A big thank you to Universal Pictures for sponsoring this post. The honest opinions are my own.
We got Yoshi from a local pet shelter in Cleveland. Dave and I have always been dog lovers – at one point we even had 3 dogs! They were all older and once they were all gone it was a bit too much loss in such a short while, so we decided to take a break from dogs for a bit. Then one day when I was home alone, we had a break in. It was terrifying and Dave and I talked and agreed to get a dog (along with installing other security measures and eventually moving to a wonderful neighborhood in Michigan). We went to the shelter that day and to the kids excitement we came home with Yoshi!
She was a joy from the moment she came home. Of course, she got into your typical puppy mischief but she has been very easy to train and will learn almost any trick for a dog treat. We were a little nervous how Logan would handle having a dog. At that time he was very scared of dogs even my sister’s small 30 lb dog. Thankfully getting a puppy was one of the best things we could have done for him.
Now he loves dogs, even Yoshi and she’s become quite a giant! She’s about 75 lbs and now that she’s 3 has thankfully stopped growing!
She will just come sit by your side, sometimes laying her head in your lap letting you know it’s going to be ok. If you are on the floor she’ll cuddle up right next to you, eventually rolling over for a big belly rub making you smile which seems to make her smile!
I’d love to train her to be a therapy dog and I’m just waiting a bit to see if she won’t bark at every little thing as she gets older. That’s the only trick I have been struggling to teach her. We bought her to help us feel safe and she does that very well, making sure every squirrel, chipmunk, and cat (oooh, she does not like cats!), in our yard knows to stay away by barking her absolute loudest at them over and over.
Yoshi came into our lives at the perfect time and has done wonders helping Logan get over his fear of dogs, helping us feel safe, and just knowing when we need a little pick me up or big sloppy kiss on the face. We are so glad to have her in our lives and are thankful for all the good times and smiles she’s brought us.
Have you seen the trailer for the movie A Dog’s Purpose? If not check it out here:
Doesn’t it look amazing? It has everything: humor, connection, smiles, tears, and lots of love. This movie is perfect for all you dog lovers out there and it’s coming to theaters January 27th.
Did you know that the film is based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron? The story is a soulful and surprising journey of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of humans he teaches to laugh and love.
Dog lovers can create their own A Dog’s Purpose movie poster here. Simply upload a photo of your dog and it may even be shared in the campaign!
I uploaded a photo of Yoshi when she was a puppy. She was so tiny back then, but even when she was little she was ready for anything at a moment’s notice.
Mark your calendars to see A Dog’s Purpose in theaters on January 27th. It’s sure to be a memorable movie and one to touch the heart of dog lovers.
To learn more:
- Visit the A Dog’s Purpose official site
- Like A Dog’s Purpose on Facebook
- Follow A Dog’s Purpose on Twitter
- Follow A Dog’s Purpose on Instagram
- On social media follow the hashtag: #ADogsPurpose
In addition to the poster generator, fans can also upload their furry friend’s picture to the film’s mosaic and connect with pups looking for a forever home via Best Friends Animal Society! http://unvrs.al/ADPSite