It has been a couple of weeks since I have been able to visit the Puyallup Metro Animal Shelter. Today I was greeted by yet another handful of good-looking, sweet-natured dogs that need some assistance locating their new families.
Dolly is an adorable 6 month old pitbull mix that literally wiggled from head to toe. She was SO excited to get out of the kennel for a moment and just wanted to get as close to human hands as possible. She is not very big right now, probably 35-45 lbs. Great demeanor and nice age to start in on some obedience.
Skipper is a 4 month old lab mix that is too adorable for words. This sweet little guy is all snuggles and another who was over-the-top excited to get out of doggy jail for some one on one attention. Fun age to adopt and get going with puppy classes!
Emily is a 14 month old pitbull mix who was extremely affectionate. She wiggled and twisted so much (to get near the touch of human hands) that I could barely capture a good photo. She is beautiful with her butterscotch coat and has a beautiful, snuggly personality. Emily was surrendered by her family because they are moving. I’m curious if that family knows (or cares) about what happens to pitbulls these days….just a thought. Emily is a great great dog! So affectionate! She wants some loving people in her life soon!
Doogie is a big, handsome labrador mix who was a bit calmer, but still loving. His paperwork indicated that he was found by a family who could not keep him. He has a glossy coat and sweet nature. He looks like he’d be an excellent walking partner for some lucky person!
Sunny is a petite 3.5 yr old Dachshund who was surrendered because she submissively pees. Taking a wild stab in the dark here, but I’m guessing that perhaps her last family was a bit loud and intimidating with her….just a thought. Sunny is terrified in the shelter. She looks like she would make a fabulous companion to someone looking for a dog that they can hold and carry around. She is beautiful and sweet and needs someone who can help her build up her confidence, rather than cutting her down with harsh words.
I had to walk through the cat room while I was there to see who was available. There was a gorgeous orange tabby named Andy that was Mr. Personality! He is a gorgeous kitty with a sweet, affectionate personality.
There were 4 long-coated, gorgeous (and friendly) cats who landed in the shelter after their owner died. Another one eyed kitty was there (short coat) from the same household. How sad that they lost their home and ended up in cages. I can’t fathom how terrified and confused they must be. Remember to make provisions for your pets in case something happens to you.
Puyallup Metro Animal Shelter is located at 1200 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA. If you are in this area, swing by and take a peek at the wonderful animals waiting for homes. This little shelter doesn’t get much attention due to the location and small size, but it still houses dogs and cats that need to be adopted.
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