I have been a volunteer at the Town Lake Animal Center for 2 1/2 years. Some days it's hard to believe that it has been that long, and it's even harder to believe that I have lasted this long without bringing a dog home. Up until last November, I knew it would be impossible to do so given how often I traveled for work. Once I changed jobs though, I knew it increased the likelihood of adding another pet to my home.
Well, I seem to have fallen in love with one special pup at the shelter. She honestly is the first one that I have given serious consideration to adopting. Given the size of my apartment, plus two cats and about 10 hours away from home each day (just for work), I know that it's not the best situation to bring a dog into. But...just look at this face.
It doesn't get much sweeter than that. Meet Pippi- one very special dog. She's had a rough life, from what we can gather so far. She came to the shelter as a stray, shy, timid dog who would drop to her belly if you tried to leash and walk her. Through the work of some really dedicated volunteers, she has made leaps and bounds during her 70+ stay there. She is not perfect though. She is heartworm positive and currently on treatment, which means her exercise must be severely limited until she gets a clean bill of health. She also needs someone with a great deal of patience to help her come out of her shell and to get her true personality to shine. But there is something about her that just draws me in. I'm smitten.
Pippi has stayed at my house for several nights now, and I am currently listed as the "last resort" contact should she be pulled for euthanization. I refuse to let that happen to this sweet dog. I am trying my hardest to find a good home for her. Please help by passing along the word to anyone you think may be interested. It's probably best that she goes to a home that does not have cats, though so far she has gotten along with mine.
Please feel free to contact me if you need any more information.
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