Kona is our December 2023 Dog of the Month!

a close up photo of a Blue Heeler dog in the snow

DDG is proud to announce that Kona is our December 2023 Dog of the Month! She’s a beautiful Blue Heeler that we need to know more about!

Blue Heeler sitting in the snowWhat is your dog’s name?


How did you pick her name?

 Her Grandpa picked it out.

When is her birthday?

 We don’t know it but her Gotcha day is Valentine’s day. so we use that.

What is Kona’s breed?

 Australian Cattle Dog, also referred to as a Blue Heeler.

Does she have any nicknames?

 Girly Girl, Konie Girl, Little Girl, or Patty.

What is her favorite place to be scratched?

 Belly, of course!

Describe her in 3 words?

 Alert, Fast, Intense.

What is Kona most afraid of?

 Smoke Alarms or really anything that beeps.

But what if she was human….

If she could eat any human food, what would it be?

 Literally anything! She will go through every trick for a leaf of lettuce…

If she had a profession, what would it be?

 Competitive Eater.

If she drove a car, what would she drive?

 Something small and fast!

Is she a Chicken or a Steak lover?

Whichever one falls on the floor first!

We love her when she visits DDG but let’s hear about what happens behind closed doors…Blue Heeler and Anatolian Shepard laying next to each other in the snow

What’s the naughtiest thing she has ever done?

As a puppy she peed on the couch… a few times.

Is she a Mama’s girl or a bigger fan of Dad?

Daddy’s girl for sure! He is constantly tripping over her she is so close.

Does she prefer the floor, dog bed, couch or all of the above?

She prefers the back of the couch like a cat.

Does Kona prefer a walk or a swim?

Walk – but she does love a good fetch session in the lake!

What is her favorite toy?

Peanut Butter stuffed Kong.

Straight from her Mama’s mouth….

What’s a day in the life of Kona?

Immediately upon waking we must eat, then outside to potty and more importantly verbally accost the neighboring canines through the fence. Then nap some more.. herd her big brother… check the kitchen floor for crumbs… and the cycle repeats a few times.

What’s your favorite thing to do with Kona?

Take her for runs with the bike.

Does she prefer a good snuggle or an energetic wrestle session?

A good snuggle!

What is one thing you would change about Kona?

The time she wakes up in the morning wanting to eat!

Who is her best friend?

Both of her Grandpa Jims!

What word or phrase do you say to her most often?

 “Kona NO!”

What is her favorite thing about DDG?

The Staff!!

What is YOUR favorite thing about DDG?

The Staff and the Self Wash tubs!



Dog Day Getaway’s Dog of the Month photography is brought to you by Kasey and Tyler Rajotte of Studio Twelve:52/Twelve:52 Pets. They have 5 rescue pups of their own – (all fittingly named after Marvel comic book characters) – who also love coming to DDG. So, chances are your furkid(s) and theirs have played together! This is their 11th year documenting wagging tails, nose boops, and slobbery puppy kisses – and when they aren’t doing that they are photographing weddings and families.