Meet Createscape's Canine Members

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Bradley Cooper Hathaway

Birthday? We think mid January 2018

Where were you born? We think Lockhart, TX

What is your adoption story? How did your person/people find you? I was brought in to Lockhart Shelter after being found in the city park. From there, Austin Dog Rescue took me (they rescue dogs from kill shelters). I was bounced around from foster home to foster home in the Austin Dog Rescue until Grace took me! I got adopted for a week but was too fearful of the men in my new home so I got returned to Grace, who then decided to adopt me.

Do you have a favorite toy or snack? I live for food. I will eat anything. My favorite snack is a beef bone from Tomlinson's!

Do you have a best friend? I have two puppy friends named Ranger and Rocket at the park who are about 7 months old. (Pic attached)

When did you first start coming to Createscape? I first started coming to Createscape with Grace in March, when she first got me.

What do you like most about Createscape? My favorite thing about Createscape is running around and exploring the side yard.

Do you have a favorite person or dog at Createscape (not counting your mom!)? I'm loyal to anyone who gives me food! There's also a very old Corgi (Eleanor!) who doesn't like me who I like to try to get to play with me.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work? I like to walk around Town Lake or go to Red Bud Isle to meet some other dogs. My favorite game is chase!

What is your favorite memory? My favorite memory is when my mom got me a memory foam dog bed and I slept on it longer than I had ever slept before.

Do you talk in your sleep? Not usually!

What is the sneakiest thing you’ve ever done? I stole Grace's chicken nuggets from off her desk when she got up to get me water. It's the maddest she's ever been at me 😂

What does your person think is your best trait? [Hi, this is Grace!  I think Bradley's best trait is his emotional intelligence! He can really read a room, knows when I'm happy, mad, or sad, and it sometimes feels like he's a human in a dog body. I also love how cuddly he is.]

What are the top three naughtiest things you've done? 1. Pooped inside 2. The chicken nugget incident 3. Sneakily got up on Grace's bed to snuggle in the mornings.

Do you do any tricks? I sit, stay, lay down, shake, and love to carry very large branches around. I'm starting a tree removal business soon.

Who is your person and what are the naughtiest things your person does? My person is Grace! She likes to pinch my butt to make me run around, but I'm not so sure about that. Also, I think she likes pizza a little too much but I don't judge as long as I get a pepperoni.


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Eleanor, just Eleanor (like Cher and Prince)

Birthday? Unknown, but we go with August 18th (when I was found to begin my new life) - year...2006??

Where were you born? Unknown - I'm a woman of mystery!

What is your adoption story? How did your person/people find you? Might be a Hurricane Harvey survivor (I was brought to the shelter around that time)? Not sure cuz my mom forgot to ask how I ended up at the shelter, but I was adopted through APA while staying with a foster mom. She had saved me from the San Marcos kill list! Current mum was late-night scrolling APA for corgis with no thought of adopting, and showed her finds to current Createscape member, Gabby. Gabby immediately offered a ride to go meet me, and adoption followed very quickly (love at first sight).

Do you have a favorite toy or snack? I'm immune to the call of the toy, but my favorite snack is: ALL SNACKS.

Do you have a best friend? My best friend, idol, & the wind beneath my wings...My mom of course!!!

When did you first start coming to Createscape? Just over a year ago - My first work day was in early June of 2018 🙂

What do you like most about Createscape? I'm allowed to just be my most authentic self here. People don't always understand my work process, but I've received zero judgement at Createscape for my loaf-like thought process.

Do you have a favorite person or dog at Createscape (not counting your mom!)? It's really hard to think of anyone outside of the beatific angel that is my mother, but if I had to choose... My Aunt Gabby!! And even though he sometimes asks for too much from me, I enjoy being able to name drop Bradley Cooper.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work? I'm always working (aka, loafing).

What is your favorite memory? My favorite memory is the last time I ate.

Do you talk in your sleep? It's the only time I talk. I’m too self-conscious to do it when I know others are listening.

What is the sneakiest thing you’ve ever done? Where there is food, I will find it. I’m particularly good at toppling a large trash can (don't underestimate my size).

What does your person think is your best trait? My go-to state of apathy.

What are the top three naughtiest things you've done? Trash everywhere, trash everywhere, and the one time I randomly ate the wax of an unscented tea candle.

Do you do any tricks? Lol, as if! I refuse to perform.

Who is your person and what are the naughtiest things your person does? Nora is my person, and I'd hate to say anything bad about her, but... She refuses to give me my space and autonomy! Constantly picking me up (without my permission), and periodically tries to MURDER me with water and soap!!! But that's about it.


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Tilda Conchita Beyonce Swinton Davis

Birthday? March 29 (picked arbitrarily by Austin Humane Society).

Where were you born? Del Rio, Texas

What is your adoption story? How did your person/people find you? I was just 4 years old but had already had a litter of pups. They went off to live their lives and make mama proud, but with them out of the picture I was finally able to live my fullest life. Unfortunately my days of partying hard led me to be homeless, wandering the streets of Del Rio. I ended up hungry and alone  in a Tractor Supply store and that's where I was picked up and taken to Austin. They set me up in the Austin Humane Society and within a few hours of being there I met Keller for the first time. I thought he was tall and weird, but he seemed well-meaning. The staff at the shelter fixed me up so I'd never have puppies again, which kind of sucks but I did get a fun tattoo out of the process. Keller took me home and ever since then, I've been living a spoiled, comfortable life of luxury.

Do you have a favorite toy or snack? Every toy in the world can pretty easily distract me, I love them all! But at the moment my two faves are a soft squeaky burger and a hotdog. My favorite snack is whatever human food falls on the floor.

Do you have a best friend? My best friend is Wiley, who's also my roommate. We're more like frenemies.

When did you first start coming to Createscape? I first came to Createscape in 2015. I used to go to the conference room and bark just to spice things up, and to this day I still can't walk down the loft stairs out of fright.

What do you like most about Createscape? I like taking naps in the Howdy Room lounge mostly but I also love rolling around in the grassy side yard. 

Do you have a favorite person or dog at Createscape (not counting your dad!)? I don't really like other dogs, they're all annoying. But any human willing to give me some pets and attention is a winner in my book.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work? I like walks, sleeping under blankets, licking human noses, sitting alert and staring at the door for intruders, or being feisty.

What is your favorite memory? My dad and I sat on the beach recently, just me and him. I hate water, but the sand felt nice.

Do you talk in your sleep? No, I'm a lady so I just snore a lot.

What is the sneakiest thing you’ve ever done? I sometimes eat other dogs' food when they're not paying attention. Suckers!

What does your person think is your best trait? My cute face and eyebrows.

What are the top three naughtiest things you've done? Peeing on the rug, pooping on the rug, throwing up on the rug. In my defense, I didn't care.

Do you do any tricks? I decide to sit if you loudly and slowly tell me to about 10 times.

Who is your person and what are the naughtiest things your person does? Keller is my person. I've definitely seen him petting other dogs before.


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Mike Jimmy Markowitz

Birthday? March 11, 2016. But I could be younger. At the shelter, the vet techs said I was between 1 and 2. But when we look at pictures of me when I first came home, it’s obvious I was still a puppy. 

Where were you born? Oh man. Maybe San Marcos or Kyle. My mom’s not from Texas so she can’t really remember the name of the town.

What is your adoption story? How did your person/people find you? I was found wandering around the streets alone. The vets and my mom speculated that I was not very well supervised at my first home. But I’m an official, proven escape artist. Since I was found without a collar or a chip, I got sent to the shelter. My mom saw me online and offered to foster me. (My online photo was so pathetic! You should see it.)  It was only a few weeks since my mom’s first dog -- Marcel -- had died of old age. So my mom apologized for not being in the best space to adopt me. But she promised I would find a great home. Make a long story short … she adopted me less than a week later. She also never took me to any adoption events.

Do you have a favorite toy or snack? Nah. But I love walks. 

Do you have a best friend? Ellie and Cosmo! 

When did you first start coming to Createscape?  My mom’s first dog passed away July 18, 2017. About two weeks later was my first time at Createscape.

What do you like most about Createscape? I love not getting stuck at home all day! My favorite time of day is coming to work. My second favorite time of day is going home from work! I love all my human work friends! 

Do you have a favorite person or dog at Createscape (not counting your mom!)? My favorite friend at work is Cosmo.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work? I dig holes and sneak out of the yard. When Jimmy’s doing yard work, I wait for him to turn his back and sneak out of the yard. I like finding new people in the neighborhood and going home with them. The weirdest thing is that wherever I end up, my mom always shows up there! It’s like we have this magic connection.

What is your favorite memory? Everytime my mom asks me if I want a snack. 

Do you talk in your sleep? Yes. I have a very active dream world. I’m probably walking around the neighborhood and meeting lots of new neighbors. I run a little bit in my dreams too.

What is the sneakiest thing you’ve ever done? Have I mentioned that I’m a very clever escape artist? My mom always ends up finding me, even when my collar comes off while testing to see if my holes are large enough to squeeze through. (I have a very small head and a normal sized neck)

What does your person think is your best trait? My giant liquid brown eyes. She also says I‘m pretty smart -- except for when I challenge big dogs. Then she tells I’m really dumb. She also calls me a goofball all the time.

What are the top three naughtiest things you've done?

Once I got out of the yard and my collar came off. I went to the neighbor’s house down the street and hung out for a few hours playing with a little girl. Jimmy was supposed to be watching me. He didn’t notice I was gone for like 3 hours. 

Another time I got out of the yard and my collar came off. I went into a lady’s yard and she invited me inside for some water. She then walked around with me outside and guess who was out on the street walking in our direction? My mom! 

Another time I got out of the yard and went all the way to Airport Blvd. Jimmy was doing yard work and didn’t notice that I walked out the yard door. I found a man to walk with. He tried calling my mom but she doesn't like answering the phone! So the man took me home. Then guess who showed up? My mom! Can you believe she knew where I was? That time I got like s ½ mile away.

Do you know any tricks? I sit. When mom asks if I want a snack, I come running. 

Who is your person and what are the naughtiest things your person does? Riki is my mom. Whenever I get out of the yard, she gets pretty annoyed. She always seems to know where I am so I don’t know why she gets so mad at me.


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Eleanor “Ellie” Carmella Markowitz (as in Carmella Soprano)

Birthday? November 11, 2016 (ruff-ly)

Where were you born? Somewhere in East Texas. My first name was Tiny. What a dumb name.

What is your adoption story? How did your person/people find you? I don’t like to talk about it too much. I still sometimes have flashbacks. Like when my mom takes a belt off. I don’t like belts. I run away.

But when I first came home in August 2017, I was a foster. Mikey was already adopted by then and he and mom told me about some old dog that died a few weeks back and I would have to find something called a “forever home.” My mom took me to 2 adoption events. At the 2nd event, the shelter worker didn’t show up. A week later my mom came home with a folder that said in big letters “Adoption.” She hasn’t fostered anyone since. (PS - I think “adoption” means that I can bark and misbehave whenever I want.)

Do you have a favorite toy or snack? I love small tennis balls! They’re the best! I also love smacking my stuffed toys back and forth on the bed.

Do you have a best friend? I love Mikey. But he annoys me a lot and I show him my teeth. I don’t like anyone else. But I do tolerate other dogs because my mom doesn’t like when I show my teeth (even though she says i’m adorable when I’m angry).

When did you first start coming to Createscape? Mid August 2017

What do you like most about Createscape? I like being with my mom. One of my hobbies is following my mom to the bathroom and attacking the toilet paper when it dangles near the floor.


Do you have a favorite person or dog at Createscape (not counting your mom!)? I like a lot of the humans at the office. One guy lets me chase him through the kitchen, the office, up the hallway and into the kitchen again. I cheat by running under the kitchen table. He’s too big to chase me under the table.

 What do you like to do when you’re not at work? I love being outside in my backyard. I love when Mikey sneaks out. I don’t tell my mom when he does it. I want to be an only chihuahua.

What is your favorite memory? All the times Mikey has snuck out of the yard. 

Do you talk in your sleep? I do!

What is the sneakiest thing you’ve ever done? When my mom puts socks on in the morning, I steal one when she’s not looking and take it outside. Then she walks around the house wondering where her sock went. Heh.

What does your person think is your best trait? She tells me how pretty I am all the time. 

What are the top three naughtiest things you've done? I growl at everyone. I bite Mikey. I bite my mom (only when she makes me mad. And i don’t bite hard.)

Do you do any tricks? Mike sits to get snacks. I get snacks without sitting. Why should I learn to sit?

Who is your person and what are the naughtiest things your person does? Riki is my mom! Whenever Mikey runs away, she goes and gets him. I think she should let him try to make it on his own. He needs to learn his lesson.