Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Day with the Dogs

Yesterday, I spent the whole day at Petsmart, being a part of the Southern Pines Adoption Team. Seriously, we had some of the cutest and sweetest dogs on display. It was really fun and exciting when they would get adopted, but really sad when at 5 o'clock, there were still some left. We started out the day with 8 and by the end of the day we only had four.

It's funny how I had in my mind the ones that would get adopted, but actually the "different" ones went first. Here are the ones we had:

This dog was actually the first to get adopted (within the first 30 minutes of being there). A mom brought her young daughter and this was the one she wanted.

This is River. People were FIGHTING over this dog. We had three different families that wanted her. One kid wanted her, but was with a friend (She came back later with her mom to get her, but she was gone). One older woman agonized, left, came back with her husband and she was gone. A young couple with their daughter got her.

Oh, Betsy. She is a beagle, which also makes her a barker. She barked at other dogs and the dogs in the other pens. I got in the pen with her and she immediately felt secure and fell asleep in my lap. After being in my lap for a good hour, she'd crank back up again and bark. She wasn't adopted out.

This is Trina. The was one of the my two FAVORITE ones of the day. She was so sweet and when anyone came up to her she would sit down and hold out her paw. This picture doesn't do her justice, but her eyes were piercing blue. They were almost white by the pupil and then lighter blue as they went out. A dad and his kids wanted her so bad, but he called his wife (BIG mistake) and she said no. She wasn't adopted out.

This is Bowser. He's a German Shepard Collie mix. Also, terribly sweet. Everyone kept saying that he looked like a wolf, coyote, and various other things he definitely wasn't! He was still there at the end of the day.

Koda was my friend Kaycie's favorite. It's a baby lab mix who was the sweetest thing. Unfortunately, no one adopted him.

This is Timmy. He got adopted by a mom and dad for their 9 year old. The mom wanted it REALLY bad, but was having a hard time convincing her daughter on the phone. After about 30-45 minutes of wavering, they got him.

We also had my absolute favorite dog, Loretta (she doesn't have a picture on, so this is one from my iPhone).

This dog has been at Southern Pines since August when she came as a puppy. There were 14 of them and she had NO hair. She is the last of the puppies to be adopted. A man had been abusing them, allowing for them to be hit by cars, etc. (She had not been hit). She was so shy, but was so beautiful.

Mommy, can I have a dog?


  1. What a fun thing to do. Heartbreaking about the unadopted.


  2. Aw, Sophie, I loved this post! I still wish I could have adopted Koda!


  3. No MORE dogs! Truffles is enormous.



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