Grijalva - Jasmine - Coto de Caza, CA


Jasmine came into our lives on June 22, 2008.

She was a product of an Amish puppy mill and came with so much baggage I only hoped that she would be the girl she is today. She has changed so much since that day Julie brought her to our home. Jasmine has changed from a shy and timid girl to the fun loving and never-misses-a-moment-to-love-life kind of girl. She now looks forward to any chance to give kisses, get a butt scratch or lie on her back for a leg-pumping belly rub. Also, she has developed the amazing ability to hear a treat bag open from a mile away.

Because she is small, she is the favorite size Berner for the kids in our neighborhood. She has been the mother to many fosters that have entered our home over the years. She makes sure that they know we are good people and that they will never be neglected again. She has even showed them how to play, roll around in the grass and run like the wind.

Two years ago we adopted Baxter. She has truly taken him under her wing. When we go on walks, if he lags a little behind, she will stop until he catches up. I can see it in her face that she is encouraging him in any way possible. Jasmine has really helped him come out of his shell and I love to see the two of the play together.

Jasmine has become a true California girl. She loves going to the dog beach with her Berner brothers and being outside soaking up the beautiful weather. All that said, we still haven’t told her it won’t be snowing anytime soon. But, with her newly found positive outlook on everything we don’t imagine that she really cares.

We will be forever grateful to BARC and the people that rescue these special pups.

Manny and Patti Grijalva
Boomer, BARC’s Jasmine (Berner-Garde #59334) and Baxter
Coto de Caza, CA.