All in the Family


Samoyed / Tibetan Terrier / Whippet

This was written 6/6/11. Soldier is my first dog. He was adopted by my family on May 8th 2010. Although his birth date and previous lives lead are unknown we have discovered many traits that add to his interesting personality. He was sheltered at Common Sense for Animals in Broadway, New Jersey for several months after being found wandering out and about on Sloane Street, that later being his temporary name. When walking into the shelter the pungent smell was intoxicating. We first were able to see Soldier or Sloane since he just lay there in a cage starring at us without a bark or any movement. We walked him and it was a quick and very rushed into adoption we might have not done without a tad pressure of him being adopted by another. He was named after the military rank a tradition of the family to name the male dog after an army profession. His tail is docked whicth isn't common with his mixture of breeds. He was DNA tested and is said to be Whippet, Tibetan Terrier and a little bit Samoyed. He was probably born around or in 2005 although he acts like a puppy. He a very strong dog whom primarily weighed about 50 pounds and now 70. He has a habit of stealing food hungry or not. He prefers bones to toys and sleeps on a thin bed I had made him. He is very needy and may whine and jump when excited, that does become annoying to most. We didn't teach him many tricks since he is an older boy, he knew to sit with his paw held up, stay, lie down, come, the command 'no' and hug (or spin in circles and rub against your legs). He will bite hoses (and strangely flashlights) when turned on, the shelter cages having been washed down with a hose while the dog was still in it. He's a good dog with a mysterious past that we'll never know. If you want to know more about Soldier please do ask, or I might add more information as time goes on. Here's his Facebook:!/profile.php?id=100002313708375

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Comments (71)
May 30, 2010 YorkieLove75
cute, hope to see more pics of soldier!
May 30, 2010 Affenpinscher #1 fan
such a cutie love him
May 30, 2010 Debbie 57
What an adorable boy.Such a pretty color.Lots of belly rubs!!!Please comment on my Sassy and J.J.
May 30, 2010 wolfgirl66
May 30, 2010 georgia04
Soldier sounds like a sweetheart. Poor pup, it's a shame his tail was docked. Thanks for rescuing him.
May 31, 2010 HEMI
beautiful,sweet face. you are a gorgeous pupdog.
May 31, 2010 HEMI
soldier, Lola and I wish you many happy years with your new family. Let them know that you would like lots of belly rubs, warm snuggles in the winter, fun runs thru the park, snacks by the bowl full, trips to the pet store where you can spend your weekly allowance on new toys and most importantly, lots of love. Have a great life Soldier, it sounds like you deserve it. Thank you for rescuing such a sweety. Enjoy!
May 31, 2010 davidnuu
Soldier you make me smile, today i have bad mood but when i saw your pic that make my day
Jun 2, 2010 love_my_dog_101
What a beauty can't get any cuter then Soldier
Jun 3, 2010 border collie mom
Oh, I love a happy ending! Love her ears! What a pretty dog.
Jun 3, 2010 rorieisenberg
Such a friendly-looking dog!
Jun 3, 2010 AKandAR
what a handsome boy! many treats for those bright eyes and smile, very cute!!
Jun 5, 2010 K9Girl
He looks very sweet! I hope you enjoy him for many more years!
Jun 7, 2010 kitcaepup
Oh your such a purrty boy!
Jun 8, 2010 rockie713
They are just so sweet and adorable like this! I'm glad you found him and welcomed him to your home. Many happy years for you both!
Jun 8, 2010 Scott Parker
soldier is really cool, hes a really awsome dog, cool mix!
Jun 13, 2010 sundayfriday
He is sooooo handsome he is to cute to be a soldier!!!!!!!!
Jun 13, 2010 mail2pam
I'm so glad you found a good home with your Mama - SOLDIER :) You look very handsome in all your photos - but we really loved this one!!!
Jun 14, 2010 21kaitie
What beautiful puppy you are! I love this pic! *Please comment on my pups too! Woofs from Beauty, Sammy, Jeti, Cinder, and Sydney.*
Jun 14, 2010 puppydogsstar
aww what kind of dog are ya?
Jun 16, 2010 JCharlton
Look at him - sittin pretty :)
Jun 17, 2010 Aussie mom
Beautiful dog, beautiful story! How lucky both of you are to have found each other!!! Love the name Soldier too! Shepherd dogs rock!!! Enjoy!
Jun 17, 2010 mirandabw33
she is so cute! love her!
Jun 17, 2010 atravis73
Adorable! I have always been curious what a Lab/Shep mix would look like. She looks so happy!
Jun 17, 2010 *CrazyPippin*
Wow, cute! Hugs from Pippin & Spice(:
Jun 18, 2010 dogmom
So sweet. Extra kisses and hugs from a fan in Houston!
Jun 18, 2010 Melanie33
So cute!! Love the floppy ears :)
Jun 19, 2010 Mark Noble
Soldier is such a cool name, and he looks so awsome, well cool mix too, hes amazing, such an awsome dog!
Jun 20, 2010 LynnieMikeyVK
Your dog looks like such a sweetheart. ^.^
Jun 20, 2010 sosquare
Soldier is gorgeous! Such wonderful expressions!
Jun 22, 2010 KaiLou
Awe! Your story was sweet. and I am SOOOO glad that she now has a good home. I don't get why people take dogs, and then give them up, as if they were old furniture. BLESS YOUR HEARTS!!! Many good wishes for a happy life together. This face of so loving and adorable! I think animals do know when they have been rescued!!!!
Jun 23, 2010 maryloa
Soldier is a very handsome boy. He and Roxy have a lot in common. Roxy has a kitty sister too. Her name is Callie and obviously, she's a calico. I think there is a pic of them together in Roxy's album. She doesn't care a great deal for Roxy's "nosey" ways, but does come looking for her every now and then.
Jun 23, 2010 jessica8384
He has such a sweet face! Make you want to give him tons of kisses.
Jun 24, 2010 MissingPhantom
He is very handsome! He looks like a lot of fun. So glad he's got a good home now.
Jun 25, 2010 becafw
Your animals are very cute! It's amazing how people can abandon such sweet animals. They are very lucky to have an owner like you!
Jun 25, 2010 mikeandcorie
he's totally cute!!
Jun 26, 2010 MissPennysMom
I love doggy stretches!!
Jun 30, 2010 Jessicaandchloe
What a cutie!
Jul 6, 2010 allisonleighr
Too cute!!!
Jul 7, 2010 Mimifruit
Cookie and Fudge are just dying to b frends with u Soldier :) Mimifruit
Jul 7, 2010 Mimifruit
Please comment on my adorable dogs!
Jul 9, 2010 dancer2497
hahaha!!!! whenever my dog lies down like this we says she's 'hit by a bus'. your dog is soooooo cute!!!!!
Jul 9, 2010 Karin Murry
Soldier- you are so cute and sweet. I can tell you love the photographer by the eye contact you are making. You look like a super good boy who deserves a treat!
Jul 13, 2010 misslou
He has coloring very similar to one of my childhood dogs. He doesn't seem as, well, evil as my dog was though :) (rest his soul, his puppyhood was traumatic) Soldier is a super cutie, though. My doggie would looove him.
Jul 14, 2010 AnimalLover22
Jul 14, 2010 AnimalLover22
Solier you are such a cutie. You have a beautiful coat, and you are mixed with 2 of my favorite breeds! Your Mama must be a very proud person to have such an adorable pup like you! I hope you have many more wonderful years with your Mama, Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt and Uncle! :):):):):):)
Jul 25, 2010 Riley77
awwww! soldier you are a real cutie! look at that smiling face! you are very handsome aswell! you are a lovely mix. Lots of hugs too you soldier! xoxoxo
Jul 29, 2010 PJ1423
Cute as, I like her mixed breed.
Unblievable that someone could just let this pup run loose and possibly have gotten hit by a car. She is very lucky to have a wonderful new forever home. A very sweet looking pup!
Aug 4, 2010 MishellBSmith
SO cute!
Apr 26, 2011 Silent Dawg
What a great dog he is friend and a co-worker! LOL
Apr 26, 2011 Silent Dawg
Hey what a smile!
Apr 26, 2011 Dribble500
Keep on fighting thats what i say. I just get so angry wen i find out wat horrible people there are in the world. You are a very sweet dog and i dont know how anyone could do that to you. Lots of love from me and Hopexxxx
Apr 27, 2011 LePenguin
Apr 28, 2011 ilovemymutt920
seriously how cute is he??? You can tell he's a gentleman!!!
Apr 28, 2011 maryanntommie
Adorable boy!
Apr 29, 2011 Wolves1234567
Cuteee!!! i Think you look like a mix of Labrador and Husky He has the characteresticts and the fur pattern of a husky and the yellow color and paws that sounds like a labrador what i mean by the characteresticts of a husky is i see that he loves sticks and looks playful and active alike a labrador but his teeth look more alike a husky and the labrador is he is friendly and i do have a question: does he like water?? if so then i think he deffenatly a labrador mix :) i love his pics and he looks like a sweet dog :) i hope you have a great (Treat filled) life :D
Apr 30, 2011 JoyousBrunoEarth
May 3, 2011 babyroy
So handsome ... and he looks really smart and confident too.
May 12, 2011 tink'smom
Sabrina: both you and your buddy Soldier are so adorable. XXX
May 21, 2011 Cali'sMommy
What a great photo! Soldier look like such a great dog to have in the family :)
May 26, 2011 TMC
what a gorgeous dog!
May 26, 2011 Rico_Suave2010
i picked up my dog may 8th as well..only it was in 2010..and he was eight weeks old
May 27, 2011 KayMack
hehe Soldier looks like he is smiling! What a pretty boy
Jun 1, 2011 elliel
Soldier is a mystery dog. He may be older but you can teach old dogs new tricks so teach him some new stuff to keep him busy.The shedding may indicate that he needs a better grade of food. Most grocery store brands are full of grain and your dog needs meat and not grain. Dogs don't eat the things that the cheaper brands of food put in the food. Also make sure he does not have worms.
Jun 5, 2011 MaggieBaby
What a handsome guy! So glad you rescued him and he sure looks happy about it too!!!
Jun 5, 2011 DaphneiRayne
Great story about Soldier's rescue. He sure looks happy and content now, that is such a great thing that you did for him. Eventhough his past is unknown his future looks very bright and promising because of you. Many happy healthy days ahead for you all!
Jun 8, 2011 Mollylovesdogs
Love it! :) They just win over your heart ever time don't they :) He looks like a wonderful dog to have in your family. Happy many years to come!
Jun 12, 2011 Greenieninja
I love Soldier! So happy he now has the life he deserved all along...a happy ending for Soldier :) Looks like he doesn't mind doing yard work either! Kiss to Soldier!
Jul 19, 2011 puppylove1989
Aww. soldier is so adorable :)
Feb 3, 2012 hope2
We love adorable.
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