Lori is my piglet. She is sweet, smooshy, snuggly, a little bit snorty, and full of love.
I love her too and it makes me sad to see her going through a pretty tough time that she really doesn't deserve. She's a wonderful, happy girl who belongs in a home with people to play with, and cuddle, and go for walks, and roll in the grass with her. Instead, she's becoming a veteran of the shelter system at just one year old.
Lori came to APA! from the kill list at Town Lake Animal Center when she was about 9 months old. It's a very common story. She's not even crazy high energy, but she's energetic enough and at that doggie adolescence age that is very over represented on kill lists at shelters around the country.
These goofy, bouncy, canine teenagers are pretty much my favorite dogs. They're hilarious. They're fun to train. They keep you on your toes and make you laugh. But they don't do well cooped up in kennels for a big part of their day. It's a lot to ask of these dogs who just want to be happy alongside their people.
Lori just celebrated her first birthday and her gift was to move to a foster home and relax away from the shelter. I do not want her to come back. I love her and miss her already but I want her person or people to come along and scoop her up and take her home to stay.
She is very scoopable. She's also very huggable and so much fun to spend an afternoon with. Rolling around in the grass is one of her specialties. So is taking a snorty little nap with her face and paws in your lap. She's great on leash, rides well in a car, and something about that face just makes you want her as your adventure buddy.
So, people of Austin, please come scoop up my Lori Piglet and take her home where she belongs. She will love you very much and I feel completely sure that you will love her too.