October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and I think Carley would make a good spokesdog.
In 2007, when they were little puppies, she and her brother were surrendered to Dogwood Animal Shelter in Osage Beach, Missouri. Carley's brother was adopted quickly.
Unfortunately, Carley was not.
Carley was listed on Petfinder. She completed the shelter's obedience class. Shelter staff raved about her and said she was a fast learner and eager to please. A professional photographer took some fabulous adoption photos of Carley in 2013. Carley's been shared on social media for the past 2 years. Still, no takers.
Luckily for Carley, Dogwood Animal Shelter is a no-kill facility.
Carley waited 7 long years at the shelter.
This past week Carley was adopted!
Carley is shown above with her new best friend
getting ready for her freedom ride.
Ashley adopted Carley's brother 7 years ago and lately has been taking Carley to her home for weekend visits. Just a couple of days ago, she made official. Carley not only now has a home, she's been reunited with her brother.
The best way to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month is to adopt a dog!
Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality -- all waiting for a loving home. Or, if you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you.
Find out what a shelter or rescue dog can bring to your life this October during Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!
We are 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. 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!
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