Employees at Drs. Foster & Smith Pet Supplies share their passion for pets by writing stories and experiences about their own pets here on our Pet Blog. Learn more about their pets in our Featured Employee Pet Series.
- Name: Hugybear’s Above the Rudder (Rudder)
- Owner: Barb S.
- Breed: Newfoundland (which is “Terranova” in Italian, “Neufundlaender” in German, and “Terre-Neuve” in French, since you asked!)
- Age: 4 years
- Birthday: 5-25-07
- Weight: 143 lbs
FAVORITES & TALENTS:
- Favorite Treats: Filet Mignon Nutri Dents, Bacon Pur-Luvs, Everlasting Treat Ball
- Favorite Possession: Any egg from an Egg Babies Toy
- Tricks: “Shake”, “Touch”, “Here, eat this steak.”
- Hobbies: “Rescuing” humans swimming in the lake, long walks in the woods, fetching anything on land or water, kisses.
- Canine Siblings: None at the moment.
- Feline Siblings: Max the Tuxedo Cat, who bats me on the head.
- Other Pet Siblings: Brother Zy who lives in the Twin Cities and possibly something growing in my sister’s stomach due September 17.
- How I found my home: My mom lost her “heart dog” and after living with three Newfs for so long, she knew she needed a companion for her old Newf, Dulse. She called my “first mum” (the breeder) who thought that even though I was a rambunctious 18-month-old, I was so sweet I would be a great fit for Dulse and my mom. I’m here to tell you that she was right and I am very happy in my home.