Furry Fursday: Meet Duke!

June 15, 2017

Meet Duke!

Duke is a one-year-and-then-month-old Labrador mix who was originally surrendered to the shelter when he was only a little puppy because his owner did not have enough time to care for him. Fast forward almost two years and Duke is still at the shelter – quite inexplicably. This sweet boy, although timid at first, will warm up to you after a proper introduction and prove to be an affectionate and gentle companion. Duke is a versatile dog who enjoys playtime with a furry buddy just as much as he does a loving cuddle with his human. He is a chameleon who adapts well to the personalities of those he gets close to and is sure to charm all who meet him. The staff at the shelter describe him as calm, curious, playful, observant and most of all – DESERVING! All he needs is a family who will stay by his side and show him that true love is worth the wait!



Large Dogs Looking for Homes

The Humane Society’s Soffer and Fine Adoption Center has many cats and dogs available for adoption every day. At the moment, however, there is an overabundance of LARGE DOGS in need of homes. Some of these large dogs have been at the shelter for more than a year and are still waiting to meet their forever families. These dogs have amazing personalities. We have a great variety: some are playful and energetic, some are calm and sweet, and some are couch potatoes who just want to lay by your side- and everything in between! They just need families who will understand their needs as large dogs.

One big contributor to large dogs constantly being surrendered to the shelter: people will adopt dogs as puppies without considering the size the puppy will reach once he/she is full grown. Therefore, once the puppy is too large to handle, the owners surrender them to the shelter. How can we prevent this? Spaying and neutering plays a key role in preventing unwanted litters from being born and ending up homeless. But we can only do it together as a community! Please help spread the word on the animals that so desperately need homes and about the services available in your community to fix your pet.