Lots of volunteers bringing dogs to class, here are a few shots from the past two weeks. Sorry I didn't get a picture of everyone! Arnie keeps me pretty busy. I'll try to take a few more photos next week.
Note for any potential adopters:
All of the dogs in this blog entry are currently available for adoption or fostering. To learn more about these dogs and others at our shelter, check the following links:
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Our page at Northern California Pet Adoptions
David was out of town, so Bella got to come to class with Caroline. Bella thought she could outsmart her substitute handler, but Caroline was having none of it. In this picture, Bella looks a little depressed that Caroline was able to outfox her. But don't let that fool you, Bella had a good time at class. Bella is a smaller pit mix, and she does great with other dogs. Bella has been at the shelter for a YEAR now, she'd sure like to get out of the kennel!
Andrew tries to get Brando motivated after one of his patented bellyflops. Lisa and Bunny are in the background, word is that Bunny has an adoption pending.
Wow, look at the eye contact that DeAnna is getting from Petunia. And check out Tuney's hipster collar, DeAnna made it herself!
Kelly and Chance take a break.
Mari and Claudia...Claudia wants to play with the other dogs at class, so Mari has to work hard to keep her focused on the drills.
Christina has started working with Gigi, a new volunteer favorite. Gigi is still learning her basic commands, but she's got a gentle, friendly disposition. She'd be super-easy in a home.
Here is one of our last shots of Rita before she was rescued. Rita was fantastic in class - one of the smartest, most attentive dogs we've had in a long time. Lisa needs a new class partner, but she will have a hard time finding a better student than Rita.
My two favorites, Cece and my wife Holly. Cece is a super-mellow dog who has learned all of her basic commands at the shelter. After 8 months in a kennel, she'd love an opportunity to be in a home! Of course she would need to get some exercise, but this dog definitely has the potential to be an all-star couch potato.
Holly was not convinced that Cece needed a break from class at this point, but apparently Cece thought she was perfectly entitled:
Arnie is making rapid improvement. He is really good with his commands and is very responsive.
Radar, Billie Jean, Carla, and Clover are also class regulars. We also have several adopters bringing their former BACS pitties to class. It's a nice perk of adopting a pittie from our shelter - adopters get to bring their dog to class for free and can skip the waiting list. I saw Paris (now Shiva), Elmer (Fish), and Miley (Edie) there today.
Thanks to all the volunteers who are working with these dogs! And of course to BAD RAP for continuing to help our shelter pitties.