Juno - Formerly a Stray;
Now Just a Schipperke Enjoying the Prime of Life
Susan Daffron talks to Mary Cox of Midwest Schipperke Rescue about a Schipperke named Juno. Established in 2005, the Midwest Schipperke Rescue is based in Michigan and works to help dogs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Juno is a 6-7 year old male Schipperke who was found as a stray. Now he is enjoying the good life in a foster home where he's receiving a lot of TLC. When he was found, his fur was a reddish color and it appeared that he'd been licking, probably because of stress, malnutrition, or allergies (because he was a stray, there is no way of knowing for sure). However, with a switch to a high-quality food, his fur is looking better and the licking is subsiding.
Schipperkes are active dogs that like to have a something to do. Juno's "hobby" is pouncing on rawhide chews, which he does with great glee and pride. However, because he's 6-7 years old, after he has had his playtime, he's ready to relax. Juno would be great for a family that doesn't want an extremely high-energy dog. Juno loves young kids (particularly girls), gets along with dogs, and loves to be petted. However, he's somewhat less demanding than some Schipperkes. He'll snuggle with you on the couch, but then when you're done relaxing, he'll get up and go off to do his own thing. Because he's not a young Schipperke, Juno would be an ideal companion for an older couple with grandkids for him to play with occasionally.
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