#120 Minka


When my husband and I first contacted Janice Ritter, we told her we were interested in fostering and that we had a one year old male GSD at home and thought a companion would be nice. Janice immediately said she had a female dog in mind. We signed our paperwork September 9, 2001 and welcomed our new member of our family.

Although it was not love at first sight, Minka turnedminka_baby out to be the perfect match. The best thing we could have done was to get two dogs. Minka has always been a pleasure; she is a gentle and affectionate dog. Through the years Minka has welcomed our two children with open arms, but I know she enjoys when they go to bed.

They say Minka is in her Golden Years, but she still can move! She still tries to chase the deer in back of our house and goes on adventures looking for wildlife. These days Minka likes to take it easy and be pampered, maybe that comes with age! She still looks beautiful and has no medical problems. I thank Janice for bringing the perfect dog into our lives, and for all the volunteers that work so hard for this wonderful breed.


Minka is a great dog; she has adapted very well to her new life and family. Minka starts her day at the beach, then back to the house where she can play freely with her brother Blaze, our male shepherd, who is the same age. Minka plays with all the children in the neighborhood, she has participated in walks for the MSPCA and enjoys following the deer tracks in our back yard. We are so happy Janice told us about her and got her out of the shelter. I can’t believe someone did not want her. Too bad for them!

Eric & Sandra Shoemaker

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