For the Love of Shelter Dogs*

Buddy, Jitter, and Carol Anne
September 4, 2009, 12:52 pm
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Good news! Buddy the chunky Golden was adopted! He was being fostered for a couple of weeks by one of the shelter staff, and she fell in love with him so she decided to take him home. He lost 5 lbs while he was in foster care. Hopefully his new mom will be able to help him lose more!

Jitter, a really sweet shepherd mix, finally found a home yesterday. Hopefully this home will stick. She was adopted a while ago and was returned for some reason (probably “too active”). Yesterday a family saw her and fell in love with her. They had a 3 year old daughter who also seemed to love her. We asked her what she wanted to name her and she said “Hinky Dinky Doo!” and her parents sighed and said “We’ll come up with a better name than that. Preferably something with fewer syllables.” Jitter jumped up on the girl and knocked her down, but the family still decided to adopt her! Usually most people would put the dog back in and leave. Hopefully this family will stick and Jitter will never come back to the shelter.

I’ve been working with a sweet little lab mix named Carol Anne. I call her Carol. She’s so sweet and adorable, but she’s scared out of her mind. She doesn’t want to leave her cage. I usually end up dragging her outside, and all the shelter visitors in the lobby look at me like I’m killing her. Once we’re finally outside she paces and jerks the leash and tries as hard as she can to get back inside. I feel so sorry for her. She’s getting a little better about walking on the leash outside, but she still doesn’t enjoy it. She just needs a person to adopt her and show her a happy home where she doesn’t have to be so afraid all the time!