TLAC Long Stay Dogs Join Healthy Dogs, Healthy People Program!

by Hilary Bentley • Posted in: Awareness/ PR, Behavior, Partnerships

Bluebird has been living at TLAC since September.  She's a special girl who charms everyone she meets at the APA! trail site.

Bluebird has been living at TLAC since September. She's an amazing girl who charms everyone she meets at the APA! trail site.

For the past few weeks, the longest-stay dogs in Town Lake Animal Center’s adoption program have been joining the APA! dogs at our Lady Bird Lake Trail Site and participating in the HDHP program alongside them!

Because these are dogs who have been living in a shelter environment for anywhere from 2-6 months, we heard some concerns about having them as part of the program. After all, there must be something wrong with a dog who hasn’t been adopted after such a long time, right? WRONG!

These amazing dogs are changing hearts and minds at the trail site every weekend! There is often no good explanation for why one dog gets adopted after a day and another dog stays in an adoption program for months, waiting to find their forever home.

What is for sure is that these long-stay shelter dogs – every single one of them – are wonderful, dynamic individuals who deserve all of the opportunities we can give them to find their homes.

There’s Mason, a strikingly handsome Harrier mix who loves to lean up against you for some snuggles as much as he loves to walk the trail.

Bluebird, an intelligent, sweet as pie Pit mix with a one of the best temperaments we’ve ever seen.

Mason, Bluebird, and more are waiting to meet you and show you that “long stay” does not mean “bad dog.” In fact, living without a home for as long as they have and keeping their wonderful dispositions shows resilience, strength of spirit, courage, and hope.

If you’d like to help the Healthy Dogs, Healthy People program grow by becoming a volunteer or an official sponsor, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required!

If you’d like to make a donation, just click on the link below!

http://www.chipin.com/contribute/id/21f7f4f0ea4528a5

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3 Responses to "TLAC Long Stay Dogs Join Healthy Dogs, Healthy People Program!"

  1. Sallysays: December 31, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hooray! I’m rooting for Mason, I’ve been watching him on the TLAC site for months and he looks like a great dog (but sadly not for us since we don’t have a yard). Good luck Mason and Bluebird too!

  2. Amysays: January 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Mason was adopted! Yay!

  3. Sallysays: January 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Hooray for Mason!

    Okay Bluebird, you are next!!