Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday, June 6 - MEET MACY!

Hello admirers, my name is Macy! I am a 9 month old chocolate lab/american pit bull terrier mix. I was surrendered to the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control shelter (ACCT) by my owners on April 23, 2010. They said they no longer had enough time for me. Its pretty obvious that they never had time for me because when I came into the shelter I knew no basic commands or manners. It is reported that they used to feed me Gritz and Eggs so I'm happy to have a normal dog diet here at the shelter.

Some facts about me:
- I am full of puppy energy which I can't burn off living in the kennels, but once I get a chance to burn some outside I settle down nicely!
- I absolutely ADORE people and attention.
- I am housebroken, but I will need a refresher since I don't get consistent walks here
- I know basic commands like "sit" and "down"
- I am working on my leash walking skills and am doing really well with the help of an Easy Walker harness!
- It is reported that I've lived with children in the past, but because of my energy level the shelter staff don't think I should go home with children under 10 because I might knock them over by accident.
- I am highly treat motivated and am a quick learner
- I LOVE other dogs, but I never learned how to play with them appropriately so some dogs might not tolerate me jumping and rough housing with them
- I will need additional obedience training by whoever brings me home, which I hope someone does soon!

I have a Pen Pal! A Pen Pal is a volunteer who is dedicated to finding me a home. She works with me on regular basis to teach me basic commands, socialize me, and market me to potential fosters or adopters. If you are interested in meeting me, please email my Pen Pal at for more information!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7 - EDDIE IS SAFE IN FOSTER CARE!

Great news! Eddie is now in foster care with a really great young couple! He now has a chihuahua brother and a pit bull sister! Thanks to everyone to pulled for him! He is still available for adoption, so if interested please email!

Here is a picture of him and his new foster parents before he left the shelter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31 - Eddie Gets a Bath!

It was another nice day so Erin came in and let me out in the yard to do my business. We practiced our commands and she shot this video of me showing off!

Afterwards, she brought me in to get a bath. I was a little scared at first. I kept my tail between my legs, but she gave me a peanut butter kong which made me feel better. I behaved myself. I just stood still while she lathered me up and rinsed me off. When she was done, I jumped out of the tub and played with my kong while she dried me off. All in all, I'd say it wasn't too bad!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Saturday, March 27 - Eddie's Sunny Day Photoshoot

It was beautiful this weekend. Erin snapped a few pictures of me hanging out in the yard. Today, Erin heard from someone on the shelter medical staff that I've been really good in the kennel. Once I see someone coming up to me, I drop my kong (which is always in my mouth cause it makes me feel better) and I run up to greet them. I learned that if I don't have a toy in my mouth, I get more treats! I'm catching on!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Help find Eddie a home - feel free to distribute his flyer!

Sunday, March 21 - Eddie Gets a Lesson on Walking

So, its almost April and I'm still stuck at the shelter. I don't know what I would do with myself if the kennel staff and shelter employees didn't let me have my kong in my kennel. Its so stressful. I hate hearing the other dogs constantly bark. Its scary, loud, and uncomfortable. I'm now getting stressed around other dogs and am having a hard time focusing on Erin while she practices commands with me. I can't wait to get out of here and into a foster home or forever home. I know I'll be more comfortable there and way happier.

Since Erin failed miserably trying to put the Gentle Leader on me (its a harness that goes around my snout that teaches me not to pull on walks) today she decided to try the Easy Walker instead. I didn't mind that one at all, it was actually pretty comfortable. We walked around the yard outside of the shelter and I barely pulled at all. When I did pull, the harness redirected me to face her. I caught on that if I walk at the same pace as her, it wouldn't spin me around. After practicing walking and 'heeling' for a while, we went inside so Erin could snap some pictures of me. She began teaching me 'touch', 'here', and 'watch me'. I also showed Erin a trick that she didn't know that I knew.. 'roll over'! I impressed her! Muhahaha! Now she wonders what else I have up my sleeve. When we were done, she filled my kong with peanut butter and treats and I snuggled back into my bed.

Here are a couple pictures of me wearing my Easy Walker: