Every time we do the Hope Whispers Walk at MCACC east shelter, our friends say the same thing to us, “I just can’t do it because I’d be too sad and I’ll end up taking every dog home”. Well, we are here to tell you that you won’t. We promise. How do we know this? Because, while you can be an avid dog lover/advocate, and value the lives of all dogs, you just simply do not have a connection with every single dog.
Now that I have said that, I want to tell you about Red.
Who I am obsessed with and have been thinking/praying about since I laid eyes on him. When we walked up to Red’s kennel and pulled the gate open to get him to come inside (they were cleaning kennels so all dogs were outside), he was just laying on the ground, shaking and refused to come to the inside part of his kennel. So, Karly, one of the awesome volunteers at MCACC (and they really are amazing–all of them) crawled into his kennel to encourage him to come out. And, he did.
Out came this beautiful, sweet two year old boy. It was literally love at first sight. Not kidding. I was overwhelmed by my love for Red the moment I saw him. Once we were out of the shelter, he was a completely different dog. He was visibly happy and excited. We walked around the park for a while before deciding to take a seat in the grass. As soon as we sat down, this dog literally secured his hold on my heart. Why? Because he sat down ON my lap.
Here’s what I know about Red:
–He seemed to love everyone, but was a little unsure at first. Needs a pep talk!
–SUPER mellow and low key. Just hung with me in the play yard quietly for literally an hour. (If you meet him, don’t judge until you’ve spent time QT with him in play yard).
–Does not love the hose…laid down on a pile of towels when we went over to the bathing station.
–Let the wonderful MCACC volunteer wipe him down ALL over with a wash cloth (ears, bum, you get the jist).
–Knows “sit” and will stay seated until you say “ok”. (I have video proof.)
–Just wants to be near you…literally if I sat down in the chair he would walk over and sit right next to me. If I stood up, he stood up and followed me.
–Well-mannered. Does not jump, does not pull on the leash.
–Was so sweet to everyone that approached him.
–Red has had kennel mates in the past and did well with them. He is VERY interested in other dogs. If you have a dog already definitely bring him/her in for a doggie intro with Red prior to adopting so the MCACC staff can make sure everyone gets along.
Bottom line….I REALLY actually want Red for myself. But, I also already have a dog who doesn’t reallllyyy love other dogs. Now, the only alternative would be for someone wonderful to adopt this guy and give him a loving home where his desire for companionship will be embraced. I’m not talking about someone who will adopt him and put him in their backyard….not going to fly. I am being picky here. Red is adorable and deserves to be treated like a member of the family. Trust me, you will be glad you picked this sweet guy.
If you think you have the qualities to be considered a potential candidate for Red’s future owner, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on him. Or, you can go to MCACC East Shelter and meet him. His ID is A3745425.