My name is Ann Marshall, and I live in Seneca Falls, New York. I'm attaching pictures of my little boy that I've had for 15 months now. His name is Logan; he is 1 year and 8 months old; 45 pounds; and 21 inches tall. Ever since I adopted him in January of 2005, I've been trying to figure out what type of dog he really is, knowing full well that he is no more a German Shepherd than I am! I've looked at the Carolina Dogs a couple of times and wasn't really sure until I recently found your website! Hooray! There he is!
Here is his story:
I found Logan ("Miles" was his name at that time, and he was only 3 months old) online through a German Shepherd Rescue in Ohio in November of 2004. I was looking for a male, white German Shepherd mix and saw him. He originally came from a shelter in Nashville, TN as a puppy and was pulled by a wonderful woman in Ohio (GS rescuer) just before he was to be euthanized. She nursed him through a very bad case of kennel cough, which turned into pneumonia and he almost died from it. After he started gettting healthier, she put him on her website as adoptable. That's when I saw him and fell in love! What a sweet little face and such a sad story for such a young little boy. I kept an eye on him for two months, and then finally contacted the foster mom in January since he had not been adopted yet. Although he was listed as a white German Shepherd, she had suspicions that he may be a Carolina Dog, but wasn't sure. We made all the arrangements, and I drove to Ohio to adopt him (along with my GS/Chow, Sasha)! He was much smaller than he looked in his pictures, but what a handsome little gentleman. And, home we went with him sleeping all the way!
He came home to two "sisters". Sasha (red/black) is a German Shepherd /Chow Chow mix; 6 years and 4 months old; 44 pounds; and the smartest and sweetest dog I've ever had. She came from a puppy shelter in the Syracuse, NY area. Jade (black) is a German Shepherd/Husky mix; 4 years and 6 months old; 38 pounds; and is a very big dog in a very little package! She had had 3 homes by the time I got her from her last owner at the age of 5 months. And, recently I adopted a dog that lived her whole life from the age of 8 weeks to 2 years in a no-kill shelter in New Iberia, Louisiana that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. She came here to a local shelter that I volunteer with in September, and I adopted her in October. Her name is Tambar (red) and she is a flat-coated Chow Chow; 2 years and 8 months old; 50 pounds; and just a sweet, little teddy bear.
Logan truly loves all of his sisters and is very protective of them, constantly scouting and guarding on walks. He is submissive to all the females, and wonderful at playing with each and every one of them, and has different levels of play for each. With Sasha, he playes very gently, and only when she wants to! Jade seems to be, and always has been, his favorite partner in crime, and they play roughly and wildly, with Jade usually saying when enough is enough! Then came Tambar, who Logan seems to absolutely love. They rough house a bit, but also seem to cuddle. He has been wonderful for her and was the biggest help in bringing her out of her shell and adjusting her to life in a home and out of a shelter.
As you can see from the pictures and hear from his story, Logan has a very good life (which he deserves)! He gets at least two walks a day and plenty of exercise and play in the yard and in the house. He gets lots of good food to eat, goes for rides in t he truck, and gets to sleep on the bed, along with the rest of us! He is very smart and learns things very quickly. His only two problems that I've been working on are separation anxiety, where he chews things up if I leave him home uncrated, and he can be aggressive to other dogs and really tries to show his dominance. (I personally think he's just protecting his heram, but we are woking on this with a trainer.) He is quite strong and muscular, runs like the wind, is very clean, very eager to please, quite sensative, and has been a very healthy dog. He is very attentive, seeing and hearing everything. He is very, very loving and loves attention from me and anyone else he can get if from. He likes to budge in when one of the other dogs is getting my attention, but knows he has to wait his turn. He likes to sit and put his front paws on my shoulders, giving me a very strong hug while showering me with doggie kisses!
I'm sure I've forgotten something, but hope I've covered most of the information necessary. I'm just so glad to have found your website, and found out what type of dog Logan is!!! Thank you for allowing me to tell his story, and for putting it up on your site. I will definitely keep you updated with stories and pictures! (I actually have some better pictures of him at my office that I will forward at a later date. For now, these will have to do!)