|Spanky Doo, a black dog
adopted from an animal shelter
Though I checked the message board at our vet's office, I was more inclined to adopt from an animal shelter and save a life. We headed to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri in Springfield.
There we found the leftover from a litter of lab mix puppies. He'd been the only black puppy and it was love at first site. 12 weeks old and most of that time spent in a cage, I was afraid house breaking and socialization might be a challenge. Not so. One accident in the house. Spanky was smart as they come.
We couldn't leave a ladder out for more than a moment; Spanky would climb it. We learned that the hard way when were having new shingles put on our roof. Curious about everything and fearless, he was an adventure packed into a silky, lean, black body with a curly tail.
Looking to add some adventure to your life? Visit your local animal shelter and adopt a dog. You'll be ever so glad you did.
If you live in the southwest Missouri area, we recommend the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. Founded in 1956, they are the only open-admission humane society in this are. (No limits are placed on the number or type of dogs or cats accepted at their shelter.) They now have a brand new state-of-the-art shelter building to enhance their efforts.