Jasper is your new ONEN Dog of the Year!
Jasper was nominated by Joe & Ronni Kennedy who are neighbors of Jasper and his owner Sharon.
Jasper is a mixed-breed rescue dog who lives in the 1600 block of Wood Avenue. He is the most gentle, well-behaved dog you have ever met. He is a certified Therapy Dog and goes to the Cancer Center on Fillmore every Thursday to visit patients, who look forward to his tranquil presence as they take their chemo treatments.
Jasper also helps calm and train a foster dog or two every year at his home, which he shares with Sharon Peters, teaching them socialization skills and other dog things to prepare them for adoption. He has even helped some children get over their fear of dogs with his kind eyes, patience, and gentle ways.
The neighbors love watching Jasper and having him in the neighborhood.
Jasper will have his picture published in the ONEN newsletter and on the web site and will appear in all eblasts about lost and found pets. ONEN will honor this recognition by donating 57 pounds of dry dog food to the dog’s animal charity of choice. Jasper has decided to donate the dog food to a center for older dogs who have been given up by their owners.
Jasper and all other nominees received a grab bag of healthy snacks at the Neighborhood Meeting on May 23rd at First Lutheran Church.
The decision on who should be Dog of the Year was especially hard this year as there were some great nominees.
The other nominees were recognized at the ONEN meeting as well:
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