Meet Prince

He's 95 pounds and afraid of thunderstorms and loud noises!


Your name:   Dee Raneri

Job title/department:   Monroe Community Education

What is your dog’s name?   Prince

How old is your dog?   5 years

Pure breed or mixed mutt?   Black Lab

What is your dog’s gender?   male

Describe your dog in three words:  loyal, energetic, a bit crazy

What is the thing your dog cannot live without?    our daily long walks after work

Can your dog do tricks? If so, what?   He can actually rollover; it's pretty amusing.

What is the best trick your dog has taught you?   He's not a teacher, but he is a good student.

Do you have a nickname for your dog?   Sir, Mr. Prince among others

Does your dog enjoy bath time?   No, he shakes like a leaf!

You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this:    jumps on my lap; all 95 pounds of him

Your dog’s favorite spot to hangout is:   my bed or the catwalk where he can see who is coming down the driveway

Favorite toy:   a Grinch toy he got for Christmas last year and ANY tennis ball

One habit you would love to change:   He's afraid of thunderstorms and loud noises.

Does your dog prefer to play with people, or other dogs?    He loves people.

Does your dog like children?   Yes, he's good with kids of all ages.

If you could ask your dog one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?    Do you really like to eat the same thing every day like you pretend to?

Can your dog read your emotions?    Absolutely!

Funniest moment you’ve had with your dog:   Plenty of them, but when he hears the ice machine operating in our fridge he'll run from anywhere in the house to beg for an ice cube. He's done this since the day we brought him home at 8 weeks.

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog?  I always have someone super excited to see me at the end of the day.