It seems nothing is safe from the latest fads and “must haves” here in America. The keeping up with the Joneses, the “one up-manships”….. unfortunately, this also pertains to dogs.
Whether its because a famous celebrity buys a particular breed, or a movie or TV show becomes popular, and includes a particular breed of dog, or simply one breed just becomes the “dog of the moment”, it always seems to be followed by a surgence of purchases of that breed of dog from breeders. Whether its for bragging rights, or the delusion that if one owns that breed of dog, their lives will be more exciting or as perfect as the family’s on TV, it is unknown. But the results are usually disasterous.
When the novelty has worn off, and the dog begins to demand the environment that its breed requires to flourish, the local shelters become flooded with them. People who were willing to spend hundreds (even thousands) of dollars on the purchase of a particular breed of dog, but not the $19.95 on a breed book to learn what is required by that dog to be happy and healthy, how large it will become, or how active or powerful that breed will get, etc.
So is the case at Yavapai Humane Society, Prescott, AZ. For some reason, their shelter has intaken more than their share of American Bulldogs lately. Beautifully marked, lovely temperment, and highly trainable. So why are they at the shelter. Because they are a strong breed, and require exercise. Just the way they were bred to be. And their previous owners just weren’t up to the time required to give it to them.
Meet Kane of Yavapai Humane Society. A five year old, neutered brindle and white American Bulldog that I, personally, have had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time with. If I had just one word to describe Kane, (and I could think of many for this guy), it would be just plain ol’ “FUN!” He’s happy-go-lucky, really showed his high trainability with obedience commands, housebroken and just stunning to look at. It is just beyond me why anyone would want to give up this guy.
Kane is so easily handled he is part of the “Senior for Seniors” program at YHS. The Yavapai Humane Society Seniors for Seniors is a program that matches senior pets (age 5 +) from our Adoption Centers with senior adults (age 59 +). The adoption fees for Senior for Seniors adoptions are waived completely and include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, and free micro chipping.
Of course, he is still available to anyone who would love to have this flashy guy in their lives.
Yavapai Humane Society has implemented some incredible programs for the dogs in their shelter. Training and behavioral management is front and foremost to enable their dogs to be more adoptable to the public. Their daily dogwalking is not just taking the dog for a walk. Dog walkers include leash training, simple obedience commands and both dog and human socialization. And Kane has responded well to all of it.
Kane just doesnt need a home of his own….. he deserves one!
If you are interested in seeing Kane, please contact Yavapai Humane Society, Prescott, AZ at 928-445-2666. His Animal ID# is 13790222, but you can just ask for him by name. He is a staff favorite! Kane would do great for any active household, with a large yard to stretch his legs in.
Go visit Yavapai Humane Society and meet all the American Bulldogs just waiting to adopt the right human. Located at 1625 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, AZ. Or check them out on YHS’s website at http://www.yavapaihumane.org/adopting_dogs.html
And remember to Adopt AMERICAN!!!