You can have a new family member for the holidays!
GCCC SPOT (Shelter Pet Obedience Training) adoption is Wednesday, December 3. This is a fun and playful group of dogs with a canine personality to fit in any family. Check out the bios (below) if you are interested in adopting. If you like, call 864-8125 and arrange a visit at GCCC to meet your potential pet. On December 3 at 11 am adoptions will open up. Call the MatSu Borough Animal Shelter at 746-5500, press 2 for adoptions, then leave a message that you want to adopt the dog by the number on the face sheet. The first person to call the Shelter will be considered a priority for adoption. After the MSB Shelter receives the call they will call you back to get your information. All adoption fees apply and are paid to the Shelter. Your adoption papers will be ready on graduation day, December 10, at 3 pm in the GCCC visitation building. You will be handed your new forever pet and your adoption papers at that time. If you can’t make it out to GCCC, your pet will be taken to the MatSu Borough Animal Shelter in Palmer.
“I need a new home for the holidays. I am a great puppy, almost 8 months old. I love to play with people and other dogs and have lots of energy. I go up and down the stairs without any problems. I will do my best to listen to you when you tell me to sit and stay or lay down. I can tell you when I have to go outside. But if you don’t listen when I scratch at the door or whine, I will bark! The guys teaching me this stuff says my fur is really white and feels like a rabbit’s fur. I don’t know about fur rabbit but I am sure I would like to play with one. I have great manners and would love to join your family! Oh yeah, if my cuteness hasn’t won you over, I am a Great Pyrenees mix if that helps you make up your mind.”
“Hi I’m Freckles. I’m an Australian Shepherd and approximately 2 years old. I’m very boisterous, very loyal and very lovable. I love to play with other dogs. I want to say hi to everyone I see and of course they love me. I’m highly motivated by food and play. I’m sharp as a tack, whatever that means. I have a high energy level so I need lots of room to run. When I’m excited about something, I make myself heard. I love being a pet, I love having my belly scratched and I love my chew toys. I’d be a great dog for a family with children that can keep up with my energy and give me the exercise I need AND I play well with other dogs my size. My long coat gives me good protection against Alaska’s cold weather. What female doesn’t love a fur coat!” Freckles has learned to: sit, lay down, come, settle, retrieve and is house trained.
“Hi I’m Pinky, a tan and white Pit Bull with all the trimmings. I am 15 months old and full of energy (don’t let my size fool you). I love everyone I come in contact with and everyone loves me back. I’m so cute. You might say I am the “Miss Piggy” of the dog world. I’m very energetic and love to play constantly. Plus, I’m good with kids and other animals. I’m very affectionate and love to kiss you but will stop if you tell me to. I would be a good dog for any family that loves animals.” What Pinky knows…Pinky knows: sit, shake, come, high five, lay down.
“Hi I’m Happy, not happy like that—well I’m happy too, but, my name’s Happy. I am a Doberman Pinscher mix and I have tons of energy, but not the bad kind that drives you crazy. Enough with the semantics. I will bond with you if you take me home. I’m learning to be more social because the guys I have been hanging out with for the past few months are teaching me that it’s ok to be a dog (and I am soooo cute). I love everyone and even other animals. I am kind of a pack dog so I don’t mind being the beta to your alpha. The best thing about me is I’m fully house broken. I mean, who isn’t these days, right? I like to exercise a lot and I’m highly motivated by food, so keep the treats handy. Here are some of my commands: Heel, Sit, Come, Lay Down, Kennel Up.”
“It’s your dog Cyrus! I am a Chesapeake Bay Retriever with some American Terrier mixed in for good measure. I’m one year old and weigh 55 pounds. Don’t let my size stop you from loving me though. I have to admit I am extremely shy around strangers and it takes a while before you warm up to me. So come out to Goose Creek and get to know me. I really need a nice home, preferably with a loving, patient family that likes to have lots and lots of fun. I would like to live with adults who have older children. I love playing with other dogs and having my belly rubbed too. My favorite thing is food, lots of and lots of food. Check out some of the things I can do: Sit, Come, Lay Down, Kennel up. I am sure I can do more if you invest your time and love in me.”
“My name is Easy and I do live up to my name. I am a Labrador Poodle mix. I love to play fetch and I have a very soft mouth when I bring the ball back. Just because I am big (70 pounds) doesn’t mean I play rough. Just say drop it and we can do it again and again, it’s that Easy (I crack myself up). People say I look like a human in a dog suit, but I think I just look like my Mom (check out my soulful eyes). Anyway, I’m good with kids, animals and people. Plus I am smart as a whip (whatever that is)! Here’s what I can do: Sit, Come, Lay, Kennel Up, Shake, Play Dead and Roll Over.”
Hi my name is Liam. I’m a fun loving dog that likes to run and loves to play and chase other dogs. Well I am part Greyhound. The other part of me is Husky. I’m highly energized, food motivated and excited about everything. Yee-Ha! I like most dogs and people, but really, I’m just looking for a caring family that likes to play and has lots of time and space for me. Yahoo! Take me home!! You will love me! I know how to: Sit, Heel, Off, Kennel-Up, Leave it, Drop It, Come, Shake and High Five!”