Sunday, November 22, 2009

Satellite Adoption

Yesterday Mom went to what's called a Satellite Adoption.  This is something the Humane Society does a couple of Saturdays each month.  A Satellite Adoption is not what it sounds like, because no satellites are actually adopted or even there.  It's really all about dogs.  And sometimes there are cats, too.

Mom took her camera with her yesterday, which she doesn't usually do, and she got a few nice pictures that I am going to share with you.  Mom made the not-so-nice pictures go away, so you won't get to see those!

The dog Mom was holding was Alvin.  He is a beagle mix who is about 3 years old.  Alvin probably has some hound or basset in his background, too.  He is a very nice dog, and he likes to play with the other dogs.  He gets a little "it's mine!" about toys, but he does like to play tug.  Alvin found a rawhide chewy stick on the floor at Petco, so Mom took him outside to eat the chewy where he wouldn't be bothered by other dogs who might also want the chewy.

Here's a dog named Dustin.  He is a lab mix, but he is skinnier and has longer legs than a lab usually does.  Dustin is 2-1/2, and he has been at the shelter ever since he was a puppy.  He is very smart and easy to train, but he is kind of hyper, so he needs lots of exercise.

This is Scooby.  He's a chocolate lab who's a year old.  He is much calmer than Dustin.  Scooby thinks he is a lap dog, so whoever adopts him will need to have a very large lap!

At the Satellite Adoption, the dogs all wear bright orange vests that say ADOPT ME on them.  This is how you know that these dogs need homes and are not just visiting Petco with their moms and dads.

But anyway, back to the dogs.  Here's Francis.  I think I told you about him once before.  He used to have mange really bad, and he was mostly bald.  But now his hair grew back in because he got cured of the mange.  Francis is about a year and a half old.

This next dog is just a puppy.  His name is Demmy, and he's only 4 months old.  He also had mange, but he's got most of his hair back now.  Dogs look funny without hair, so it's not good when they get mange.  Of course, some dogs are actually meant not to have hair, like the Mexican Hairless breed, but most dogs are supposed to have hair.

Here's a photo of A.J.  He's about a year old, and he's maybe something like a hound and German Shepherd mix.  At least that's what they are saying at the shelter.  Mom thinks he might be a beagle/lab mix.  Anyway, A.J. is a cute dog, and he's very friendly and playful.  He's a good size, too, like 50 pounds or so.  A.J. likes to chew up tennis balls, which is what he was busy doing when Mom took this picture.

This last dog is also a puppy.  Her name is Peaches, and she's 6 months old.  The shelter says she is a lab mix, but I think she looks like she is part golden retriever.  Anyway, she's very pretty and sweet. Here's a photo of her checking out a bag of goodies that one of the volunteers bought.

And this picture is of Peaches taking a little nap after she got all worn out.

Personally, I wish Mom would just stay home with us dogs all day instead of going to the Satellite Adoption, but I guess it's nice of her to want to help the poor, homeless dogs get adopted.  Yesterday nobody filled out an application for any of the dogs, but two or three people wanted to adopt kittens.

I forgot to mention that there were 5 kittens at the Satellite Adoption, too.  All of them were from the same litter and had names that start with the letter "S."  I don't understand why anybody would want to adopt a kitten when they could have a really nice dog instead, but people are just weird like that sometimes.

Well, if you want to know more about any of these wonderful dogs I told you about today, you can just go to the Humane Society website.

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