Sunday, February 22, 2015

Adopt Brother a Hound Dog Mix @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

This sweet soul is Brother.  He's a 3 year old hound dog mix.  Originally from New Orleans, LA, Brother was relocated to Wayside Waifs animal shelter in Kansas City, MO in hopes he'd have a better chance of finding a home.

Brother is shy, but has been gaining confidence, especially thanks to Wayside Waifs' Confidence College.  It's hard to learn to trust humans, but Brother is doing just that.

I'll let Brother tell you his story:
Hi there, I'm Brother. This is such a hard thing for me to do...stepping into the spotlight to share my story with you makes me uncomfortable and self-conscious. But sometimes in life, you have to take risks and do things you don't want to do. I understand that. And that's why I'm here today, opening my heart to you, hoping you might be the kind person who needs a dog like me in your life. I am super sweet and fun, but sometimes shy and unsure and afraid, at least until I get to know you. So life can be scary to me. I'm trying so hard to fit in.

I am a handsome and unique, 3 year old, medium sized, Hound mix. I'm cute and playful, in the most fun sort of way! I like to run and romp and chase after my toys. I make people smile, without even trying. I haven't always had that effect on people though. I guess I've had sort of a tough life. I was homeless and living in New Orleans, when the shelter I was staying at decided I'd have a better chance at a happy life if I relocated here to Kansas City. The thought of moving across the country terrified me! When I got to Wayside, I sat in my kennel and trembled, hoping no one would notice me. I felt so alone.
Each day though, things were slowly getting better. I was enrolled in Wayside's "Confidence College", for shy and fearful dogs. I started to let a few people into my life. I started to feel not quite so alone. After a few weeks, I let everyone know that I was ready to start my new life...which will hopefully be with you. I'm still shy though and I probably always will be. Quick movements and strange noises are still scary to me. But I'm gaining confidence every single day now! I'm starting to feel more social and brave and special. I'm having fun and even forgetting my fears at times. Still though, I need you to take things very slowly with me, especially when we first get home and I'm getting settled into my new routine with you. Please let me go at my own pace and don't push me into situations before I am ready. I need you to be patient and gentle and calm with me. Please offer me plenty of positive reinforcement, by praising me and giving me treats when I'm a good boy. This will help me gain confidence, while learning what you expect from me. I'm a smart dog who loves to make you happy, so I'll make an excellent student. I already know the sit and down commands, but I'd love to learn more, so please teach me!

Once I get comfortable with you and learn to trust you, I am an affectionate and loving dog. I love to be by your side as you pet me. And I love to curl up next to you on the couch, as we unwind for the day. I will make a loyal and devoted companion for you. I'm looking for a home that is calm, low-key, and quiet. I will be happiest without kids under the age of at least 5, since they are scary to me. And I was never really socialized much with other dogs in my past, so I'm sort of unsure around them. I seem to do better with females than males. Please just bring the whole family, including both human and canine, out to meet me and we'll see how we all do together. I just really want this adoption to work out, so I need to find the right family for me! Thanks for understanding.

I hope you're the kind of person who celebrates the little things in life. And I hope you're looking for a sweet and simple dog who likes to quietly watch the world go by. I don't feel the need to be the life of the party. I'm happy being me, a shy and unsure and sometimes awkward dog who doesn't always know the right way to act just yet. But I'm getting there! I'm such a work in progress. And with your help and your love and attention and patience, I will blossom into the best dog you've ever known. Please just give me that chance!
Love, Brother

Take a look at Brother's adoption story and then contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151.  His animal ID number is 24713782

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or thnose that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community.  

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  1. He is such a kind looking fellow and we've shared him.

  2. He is handsome, he needs a home now. Good luck!

  3. Brother is absolutely adorable! He seems like he'll make such a great companion for someone. The fact that he's so dog friendly is a huge plus. I love the idea of a Confidence College, I'd love to learn more about a program like that - maybe you could do a blog post on it ? Sharing to help Brother find a home!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe

  4. What a handsome guy. Sometimes I think shy dogs can make the best pets. The special work you have to do with them deepens your bond, and I think they are especially loving and affectionate with the people they do let in. I hope Brother can find the perfect home, because someone will be very happy to have him. Sharing.

  5. What a gorgeous boy. I hope he finds a home soon.

  6. He is one handsome boy! Paws crossed for him. Sharing.

  7. Yaaaaaay for Wayside Waifs!! and Yaaaaay for you!! I love the idea of Confidence College - what a brilliant idea - confident makes you a better dog, braver, more confident and more ready to take that impawtant step. Good Luck!!

  8. There are so many, so, so many. I hope he finds his forever home.


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