Sunday, May 17, 2015

Adopt #OceanBreeze a #Basset #LabradorRetriever #SeniorDog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

I admit I chuckled when I read the breed description for this beautiful boy.  Let's face it, it's an unusual mix.  You see, Ocean Breeze is a Basset Hound and Labrador Retriever.  He's also a senior dog that has found himself at Wayside Waifs animal shelter in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ocean Breeze is 7 years old and looking for a forever home.  You could call him a Bassador, but as he barks in his adoption message, he prefers Ambassador!  And it sounds like he knows what he's talking about.

Hello Everyone! I know what you're thinking...why am I named Ocean Breeze? Well, I've been wondering the same thing. Someone gave me that name and it does paint a peaceful picture. Don't you like an ocean breeze? And I'm a peaceful kind of a guy. After all, peace and wisdom come with age and I'm a mature gentleman.

I'm a black basset hound/labrador retriever mix...or a "Bassador." I prefer "Ambassador" because I like to meet and greet everyone I see, and I'm very polite. In fact I'm the good will ambassador for dogs my age, who are no longer puppies, but full of life and love. I'm seven years old and still have lots of energy and interests! I'll be wagging my big, lush tail when you come to meet me. (My tail is remarkable, if I do say so myself!) 

Exploring, walking on a leash, and sniffing my surroundings are my favorite things. It works for me, because I'm a low-rider and my nose is already close to the ground. I hope you like taking walks, because I'd be very happy as your partner. I'm a calm fellow, rather laid back, and eager to please. I know how to "sit" and "come" and enjoy all kinds of attention. A refresher course in basic obedience and house training might be something to consider. I'm up for anything because I'm just a happy, confident guy!

I was transferred to Wayside Waifs from another shelter which became too crowded. Boy I'm happy to be here, because I know this is a great opportunity for me to find my forever home. The people here say I'll make some lucky person an excellent companion. Being an ambassador, I get praised a lot around here. Praise and treats make me even happier. 

Right now I'm hoping I can become an ambassador in your home. I promise to keep things running smoothly and will try to make everyone comfortable! I'd love to meet all the members of your family and any other pets you have. Since I'm an older boy, I may do better with kids over 5, but we can see about that when you visit. I'll appreciate a safe, quiet place when I eat my meals in my new home. I know you will help work that out for me. Please come out to meet me soon. I just have a feeling that we'll be perfect together!

Lots of love from Ocean Breeze...the Ambassador of Wayside Waifs

Intrigued?  Contact Wayside Waifs at 816-761-8151.  Ocean Breeze's animal ID number is 27642808.

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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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!

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  1. The Lab face with the Basset ears is just too cute! I love those old faces too, and I hope he finds a happy place to settle soon. Sharing.

  2. He is pretty funny looking. I bet he is super friendly!

  3. Adorable! Hope this handsome senior finds his perfect home soon. Sharing!

  4. We sure hope that dear boy gets his forever home soon and we'll share him.

  5. I questioned the title/picture combo for a second before I read on lol. Such an interesting mix of breeds for sure. He looks like such a good boy - I hope he finds his new forever home soon where he can be an Ambassador.


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