Friday, April 8, 2011

Some Pictures From the Shelter

On Wednesday, Mom went to the shelter, which she usually does on Wednesdays, and she took her camera, which she usually doesn't do.  So now I am going to show you some of the pictures that Mom took of the poor, homeless dogs there.

This first dog is named Pete, and he is 3-1/2 years old.  Pete has some shar-pei in him, which you can tell by the shape of his muzzle and his button ears that are set very high on his head.  The shelter is calling him a shar-pei mixed with lab, but really he is probably part pitbull.

Pete is a really nice dog, but he has diarrhea some of the time, plus he jumps around in his kennel a lot, so he never seems to gain any weight.  Living in the shelter makes Pete feel all stressed out, so he licks himself and makes sore places on his legs.  Pete would be a really special pet for somebody, if they would just adopt him.

Oh, and I guess maybe I should also mention that Pete drools quite a bit, but he can't help it, so please don't hold that against him!  And mostly he only drools when he's outside in the yard, not when you're playing with him inside.

This next dog is Kasie, and she is a long-haired dachshund mix.  She's 2 years old and very cute.  Kasie was adopted for a while, but then she started snapping at the family's children, so they brought her back.  Kasie has been to obedience class, and she is house-broken.  She needs to be in a home with no kids and probably no other dogs.

Kasie also needs a tall fence because she can get over a short one.  Here's a picture of her climbing over the picket fence at the shelter.

Mom's friend Karen was also at the shelter on Wednesday.  Aunt Karen plays the violin in the Kansas City Symphony.  She loves dogs, and she has a golden retriever named Dodgie.  Aunt Karen likes to go to the shelter and play with the poor, homeless dogs, just like Mom does.  Here's a picture of her with  Danika, who is a 1-year-old shepherd/greyhound mix.

Danika is really pretty, but she has way more energy than any dog could ever really need.  She does calm down a little bit after she has been out of her run for a while, but she is still kind of hyper.  Danika used to be in a run with a black dog named Persia, and Persia kept attacking Danika and biting her.  So finally Persia went to another shelter.  In this picture you can see some of Danika's bite wounds on the side of her face.  She also has some on her neck and tummy, but none of them were bad enough to need stitches.

Whoever adopts Danika needs to make sure she gets lots of exercise, like maybe running or taking lots of walks.  Danika likes to chase balls, so maybe you could also wear her out by playing a lot of fetch with her.  Or if she had another dog who really liked to play, that might work, too.

This last dog is Alice.  She's pretty new to the shelter, and she's really cute.  Alice is a golden retriever mix, and she looks like she is still a puppy, but really she is 2 years old.  Aunt Karen likes Alice a bunch because Aunt Karen likes golden retrievers.  Mom likes Alice because she is pretty and sweet and a very nice size for a dog.

So anyway, those are some of the photos that Mom took on Wednesday.  If you are looking for a nice dog to adopt, you might want to run over to the Humane Society and adopt one of these dogs I just told you about.  Of you could even adopt a cat, if you happened to want one!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Piper,
    I think all the dogs are cute! And I liked the photo of Kasie climbng over that fence, it seemed kind of funny but sad too! It looks like she's trying to find an owner because she is very lonely! I wish I could help! :( I might be able to though, one day I'll get MY revenge just like your mom!
    Your #1 fan, Tas