“Jasper,” a German Shepherd/Labrador mix, had a rough start in life until Replacements, Ltd. Retail Store Sales Lead Kari Powers heard about his plight and decided to give him a “forever” home.
“Jasper was living in a small crate and in need of a home,” Kari said. “One of our employees that knew his foster parents brought him to Replacements.” When six-month-old Jasper visited Kari in the showroom that day, she couldn’t help but fall in love with his amber eyes. “I called my husband and told him he needed to come and get this puppy to see if our other dog, “
Luke,” would let him come and live with us,” Kari said. “My husband came, picked him up, and Luke was glad to have a brother! Our girls were ecstatic!”
Jasper loves to be outside, and often has to be lured inside with treats. “He is our gentle giant,” Kari said. “Luke and Jasper love to play keep-away with socks and their toys, and often get in trouble for being loud.” Luke and Jasper also love to play hide and go seek around the house. “It is hilarious to watch the two of them,” Kari said.
Jasper still hasn't grasped the idea that when he is told to "come", that means come. “But if we say ‘let's go for a ride’ he is the first one at the door,” Kari said. Jasper loves to have his belly rubbed and is always ready for attention. “A lot of people ask us if he is nice, considering he is a larger dog, and he is – definitely,” Kari said. “He has definitely found his forever home with us, and has added a lot of value to our family.”
Jasper likes to visit the Replacements, Ltd. retail store and take tours during the day. “I think that bringing our pets to work not only makes us as employees happy, it gives our customers that ‘home’ feeling as well,” Kari said. “Plus, our pets get bored when they’re stuck at home, just like children do.”