Yes, he is named after the big bundle of bear in the Jungle Book and yes, he is one fun-loving lug of a guy. Periwinkle and I met Baloo with his owners Mark and Kylee a couple of weeks ago on a dog park outing. He is another perfect example of why everyone should add a rescue dog to their home: they just love and appreciate life!
Baloo is about 3 years old and was found as a stray in Hood River by the humane society. Later, he was transferred to a unique Portland rescue called Pixie Project, where Mark and Kylee were able to fall in love with the big black dog who was turned down several times from prospective adopters due to his big personality, huge head, and assertiveness.
Turns out, he just needed the right people to take on the task. With a structured environment and some obedience classes, Baloo hasn’t lost his free spirit: he just knows when to bust out the crazy wings.