|Skye is a male malamute mix born of Kamotik|
and will be available for adoption on Jan 2, 2012
It has been pointed out that I do speak to puppies in a different voice — dogs of all ages, really — when I encounter them on the street.
I have also been known to peruse dog adoption/humane societies' sites waiting to be taken with a dog, all the while aware it would need to be able to put the silly beast Witloof in her place.
Today I encountered the most charming such site; It is not that the dogs are cuter, or the photography that much better (but it is, really) but that the copywriting is so much more revealing — even if it veers into the naff at times, pretending the dog itself is writing the post.
They give you not only the breed and age of the animal — as do most such places — but insight into the dog's character.
And as a result you believe that Hopeful Hearts have taken extra care and that in adopting from them you can trust the animal is exactly as they describe it, important particularly when facing the potentially-complicated future of the dogs rescued from recent puppy-mill raids.
"Meet our newest angel from the Paws R Us bust. Lexi is a beautiful shepherd girl. She is coming along well. Doesn't take very long to warm up to you. She enjoys other dogs, mostly 1 on 1 right now. The more confident she gets the more dogs will be able to be around her."
About Rex and Rema:
"Rex and Rema came to us as a surrender from a senior couple who had to give up their farm due to health reasons. They're approximately 11 years old and have been together all their lives — possibly probably brother and sister. The enormous change from outdoor farm dogs to house dogs has been going well. Extremely timid when they arrived, they have settled in in their foster home, getting along with their foster sister and the two resident cats...."