We found Hobie at the LA County Animal shelter in San Pedro. He is a Catahoula Leopard Dog, and is one of the smartest dogs we have ever met. He was part of a litter of 6 puppies, when we adopted him in 2015. Hobie loves to go for long hikes in Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon, and also loves to get the ball, which he will do for hours.
Willie the cat is almost twelve, and we got her from a rescue organization in the Valley. She was found with her brothers and sisters in a lumberyard. Among her likes: Opening doors, cuddling, lying in the sun, foreign films, and romance novels.
Berry - short for Blueberry, was rescued from the local animal shelter. Many people ask us what kind of dog she is. We think she is some type of pointer mix, but some people have told us they think she is a Catahoula Leopard dog, the only known domesticated dog native to North America. We aren't sure- and she isn't telling us. She likes to chase squirrels, play frisbee, and she is an obsessive retreiver. She can retrieve balls and frisbees and stuffed ducks for hours. She is very smart, and good with numbers... she has even done our taxes for the past few years.
Clyde, the big black lab, was with us for 14 years! He was part of a "surprise" litter, and his father and mother live with horses. Clyde loved to play ball, and looked at the world as a giant buffet. He could smell food from miles away. He was one of the sweetest, most friendly, mellow dogs we have ever met.
One day, while showing a foreclosure house to clients, we heard a strange sound in the back yard. When we went outside, there was a scraggly Persian cat in a tree, looking emaciated and hungry. Through some investigation, we found out she had been left behind by the previous owners, and she hadn't eaten much for a couple of weeks. We took her home, and while she was very shy at first, she quickly became a part of the family. She loved to chase strings and went crazy when there was catnip nearby.