Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Petey at ACCT

After work today I ran up to ACCT to walk some dogs and take some petfinder pictures of a few dogs if they needed it.  If a dog is in a kennel and does not have an orange sticker on their kennel card that means they need a photo taken.  The first dog I came to that still needed a photo was curled up on his cot in the kennel.  I kneeled down in front and began talking to him, he barely lifted his head but his tail began to thump up and down- it was obvious he was extremely nervous and afraid.  He had a bowl full of food that had not been touched.  I opened the door and put my hand out trying to coax him over to me.  Tail kept wagging and slowly he got up and made his way over to me.
We headed out the building, as soon as we walked out the door the poor boy threw up a massive amount of water and than squatted to pee.  Pretty sure the throwing up was from nerves.  Someone else came by and mentioned they had been trying to give him ice earlier and he was just terrified.
I took him into a run, let his leash go so he could walk a around and I say on the bench to give him some space to calm down.  He immediately came over to me, put both front paws on my lap and just nuzzles his head into my chest.    Of course my heart melted.
I took some photos and hung out with him a bit.   You can tell my his picture he was was not a happy camper at the shelter.
I put Petey back into his kennel and proceeded to walk and photograph a few more dogs.  When I was getting ready to leave I got a blanket and went back and put it in with Petey.

  I couldnt get him out of my head after I left and half joking brought up the idea of fostering him to Matt.  Eventually the joking turned serious and Im extremely lucky to have a boyfriend who gave into the idea of fostering. 


  1. I just got tears in my eyes... I can see how he worked his way right into your heart. He's gorgeous! That joking paid off (That's kinda how I got Chris to agree to foster Haze ;-)!!!)

    If you need any posters or flyers for Pete, lmk.

  2. Kisses Petey!!! With all the love you are receiving now - I know they're looking for just the perfect home for you, sweetheart! xoxox from NJ