Back in June, Katie and I participated in the Guilford County Animal Shelter‘s Running Start Pawgram. This program is awesome! It gives some of the more active dogs in the shelter a chance to get out their ya-yas before the shelter opens to the general public. That way, the prospective adopters have the opportunity to see what the dogs would really be like if they lived in a setting that allowed a more active lifestyle, and the dogs have more of a chance to be taken home to a loving family.
Our schedules, weather, and other such excuses have prevented us from taking dogs out since then, but we’ve recommitted ourselves to the effort! While we do have some other motivation behind taking the dogs out (the Hoofin’ & Woofin’ bonus challenge for the Virtual 12athon), we really love meeting these wonderful dogs that just need another chance for a permanent home. In fact, we found out today when we picked up the dogs that all three of the dogs we took out in June have been adopted!
The two dogs they shared with us this morning, Hope & Rusty, were a bit smaller than the previous three, but they were so sweet & spunky. We took them on a 6-mile walk/jog on the greenway at Gibson Park where we can take little side-adventures off the trail and frolic in the stream. Rusty was game for most anything, but Hope needed to take a little more time to analyze and experience the situation once before diving in.
Lovely creatures, aren’t they? You can see more pictures in our Facebook Photo Album, Adopt Me 2.0!
More to come next weekend!