Hi, my name is Stanley and this is my story. How does an eight year old dog end up at the shelter? Why did my owners leave me there? I have been a good dog, I protected my family and was a loyal pet. I am also extremely handsome if I do say so myself. Even though my family left me in the yard most of the time and ignored me, I still love people. I am housebroken, I sleep well all night and I don't chew anything. I may have chewed a few things when I was young, okay a lot of things, but I am totally over that puppy stage now even though I'm still young at heart.
My old owners dropped me off at the East County Animal Shelter. I was very unhappy there even though the nice Tri-Valley Animal Rescue volunteers would walk me and pet me every day. I didn't understand why I was there so I became very sad and I had a wound on my side. The TVAR volunteer people said I needed a foster home, some professional training and some veterinary care. They said it was a lot to invest in an older dog but with the Maddie's Treatable Assistance Program to offset some of the cost they could take the chance. So, that is when my life started to get better. I was taken to a foster home where I was given veterinary care, good food, a great bed and some love and attention. It was awesome! Then when they felt I was healthy and strong enough I went into professional training. I went to Diablo K9 Academy where I met Shane the trainer. He has taught me so much and I am behaving like a champ.
Now all I need is my forever home. Tri-Valley Animal Rescue and Maddie's Treatable Assistance Program have enabled me to get everything I need to be an amazing and healthy pet.
I know I am a little older, but I still have a lot to give a family. I will be loyal and protect you and your home. I come with 3 free training sessions so I will stay on my good behavior and you can learn all of the things I have learned! Will someone out there please give me a chance at a forever happy home? If you are my new forever family, please email my foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I am also planning to be at the special Maddie's Pet Adoption Days weekend at the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton on Saturday, June 1st and 2nd. Will you come meet me?