Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holiday Dogs Part 2

It was the last day of 2009 and what a better way than to help needy dogs at the county shelter. There were quite a few dogs today, definitely more than last week. Not sure if these dogs were new or brought back from their foster homes. Either way, they needed some love and care with the short staff at the shelter.

Magnolia

German Shepherd Magnolia has been at the shelter since November 17th. She is such a sweet dog, the only reason why I think she's been there so long is because of her age. Magnolia is 11 years old. That's considered a senior citizen in dog years. :(


Nonetheless, Magnolia desperately needs a second chance home. When I took her out of her kennel, I was surprised how energetic she was. We interacted out in the courtyard. She really doesn't play with toys or fetches a ball, but she absolutely loves affection and being brushed.

ID # A1320116
Tag # C581
Kennel # C044


Bear

One year-old Bear, a Chow-Chow Siberian Husky mix is a beautiful dog. He's rather calm for a Chow but his red thick coat represents his breed. Bear and I went for a walk around the gardens - he was easy to handle. Bear would make a great family pet.

ID # A1326163
Tag # C614
Kennel # C055

Isis

Isis is a black and tan Shepherd Mix who is 4 years old. She is a large dog who likes to be outside. Isis needs a lot of love and kindness. As I interacted with her, I noticed that she has had a rough life at her young age. She is extremely thin (perhaps once emaciated) and has remnants of wounds that are now healed. It appeared to me that Isis looked as if she was used for breeding. I gave her a massage which she loved. I could sense that her achy muscles felt better.

Isis needs a quite, calm home to make her feel love and at peace.

ID # A1324903
Tag # C356
Kennel # CP008


Jane

Jane doesn't have a picture but she is a cute 2 year-old black and white Boxer blend. As we walked she was pulling on the leash but as soon as I told her to heal, she did slow down. We decided to stop and sit on the steps for a while. For a good part of our time together, Jane laied on her back and I rubbed her belly - she LOVED that!

ID # A1324203
Tag # C608
Kennel # C067

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Dogs

Today (12/19) I interacted with four dogs - all of which have been adopted or fostered since writing this post (12/27). With the holidays upon us, kind people have been adopting or fostering shelter dogs so to have a "home" during this time and enjoy in the festivities. It was the County's 1st Annual Holiday Claws and Paws Adoption Drive which became a hit: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/dec/21/animals-find-home-holidays/

I'm so happy for these pets. I just hope that they have found their forever home. I will be volunteering again this week - stay tuned for an update!