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Doggy DNA


We are asked every day… what kind of dog IS that?

We were wondering the exact same thing and elicited ideas from vets, dog trainers, dog walkers, neighbors, & strangers and WOW! there are a lot of opinions- lab, terrier, shepherd, boxer, great dane, pit bull, grey hound, plott hound and tennessee treeing brindle. She’s 10 months old now & has changed a lot, but might keep on changing still. What do you think she is?

vintage twisted

So we decided to try the Wisdom Panel Mixed Breed Dog DNA test. This test has 185 breeds in it’s library, including Plott Hound, which is what we kind of thought she was and so did Chicagoland Dog Rescue, where we got her. Here’s a picture of a Plott Hound:


It’s just a cheek swab- easy as can be. After you swab your dog’s cheeks two times, you mail it off to the lab in the envelope they’ve provided. The hard part was waiting the two weeks for the results.

Are you ready? Do you have doubts? Hmmmm….

In the end, it doesn’t really matter what that mutt is, we just love her.

P.S. Happy Birthday, Mom- xoxo

welcome, Zoe

We’ve been busy over here this fall- see the lack of posts?

Let me introduce you to our newest little trouble-maker:

Chicagoland Dog Rescue

We first saw Zoe on Petfinder.com, a website that helps you find rescue pets in your area, based on your specifications. Lucky for us, the Schaumberg PetCo was hosting adoptees from Chicagoland Dog Rescue, and Zoe was one of them. We headed on over & there she was.

After lots of paperwork, Zoe came for a home visit. WE wanted to make a good impression, especially with Zoe’s foster mom & director of her case. There was another family also interested in her, so Zoe got to choose- which family would she like best? She picked us!

Originally a stray, Zoe came to us with intestinal parasites, a urinary tract infection and soon developed pneumonia, which she battled for 2 weeks.

Now she is healthy, 40 pounds, somewhere around 6 months and we think she’s at least part plott hound.

What’s your guess?

Here’s her success story posted on the CDR website.