I haven’t been spending as much time in the shelter as I would like because I’ve been working with a foster dog, lately. But I did manage to spend some time with this adorable little Chihuahua, named Jasmine (I call her Jazzy for short).
Jasmine is a snuggle bug. When I’m volunteering at the shelter as an Adoption Counselor, the first thing I try to do (if it’s not too busy) is go into Jasmine’s kennel and snuggle her. As soon as I’m on the floor, she crawls into my lap and gives me kisses, in exchange for pets, of course! She is six years old and a bit shy to strangers, but I can personally testify that she is quick to warm up to you, especially if you have a treat and a warm lap!
I’m always quite surprised to see her there each time I come by. She is such a lovebug! But I know she will go home soon. Her family just needs to come by and pick her up!
By the way, the SPCA is doing something pretty amazing this summer. Until Labor Day, all dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies are only $25. So, if you haven’t been to the SPCA lately, this is a great reason to go! And the staff and volunteers there are trained to help you find your next four-legged family member that will work well with your needs and family dynamic.
I mean, just look at that face…