Maddux came into our family just over a year ago. He got to spend 5 wonderful months with his mentor Lobo, also a shelter dog, before we had to put Lobo to sleep after nearly 15 years of being the best dog anyone could ask for. Losing such a close friend in Lobo was very difficult for the family, but Maddux has done a great job of reminding us that we are very loved every day. This is a long overdue thank you to Stafford Animal Shelter for bringing two wonderful pets into our family and for all you do to help out animals and families in Park County.
Recent posts in the Happy Tails category. Click a title to view the full post.
A: While they are different species with different social behaviors and structures, dogs and cats can be great buddies.
When you already have a cat at home and are adopting a dog at Stafford Animal Shelter, we test the dog with a cat in a controlled environment to see how the dog reacts first. The cats for these tests are chosen not because they are necessarily fond of dogs but because they don’t run when they see a dog. Nearly every dog’s instinctual ‘prey chase’ response is triggered by a cat running from them.
Yes, you can post your happy adoption or reunion story on Stafford Animal Shelter’s new website! Simply go to the “Happy Tails” page and fill out the form and upload your picture. We are so fond of our animal residents and thrilled when they find a home – but hearing how they are doing in their new homes is icing on the cake! Thanks to everyone who makes room in their home and heart for a rescued pet and for sharing their stories with us.
Adopt a Shelter Pet: It’s Karma You Can Cuddle!
While not an artist in residence, Sly Goodman can be found artfully lounging at Moredam Art in Livingston. Sly came in to the Shelter wounded, in pain and crabby as all get out in 2008. After his surgery to remove his mangled leg, he healed up and perked up. Despite meeting hundreds of great Shelter pets every year, Development Director Kris King fell hard for Sly and his squishy, brave face and still refers to him as “my boyfriend.” Bonnie Goodman offered to have him at the Gallery during the busy holiday season for potential adopters to meet. His personality, resilency and goofy face became mainstays at the Gallery so Parke and Bonnie Goodman adopted him – and you can get to meet him when you stop by Moredam Art at 109 South Main Street in Livingston. Learn more about his story on his homepage: http://www.parkegoodman.com/sly.shtml