I went by one of the Paws in the City adoption events this past weekend to photograph some kitties up for adoption (hopefully I’ll get some of their photos posted up here soon!). This particular event was held inside Petsmart — which means only a few dogs (most were over at Pet Supplies Plus) but a lot of cats. But it was one of the dogs that broke my heart a little.
Montana is a gorgeous yellow lab. She’s an older lady, 10-12 years old, who was surrendered after her previous owners learned she has diabetes and needs twice-daily shots (just a simple injection in the morning and again at night). The diabetes is under control with the injections, and she’s otherwise healthy. She’s obedience trained and was obviously well-cared for (though I can’t even fathom giving one of my pups up just because s/he required a little more TLC). She’s very sweet and gentle and friendly, but — and I may be anthropomorphizing — I think she’s a little depressed and bewildered, not understanding what’s going on. I really hope she finds a wonderful home to live out her remaining years. A really really really good one where she will be spoiled rotten.
If you’re interested or know someone who might be, please contact Paws in the City.