I stopped by my favorite local dog boutique, Dogma Bakery in Arlington, to check out a local rescue organization’s adoption day on Saturday. It was dogapalooza up in that joint! So many sweet faces, so many intriguing stories … Like Norma Jean, the 4-year old pit/bulldog/lab mix: Her foster people told me that she’s an angel around the house, and is perfectly appropriate with their resident dachshund and foxhound. She’s even good with cats! Her only “problem”? An addiction to squirrels, which I think is so utterly forgivable in the book of dog sins. Her foster people really seemed to dig her, and it looked like the feeling was mutual. Ah, the bittersweet relationship that is fostering. 3-yead old Rocky was rather overwhelmed by the human and canine traffic in the store: His story is sad: he was an owned dog whose person didn’t want to treat him after he was diagnosed with heartworms. The owner wanted him put down, and when the vet refused, the owner said he’d just leave poor Rocky by the side of the road. What?! Thankfully, the rescue organization stepped in, and handsome, healthy, well-mannered Rocky is now seeking a home where routine vet care comes with the package. Check out gorgeous Gilly. She’s a 2-year old Staffie/pit mix, and I’m absolutely in love with her ”Our Gang” Petey-esque looks. Here she is giving her “Please adopt me” face: This gal is clever … she already knows how to speak, sit, down, and give her paw. That’s awesome, Gilly – you should be proud! But where’s your smile? Ah, there we go! Did you fall in love with one of these adoptable best friends? Are you in the DC-metro area? Check out www.gooddogrescueva.org and be a hero to a homeless pet!
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