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 shelters longest resident, it is essential he find a home soon. Heres what Perryess has to say about Bubba:
Bubbas 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 hes lucky, its someone who will fall for his sweet face and take him home.
But so far he hasnt been lucky.
Bubbas 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; its been four months of being passed up because hes 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.
Bubbas an earnest guy who wants to be someones lifelong pal; his paw reaches out to try to win someones heart.
But until he finds that receptive someone, the dude must abide.
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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Learning new tricks: Watch Bubba in action as he responds to commands and gobbles up treats at http://youtu.be/wUWQjTNrqdA.