, he backs out of the door and stays outside. He's so cute!
After walking in the freshly
mowed lawn along with Cinder.
Dakota LOVES watching television,
though when another animal comes
on the screen, he barks and
get at them.
With is best friend, Cinder!
When a kitty was visiting and
like our dogs, we put the gate
What a face!
In the place he loves to be the
outside, checking things out. Is