UPDATE: Wonderful news! Penelope has been adopted 9/27/11. Thanks to all who shared for her.
For my Examiner readers who also follow my fan page, you already know that every day I feature a shelter animal that needs to find a good home. Unless I get a private request to feature a pet, most times I choose my “Awesome Adoptable” from the albums of adoptable pets from local shelters and rescues.
But Today’s Awesome Adoptable, Penelope (A14022760), is much more urgent than I originally thought when I made her my featured pet.
In fact, she’s extremely urgent with very limited time left because she is absolutely terrified, stressed, and shaking in her kennel. Every animal wants out of the shelter, but some cope with being there better than others. Shelter volunteers say Penelope is super scared, so needless to say, she simply has to get out.
She is a petite 6-12 month old Corgi/Shepherd mix who weighs about 32 pounds. She came to the shelter as a stray, but certainly doesn’t have the look of a stray. She came in with another dog that is already in foster care.
She is adorable, as you can see, and her ears just make you smile because they’re so cute. She has so many wonderful qualities about her that it’s a surprise she hasn’t been adopted already.
Penelope love treats, playing with toys, and any game involving a ball — she just loves them. She loves cuddling and being pet, but most importantly, she would love a great home where she will be surrounded by attention and love, and where she can start being herself.
Please let’s not let this little girl down. We can’t change her past, but we can change her present and future. You can make sure her future is wonderful by fostering or adopting her today.
Please don’t hesitate, she really needs to leave the shelter as soon as possible. Bring your children and other dogs to the shelter to meet her to see if she would be the perfect addition to your family.
Otherwise, please share for her because sharing saves lives.
Penelope is waiting to meet you at ACCT, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave in Philadelphia. Adoption hours are 1-8 Monday through Friday, and 10-5 on weekends. If you are interested in fostering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thanks for reading. If you would like to receive emails when new articles are posted, click the “Subscribe” button above the article. It’s free!
Please help us spread the word about animals in need by joining the Hearts for Hopefuls Facebook page. Feel free to email me with local topic ideas, and also be sure to join my animal welfare Facebook fan page!