Sophie lives with Lauren Mishoe in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is passionate about her job and needs to know everything that is happening, or could be happening, all the time. Upon entering a room, she sniffs the perimeter to make sure it is safe for everyone to enter. In her off time she can be found napping or plotting ways to get into the trash. Her breed, Akita Inu, has been designated as a national natural monument in its native country of Japan. However, you won’t have to inform Sophie of this——she is aware of her status and acts like it.