At Home With Charlies, Debbie, and Doby

Apartment Therapy Readers & Their Pets

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Name: Charles Kim Jr. & Debbie Wei
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Your Pet's Name: Doby or Dobes (nickname), Stubby

When did he/she come into your life?: Doby came into the scene after countless hours at the Pasadena and North Central Animal Shelter. It's been almost a month now, he's gone from a super attached, insecure little pup to a mildly attached confident little critter! We love this little guy.

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Where would we most likely find your pet in your home?: The water bowl for his insatiable thirst, running across our space chasing his squeaky toys, sleeping on our faux green grass rug that he's already "stained" a few times. Most of all he loves being within company of Debbie and me; nothing makes him feel more secure than being in close proximity, especially being held. He also loves digging through our laundry and dragging out random articles of clothing to lay on, we're thinking this has to do with his separation anxieties.

Pet specific features of the home: No specific pet features just yet, but one convenient feature of our home is our concrete floors, makes those clean ups soo much easier! Thinking in the near future about fabricating a cool cave style dome crate for the little guy.

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What do you love most about living with your pet?: Aside from the daily cuteness overload, he adds a further sense of responsibility and is an anchor within the relationship, creating a more of a family bond. He's essentially our kid, we feel a great deal of responsibility raising him up proper (ha!).

Nothing beats his enthusiastic greetings after a long day in the office. He also has a ton of character and wit, never a dull moment. Since he's a Jack Russell Corgi mix, he's got a heap of energy so we run him while we bike around town, everyone gets their exercise. We all win!

Thanks, Charles and Debbie!

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(Images: Charles Kim Jr.)

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