The shelter is still asking for donations to purchase Kuranda Dog Beds for the dogs. In addition to monetary donations, another option is to donate the bed online to the shelter via the Donate a Kuranda Bed Program. Just choose the Pottawattamie County Animal Shelter and it gets shipped directly to the shelter. One bed has already been donated, and the lucky pup to use it basically refuses to get off of it. He loves it! Kuranda Beds are orthepedic, chewproof, and easy to clean. These beds would be a true blessing for the dogs. Don’t forget these donations are all tax deductible.
Two new dogs came into the facility this past week: Josie, a young, female Shepherd Hound and her pal Zeb, a young male Blue Heeler who were found together as strays.
Josie is very timid and doesn’t quite know what to think about where she is now. Zeb seems to be able to bring her out of her shell with his playfulness, but he, too, is wondering where his family has gone. Right now they are coping with the unexpected changes in their lives together but they need a new place to call home and new people to call theirs. If you are interested in Josie or Zeb, please call (712) 366-0152.
Why Balto has not been adopted yet is a mystery. He’s full of Husky playfulness and is gorgeous to boot! Balto sits in his kennel and waits for someone to make him the happiest guy around. Are you that person?
Bowser, the shelter’s ‘gentle giant’, also still waits for a forever home. He’s the kind of easy going guy that appreciates the lazy dog days of life. He loves everyone – is there someone out there who might unconditionnally love him, too?
Heidi is a spitfire of a Walker/Hound. She is ready for a family with kids, without kids, with other animals, without other animals... she’s not picky! All she longs for is love. And perhaps a fenced-in yard because her sense of adventure is sometimes quite strong. If you would like to meet Heidi, she is definitely ready to meet you.
Then there is Hope. Hope is a Spaniel mix with a quiet, dignified presence. She is not thrilled with her accommodations at the shelter and seems to beg the question, “Why am I here?” to every volunteer and staff member she sees. It’s difficult for a dog to go from the loving place they called home to lost and alone so quickly. Don’t you think it’s time for Hope to have some real hope again?
Kenzie is a female Boxer mix. She’s the class clown of the shelter. Beyond being funny and expressive, she is housebroken and great with children and cats. Kenzie doesn’t have much of a soft spot for other dogs, however. She’s begging you, “Please adopt me!”
Finally there is Vinnie. If Kenzie is the class clown then Vinnie is a shoo-in for Mr. Congeniality. While he’d much rather be in a home of his own, he makes do with what he’s got and he does it with a smile on his face! He’s a little self conscious about his cropped ears but you won’t hold a previous owner’s mistake against Vinnie, will you? Come down and just try not to fall in love with him.
Halloween is just around the corner. Some animals can be frightened by the costumes so keeping them secure either on a leash or in a crate is really best for their protection during trick or treating hours. Also, keep dogs out of the candy bowl. Chocolate contains theobromine, which can cause nerve damage and even death in dogs. Dispose of candy wrappers before your pets get to them, since the wrappers can cause choking or intestinal obstruction.
From Balto, Bowser, Heidi, Hope, Josie, Kenzie, Vinnie and Zeb, have a safe and happy Halloween!