Nicknames: Destructo-dog, Yukinator, Little Man, Yukun, Yun-yun
Birthday: January 10th 2005
Likes: sleeping and playing
Pet-Peeves: being ignored
Favorite Toy: his sister or his squeaky tennis ball
Favorite Food: whatever is in his mouth
Favorite Walk: Wayne National Forest
Best Tricks: play dead, crawl, the cup game
Arrival Story: I didn't mean to get a second dog. And I really wanted to get another brindle girl, like Claire. Yuki had the perfect personality to mesh in the family so we kept him, even if he's male, white, and much larger than I thought I wanted.
Bio: Yuki is a Delta Pet Partner who loves visiting the nursing homes and having children read to him at the library. Yuki also competes at Rally Obedience and pretends to do agility like his sister. Yuki has the grace of a circus clown - I always think he's going to fall off the agility equipment and he comes so very close sometimes, but he always manages to recover.
My mom was a volunteer at the humane society when we met. She was mentoring some middle school students working on a graduation project. The girls decided to play with me and no matter who threw the ball, I brought it back to my mom. She started calling me Yuki instead of Pig (the name the humane society gave me) that day, because of my beautiful white fur.
Mom was looking for a sister for Claire, some one about Claire's size and with the temperament to be a therapy dog; although she could tell I would be much bigger than Claire and was a boy, she decided to bring Claire in to meet me just a few weeks later. Luckily, Claire took to me even faster than Mom, giving me her howl of approval before play-bowing to me. I went home with them the very next day and was given a great introduction to the pack - Mom's friends and their dogs, every one from rescue or the humane society.
Mom tells every one with pride that I'm adopted and she has no idea what breeds are in my background. When Mom takes me to the nursing home or to work with her, I love hearing people exclaim that they can't believe such a wonderful dog came from the humane society. Mom says I'm a wonderful ambassador for dog-kind and for people considering adopting.