Today, I was given the chance to spend a few hours away from the shelter. Erin brought me to an awesome place called Central Bark. I had the whole place to myself. I had room to run, toys to play with and for once, I was able to act like a real dog. I hope she brings me back next weekend!
Check out a video of my day!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Its mid-January, meaning I've been in the shelter for four and a half months now. Its cold, loud, uncomfortable and there are other dogs constantly barking around me. They all sound as scared and lost as I do. I haven't lost hope yet, but I hope someone comes to take me home soon. I need someone patient, someone who will be willing to work on housebreaking with me. I came to the shelter as a stray; who knows if I have ever even lived in a home before! I would greatly benefit from foster care, someone who will temporarily open their home for me and show me the ropes!
Today, since it was rainy and cold outside Erin and I reviewed our commands and she taught me a couple new! Of course, we worked on "sit", "paw", and "stay", but we also worked on "here", "touch" and "leave it"! I'm so smart.
Interested in fostering or adopting me? Please contact my pen pal, Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm located at the ACCT shelter (111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA).
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Over the weekend, I was neutered by the shelter vet staff. This means that when someone comes to adopt me, they don't have to wait a couple days for me to have my surgery and that I can go home with them THAT DAY!
Yesterday, Erin and I worked on our commands. Mostly "lay down" and "stay". We also went for a long walk and I barely pulled at all. I've decided that I don't like staying outside for that long. Its too cold and I start to shiver. Its probably because I need some meat on my bones. I met a couple dogs who were outside playing in the pens, we smelled noses. I wanted so badly to play with them, but we had to go back inside. We practiced more "lay down", which I was way happier doing in doors.
Another week has gone by and I'm still here. Erin gives me a treat every time she walks by my kennel. I think she feels bad for me. Yesterday I got a peanut butter kong and a handful of milkbones!
ACCT is open for adoptions 12-5pm today. Come meet me!
111 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Check out my Petfinder Page: http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15074246?rvp=1
Saturday, January 2, 2010
So, we've decided that I cannot live in a home with cats. I'm just way too interested. I think they're worried that I would accidentally hurt the cat or something. Its now 2010 and I'm still at the shelter. Since the shelter is full, I'm on the "Urgents List". I hope someone comes to take me home soon.
Erin an I have been working a lot on loose leash walking. I'm using a Gentle Leader and its teaching me not to pull while I'm out on a walk. Erin says I walk like an angel now! We've also been working on "sit-stay" and "lay down". I'm catching on to "sit-stay" nicely. I haven't mastered "down" yet, but I'll get it.
Today, I met another pit mix named Dora. I did awesome! I was interested, but polite with her. Hopefully, I'll be able to have my own home soon and maybe even have a playmate.
Check out Peety's Petfinder page HERE!
I'm located at ACCT. 111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA. Please contact Erin if you're interested in fostering or adopting me! email@example.com