It’s a very happy Monday at Encore as we start Week 1 with a new crew from the League for Animal Welfare! Two boys, four girls, all great. Check out their stories and get to know them a little better.
Our youngest this week, seven month old chihuahua/dachshund mix Luna is ready to tear up the town. She’s just a puppy and so full of puppy energy! She loves to run, jump, and play with toys – she even plays with pine cones if nothing else is available. She loves everybody and just needs to learn some basics like every puppy should.
Eight month old Thor is the next youngest of the crew. He’s a solid black German Shepherd with a cautious nature and the occasional silly moment. Thor needs to meet people a few times so he can get comfortable with them, then he will start to play. He’s good with most other dogs and does better when he can meet them outside.
Handsome pit bull/lab mix Rocky is about two years old and was found as a stray a month ago. He loves all people and some dogs. Rocky is about 50 lbs. and still learning his basics. He never stops smiling!
Here’s two-three year old Roxy, an American Staffordshire Terrier mix with a beautiful blue and white coat. She needs some time to warm up to strangers, although she raced right in to the see the Encore staff and volunteers today. High value treats and a calm and positive approach suit her just fine!
Back for another encore at Encore is one of our favorite senior dogs! Thirteen year old Susie Q is just a joy. She gladly works the crowd for treats and attention, often collapsing in a heap and rolling over for a well deserved belly rub. Her legs go on forever and she still has her girlish lab/Plott hound figure. While she’s not a fan of other animals, we live in hope that there is a family out there who will take her in as the only pet and let her spend her last years in a real home.
Even older than Susie Q, lab/golden retriever mix Beverly has been at the League for all of her 15 years. She was thought to be aggressive and at one point in her life she was a risk for biting. But at her age (and lack of teeth) LAW decided to send her to Encore for an evaluation and see how she does. So far, Beverly has been calm, reserved and quiet. She let us brush her and will walk over for a treat. She tires very quickly, though. We’ll keep you posted on her progress.