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And Here It Is – 2017

Yep, yep, yep – the new year has come. I look at all that I let fall to the wayside last year. I look at the political landscape and the world in general. My response to both is “Oh my!” and not in the cool George Takei way. But we stand tall, shoulders straight, and we step forward to do what each of us can to make this world a better place.

 

Lost and discarded pets fill my Facebook news feed and I turn my attention back to where my education and advocacy began – the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC). I need to get back to my roots – taking pictures of pups to replace their crazy scared intake photos. Be sure and check back to see the sweeties looking for their furever homes in 2017.

 

In the meantime, let’s take a look at a couple of long timers who are looking for their perfect family.

Lady Bell* (113184)

Lady Bell
Lady Bell

Yes, she’s chilling out in a great foster home, but she’s been in the system since June 2015 and she really just wants a family to call her very own. Lady Bell is no slouch and is looking for a home where she’ll get lots of training and exercise. Her foster momma says some of Lady Bell’s favorite things are “playing with other dogs, running, wrestling with other dogs, playing in the water, belly rubs, treats and chew toys.” Here are few pics of her enjoying life.

 

 

She does need a house rather than an apartment, and a good fence as she loves to jump. Also, small children and feisty cats are not a good match for her active, curious ways. So, if you’re looking for someone to do things with – agility, walks, runs, dock diving – contact Lady Bell’s foster momma at wcacfoster@outlook.com.

 

Junior* (124955)

Junior
Junior

Being a Staffy fan, I just can’t resist this face. Junior is a 4-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who has been in the shelter system since November 2015. He’s currently in foster care getting lots of love and heartworm treatment.

He has what I consider classic Pittie traits, loves lots of human attention and just being a couch potato until you bring out his tennis ball or dinner bowl. He can be shy, so he needs slow proper introductions with both humans and dogs and would probably do best in a quiet home.

Email the shelter to talk with her foster family and get all the great details.

 
Remember, when you’re looking for that new family member, check out your local rescues and shelters. The WCAC is open seven days a week from noon until 6 PM. You can start your search by checking out the gallery here https://pets.wakegov.com/.

*click on a pup’s name to go straight to their page on the WCAC website

A Little Extra Help

I really thought that I would only be stepping outside of my comfort zone last week, but JD asked me to help with pics for dogs, and kittens, that needed to find a foster or rescue to take them in. A couple of hording cases had filled up the back rooms.

Luna (ID: 118986)

An elderbull, this sweet girl is a nine-year-old owner surrender. She has some masses on her body and needs socialization. The kennel atmosphere is not good for her as she spends her days shaking from all the crazy barking around her.

Chase (ID: 118989)

Chase is a four-year-old Terrier mix who needs to find rescue because he is very nervous and protective of his space.

Update: Chase’s freedom ride to foster care!

Thanks PRB for fostering!
Thanks PRB for fostering!

Moseyin Posey (ID: 119119) & Zero (ID: 119121)

These two adorable little Beagles are looking for foster or rescue to have someplace to heal from their skin issues. Posey is a six-year-old female, while Zero is a four-year-old male.

Update: Zero has gone in to foster care. Woot!

Zero's freedom ride to PRB's.
Zero’s freedom ride to PRB’s.

Ninja Nancy (ID: 119019)

Nancy is a 10-year-old Lhasa Apso mix who needs a rescue because of dental disease. She was quite the cutie begging treats and looking for attention.

Samari Steve (ID: 119020)

Nancy’s friend Steve is an eight-year-old Shih Tzu mix. He has dental disease and could use a spa day as well. He also needs someone who can work with him on being handled and put on a leash – time, treats, and patience.

Ryder (ID: 119148)

He just wanted to cuddle up in JD’s arms. He’s a two-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix who needs some time to heal from some skin issues. Okay, and maybe a spa day or two.

Santana (ID: 118968)

He has some beautiful markings and just needs someplace to land to let some of his skin issues heal. Oh, right, he’s a four-year-old Boxer mix.

Veronica (ID: 119122)

OMG, what an adorable pup! She’s a six-month-old AmStaff mix who got a booboo on her face during the ride to the shelter. She just needs a place to recover and lots of snuggle time. And a little training would be good for her too.

Tracy (ID: 119128)

The night I met her was her first night at the shelter. She was so frightened and stressed out. She has gone in to foster. You can tell from just this one pic how much happier this one-year-old Border Collie mix is.

Update: Tracy looking happy in her new foster home.

Thanks LD for fostering this girl!
Thanks LD for fostering this girl!

Take Action

Now let’s talk serious.

The Wake County Animal Center’s strong foster program, but more fosters are always needed. If you’d like to become a part of this family, and it is a family, please click on the following link – WCAC Foster Program – and fill out the foster application in its entirety. Once she’s had a chance to review your app, JD will be in touch to set up an orientation.

 

 

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 see who needs you and who you need.

Beanie

WCAC ID: 104287

Such a cool looking one year old Am Staff. These pictures show just a hint of the personality you know is hidden behind those eyes.

I’d write more, but his foster mom says it so well in his bio.

“My name is Beanie and someone once described me as a “big ball of happy”. My foster mom completely agrees with this description. She says walking with me is like walking with a movie star. Not only am I a stunning boy, I also remind people of the dog Petey from the Little Rascals.

“I love being with my people, and will be there to assist with any household chores that need done. Well, I may not be a big help, but I will stay by your side and give you snuggles as you work. I have been a great companion to all of the foster dogs in my foster family. My foster mom will show you how to properly introduce me to new friends if you already have a dog in the family.

“I am a big guy, so I will probably do best with older children; although, I have been a sweetheart to the children I have met on walks. Speaking of being a big boy, I have to admit that I pull on the leash during walks. I am fully housetrained, and I am good about going in my crate at night to sleep. I haven’t ever met a cat, but I am a squirrel chaser, so I may be a cat chaser, as well.

“My foster mom has spent a lot of time making sure that I have grown up to be a good boy and that my skin is healthy. If you have the time to devote to continuing my training, please contact my foster mom at wakecountygreatdogs1@gmail.com.”

The WCAC is always full of great animals looking for their furever homes. They are located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive and open daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also check out the adoption gallery to look for your new love.

Happy (belated) Pit Bull Appreciation Day

I’m a list/process queen. I use project management software to keep my personal life organized and I’m composing this post in my notebook where I keep shorter lists to remind me of my daily tasks. Why do I do all this? Because if I don’t, I get it in my head that National Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 28th when it’s really October 25th. D’oh!

I hope you have all celebrated appropriately. I am spending the day on the couch with my own sweet Pibble.

I also need to catch you up on a few available pups at the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC), as I did miss a couple of days during this month of Pibbles.

Tiger

WCAC ID: 105253

Tiger was surrendered in late June with her harness embedded in her skin, which caused her skin to get infected. She’s about two years old and still is full of puppiness. Her foster family is teaching her all sorts of cool things like playing appropriately with her foster fur family, good leash manners, and crate training.

“With the good life in my sights, we should meet up because I am spayed and ready to go home with you today!!!”

Roxy

WCAC ID: 105673

This little Am Staff is only eight months old and came in with a horrible case of Demodex. Look at the amazing progress she’s made with her foster family in the last 114 days.

Bella

WCAC ID: 106628

She’s a beautiful blue and white Am Staff who is a shy “little” thing at two years old and 80 lbs.

She walks well on a leash and will give you a little nudge for affection. She loves the solace of sitting in the grass with you and being petted.

Katie

WCAC ID: 106648

This sweet little Am Staff has something to say.

“Hi there! Welcome to my world! My name is Katie and as you can see I’m a fairly small brindle female and I’ve been told that I’m cute as a button! I’m already 2 years old so I won’t get any bigger either. My Foster parents love me because I’m small and super friendly.

“I’m typically quiet in my kennel and wait patiently to go out for my daily walks. I am heart-worn positive and will need treatment when adopted, but my heart is as big as they come. I want nothing more than to lay in your lap and soak up all the loving you can dish out.

“I am a dream on a leash and am great with my foster brother and my kitten sister , but proper introductions to new animals are a must, as with any dog. I am a LOVE BUG! I consider myself to be happy-go-lucky as I’m easy going and get along with most everyone. I love being around people and can’t wait to be adopted by a nice family. Please visit me today and see how loving I am!

“Lots of love – Katie”

The WCAC is always full of great animals looking for their furever homes. They are located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive and open daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also check out the adoption gallery to look for your new love.

Leia

WCAC ID: 100115

Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)
Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)

“Dear Forever Family,

“I can NOT wait to meet YOU!!! After being at the shelter since April I finally got to go to a HOME with my foster family. I LOVE HOME. My foster mom says I was meant to have my very own because I am a special girl. I can’t wait to get one.

Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)
Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)

“Here at my foster home, I get to sleep in my own crate. My bed is so cushy I really like to be on it in my crate. I don’t cry or bark when I am in there, but I did chew on my bed just a little (I wanted to see what made it so cushy) so my foster mom wrapped a sheet around it and she lets me take keep a stuffed toy to chew on instead. I have a BONE too. And a basket full of toys. I like to take the toys out of the basket one at a time and put them in my crate.

Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)
Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)

“Every morning when my foster mom comes to get me she says “good morning Leia” and I smile so big my eyes look like they are closed. It makes her laugh. She says my face gets all wrinkled and I look like I have “billy bob teeth”. I don’t know what that means, but it makes her smile and rub me so it must be OK.

“She says I am a smart girl because I am already learning to sit when she asks me to, and because when she gives me treats I take them gently from her. She said I should tell you that I am sweet and affectionate and that I have been nice to every person I have met. I wag my tail like a helicopter when people talk to me. My foster family has 3 boys with lots of friends so I have gotten to meet lots of new people. It was the boys that decided to call me Leia after a PRINCESS in a movie…something about my ears looking like her hair.

Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)
Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)

“Sometimes when I get very excited I like to put my mouth on your arm or your hand (I don’t think I am supposed to do that because my foster mom squirted me with a water bottle when I did…I didn’t like that so I am trying to remember not to do that anymore). I have already figured out if I go to the door someone will let me out in the yard and since that is where I go potty I just go to the door if I want to potty. I also go to the door if I want to go out and play with my foster brother. I like to run and make him chase me… we wrestle and play tug of war and go for walks together. He can play pretty rough but I don’t mind.

Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)
Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)

“Before I came to my Foster home I had some other fur friends too, but I am pretty picky about my fur friends, I don’t like every one. So if you already have a dog we should probably meet before you decide if your home can be my home too. I don’t have any cats at my foster house so I am not sure how I feel about them. Maybe I will get a chance to meet one and you can ask my foster mom how I did.

“If you are looking for a happy, smart, pretty, perfect size princess movie star…then I am your girl. Please call or email my foster mom Michele at 919-414-8838 or iammom3b@gmail.com and she will tell you ALL about me.

Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)
Leia (WCAC ID: 100115)

“Love, Leia”

The WCAC is always full of great animals looking for their furever homes. They are located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive and open daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also check out the adoption gallery to look for your new love.

November

And no, we’re not talking about the month …

WCAC ID: 60405

“Hi I am November (#60405), a 3 year old spayed love bug, and I am in a foster home waiting for my forever family.

November (WCAC ID: 60405)
November (WCAC ID: 60405)

“I live with a 2 and 3 year old, and boy do I love them! They give great belly rubs and lots of treats, which I like. And that will also be a good thing for training me – and while I don’t want to brag, I am already house trained (I sit at the door when I want to go out), crate trained, sleep quietly through the night, know sit, lie down, we’re working on drop it – and I don’t get on furniture unless I am asked. I also am pretty good on a leash once I get all my sniffing out (which is a vital part of any dog walk – there’s all that pee-mail they have to check).

“I listen very well to gentle corrections, so I think you’ll find it easy to help me learn how to be the perfect dog for you! I am very attentive to my people, love my daily walks and just hanging around with the family. I’ve also enjoyed walks in the park with other dogs, but slow introductions with new dogs are always important.

“My foster family thinks I’m pretty great, and bets you will think so too!

“Love bug November, signing off for now – until you come meet me and maybe find I’m the right new dog for your family! Contact my foster family directly at wakecofostermom@gmail.com

The WCAC is always full of great animals looking for their furever homes. They are located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive and open daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also check out the adoption gallery to look for your new love.

Cents

WCAC ID: 104743

Are you blue? I know just what can fix you up … a blue Am Staff Terrier!

Cents is a sweet girl who is almost three and a half years old. While at the shelter, volunteers found her to be one of the gentlest dogs there. She is currently living the good life in foster care, but is really looking for a family of her own to bond with.

“I look forward to meeting you! You will see we make a lot of sense together. Get it, sense, cents. Hee, hee, hee.”

If you are interested in learning more about Cents or to arrange a meet and greet, please email afureverfamily@yahoo.com and we will put you in touch with her foster family.

The WCAC is always full of great animals looking for their furever homes. They are located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive and open daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also check out the adoption gallery to look for your new love.

Zinger

WCAC ID: 104577

Zinger (#104577)
Zinger (#104577)

“Hey there everyone my name is Zinger and I’m a friendly, young male American Staffordshire Terrier mix. My coat looks black but it has beautiful sable undertones.

“I came in as a stray so the volunteers are just learning what a great dog I am. I love people and can be a bit too enthusiastic when I greet new people, and for this reason I would probably be better in a family without small children. When you come into my kennel I am working on not jumping on you and giving you teeth-kisses. The volunteers find that if you wait a minute before going in and ask me to settle down, it helps me be calmer.

“I appear to be dog-friendly but any introductions to other dogs would need to be done carefully. Once I am outside you can really see what a great dog I am. I am very attentive and responsive to you. I love treats and will SIT for you nicely and take them gently. So it should be easy to teach me other tricks.

“I would make a great walking and running partner. When I am walking, I look back at you because we are a team! With a little encouragement and practice, I walk at your pace and try not to pull.

“I seek love and attention and would make a great addition to an active family.”

Zinger (WCAC ID: 104577)
Zinger (WCAC ID: 104577)

If you are interested in learning more about Zinger or to arrange a meet and greet, please email afureverfamily@yahoo.com and we will put you in touch with his foster family.

The WCAC is always full of great animals looking for their furever homes. They are located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive and open daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also check out the adoption gallery to look for your new love.

Royce

WCAC ID: 104547

Royce (WCAC ID: 104547)
Royce (WCAC ID: 104547)

Hi! My name is Royce because my foster mom says I am the Rolls Royce of puppies!

I am sweet to every person and dog I meet during the day, and in the evenings I love to snuggle up to watch a little TV. You may have noticed the cute way my tongue hangs out. I have to admit, I can’t pull it in all of the way, so most of the time the tip sticks out to the right just a touch. My foster mom says it adds to my cuteness.

I also have to admit that I have heartworms, but at my young age, they are probably not very severe. My foster mom says you will need to talk to your vet about treatment options if you decide I am the puppy for your family.

If you would like to meet me, please contact my foster mom at wakecountygreatdogs1@gmail.com.

The WCAC is always full of great animals looking for their furever homes. They are located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive and open daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. You can also check out the adoption gallery to look for your new love.