Most of the time, when a dog ends up at the Shelter we all feel sad and want to cry. But for some pups, the Shelter ends up being a place where they blossom. They are fed, provided shade and shelter, and are shown love for the first time by the wonderful MCACC volunteers. This is the case for Smitty.
First and foremost, we will state the obvious: Smitty is handsome AF. But what you don’t know is that he has a personality to match. He is so sweet and our friends at One Love just rave about his easy-going personality.
Smitty is the perfect gentleman
which let’s be honest is hard to find these days. And just like any true gentleman friend, as soon as you sit down with him, he’ll make you feel like you’ve known him your whole life. AND, since he is now an esteemed member of the Shelter Dog Program, he completed his first training class.
I am actually laughing out loud at this meme. But, seriously Smitty is the man so he prob knows everything already. (disclosure: I did not see Smitty at training so I don’t know his skill level, but I feel like it’s impressive–I mean at the end of the day at least he went to a training class!)
OK, back to the actual point of this blog post. I was watching a video that one of the volunteers took of Smitty when he first arrived at MCACC. He was laying on his bed just facing the sun. Smitty wasn’t jumping up and down in his kennel or barking, he was just laying there quietly. That is still the case for his current kennel manners….they are impeccable and Ms. Manners would be proud
(true story I went to Ms. Manners class with my Girl Scout troop decades ago, it’s a thing.).
The perfect family for Smitty would be one that just enjoys time together, maybe it’s a good Netflix marathon, watching Sunday football, OR even watching both Saturday college football AND Sunday NFL games. He’s truly just looking for his forever couch. This guy walks well on his leash and at the end of the day, it has been said that Smitty probably enjoys the outing more than the activity. Meaning, he doesn’t need a lot. And he certainly doesn’t need to be the center of attention. All Smitty really wants is to be wherever his people are just soaking in the scenery.
Smitty is non-reactive to other dogs, so there is definitely potential for him to have dog siblings, but do us all a favor and bring your dog in for an intro before adopting.
Last, but not least, I wanted to take a second to address Smitty’s ears (or lack thereof). This morning, I did some research on why people do this. Turns out, there’s literally an article titled “Why People Cut Their Dog’s Ears”…how convenient. There seem to be a few reasons people do this, one being that the American Kennel Club supports ear cropping in order to maintain the standards of appearance for certain breeds (personally I’d like to tell the AKC to get F’d for a lot of reasons, but I also ❤ mutts which I understand is not everyone’s cup o’ tea…to each her own! So, don’t worry….if you love the AKC that’s cool, we can still be friends. Just know IDGAF about your dog’s papers/bloodline ).
I also saw that there are certain people who want their dogs to look more intimidating, so they do a little snip snip to their pup’s ears.
(This makes literally zero sense to me since I will wait for hours until my two dogs look as pitiful and pansy-esque as possible to take a good snapchat). Anyways, the above-listed two reasons do very little to justify ear-cropping for me…I’m just reporting what I read from the article.
What I do want to say is that Smitty didn’t choose to have his ears cropped…so let’s not hold it against him. Personally, I find Smitty to be quite the hunk…no ears and all. Also, because I’m already up on my soapbox
so why stop now–I’d like to take this moment to remind you not to judge a book by its cover.
(I feel like my 6th grade teacher would appreciate that start to my “concluding paragraph”) Smitty + his ears are low-key and lovable. He’s listed as a four year old, but his demeanor is that of a seven + year old….which officially makes him a Silver Fox. So, swing by MCACC East and meet Smitty today. We feel like it might be the best decision you’ve made in a while. His ID is A3799778.