About Us - By Mama

Bilbo is a Lhasa Apso and is the oldest of our pack at 12 years old. Bilbo came to our family in July of 2002 and was our first dog as a married couple (we had been married about 16 months). Bilbo is our "boss" and is the first to wake us up in the morning and the first to tell us when it is time to go to bed. Bilbo is a loner and these days, when he isn't sleeping in his bed, he is busy letting my hubby and I know what we "should" be doing (usually being within eyesight of him).

Dory, also a Lhasa, is the Alpha of the pack and is 11 years old. We tried to fool ourselves into thinking we got her to "keep Bilbo company", but we are pretty sure she lured us to Bryant, Texas so we could bring her home when she was ready to leave her dog Mama in March 2004.  
Dory is our true heart dog and seems to just "know" what we need from her at all times.
When she is not busy telling all the pups what to do, she can be found snuggling with either my hubby or I.

Jacob, a 7 year old Lhasa Poo mix, was the next addition to our pack. He came to us from Forgotten Friends/Mixed Breed Rescue on May 15, 2010. Jacob just loves barking at neighbor pups, but has yet to utter a woof in the house. He has a little bit of separation anxiety and was recently successful at worming his (and Dory's) way back into sleeping in the human bed at night. He is definitely the loverbug in our pack, and Arty's partner in crime.


Arty is a 2 year old Shi-Tzu-Mix that came to us through our fostering efforts with Austin Dog Alliance. Something about his little boy face just told us he was suppose to stay in our family. He originally came from Williamson County Animal Shelter.  He likes to think of himself as the "Alpha in Training", although Dory has let him know that she is not willing to give up the title without a fight...or two...or three! He and Jakey have settled in BFF status and can be found doing "boy things" like digging in the yard. playing zoomies and hiding in their backyard fort !