Category Archives: Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Rooney the Poochon


Pictured above is our latest Pet of the Week, Rooney.

Her name is inspired by both actress Rooney Mara (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and formidable, but temperamental Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

She shares qualities of both the actress and the soccer player, with plenty of attitude and energy to boot!

While the owner isn’t certain, they believe Rooney is a poodle and Bichon Frise mix, which you can see in her face and demeanor.

The hybrid breed is also known as “Bich-Poo,” “Poochon,” or simply Bichon Poodle.

Rooney is full of energy and loves both playing, chewing on just about everything, and going for long hikes/walks.

Vital stats:

Name: Rooney
Breed: Poochon
Size: Small
Weight: 20 lbs
Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Female
Loves: To play

(photo: courtesy of her owner Jessica)

Winston the Maltipoo


Pictured above is Winston, or “Downtown Winston” as he is sometimes referred, our latest Pet of the Week.

He hails from downtown Los Angeles, and can be seen walking the streets, interacting with all the folks in the area.

Winston is a rather stunning Maltese/Poodle mix, otherwise known as a “Maltipoo,” a very popular and expensive designer dog breed these days.

He loves to be pampered, and is often spoon-fed his meals because he has a mother that cares about him very deeply.

He’s a mild-mannered pooch that rarely barks, but loves attention and loves to play with whatever you throw his way.

Vital stats:

Name: Winston
Breed: Maltipoo
Size: Toy
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Male
Loves: To chill

(photo: courtesy of his owner Jon)

We’re Looking for Pet of the Week Candidates

If you own a pet and would like to see it featured as a “Pet of the Week” on our site, please go over to our contact us page and send us a brief e-mail with a description of your pet, the breed type, hobbies, habits, etc, as well as a link to where your pet’s photo can be found online and we’ll be sure to consider posting it on our site.

We are a brand new site so get the word out and share this site with friends and family that may want to be a part of it. It’ll be great exposure for your pet and a fun opportunity.  And don’t forget to check out our useful Vet Tips section for important health advice for your pets.

Looking forward to receiving your e-mails!

Coco the Chocolate Labrador

Chocolate Lab

Pictured above is Coco, a one and a half year old female chocolate Labrador.

Although Coco is still just a baby, she still manages to escape from the house from time to time and catch wild birds.

She also enjoys eating paper, running through the sprinklers, and jumping on visitors with her big muddy paws.

She lives with her friend Falkor, who is a Pitbull/Labrador mix, and probably the source of all her bad habits.

Vital stats:

Name: Coco
Breed: Chocolate Labrador
Size: Medium
Weight: 40 lbs
Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Female
Loves to: Jump all over you

(photo: courtesy of her owner Peyman)

Tubbs the Olde English Bulldogge

Olde English Bulldogge

This is Tubbs, an Olde English Bulldogge who resides in San Diego, California. He was rescued from a shelter north of San Diego after his previous owners couldn’t care for him.

He fits in great with his new family, and loves going on walks to the park, and especially the dog beach in Del Mar.

He’s a bit imposing with his big block head and thick body, but his biggest body part is his heart. He is a very sweet dog who gets along with dogs and humans alike (but not cats).

Tubbs loves all types of toys, especially tennis balls that he slobbers on until they disintegrate. You can play fetch with him, but good luck prying the toy out of his mouth…

Vital stats:

Name: Tubbs

Breed: Olde English Bulldogge

Size: Large

Weight: 70 lbs

Age: Six years

Sex: Male

Loves: To swim

(photo: courtesy of his owner Catherine)

Pet of the Week – Buddy the Australian Shepherd

Australian shepherd

Obviously I had to select my own dog for the inaugural edition of Pet of the Week…he’d never forgive me if I didn’t put him before the rest.

Anyways, Buddy is an Australian Shepherd which is a bit of a misnomer because the breed was actually developed in North America, though the shepherd part is accurate as they were originally bred to herd sheep.

He is a medium-sized dog with a tri-color coat, mostly made up of different shades of brown, black, and white, with nice freckling along his chin and nose. He also has his long curly tail intact, which is uncommon for his breed. (Tails are typically docked.)

Buddy is an easygoing dog that likes company, walks in his neighborhood, and plenty of lounging in front of the TV on the couch. He shows signs of herding from time to time when he circles around, and sometimes pushes other dogs in a circular motion which can be pretty amusing.

He is very friendly, if not a little cautious at times around strangers. He was diagnosed with hip dysphasia which is a condition that causes the ball joint to sit slightly outside the socket, but he manages to run and play regardless.