Today’s Test Kitchen dog belongs to testing and tastings assistant editor Tai Sierra. Dory is approximately 3 years old and has been a furry member of Tai’s family for a little over 2 years. When she and her fiance decided to get a dog, they were looking for a smaller pet because of their apartment. They went to the MSPCA and looked around, but they didn’t really find a dog that called out to them. They were on their way out the door, determined to come back at a later date, when Dory came back from a walk.
It was fate.
And it’s been a lovefest ever since. Throughout her life Tai has owned a ton of dogs — everything from Dalmatians to chows, from German Shepherd mixes to toy poodle mixes — but among all, she proclaims Dory to be “by far the most loyal, loving dog I have ever known.”
In case you didn’t know, the America’s Test Kitchen offices (not the kitchen) are dog-friendly. Every once in a while, we’ll share a furry moment from our resident four-legged friends. Stay tuned for the cute.
love at first sight
This is the very first photo ever taken of Dory. She was bigger than what Tai and her fiance were looking, for but pretty compact for a pitty mix (they suspect bull terrier... because what else would account for those giant ears?). After taking her out to the runs (enclosed grassy areas at the shelter) and interacting with her, they were hooked.
Dory is great at catch and loves running in the woods and going on car rides.
Dory was found as a stray in Cambridge and it didn't seem like she was socialized very well because when she was taken home, she didn't get along with other dogs, though training is fixing that.
But what she is best at is being a lazy dog.