Collared - Baltimore Sun readers' pets [Pictures]
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PET: We're interested in cats and dogs, but also hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, horses, chickens -- the whole pet gamut.
Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: pet name, owner name, how you met, pet's age, hometown, breed (or best guess), favorite activity, favorite food, funniest moment or sweetest story. Feel free to add your own creative categories, too -- anything that will shine a light on your pet.
• Unleashed: a blog for animals and the people who love them
Image 55 of 103
Paisley( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun photo / May 1, 2014 )
Paisley, the shop dog at the Mutt & Joe dog wash and coffee bar, is a little bit of a celebrity in Severna Park. And her owner, Heather Jones, who's managed the shop since 2010, thinks the sun rises and sets in her blue merle border collie's eyes.
Jones was working as head wrangler at a ranch in Wyoming when her sister adopted a puppy and Jones fell in love. She connected online with a rescue organization that had puppies in Buffalo, N.Y., and flew there to meet the one who became Paisley. The two returned to a busy schedule of work and training classes in Wyoming.
"Paisley is always watching my every move and wants to know where I am at all times," Jones says. "If I'm sad, she knows it." Jones moved back to Maryland a few years after adopting her dog and was thrilled to learn she could take her buddy with her every day to work at Mutt & Joe.
"She loves coming to work with me," says Jones. "It's her second home. She is the store greeter." Everyone who enters gets a hello from Paisley, who often flops onto her back for a tummy scratch from customers.
"People pull out chairs to sit at tables, and Paisley thinks they're pulling the chairs out for her," says Jones. She jumps right up.
"Paisley is my love bug."
To have your pet - including hamsters, snakes, horses, guinea pigs and the like - considered for Collared, email information to email@example.com.
-Kim Fernandez, for The Baltimore Sun