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 Iâ€™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 Maddieâ€™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 Maddieâ€™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 Maddieâ€™s Pet Adoption Days weekend at the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton on Saturday, June 1st and 2nd. Will you come meet me?