Although these dogs were not brought in together to the animal shelter, it’s as if they were lifelong friends when they met at . This week brings two fabulous dogs that would love to be adopted as a pair but if that did not work out, each would be quite happy and forever thankful to be a part of someone’s new family.
Boone, or Boonie as the volunteers at Metro Animal Services call him, is a beautiful three year old soft brown tan and blue Pit Bull Terrier. He is just about the most gentle of creatures I have been around in awhile and is quite shy as well. Boone was found as a stray and has been at the shelter now for almost one year. His length of stay is not because he has done anything wrong—it’s the exact opposite.
Boone has become quite the favorite of the volunteers at the shelter and they have been very careful because of his breed status to not adopt him out to the wrong family or person. Through the months, he has become quite adjusted to his place at the shelter but just recently it was determined that Boone could not stay, as “shelter pets” are against the rules. Bottom line is, Boone has to go and needs a home quick.
Boone’s original owner had him tied up at the back end of a long piece of property away from the house and with any human contact. Although he was fed, he was left alone far too long. He is not one to go through that experience again and will run away if he has the chance. With the right placement and close contact with his new owner(s), there’s a pretty good chance Boone would not stray. He is in need of lots of attention, care, praise and of course doggie pets.
As sort of a mascot for Metro Animal Services, Boone has taken the initiative to socialize other dogs that have come through and is also very good with puppies. He is what is known as a “side by side” dog or a companion dog and would be a great fit for someone who is around most of the time.
It was at the shelter where Boone met Mocha, his friend and companion.
Mocha is a gentle Pit Bull Terrier mix with a great personality. She is also around three years old and is a medium size with a tan and black brindle coloring. If her sassy brown eyes won’t get to you, then her smile definitely will.
Mocha was brought into the shelter as a stray found at 100 McElroy Place on October 20. By her demeanor, she must have come from a good home, as she is full of life and loves to be the center of attention. Having said this, she also is quite content to just lie on her bed and chew her bone quietly.
Mocha adapts quite easily to anyone around her and can easily become a part of you when she lovingly leans her body to be side by side. She has taken a liking to Boone and the two are pretty inseparable. The perfect adoption, in my opinion, would be for the two of them to be taken together to their next new home. In any case, both are in need of a great home with kind owners.
Metro Animal Services is located at 1200 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98374. Information can be found by calling (253) 841-5595 or visiting their website at www.metroanimalservices.org.