Friday, October 3, 2014

OCTOBER IS ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH: 2 Pups Have Been In A Shelter Far Too Long!

OCTOBER IS ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH!! 

October is a very special month because the entire month is dedicated to helping dogs in shelters everywhere find Furever homes!  In the spirit of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, I'm dedicating weekly posts to helping some Pawsome dogs who are in need of loving homes.

Today I'd like to introduce you to 2 wonderful dogs who have been in the shelter for quite some time.  Perhaps you or someone you know has room in their heart and their home for one of these beauties? They are both long term shelter pups at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) in Phoenix, Arizona where I have been a volunteer for the past 5 years.

Khalua smiles brightly during a Day Foster outing from the shelter!
5 year old Khalua has been at the shelter since March 5th!  She was surrendered to the shelter because she wasn’t good with other animals.  MCACC’s staff believe that even though Khalua needs to be the only pet in a home, it doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be given a chance!  Despite being at the shelter for seven long months, Khalua is still happy and energetic!

Khalua loves being in the water - any water!
 Khalua has gone on several outings with our Day Foster volunteers – special trips where dogs who have been at the shelter for a while get the opportunity to spend time outside of the shelter. It was on one of these outings that volunteers discovered Khalua LOVES anything water related – baths, swimming, or just lounging on the shores of a local community lake.  If you are interested in adopting Khalua, she is currently at MCACC’s East Valley Animal Care Center in Mesa, AZ (2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway/Loop 101).  Her adoption fee has already been sponsored by a kind donor!  Khalua's Identification number is A2878505.

Tennis ball anyone??
Even though Charon has been at MCACC since April, he still perks up at the sight of a bright yellow tennis ball!  The 6-year-old, neutered male came to the shelter as a stray and like most strays that enter MCACC, no one came to claim him.   He’s listed as  a Pit Bull mix, but staff and volunteers definitely think there’s some Labrador in this silly boy!  He loves water, playing fetch and spending time with people.  Charon was recently taken to a roller derby bout in the hopes of finding him a new family. Although he didn’t find a home, he enjoyed being with everyone and didn’t mind the fact that everyone around him was on rollerskates. 

Heads up, Charon!!
During a Day Foster outing, Charon was introduced to other dogs and seemed to get along with everyone, but he will chase cats – so perhaps a feline free home is best for this guy.  He does fine with kids. Charon is currently at MCACC’s East Valley Animal Care Center in Mesa, AZ (2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway/Loop 101).  His adoption fee has already been sponsored by a kind donor!  Charon's Identification number is A3450205.

PLEASE SHARE THEIR STORIES, AND HELP GET KHALUA AND CHARON OUT OF THE SHELTER AND INTO FUREVER HOMES!!

NOTE: If you are interested in adopting Khalua or Charon, please contact MCACC (602) 506-7387and provide the dog's Identification number above. It's possible that Khalua or Charon may have already been adopted by the time you get to the shelter, but there are hundreds of other wonderful animals in search of loving homes!
 
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4 comments:

  1. Spread the word! Good reminder
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Thanks guys! Glad you stopped by the blog!

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  2. Oh they are gorgeous!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. I know aren't they?! I can't believe they've been in the shelter this long, it's so sad. Please help by sharing their stories. Thanks for stopping by Jenna!

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