Bonnie's story, as told by her owner/handler, Kristin:
Bonnie and her brother Clyde, were dumped at a highway rest stop in the winter of 2005. A nice person picked them up and took them to Metro Animal Services here in Louisville. Bonnie spent several months in foster care before my husband and I fell in love with her after an impromptu visit to Barkstown Doggie Daycare. Now closed, Barkstown fostered and found permanent homes for many Metro dogs.
My husband and I were walking by there one day when we noticed a big sign in the window "Dogs for Adoption". It never hurts to look, right? We officially adopted Bonnie in the spring of 2006 (and yes, Clyde got a home too!).
I have no idea what Bonnie is mixed with, but I can tell you that she definitely has lots of herding characteristics (just ask our three cats)! I would guess Bonnie is an Aussie or German Shepard mix, but she may have some chow with those black spots on her tongue. Her brother has a square head... does anyone see Rottweiler?? Regardless of her muttness, Bonnie is one of the smartest dogs I have ever known. She would be happy to perform one of her many tricks for you. Bonnie also loves to swim and would be a great lifeguard. If you are in the water, she will jump in and bring you to safety.
To keep busy, Bonnie and I have taken classes in agility and obedience. Having worked with animals for over 10 years, I have always been interested in pet therapy. Bonnie has a great disposition with people and I thought she might enjoy working as a therapy dog. I came across Emma's name and signed her up for prep classes. Needless to say, Bonnie passed her test, although she is still in training. I look forward to watching her blossom as a therapy dog.