Each month, the volunteers & staff of APA! come together to choose our Volunteer Dog Pick of the Month! This is a dog we all agree is absolutely amazing and is being inexplicably overlooked for adoption. Gussifer kicked things off in style as our first pick and Winnie Winnicent is here to follow in his paw prints!
Winnie is one of those dogs you fall in love with before you’ve even made it all the way up to meet her for the first time. She is absolutely adorable and just radiates with the sweetest energy. Her smile will melt your heart and it shines in her eyes when she’s looking up at you. This is a dog it’s literally impossible not to just hug and love. Luckily, she’s fine with that and has plenty of doggie kisses to go around.
Winnie also has a calm, self-assurance about her. She’s very outgoing and playful but never pushy or hyper. She’s just a mellow lovebug who likes to have a good time!
Did we mention how adorable she is? Who knows what’s mixed in with that smiling Staffie face to give it it’s perfect smooshiness…Boston Terrier? French Bulldog? We have no idea but we know it’s cuter than two baby bunnies sitting on top of a litter of puppies next to a basket of kittens. Winnie is cute with a capital “C.”
Winnie gets along wonderfully with other dogs of any shape or size, loves people to pieces, and is appropriate and gentle with children. She’s a sweet, cuddly girl who is brimming with affection, love, and playfulness. This beautiful dog with the perky ears and kind heart deserves to go to a home where she’ll be lavished with as much love and affection as she gives to everyone who crosses her path!
Read what just a handful of Winnie’s many fans have to say about this adorable, smooshy faced lovebug…
“Every once in a while a dog comes through our system who steals your heart and Winnie is one of them. Her tail is always wagging and she constantly puts smiles on the faces of everyone around her, maybe because of the adorable way she flops into the doggie pool after a long walk (and then looks up as though to say “I’m really cute, aren’t I”) or her antics as she climbs up into one of our portable sports chairs causing everyone with a camera to start taking pictures or just her bubbling personality. I know I desperately want her to find a great home but will be saddened that she’s no longer in our lives.”
–Ken Paris, Behavior & Enrichment Team & Trail Site Volunteer
“Winnie is a mellow girl with a big personality. She’s such a cuddler and likes to make herself comfortable sitting on a chair. I think she thinks she’s a little person. ”
-Carolyn Yaschur, APA! Volunteer Photographer & Trail Site Volunteer
“She is my favorite little smooshed face bat baby!!! If Winnie does not melt your heart at first sight then it will only take one minute for her to charm your pants off with her pure excitement for life. She loves people and other dogs and gets the cutest case of wiggle butt when you get her all riled up! She is my number one APA pup crush right now. She has a very special place in my heart and I have no doubt that soon she will earn a spot in yours!”
–Kevin DeFranco, APA! Adoption Counselor
*Photos 1 & 3 by Carolyn Yaschur *Photos 2& 5 by Sylvia Cavazos-Malamon, Frolic Foto *Photo 4 by Jessica Nickels