October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and the bloggers at Making History asked if I would be interested in sharing the stories of six of my friends currently living at Heritage Humane Society, waiting on their forever homes. While I’m not much of a writer (I mean, I am still a puppy), I jumped at the chance to help! So, here goes nothin’….
First up is my pal, Scooby. He is a 7-year-old Pit Bull mix whose owner fell on hard times and could no longer take care of him. Snoopy was really sad at first but I told him to hold his head up high. The right family is out there! He’s an easy going guy who would fit into just about any household. Scoobs loves head scratches and anything food related.
Candy is a very energetic 4-year-old Pit Bull mix who was brought into the shelter as a stray. She’s been waiting a very long time for a good home–more than a year now! That’s okay. I keep telling her the best things in life are worth waiting for. Candy needs a home where someone will give her lots of attention and lots of playtime. Oh, and just like me she believes a girl can never have too many toys!
This one-year-old Hound mix, Noah, is all ears and fun. When I first saw him, I could have sworn he was a celebrity. Doesn’t he remind you of that pup in the Disney movie – The Fox and the Hound? Noah definitely has a flair for the dramatic. He hasn’t been at the shelter long and knows his perfect match is out there. He was hoping to find his forever home during our Dogs of DoG Street and hopes to return to next year’s event with his new family.
Jody is a hound mix and quite adorable if you ask me. She’s three years old and although a little shy at first, she definitely warms up once she gets to know you. I mean, just look at her pose in this picture. She really came alive in front of our cameras! In fact, I think she may have a modeling career in her future. Jody would do best in a quiet home with a family who lets her adjust to her surroundings at her own pace. She loves to take long walks and explore the smells around her. After all, she is a hound dog!
Dylan is a senior pup but rest assured you can still teach this old dog new tricks! The 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix would do best in an adult only home and with someone who understands the importance of routine. He loves treats and attention and just like me he has good and bad ear days. It’s okay, Dylan. Own it!
Troy is a 5-year-old Labrador mix with lots of energy. He has been at the shelter since the beginning of the summer but he’s hoping to find a family just in time for autumn, his favorite season of the year. He would be a perfect partner to take on walks through the Historic Area under the backdrop of the beautiful leaves. Troy would be best in a home with older children.
Interested in meeting one of these adorable pups in person? You can call Heritage Humane Society at 757-221-0150 or stop by. The shelter is open every day but Thursday from noon until 4:30. Be sure to tell them I sent you! And thank you to Colonial Williamsburg Photographers Dave Doody and Darnell Vennie for arranging these photoshoots and making my friends feel so special.
GUEST BLOGGER: LIBERTY THE BRIARD
Liberty is an 18th-century Briard puppy who is currently in training to be Colonial Williamsburg’s official mascot as well as a therapy dog. She has a brother (also named Liberty) who will split shifts with her as they walk the Historic Area, visit guests in our hotels, and make appearances at special events. While still considered an amateur writer, she was inspired to try her paw at blogging in an effort to help her friends at the shelter. You can read more about her journey to Williamsburg here.