His name is Jake (not the Jake in red shirt and khakis from State Farm Insurance) and he's an 11 month old Shepherd mix.
I scored an adorable photo of him when he heard the shutter on my DSLR camera making noise and he cocked his head with curiosity. He loves people -- it was quite obvious with his tail wagging non-stop as everyone who I work with took a turn petting him. He was well behaved, too.
He was shedding quite a bit but it's not uncommon to have shelter dogs do that when they are on the show. Shelters are a bit stressful for some animals and it manifests itself in ways like shedding. Also, the fact that he's a Shepherd mix probably had a lot to do with it since Shepherds are famous for being fur shedders. If you don't mind a little fur, he'd be a fantastic companion.
We spent time during commercial breaks and during playback of a segment we had recorded earlier removing fur from the couch he was sitting on after this interview was completed. Such is the life of a TV producer.
|Jake the dog and Samantha|
from the Humane Society
|Jake tilts his head|
when he hears the shutter clicking
on my DSLR camera.
It's the same reaction I get from
humans when I tell a joke.