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An Act of Selfishness

Yes, you read that right. Last week I went to the Wake County Animal Shelter (WCAC) to take pictures of dogs for my own personal benefit. I just needed to get in there with pups that needed a bright shiny picture and a skritch under their chin.

Rugar (ID: 122221)

Look into those eyes.

Rugar (ID: 122221)
Rugar (ID: 122221)

He is beautiful; a greyhound mix just nine months old and surrendered by his owners. He needs someone to take their time with him – let him come to you.

Henna (ID: 122222)

Isn’t she beautiful?

Henna (ID: 122222)
Henna (ID: 122222)

Another sweetheart surrendered at five years old. She a retriever/border collie mix who weighs in at around 73 pounds. She already knows “sit” and took treats very gently.

Cash (ID: 122298)

The wiggle butt of the night.

Cash (ID: 122298)
Cash (ID: 122298)

He had been out in the play yard, but he was still full of that puppy energy and just a darling.

Sophie (ID: 122380)

Looking home.

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Sophie is the one that breaks your heart. She’s a 10-year-old border collie/Aussie mix whose owner passed away. I just took a couple of quick snaps that night ‘cause she was too stressed out for any comfort.

As always, you can learn more about all the sweeties needing homes by going to the WCAC Adoption Gallery web page and browsing all those adorable mugs. You’ll find out particulars and some insights in their bios.

The WCAC is open seven days a week from noon to 6:00 PM. Stop by and find the love of your life.

Mary Puppins

WCAC ID: 94437

Mary Puppins (WCAC ID: 94437)
Mary Puppins (WCAC ID: 94437)

Mary Puppins is about to celebrate her one year anniversary in the shelter system. Luckily she’ll be celebrating with her foster family, but it’s her heart’s desire not to celebrate it at all. Hint. Hint.

Mary is a grey and white Am Staff who is almost five years old and weighs about 60 lbs. I think she would like to tell you all about herself.

“’Ello! My foster parents say there is only one word to describe me: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though I have been waiting a while for my forever home, don’t let that worry you. I’ve just been patiently waiting for the perfect family. Is that you!?

“I am a SUPER SWEET girl with a nice MEDIUM ENERGY. I’ve heard my foster parents say that I am “PRACTICALLY PERFECT” on a LEASH. It only took them a couple days to train me how to walk right beside them. I love long walks and even enjoy jogging too! I am a fast learner and I know SIT, LAY DOWN, and LEAVE IT on command and I am already HOUSEBROKEN and CRATE TRAINED. Sometimes my foster parents leave me out in their guest room though, and I have yet to bother any of their stuff.

“I thrive in a household that challenges me with proper rules and boundaries and am looking for my new pack leader. I really enjoy interacting with people and am FRIENDLY to everyone I meet. I am even GOOD WITH KIDS and very patient with them. Some of my favorite activities to do with people are play tug, go for car rides, play tag in the back yard, and cuddle up for a nice butt scratch.

“I would do best as the only dog in a home, as I am still working on proper etiquette when interacting with other dogs. However, I am making great progress in my training and I usually walk by other dogs with little to no correction.

“No cats either please, I am way too interested!

Mary Puppins (WCAC ID: 94437)
Mary Puppins (WCAC ID: 94437)

“If you want to hear even MORE wonderful things about me OR would like to meet me in person, please email my foster mum at megsmith838@gmail.com. Everyday day could be a ‘Jolly Holiday’ with me!”

Dominic

WCAC ID: 91772

Dominic (WCAC ID: 91772)
Dominic (WCAC ID: 91772)

Dominic is a big (85 lbs.) beautiful black Lab/Am Staff mix who is a little over three years old. He came to the shelter as a stray, so his past is a mystery.

“They tell me I look like a Labrador mixed with an American Pit Bull Terrier. I really don’t know, so I’ll say SURE!”

Dominic is a very shy guy who seems to like other dogs that let him shadow their confidence. He is a little uncertain of people (I know how you feel buddy), most likely because he was never socialized with them when he was little. In his foster home, Dominic is learning to trust, gaining confidence, learning about walking on a leash, and hanging out with the girl dog in the house.

“I would like to come to live with you if you have another dog that would be my best friend.”

If you would like more information about Dominic or want to set up a meet and greet with his foster family, please email me at afureverfamily@yahoo.com.

Are you aware October is adopt a shelter pit month?

October is really my favorite month now that I know it’s Pit Bull Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

My first dog came from a puppy farm (before I really understood what that meant) ‘cause I had fallen in love with a picture of a Chow Chow puppy. Once I got to Raleigh I stared adopting shelter dogs, which has filled my life with wonderful experiences, even the tough ones. I was Labradored, fell in love with bully breeds, and found pups that needed me as much as I needed them.

These cuties are still looking for their furever homes.

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The Wake County Animal Center (WCAC) is open seven days a week from noon until 6 p.m. Stop by and find your soul mate. To meet one of these pups pictured here, go to the WCAC Adoption Gallery for a bio and contact information to get in touch with their foster parents.

National Pit Bull Awareness Day was extended to the entire month of October in 2011. It has increased the time for education and promotion of those that have touched our hearts.

Currently there are some good bully breed mixes at the WCAC that have been patiently waiting for their furever families for a very long time. We will highlight one each day in October so stop by daily.

Cubby, Introduce Yourself

Hello world!

Cubby (WCAC ID: 103142)
Cubby (WCAC ID: 103142)

My name is Cubby and trust me when I tell you I am the dog that you are looking for!

Let’s get the important stuff out of the way. When I came into the center, I couldn’t even walk! Yet with the team at the center, and some antibiotics, I am now bouncing, jumping, and running like the normal dog! They believed I had temporary paralysis caused by a tick but I am better now!

I know SIT, STAY, LAY DOWN, and a special trick that my foster dad taught me! I am HOUSETRAINED and CRATE TRAINED. I also sleep through the night and I am pretty relaxed inside the house. I also LISTEN and RESPOND to correction very well. I am GREAT WITH KIDS and I currently live with a female and male Boxer. My female foster sister has taught me how to RESPECT the Alpha dog and my male foster brother has taught me what it means to PLAY with other dogs again! I do well with most dogs, no matter the breed or size, and I am very GENTLE with toys and treats.

Please contact my foster dad at RICCI.KEARNEY@WAKEGOV.COM to set up a meeting with me, your pets, and your family! Now excuse me, my foster dad and I are about to watch wrestling and there is a special spot beside him just for me. See ya!

Pawparazzi Pups: There are always more

Blue

Brown

Boston

Jimmy

Charlie Charlington

Emma Swan

Max

Maxie

JB

(Adoption Pending)

Kiezer

(Adoption Pending)

Meego

(Reclaimed)

Check out all the great companion animals waiting for their furever homes at the Wake County Animal Center.