I always say I'm not going to get attached and I always know I'm lying when I say it. This Saturday I went with our Animal Protection group to Petco to try to find some area dogs a home. Brenda, pictured below, is a one-year-old Shepard mix. VERY gentle and quite the trickster. We had a small box of treats sitting in the middle of the table and we'd s-l-o-w-l-y see this big nose rise up from the side of the table and then - blink! - the box was gone. She loves to be hugged and you would have thought she was in doggy heaven when we threw her a rubber ball that bounced.
The bad news is that Brenda's time is limited. Very limited. As in, this week limited. The vet where she's at (good GOOD people) tries to keep animals as long as they can. But her time is up. This is one dog that, honestly, if I thought my allergies could take it, I might beg and plead with Blair for us to take home. Unfortunately, I went home in hives after my day at Petco. My dog allergies are significantly worse than my cat allergies.
If you can think of anyone who may be interested in a new best friend for life, please take the time to forward Brenda's picture to them, even if they're in another state. We're happy to arrange a transport.
And for the love of God, please spay and neuter your pets.
I called this morning and spoke with the vet to get a few more details.
Brenda is 35 lbs and about 1 year old. They've had her for 3 months - she was brought in off the streets by the police department. She gets along well with other animals, dogs and cats. She's a little skittish. If someone quickly raises a hand she cowers as if afraid she might get hit.
They can't say if she's housebroken or not as they haven't observed her in a home.
The vet tech I spoke to had this to say, "We LOVE this dog. Please find her a home."