Dog of the Week - Simba

Simba's favorite toy is his stuffed lion!


Your name:   Leah Stuyck

Job title/department:   Kennel Technician/ Vet Tech Major

What is your dog’s name?   Simba

How old is your dog?   8 years old

Pure breed or mixed mutt?   Chow/Husky mix

What is your dog’s gender?   Male

Describe your dog in three words:   Cute, loving, and playful

What is the thing your dog cannot live without?   At least one of his stuffed animal toys

Can your dog do tricks? If so, what?   Yes, he can stay, sit, paw, and lie down. But when you ask him to sit he will usually give you his paw and then lie down all at once because he wants a treat for doing tricks!

What is the best trick your dog has taught you?   To enjoy the little things in life and have fun. I love watching him find pleasures in some of the simplest things like a car ride, it helps me to find happiness in even the small parts of life.

Do you have a nickname for your dog?  Doodles

Does your dog enjoy bath time?   Not at all

You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this:   He’ll grab one of his stuffed animal toys from his basket and throw it all over because he wants to play. Either that or he’ll start playing with our cat, Boo. Which means chasing each other all over the house.

Your dog’s favorite spot to hangout is:  On the bed

Favorite toy:  Stuffed animal Lion

One habit you would love to change:   We would like him to listen more when we call his name

Does your dog prefer to play with people, or other dogs? People

Does your dog like children?   Sometimes! I’ve seen him play with them before but also seen him avoid kids too

If you could ask your dog one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?   Simba was adopted and the shelter didn’t know much about his past life. They found him eating out of a garbage can. I want to know what led him to being homeless.

Can your dog read your emotions?   Sometimes

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog?  There’s so many! You have someone who is so excited when you get home. Who absolutely loves to be around you and just wants your time and love. I feel happiest when he’s happy because they have such a short time with us and they deserve nothing but the best.