Meet Joanie

As evidenced by how many of you guessed correctly on yesterday’s post, lots of you recognize our house guest for the week: it’s Joanie from Jasmine’s House!

Joanie found herself at BARCS, a shelter in Baltimore, this summer. She was in very rough shape, with essentially a hole in her nose all the way down to the bone. The wound was thought to be caused by an infection that ate away at her skin. You can see “before” photos on the Jasmine’s House Facebook page, but warning: they are graphic. The kind folks at BARCS and Jasmine’s House (and probably a ton others, but unfortunately I don’t know the whole story on this one – sorry!) came together to get her into a rescue group and receive the medical treatment she needed. I, like many others, followed her progress on Facebook and cheered her on through many small victories. She has come so far since those first photos from BARCS.

She ended up at my house for the week because her current foster is going out of town.  I am so excited to get to know this girl! So far, this is what I’ve observed: She’s SO sweet – seriously, she loves everyone. She’s got some chunk curves. She’s a bit stubborn, like a typical Elderbull.  She snores very, very loudly. She is crate trained. She will do almost anything for food. She might have some external damage to her nose, but it still works plenty fine. . . she loves to sniff!  She let’s you know when it’s time to play. She snorts like a little piggy while doing pretty much anything.  She’ll snuggle up on the couch with you for a good book and glass of wine any day.

Even though I’ve only had her for two days, I can already tell what an awesome family dog Joanie is. She is available for adoption, and would really love to find a forever home! If you’re looking for a laid back sweetheart, Joanie is your girl.

If you’re interested in meeting this gentle gal, head over to the Jasmine’s House website and fill out an application or shoot me an email at