Shelter Adoptions

Perfect dog? No... that one ear keeps flopping back and he barks a lot... but can you see the tail wagging in the picture? It is a little bit blurry!

We recently adopted Truman from the Columbia Humane Society. I wanted to report to you on his progress because I know a lot of folks are skeptical when it comes to adopting a dog. Truman had a horrible beginning, with an owner who thought she could neuter the dogs herself (and botched it up, according to the vets). That alone gives him a lot to be upset about!

He is such a delight! He is funny and cute and so entertaining! We bought him a long skinny toy that I call "Ernie" that he drags around and chews on. He loves treats and has learned that Bob is the "treat man!"

Has it all been perfect? No, he's a year old and not housebroken. He's trying really hard, in fact, tattles on himself when he tinkles or poops in the house (he stands by it and barks until one of us comes over, then looks terribly guilty). He barks at Bob but will sit lovingly on his lap if I hand Truman to him.

He behaves very well in the car and the vet said he was very good in the office.

If you are looking for a puppy or a dog, consider adoption! Both of you will be blessed for doing so!

Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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