Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot ....

I love my sweet O Henry!    Underneath that handsome exterior is the sweetest and gentlest soul I have ever shared space with.   If the cats are having a spat he is first in line to referee.   When I drop his leash, he is immediately back at my side to make sure all is well.  Best of all, Henry is always the quickest to respond to any request!
Did Henry come here that way?   Of course not!   His history was a mystery before he came to the Annapolis County Pound .... so we will never know for sure how long he had to manage on his own.    Judging by the knots we had to work through, at some point in his life, Henry had good reason to be afraid of men ... particularly if they were holding a shovel or a gun.   It took him a long, long time to stop worrying when anyone would pick up another pet or even a human.   Saddest of all was his initial fear when anyone stood over him in the dark :(
How did we get through all that?   Am I some kind of professional dog trainer?  Of course not!   Sharing space with a few dogs over the years doesn't give me any kind of professional experience, eh?
One of the upsides of being loved by a pittie is that they are real approval junkies.  Henry may have come here with an entire luggage set of baggage, but from the very first day he was eager to please!   
When I first saw Dominic's picture while doing site updates I was struck by how very much like Henry he is.    I was sure that this lovely boy would be headed for his own Happy Tail in no time at all.
Sometimes it is just a puzzle why the nicest dogs get overlooked in a shelter.  Dominic has been at the Yarmouth SPCA for five months now ... and it is way past time to get this good dog out of there.
Luckily for Dominic, Atlantic Small Dog Rescue has agreed to bring him under their loving umbrella.   He will be loved and nurtured and most importantly .. he will be safe.
What is the hold up?   Why of course the same thing that always comes into play!  Before ASDR can transfer Dominic into their care, they need someone to step up to foster this Good Boy in Training!
This beautiful boy will blossom, once he has a chance to get out of the shelter.  Now it has been suggested that Dominic will do best in a home without cats ... so he would be singularly well suited to someone who was strictly a dog person :)
What time is it?  It is time for everyone to put on their thinking caps and try to find a great home to foster this great dog ... so that he can have a chance to really shine!
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,  nothing is going to get better.   It's not.   Dr. Seuss 


Debbie said...

Dominic has been on my mind for many months now and I am glad an organization has taken notice . what a gorgeous boy .

Shelley said...

Wonderful comment as always Janet! Thank you SO much!

Shelley xoxox