Likes: Interacting with other people and animals, especially little kids. I love the attention. I always kiss people to death and go straight for their mouf! I also like lounging around because that's the life. Plus, convincing peeps to give me their sandwiches.
Pet-Peeves: When nobody pays any attention to me. I always want to be the center of attention. Yes, I get jealous. Oh, and when peeps don't give me their sandwiches.
Favorite Toy: Raiden because he's like my little robotic puppet. If I want to play, I make him play on command. My peeps think it's controlling, but I think it's smart gaming. I also love my 2 ft. Loofa Dogs, stuffed Beagle, stuffed monkey, and my gazillion Kong toys.
Favorite Food: Rotation of Blue Buffalo, Acana, and Merrick. Also, smoothies, froyo, fruits(mangoes, apples, bananas, etc.), peanut butter, raw meat, and pandesal. I'm a health nut!
Favorite Walk: The beach is my favorite. I love the feeling of sand in between my toes. The park is pretty cool, too, with the big hills I can run all around on. Great sniffing spots, I tell ya.
Best Tricks: I'm bilingual in both English & Tagalog. I can do any trick in both languages. ;) I know all the basic tricks, as well as high-5, shake left & right(I know my lefts from my rights), and much more because I'm smarter than your honor student!
Arrival Story: On June 21, 2003, the people who supposedly loved me, brought me to this place called the Virginia Beach SPCA. I was absolutely terrified because I didn't know where I was or why I was there. I watched the person who I knew for more than 3 years, sign papers, hand over my leash, and walk away. A kind volunteer then walked me into a kennel which I called 'home' for the next week or so. As we were walking, I saw other dogs behind cages, with a sad look on their faces as they barked. I honestly thought I was only going to be staying here temporarily, so I just waited in the back of my kennel for my humans to come back for me.
The volunteers and the vet who evaluated me, said I was very shy. Well, of course I was very shy because I didn't know where I was and who all these unfamiliar people were! I was a 51 lb. Beagle(wow, imagine that! I lost 15+ lbs. since then) and had a fatty tumor on my belly so a lot of people thought I was a boy, gah. I wasn't at the shelter for that long and I was very thankful for that.
The third day I was there(the 24th), I saw some people peeking through my kennel. They were trying to get me to come to them, but I didn't listen so they walked away. Then a few seconds later, they came back to my kennel, read this piece of paper hanging on my kennel, and the little boy called my name. There was something inside of me that told me to walk up to them and so I did after hesitating at first. I heard them talking about something, but didn't know what about. They called a volunteer who then closed the door that separated the front and back of my kennel. It scared me because it made a loud noise. She then opened up the front door and tried to put a leash around me, which scared me as well(I tried to duck, so she couldn't put it around my neck).
When the volunteer was bringing me into a play area with these 3 people, I was dragging my feet on the floor in the hallway because I didn't know what was happening. I was really scared. We were left alone to get to know each other and I actually thought they were pretty cool people. I jumped up on them, wagged my helicopter tail, and smiled with my tongue hanging out. The next thing you know, they were up at the desk signing papers. I didn't know what kind of papers they were, but I had a feeling it was a good thing.
A volunteer then brought me back inside my kennel and I was wondering why I had to go in there again. However, instead of waiting in the back, I was in the front like all of the other dogs. I was wondering why these people were leaving me like my previous humans did, so I started to whine like crazy. They looked at me through the cage and told me something that my previous humans never told me...'Don't worry, we'll be back.' Just hearing those words gave me hope.
These new people visited me every single day until the 29th, which was the day I was spayed and then brought into my new home. Boy, was I super happy! These people opened up their home to me and made me a part of their family.
Bio: Before I came into my fur-ever home, my name was originally just plain ol' Snoop. After about 6 months, my peeps decided to give me a new name with a more girlish ring to it. They wanted me to shred my past and start off fresh. They thought of many different names that rhymed with Snoopy(they didn't want to confuse me) like Hershey, Sophie, and Lucy, but none of them seemed to fit me. Then after all of that thinking, they came up with Jada(which didn't rhyme, but they loved the name), after the actress, Jada Pinkett Smith. However, my youngest peep liked the name Jade much better. He got the name Jade from the character in the cartoon show called Jackie Chan Adventures. Jade was Jackie's niece and my peeps said that she reminded them of me, so that name stuck. So basically, I was named after a cartoon character from a very cool kiddie show. They wanted a unique and catchy name so they moved Snoop and made that my middle name. Jade Snoop sounded perfect, plus, it gives off that celebrity appeal! ;)