July 26, 2006

Shelter Stories


Meet King, a five-year-old golden retriever mix. Imagine someone taking this lovely young dog to the door of an animal hospital in the middle of the night, tying him to it and driving away without ever looking back. What kind of a person could do that? The bewildered dog sat there all night waiting for his master to return. He didn't. No note. No phone call. Nothing.

This too often happens after winter and summer rentals end or if the owner tires of his "disposable possession," the family pet. Despite what King's been through, he has a great personality, is loving, loyal and eager to please. (The golden personality.) But he needs an adult home without cats, and people to protect. That's King's job.

He is housebroken, healthy and very protective of his home and owner. After getting over depression — abandonment does that, even to dogs — he's loyal, loving and easy to please again, but King needs a real home. He walks well on a leash and is trained.

What more could you ask for? If you want to see King, please call 728-3524. R.S.V.P., a non-profit shelter run by Linda and Frank Mosca, is taking care of him until the right person comes along. Please go and meet King. He loves visitors who will walk him and give him treats. But he wants and needs a home — not a cage.

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