Bow Wow Pow Wow doesn’t send many home

Published 8:18 pm Saturday, June 27, 2009

There were 10 dogs at the Troy Pike Animal Shelter Coalition’s adoption event Saturday. Only three left with a new home.

At the shelter’s third adoption event at Murphree Park, this “Bow Wow Pow Wow” was the least fruitful the center has had.

“This is the smallest adoption number we’ve had,” said Donna Schubert, founder of the coalition. “We had three adopted Friday directly from the shelter, but only two today.”

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But, Schubert said the shelter volunteers still don’t consider the day a waste.

“Even though only two were adopted, we keep the message out about the animals we have at the shelter,” Schubert said.

There are a variety of animal’s still awaiting a new home, from big outside dogs to small domesticated pets.

An older Wally, Schnauzer mix, is an owner-relinquished pet who had to be taken to the shelter because the previous owners could no longer afford to take care of him.

“He was clipped and bathed by Bows and Bubbles, and he’s very affectionate and loves children,” Schubert said.

A pair of Mountain Cur-mixed dogs Thelma and Louise were also looking for a place to go, but Lousie went home without her sister. The two are a year old, and Thelma (also called Juniper) has health problems that would require further treatments.

Cocoa is a eight to 10 month-chocolate lab mix filled with love.

“He’s a lover, not a fighter,” Schubert said.

Muggy Lucy is a Daschund mix, that was relinquished by her owners.

“She is very domestic, loves getting baths and sitting in your lap and cuddling,” Schubert said.

The shelter also has a black-lab mix Priscilla, who is playful and looking for a fun place to go.

Madison, has been in the shelter the longest, and appears to have come from an abusive home. But, she has started to warm up to people and is ready to love.

Doogie, is a small black and white dog, Schubert describes as “really happy.” He is small in size and fully-grown, but he is not nuetered yet.

These dogs can be picked up during the week through the Troy Animal Shelter by calling 566-0500.

And, for those who can not take home a dog but still want to help, Schubert said there is plenty people can do.

Through financial contributions or volunteering time, Schubert said the group is looking for more to help make the Pike Animal Shelter come to life.