Surveying the scene before taking the plunge on a cold November day at Johns Pond in Mashpee, MA

More: We adopted Josie from Great Dog Rescue of New England in October 2018. She's a sweet gentle pooch who loves to leap high, enjoys snuggles and comfy beds, nylabones, and carefully removing the eyes out of stuffed animals. She was described to us as a border collie/flat coat retriever mix, but we had her dna done and it came out Australian shepherd, Saint Bernard and Irish water spaniel. She wades in the water as long as there aren't any waves.