Sunday, March 16, 2014

Adopt Carley a Dog Waiting for 6 Years | Tuesdays Tails

Carley has been waiting her whole life to be adopted.  She is 6 years old.

I featured Carley as an adoptable dog a year ago here on Talking Dogs blog.

I told you then about how Carley found herself at Dogwood Animal Shelter while still a small puppy.  Her brother was soon adopted.

Carley is still waiting.  She's been waiting six years.

She's been waiting her whole life for a home.

Carley is listed by the shelter as an Australian Cattle Dog and Labrador Retriever mixed breed dog.  She looks like a Rottweiler mix to me, however whatever breeds are in her dna, this girl deserves a home.

Primarily black with some tan, Carley weighs about 65 pounds and has been spayed.  She completed the shelter's six week obedience class long ago.  Shelter staff report that Carley is smart, learns quickly, and is very eager to please.

For more information about Carley, contact Dogwood Animal Shelter at 573-348-4411. 

Some of you may remember that Dogwood is the same no-kill shelter where Hailey lived - the dog who had spent all 8 years of her life - until I enlisted the help of Neil at Life With Dogs and Hailey found a home.

Dogwood Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no kill animal shelter that has been in operation for over 30 years.  Their services include:  low-cost spay/neuter clinic, obedience classes, and more.  They are funded exclusively by donations and proceeds from their Dogwood Thrift Shop in Camdenton, Missouri.  

We're participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs.  This is the blog hop that features shelter pets available for adoption.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!  Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes.

Fetch the new Tuesday's Tails Facebook page, give us a "like" and please, share the pets listed there.  They're counting on you.

Some happy news!  Remember Barry White the pitbull featured here last month?  I found out yesterday that Barry White has been adopted!.


  1. That poor sweetie, that is way too long. I will share.

  2. oh my gosh 6 years, I can't imagine, she is beautiful. sharing.

  3. That is just awful, six years is so very long!

  4. OMG I just can't stand these stories, poor love. I shared her.

  5. We are sharing this right now!!
    stella rose

  6. That is a long time to wait for a home. I'll share this.

  7. It's hard to believe she has had to wait so long. Definitely sharing her story.

  8. She is such a beautiful girl. I can't believe she hasn't been snatched up. Sharing.

  9. What a sad story for such a gorgeous dog to spend her life waiting for someone to love. I'm sharing!

  10. Six years is such a long time to wait for a home. I hope she finds a home soon.

  11. I hope Carley finds a loving home soon. Sharing.


  12. How is it possible that a dog can come to a shelter as a pup and spend six years there? Or 8 years? Maybe the shelter needs to rethink their outreach? Well actually looking at their petfinder page, I guess I can see why. There are very few pictures of the animals. 12 pages and only a few photos. It is easier to find out how to donate to the shelter than to actually see their available animals. I couldn't even find Carley's listing. I hope she finds a good home. I am happy you featured her, but really that shelter needs to rethink. I will commend them on their low costs for adoptions. But if people can't see the animals then how are they going to be adopted?

  13. I hope that Carley finds a new home soon! I also scoured Petfinder for her, and couldn't find a photo of her. I'm hoping that they are just having technical difficulties!

  14. Carley has been on Petfinder, off Petfinder. With photos; without photos. When I called to check, she was unfortunately still at the shelter. This is a no kill shelter - the same where I adopted Jeffie and Rosie. Do I think they do a good job getting the word out via Petfinder, Facebook, etc ? No. If I didn't live so far away from the shelter, I'd take a stab at making some change there. However, regardless of the quality of the job they do in getting pets adopted... Carley still deserves some attention and a home of her own.


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