D.O.G. wasn’t sure where she’d gone wrong. She’d always been a good pup. Maybe a bit shy when she met new people, but still happy to make their acquaintance. And her human had been a loving owner, always wanting the best for her and trying to provide it.
Yet D.O.G. was at Manchester Animal Control at the end of summer, wondering where her dad was and when she could go back home to see him.
For this sweet pitty girl, that wasn’t in the cards after arriving at animal control through no fault of her own. Her owner had become homeless and felt it was best to surrender her, hoping her good-natured personality would lead to a great new home.
A couple months passed, and she remained at animal control without much interest from potential adopters. D.O.G. got used to municipal shelter life and made friends with the humans who walked and fed her. But Manchester’s animal control officer knew she deserved to live in a home and be the center of attention once again.
With a new audience, a change of scenery, and some vet work, D.O.G. would be even closer to making a fresh start with a new family. So, through the Connecticut Humane Society’s ACO partnership program, D.O.G. was welcomed into the CHS Newington Pet Wellness and Adoption Center. CHS offers municipal shelters across the state pro bono veterinary treatment for their pets, as well as adoption support.
Soon, D.O.G. was spayed and proved to staff and volunteers she was a smart girl who loved learning—she already knew “sit,” “lie down” and “paw!”
She quickly became available for adoption and staff began searching for a family with large dog experience who would give her time and room to exercise every day, since she loved being active and playing!
Just 10 days later on, her manners and beautiful black and white coat stood out to a local couple. They were smitten and took D.O.G. home, with her friends from both CHS and Manchester celebrating her second chance at love.