Here’s the fifth installment in the “Happy Tails” feature. TThe intent is to help create a positive image of shelter pets. There are still many misconceptions and negative beliefs held by the public that are barriers to adoption. By highlighting successful adoptions I aim to show that you can find healthy, loving dogs and cats at Miami-Dade Animal Services.
You can visit http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/ to find out how to adopt your new best friend too!
This is also the one I’m most excited to share because Charlie Brown was adopted by my girlfriend. So, he is a huge part of my life. He was adopted from MDAS in August of last year. Charlie is sweet and goofy and affectionate and LOVES tennis balls. He could chase them all day.
I asked Jen some questions about Charlie:
What made you decide to adopt a dog from a shelter? MDAS has a high kill rate, especially large dogs. So that is the first place I looked.
What made you pick this particular dog? I just lost my chocolate lab to old age and wanted to rescue another.
How was the transition period when your dog was adjusting to their new home? Not long at all. Charlie is a mush. My other three dogs enjoy the company of other hounds.
What was the most fun thing you learned about your new dog after you brought them home? Forgot what a young dog’s energy was like….he brought a new dynamic to my home.
What is your dog’s favorite thing to do? Play with the tennis ball.
Would you adopt again from a shelter or recommend it to others? Absolutely. Or support a rescue group that saves animals from high kill shelters.