Wallingford preserve dog seeks a home by Christmas – Meriden Record
December 21, 2016 - Picnic Time
WALLINGFORD — Animal control volunteers wish to find a long-time preserve dog a home by Christmas.
Domino, a masculine array longhorn mix, arrived during a Wallingford Animal Shelter when he was about a year old, in Mar 2014. He was picked adult roaming, though in good health.
“He was neutered, he was purify with a mint collar, so we suspicion for certain someone was entrance for him,” pronounced Katie Ehlers, city animal control officer.
But no one did.
Ehlers pronounced Domino is a good dog, though he’s not been easy to place, receiving unequivocally tiny courtesy from intensity families for a few reasons.
Pit bulls are a brag breed, a categorization of dogs that operation from boxers to Boston terriers. Many people wish to adopt non-bully breeds, “so he gets ignored a lot,” she said.
He’s been vital during a preserve for so long, he gets overstimulated and acts hyper when new people travel by a kennel.
“Potential families consider he’s nuts,” she said. “We have people accommodate him outdoor or in a office, since dogs tend to act differently in their kennels. He indeed shows unequivocally good once he’s outward of his cage.”
He also needs to be a usually pet in a home, and in a small-child-free environment. Many families already have other pets or have kids younger than teenagers.
“He hasn’t lived in a residence in a unequivocally prolonged time,” she said. “I always contend he’d make a good friend for a bachelor … or a bachelorette, or an adult couple.”
Animal Control also conducts home visits and checks references, “so it’s not a one-day turnaround,” she said.
“He’s unequivocally unequivocally sweet,” she said. “When we put him outside, he’s totally calm only sitting on a cruise list with his round and carrying we chill out with him.”
In his 3 years during a shelter, Domino has not had any medical issues, and he came in neutered and vaccinated.
Stay times change severely for pets watchful to be adopted during a shelter, Ehlers said. Animal-friendly pets get adopted faster, and array bulls stay longer.
Susan Wollschlager, Connecticut Humane Society selling and communications manager, pronounced 3 years is a prolonged time for an animal to be in a shelter. The normal stay is 12 days during a Connecticut Humane Society’s comforts in Newington, Waterford and Westport.
“It can be opposite depending on that animal’s sold circumstances,” she said, deliberation medical diagnosis or behavioral training a animal competence be receiving.
Pit longhorn mixes might have a repute for being formidable dogs, though “we found that it’s not an indomitable challenge,” she said.
From a Humane Society’s perspective, she said, animals breeze adult in shelters for many reasons: a chairman or family might pierce or have a change in franchise agreement and can’t have a pet any longer, or a family might tumble on formidable times and can’t means a pet, or an aged chairman who had a pet upheld divided with no family peaceful to take on a pet.
When pets go missing, a microchip with present hit information can assistance owners reconnect with their pet, she said.
At a Christmas celebration a preserve threw for a dogs on Saturday, Domino behaved unequivocally well, Ehlers said, adding he was happy to see people and rivet with them.
“This dog is now spending his third Christmas here, and it’s only sad. Dogs shouldn’t be in a enclosure by themselves on Christmas.”
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