Dog of the Week - Cammie

Cammie loves her big "brother" Phoenix

Cammie and PhoenixYour name:  Alicia M Martin

Job title/department:  Program coordinator/Medical Secretary

What is your dog's name?   Cammie  

How old is your dog?   1.5 years?  

Pure breed or mixed mutt?   Mixed  

What is your dog's gender?   Female  

Describe your dog in three words:   Nervous, curious, energetic  

What is the thing your dog cannot live without?   Her big "brother", Phoenix.  

Can your dog do tricks? If so, what?   That's a work in progress.  

What is the best trick your dog has taught you?   She's taught us when she wants us to pet her. She "grab's" our hand and places in on her head or belly.  

Do you have a nickname for your dog?   Cammie wammie  

Does your dog enjoy bath time?   NOT AT ALL!  

You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this:  Snuggling with her big brother.  

Your dog's favorite spot to hangout is:   On the back of the couch to look out the window.  

Favorite toy:   Any toy that she can get a hold of.  

One habit you would love to change:   Waking us up at 4:00 a.m.!  

Does your dog prefer to play with people, or other dogs?   Other dogs. She's afraid of other people.  

Does your dog like children?   At a distance!  

If you could ask your dog one question and they'd be able to answer it, what would it be?    What happened to you in Puerto Rico that made you so scared and nervous?  

Can your dog read your emotions?    Yes.  

Funniest moment you've had with your dog:   She got out of her collar, but still walked with us all the way back home, which was three blocks away. Although, at the time, it wasn't too funny.  

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog?   Seeing her very slowly, but surely come out of her shell and not be as scared and nervous as she was when we first adopted her in January, 2018.  

Additional Comments:   Cammie is a very special dog. She was a rescue from Puerto Rico, prior to Hurricane Maria. She is very scared and nervous, but Phoenix has proven to be a great therapy dog for her. Hopefully, with additional training, she will continue to thrive.