This gorgeous girl is Honey. When you watch her adoption video you'll see exactly how she got her name. Honey is one very sweet girl. Honey is a German Shepherd Chow Chow mix. Our Tucker was a mix of those breeds and he, too, was one of the sweetest dogs we've every met.
Honey is almost 2 years old and a pretty big girl at 63 pounds. She's playful, cluddly, but a bit shy. Enrolled in Wayside Waif's Confidence College for shy and fearful dogs, she's gaining more confidence every single day.
Hello, I'm Honey! I'm sweet and shy, with the most gentle brown eyes and adorable face on earth. I'm so much more than a pretty face though. I'm fun and playful and so cuddly, once I get to know you. It takes me awhile to get to that point though. I know that makes some people turn away, not sure they want to spend the extra time earning my trust. It's been sort of a long road for me, fitting in and learning what people expect. If you are a patient and kind person who wants to make all the difference in the world to a precious soul, I hope you will take the time to meet me. Once I bond with you, I will be the most wonderful companion ever.
I am an adorable and soft, 1 ½ year old, 63 pound, Shepherd/Chow Chow mix. I think I must be mostly housetrained already, because I know to go when I get outside, and I will alert you when I need to get out. It's tough keeping a routine here at the shelter though, so please be patient with me when we get home, and remember that I'm trying my very best to make you happy. I came to Wayside as a transfer from the shelter in Liberty, MO, when they didn't have space for me. I didn't really like it much here. Wayside was big and noisy with lots of strange people running around. All of this felt overwhelming and scary to me. So I let people know that I didn't want them near, by barking and even growling through my kennel door. I just didn't know what to do...didn't know who I could trust or how to communicate. They ended up enrolling me in Wayside's Confidence College, for shy and fearful dogs. That worked out really well for me, because I was able to make a few friends with the volunteers and that helped me gain the confidence I needed to continue my quest for my forever home.
I'm still learning about leashes. I flinch when you first put it on, but once on my leash, I walk like a dream. I don't pull and I easily keep up with your pace. I love leisurely walks and I also do a little running. I'm part of the Wayside Runner's Group and I go for 1 mile runs with my volunteer friends. It's fun and they say I'm a perfect running partner. I love to play with my toys and romp and run around. I'm sort of independent, so I promise not to bother you for constant attention. But when you want me by your side, just call my name and I'll be there. I love to cuddle in my kennel with the volunteers, and I'm affectionate and loving with them. I have a soft tail wag and a lovely personality, once I learn to trust you.
In my new home, I hope you will be calm and patient and positive with me, letting me go at my own pace as I learn about my new life with you. I respond very well to praise, so let me know when I'm a good girl. Your praise will help me gain confidence, while learning what you expect from me. I've been working on a few commands and I already know sit and come, but I'd love to learn more, so please teach me! I am a smart and eager to please gal, so I promise to be a star student. Since I'm shy and sometimes fearful, I'd like a home without any kids under the age of 12. I need people in my life who can take things slowly with me and not get in my space when I'm uncomfortable, so kids just won't work with me. If you have another dog, I'd love to meet them to see how we might do together. In general, I do best with other dogs who are my size or smaller.
I can't wait to get to know you! I will be a loyal, devoted friend to you for the rest of my life. I just need you to give me a chance. No one has done that for me before. I'm a simple and sweet dog who won't ask for much. Really, all I need is you.
Take a look at Honey's adoption video and then call Wayside Waifs at 816-986-4426. Honey's animal ID number is 24674693.
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.
Talking Dogs blog is 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!
Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday. Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events. Fetch the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!
Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.