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Sample of Station Square

Sample of Station Square is one of the WPA Humane Society’s biggest events of the year. People buy passports which they can get stamped that entitles them to sample the food of each of the restauarants at Station Square, and also enter into a raffle for a grand prize. Volunteers are needed to handle the animals, to punch passports, and to assist however needed. My assignment was as dog handler for PEANUT, a 8 yr old male Lhasa Apso.

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Dog Days of May

Wilson's Bar-B-Q

Wilson's Bar-B-Q

My day has been packed full and it is only 2:45 in the afternoon! Working my way backwards, I watched Rado play accordion for the neighbors; bought a suit, a hard rock cafe bear, and some espresso cups at the NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE; ate the most delicious bbq at Wilson’s Bar-B-Q; and walked five dogs at the humane society.

The dogs I walked today, you have already met, but let’s spend some more time with them, shall we?

King and Dreamcicle: Roomates

King and Dreamcicle: Roomates

after a big wet kiss

after a big wet kiss

I was surprised to see that King now has a roommate, Dreamcicle! So first I took King for a walk, and then I came back and took Dreamcicle.

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I am King

Ricki D

Ricki D

Next, I fulfilled my promise to Muffin to take her on her own walk, and we went all over the place to make up for walking just in the parking lot with Ricki the other day. When I took Muffin back, I got her roommate Ricki to go for a walk.

the ol' girls, Muffin and Ricki Divas

the ol' girls, Muffin and Ricki Divas

Then I decided to walk Buddy. He was sleeping on his cot when I went into the run, and rolled over so I could rub his tummy as he woke up. After that, I was covered in sweat and dog slobber and decided to call it a day.

Buddy's Green Eyes Post-Walk

Buddy's Green Eyes Post-Walk

Keyes was hanging outside, and he looked so handsome in a tuxedo bow tie and shirt collars, and a crystal studded red harness that I just had to take a picture! Somebody give this dapper dude the home he deserves (possibly a mansion)!

All Dressed Up Keyes

All Dressed Up Keyes

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Big Buddy and More King

Buddy's just an overgrown puppy!

Buddy's just an overgrown puppy!

Meet Buddy

Name: BUDDY

  • Sex: neutered male,
  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier.
  • Age: 1 year old.
  • Weight: 86 pounds

I was slightly intimidated by Buddy’s sheer size, but  one of the staff members was in with him cleaning his pen was playing with him and saying he was just a big puppy. I came in and slipped his collar on easily, and off we went. Buddy is big, so it is a good thing he doesn’t pull. He just ambled along, smelling everything and exploring. A real gentle giant! He’s also a gorgeous dog, he is brindle pattern, but there’s a bit of blue/grey in there with the brown, and his eyes are light blue in color.


The King and I Day 2

The King and I Day 2

It was a nice day, so most of the dogs had already been walked twice and were on the third round. I was happy to see King doing much better today. He came right up to the gate of the pen instead of cowering in the corner, lowered his head for me to slip the collar on, and was eager to head out. This time, we played more and he even layed on his back so I could rub his tummy! Yesterday, he wouldn’t take any treats at all, and today there were still pieces in his pen of food and treats uneaten. Well, on the walk, he decided to take a treat, and seemed to really like it. So when we got back to the chill-out room, he wanted more treats! I gave him a cold peanut butter kong with kibble in it and some more treats, and he just couldn’t get enough. He is so skinny and I don’t think he was eating much, so I didn’t mind him eating the treats. He must be getting used to things and everything. I found out he knows the SIT command today, also. He still kept looking up at me to check if we were cool. I ran with him a little bit and he enjoyed that too. He could have run more, but I was getting tired, so we slowed down. He’s a real pleasure to walk with.

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Five in a Row

Some good news- Buddy the jack russel terrier I walked yesterday has been adopted! yay! also, Ciarra the Mastiff was adopted. She has the saddest sweetest droopy face, so I’m not surprised she was scooped right up! well, she weighs too much to be scooped, but you know what I mean. Today I walked five dogs in a row. Two that I had walked before, and three new-to-me dogs.

Mercedes will do anything for a treat!

Mercedes will do anything for a treat!

I walked Mercedes what seems like a long time ago. She should get the most improved dog award. I guess the trainer has been working with her, and you can see the difference! She still pulls some, but only if you let her get away with it. She has her obedience commands down and loves to do them for treats. She is great at Sit and Down. I was very impressed.

Mercedes demonstrates the "down" command

Mercedes demonstrates the "down" command

I also walked Rita, whom I walked yesterday, again today. She is such a sweet laid-back girl. She is very calm and easy to walk and has such a pleasant disposition. And she has those cute ears that look too big for her head!

Rita

Rita


Meet Dreamcicle

  • Name: DREAMCICLE
  • Sex: spayed female
  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier.
  • Age: 1 year and 1 month old.
  • Weight: @ 39 pounds.
Creamcicle

Creamcicle Dreamcicle


Meet Jasmine

  • Name: JASMINE
  • Sex: spayed female
  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier mix.
  • Age: 6 months old.
  • Weight: @ 31 pounds
Jasmine and her big feet

Jasmine and her big feet

Jasmine is still a puppy and still growing, as you can tell by her big feet! She is very affectionate and sociable. She didn’t pull at all on the leash and enjoyed playing with me and giving kisses.

Jasmine and I

Jasmine and I

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Meet  King

  • Name: KING
  • Sex:  neutered male,
  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier.
  • Age: 1 year and 6 months old.
  • Weight: 56 pounds
King

King

King is new at the shelter and he was obviously spooked by all the noise and new environment. He was curled up in the corner of his pen and shaking. I thought I was done for the day, but when I saw him, I knew I had to try to take him out for a walk. He helped me put his collar on by pushing his head through, and then walked very nicely on the leash out. As soon as we were outside, there was a big difference in him, and it only grew the longer we were on a walk. He started to relax more and was wonderful to walk. He kept looking up at me with those big brown eyes to check if he was doing what I wanted him to. When I squatted down next to him, he put his head on my shoulder and pressed his body into me like a big hug. He was a little jumpy at noisy trucks and other dogs, but was very well behaved, very affectionate, and enjoyed exploring. He did not want to go back into his pen, but he seemed a lot less spooked than before his walk, so I hope he gets used to his surroundings and then is adopted quickly so he can have a home and a family to himself.

The King and I

The King and I

King

King

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Meet Rita, Buddy, and Keyes!

I walked three dogs in our lovely weather today (note the sarcasm). I don’t mind walking in the rain, but the thunder was freaking me (and the dogs) out a little! haha. I like to go walk dogs when the weather is bad because I figure not as many volunteers will want to, and I don’t really mind it. Today I walked three dogs, all very different from each other, but all very sweet and fun dogs. So, let’s meet them!

Rita loves walks

Rita loves walks

Rita

  • Sex: spayed female
  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog mix.
  • Age: 1 year and 7 months old.
  • Weight: 38 pounds.
Check out her saddle back!

Check out her saddle back!


Buddy is good at obedience commands

Buddy is good at obedience commands

Buddy

  • Sex: Neutered male
  • Breed: Jack Russel terrier
  • Age: 4 years old.
  • Weight: @ 10 lbs ?
Buddy loves attention and affection!

Buddy loves attention and affection!


Keyes is a Steelers fan!

Keyes is a Steelers fan!

Keyes

  • Sex: unaltered male
  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier.
  • Age: 4 years old.
  • Weight: 47 pounds.

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