Jensen & Chloe: A Love Story | Chandra (Update: Adopted)

Today was our third and final training with PB Soc; we are now super certified, all in, card carrying dog-walkers.

We've had our tour of the shelter, met lots of other volunteers, seen the Kong-filling station, had instructions on socializing and training dogs, and given out handfuls of chicken in return for sits. We know how to take a dog out of it's kennel (enter carefully, close the outside doors, greet the dog sideways and be sure to dole out that very important chicken), where to walk, where the play yards are, and to yell "Dog Coming" before we turn a blind corner. We know to write notes on kennel cards after walks so potential adopters can learn more about the dogs and so the other volunteers know who's been out and when. We know to be sure that the dogs have peanut butter filled Kongs when they go back into their kennels to make the transition a little easier. We've pretty much got the logistics down.

What I don't know, though, could knock me out cold. I don't know how all of these beautiful dogs ended up at the shelter. I don't know how someone could abandon a malnourished, nursing mama and her eyes still closed puppies at a dumpster. I don't know what happened to the little terrier mix in the isolation area who doesn't even seem to be able to stand up. I don't know why Teddy is curled up in front of the fireplace and Jensen is in a kennel at the shelter. I don't know who is going to be there next week when we go back and who will have been lucky enough to go home. I confess that I don't know much.

What I do know, though, is that the shelter is full to the brim with love. I've never seen such hard working, large hearted people. I've never had so many smelly, slimy kisses or had the pleasure of seeing Chloe fall in love over and over again with one blocky headed dog after another. And that's all I need to know for now.

This time, it's Jensen who has stolen her heart. Chloe isn't alone in her passion because everyone who meets Jensen loves him. He is a people loving, kiss giving, nice leash walking, dog friendly, smart and handsome hunk of block head love. And now, he's also a movie star.

(If you are not seeing the video below of Jensen, please view it HERE.)

Lysa, the volunteer coordinator at PB Soc, kindly told Chloe to make the kind of videos that make her happy.

She's happy, Jensen's happy, and hopefully her videos will help spread the word about just how terrific these dogs are. There's something about seeing them move that grabs your heart.

And kisses are pretty fantastic too.

Jensen - SacCountyDogs.com

Let's get this boy his own family and his own fireplace to nap in front of. If you'd like to help, please share this post and get the word out.

Jensen says Thank You!!

(Update: Jensen has been adopted!! 3.1.15)



  1. What a Beautiful blog Chandra and Chloe! I am happy to report that due to your video and help with pictures of Jensen, I have a family seriously interested in Jensen:) They are to meet him this week:) We are truly lucky to have your loving and talented family as part of our PB SOC team. Thank you! Jan

    1. We are so excited to hear that Jensen has a potential home! Our fingers are crossed for him. Thank you so much for your kind words:)