Pet Pal of the Week
This week’s featured pet is Henry, a 7 year old red and white coated Pomeranian who is neutered, current on vaccinations, micro chipped, house trained, and great with both dogs and cats.
Hello! My name is Henry. I am a very loving and friendly small dog who is looking for a new home. I have impeccable manners - I will not beg while you eat and I will lie calmly at your feet while we watch T.V.. I am house trained and previously lived with another dog and cat. I was surrendered to Woods Humane Society in late September by my owner because I do not travel well in the car. I can tolerate car rides but I do NOT enjoy them. I would much rather sit in your lap and accompany you on walks. I am best suited to children who are considerate of my size and I would benefit from a quiet household since I prefer lounging to playing. Oh and my adoption fee is sponsored by the Seniors at the Bayside Care Center!
Henry’s Adopt a Pet Profile is http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/11767947-san-luis-obispo-california-pomeranian
Meet the Breed: Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality. This compact little dog is an active toy breed with an alert character and fox-like expression. Today, the Pomeranian is a popular companion dog and competitive show dog. They can come in all colors, patterns, and variations although orange and red are the most popular.
A Look Back
The breed's name originally came from the historical region of Pomerania (now present day Germany and Poland). Originally weighing nearly 30 pounds, the dog served as an able herder of sheep in its larger form. They were not well known until 1870, when the Kennel Club (England) recognized the so-called Spitz dog. In 1888, Queen Victoria fell in love with a Pomeranian in Florence, Italy, and brought the specimen back to England, influencing its popularity dramatically.
Right Breed for You?
Pomeranians are very intelligent dogs that love to please. Because of their outgoing temperaments, they can be very good family dogs with the right training. Due to their small size they don't require much exercise, but are an energetic breed that needs attention from their people frequently. They possess a thick double coat, which needs to be brushed on a regular basis.