Rudy is the little girl I ran with today from PAWS and with the Monster Milers. She is a dreamy silly monkey with some crazy mange. She runs like a prancey pony and likes to touch her partner like once every other block. She was turned into ACCT in December because of her demodex (non-contagious mange). PAWS pulled her and she was in foster care, but her playfulness wasn’t sitting well with the house dogs and her manginess was getting worse (stress? frustration?). So, she is now at PAWS’ Grays Ferry location. She is sweet and loving and in desperate need of attention. She seriously kept in touch with me and was licking and loving on me for the whole 4 miles we ran/walked/jogged. A little scared in the city, she hit my legs a few times, but otherwise was just curious and super friendly. And laid back, they gave me that jacket for her because she has no fur and it has pants. She let me put in on with no problem and seemed to not notice it at all. She did not want me to leave and I didn’t want to put her away, she’s charmingly pathetic.
RUDY needs to go to foster care to get better and she likes people, dogs, etc. I think she is going to be a gorgeous red girl in no time with the right care and environment. She knows some commands and responds very easily to any kind of voice encouragement (more so than treats even). Basically, any positive reinforcement with touching or praising works wonders with this munchkin of love. Meds will be provided. Here is her Petfinder with contact info. Also, here is the PAWS website w/more details about adopting and fostering….
AWWW. How cute is this monster?! The link above goes to an article about her that I wrote for her pen pal, who can be emailed here for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Her name is Christina and we just missed going to high school together. I think she and my sister were there at the same time. But my mom sure was there to teach her! Lucky ducky. (Did I ever tell you about the time my mom had to teach me? As expected, I was a HUGE ASS.) Anyway, back to BETTY SPAGHETTI!!! She is so cute. And she is 8, so she is a senior and we all know how they break my heart and should really break everyone’s if you think about how they spent years in a home and then were just put out on the street. Now stuck in a shelter, they must be so scared and confused, wondering what on earth they did wrong in loving their family for almost a decade to deserve this? See? Your heart should actually hurt if you have one.
So, if you know anyone in Philly, make sure they hit up Christina and get the details. Also, here is her petfinder and craigslist in case just going to the article is such a big deal for you and you are like totally against me ever having money. At least check out the slideshow here because it’s rad and she is cute as a bug.
This is Tom Tom. He may die today. He is at Philadelphia’s Animal Control Shelter, which is beyond 100% capacity and euthanizing constantly for space. Below is Tom Tom’s profile with contact information for his pen pals at the bottom. (Pen pals are volunteers matched with one long term resident pup to help get the word out about how awesome they are. His are email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) This is the shelter contact info: 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140, phone: 267-385-3800. Also, here is his petfinder page. Please read and see if you can help:
My name is Tom Tom (A13399511), and I’m the handsome, spunky boy for you! I’m a 9-12 month old mixed breed dog living at the city shelter at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave. I got lost one day and was picked up and brought here as a stray. My original family never came in for me - I think they may have gotten lost too, because I’m such a nice boy! I love to cuddle and smoosh my head in your lap. I like people and I love to be pet and I don’t mind being handled all over. I’m a medium energy guy, I’m playful, I love toys, and I’m friendly with other dogs! I would probably be very happy if you had a yard where I could chase a ball, or if you wanted to take me running with you. When I met some cats, I was totally cool but I can totally be retested if you have cats and are interested in adopting or fostering me. If you have dogs, we’ll need to meet before you adopt or foster me because we want to make sure we can all be friends! Because I’m a younger dude, I’m going to need some education in my new home. Just basics though! And guess what? Because I’m special, I’m part of the Pen Pal program, which means I have a really cool volunteer who comes to the shelter to work just with me on all the stuff I’ll need to know to make it in your house. She’s teaching me how to sit, lay down, and how to walk nicely on a leash. Since I really like treats, and toys, so much that I will do all my tricks for them, she says I will be very easy to keep training! Before adoption, I’ll be neutered and microchipped. I’m already up to date on all my shots!
Email my Pen Pal at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!