Owner: Molly and Trey Ford
Why my pet is Noble: Are there any truly benevolent people? No, of course not, but there are Golden Retrievers. Brie, who will turn five in May, is one such furry, four-legged star. Though she loves her family and spends at least twelve hours a day on self-imposed guard duty, she greets every stranger like a long-time acquaintance. If she worked in the service industry, she could retire before thirty from tips. Brie has no ulterior motives for extending her paw to literally everyone; she simply always has and always will sense the goodness in all people before anything else.
Owner: Anna & Ed Kilma
Why my pet is Noble: Hi! I'm Buddah! My parents met me at a bark in the park event seven years ago. I'm a fearless goofball (except for thunder) who's always ready for the next wild adventure. Going for rides in the truck, boat, or golf cart are my favorite. If my dad is working on a project, I'm right by his side and every morning I have coffee snuggles with my mom. I make everyone laugh when I chase ducks and occasionally fall in the water. I'm very very loved and spoiled rotten by my mom and dad and everyone at Dr. Johnson's office.
Owner: Julianna Harvey
Why my pet is Noble: Oliver was adopted from a rescue in North Carolina when he was a few months old. He loves going to visit his friends and trying to bring home their toys. Oliver greets people by howling hello. He quickly realized that it always got him attention, so that became his standard greeting. Oliver was diagnosed with a degenerative mitral valve, and even though he's now symptomatic, it hasn't affected his spirit. He still plays with his favorite toy, his little ducky. Oliver loves seeing everyone at Birdneck Animal Hospital, who all take such good care of him.
Name: "Benny" Denoia
Owner: Lisa Denoia
Why my pet is Noble: Benny is a purebred Black Mouth Cur. He was named after Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez -- the most talented baseball player on the team in The Sandlot. Benny was a pandemic puppy, and came to Virginia Beach from a beautiful farm in NC, where his parents are very accomplished hunting dogs. Benny doesn't do any official hunting, but since he's a working dog, he does have various "jobs" around the house. Two of his favorites are "cleaning the kitchen" (where he closes all the kitchen cabinets) and "find it" (where he searches for scented objects or food all over the house). He and his owner still have not come to an agreement about whether or not it is his job to "protect" the entire 3-mile radius of "his realm" around their house. Benny is glad to be a patient of Birdneck Animal Hospital, where he often finds himself in the care of the staff here due to his sensitive stomach and overly cautious owner. ;) While he's a little wary of strangers, Benny is an overall adaptable and happy dog, and he's very honored to have been chosen as the Noble Pet of the Month!
Owner's Name: Rhonda Ward
Why my pet is Noble: Buddy stole our hearts 14 years ago when we first laid eyes on him. He is known and loved for his wonderfully cute ears. Buddy's favorite activity after napping of course, is fussing at his daddy, his cousin Ren and every dog in the dog park. Tuesday is his favorite day of the week because he knows its mini ravioli for dinner day. He is very thankful to Birdneck Animal Hospital for keeping him healthy so he can still play and chase his toys like a little puppy.
Owner's Name: Debbie Fulgham
Why my Pet is Noble: Zuri, our happy-go-lucky Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and two-year lymphoma survivor, lives life to the fullest. Even though she loves to play catch/tug of war, her greatest love is swimming. Summertime, Zuri is in the pool with visits to Dr. Johnson for swimmer’s ears. Wintertime, she is getting wet from rolling on the pool cover. When not getting wet, Zuri plays with her buddies, Amber and Jenny. Don’t let her happy disposition fool you, she is a great guard dog. No stranger will enter the house without Zuri’s approval. Our playful, goofy girl will live forever in our hearts!
Owner's Name: Molly Ford
Why my Pet is Noble: Perhaps the old saying "he aged like fine wine" has become a little overused, but in the case of JoJo, who, during his first night at our house on December 23, 2011, spilled a glass of wine on a couch, there is perhaps not a better description. he has gained the wisdom, austerity, and the tendency to snore of an older dog without sacrificing a puppy's vivacity and love of incessant licking. And for a lap-dog, JoJo has demonstrated an almost absurd passion going on walks, to which our golden retriever seemingly cannot relate.
Owner's Name: Andrea Aikin
Why my Pet is Noble: Winny was adopted in Louisiana at 3 months old. Having just celebrated her 12th birthday, she continues to live by the motto let the good times roll! This Cajun girl can shoot a side eye stare, stopping you in your tracks, before jumping up to steal pets and give kisses. She loves people of all ages, but has a particular fondness for children. She is attentive, gentle, and becomes uncharacteristically calm around them. Car rides are her favorite things, it doesn't matter where she is going, she is always excited for a new adventure. She is the best snuggle buddy!
Name: SailorOwner's Name: Mary Denny
Why my Pet is Noble: Sailor is a six yo English Cream Golden Retriever. As a puppy, she was feisty, but she mellowed into a very calm adolescent. It was suggested to me that she take the therapy dog test, and for a couple of years we made visits to nursing homes and to the library where the young children read to the dogs. Although, at seventy-five pounds, she wasn’t climbing into any laps, she was great at curling up at people’s feet and providing comfort. Sailor’s favorite thing to do is ride in the golf and retrieve the tennis ball!
Owner's Name: Victor Macchietto
Why my Pet is Noble: Thor is a senior dog we found at a rescue back in 2019. We initially were looking for a dog to name Loki and then we found this one eyed disaster. We were told he was around 8 yo and they were having issues homing him. He is the sweetest dog I have ever had. He's a little iffy when it comes to men but we don't know why. The friendship he has with our daughter is amazing. He comes with us in the morning to get her and tries to cuddle. I am glad we got our cuddly boy.
Name: Kim Freeman
Owner's Name: Jen Costelloe
Why my Pet is Noble: Sparky is 12 years old and came to us from NC pug rescue when he was one year old. He is a ray of sunshine, he loves to eat and likes to be around his family. One of his favorite things to do with us is to go camping, he loves the outdoors and fresh air. Sparky has had health problems in the last few months but he's been a trooper throughout it all. Thank you so much to Birdneck animal hospital for taking such great care of Sparky.
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Owner's Name: Gabrielle Brutus
Why my Pet is Noble: We adopted Loki when he was 5 weeks old from Hope For Life Rescue. He was abandoned, along with 3 siblings in a field in NC. Despite being infested with mites, infections and a tapeworm, Loki has never let on that he wasn't feeling well. He is energetic and playful. He fits in with our chaotic family.
He loves to play fetch, run around the yard chasing birds, walks on the beach, but most of all he loves to cuddle. He is just a happy puppy.
Owner's Name: Savannah Perry
Why my Pet is Noble: "I'm Henry, or, "King Henry the Ate,". Most of the time, I am very well-behaved and know lots of tricks. My favorite treats are carrots, hot-dog pieces (I can't believe mom feeds me dogs!). A perfect day for me is breakfast, a walk on the beach where we play fetch, a nap, play with my best doggy fur-iend, and then lay in mom's lap and we snuggle. You can give me a follow @henry.the.ate to see lots of cute pics, funny videos, and maybe a few training bloopers. I love my Birdneck family and always get excited when I visit!"
Name: Penny Layne
Name: Da Vinci