Bubba’s still hoping for his forever home

pettales@thetribunenews.comMarch 13, 2014 

Bubba has been at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter for four months. He responds to several commands and likes to offer up his paw just to be friendly.

ELLEN PERRYESS

This week, San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess once again highlights Bubba, who was featured in Pet Tales in January, in hopes of finally finding him a forever home. Because he is the shelter’s longest resident, it is essential he find a home soon. Here’s what Perryess has to say about Bubba:

Bubba’s a good old dude. Each day he gets up, heads to his kennel gate and hopes.

Every passer-by is a potential walking companion or, if he’s lucky, it’s someone who will fall for his sweet face and take him home.

But so far he hasn’t been lucky.

Bubba’s been star-crossed. He and his daughter were left by their owner at the SLO County Animal Services shelter. Baby was adopted, leaving Bubba behind. Bubba is now the longest residing dog at the shelter; it’s been four months of being passed up because he’s perceived as being too old.

But Bubba is age-defying. He enjoys going for walks and, if given the chance, realizes his passion for chasing ground squirrels; in his effortless lope you can see the boxer in his genetic makeup.

He also lays to rest the adage about old dogs. Bubba loves to learn, especially when there are treats to be had. He knows the commands “sit,” “shake” and “down” and is game to learn more. Bubba so wants to please that he regularly offers up his paw just to be friendly.

Many people are pulling for Bubba; one has even paid half his adoption fee in the hope that it will help him find a home.

Bubba’s an earnest guy who wants to be someone’s lifelong pal; his paw reaches out to try to win someone’s heart.

But until he finds that receptive someone, the dude must abide.

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For more information about Bubba, ID No. 196129, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County animal shelter at 781-4413 or visit http://www.sloanimalservices.com.

The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit http://www.sloanimalservices.com.

The adoption fee is $80 for cats and $105 for dogs, plus a $25 county license fee for dogs if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, basic vaccinations, microchip, eligibility for a free veterinarian check, new collar and ID tag, and carrier for cats.

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VIDEO ONLINE

Learning new tricks: Watch Bubba in action as he responds to commands and gobbles up treats at http://youtu.be/wUWQjTNrqdA.  

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