"Blaze is at a loss as to what to do. His charming smile and endearing way of soliciting pets has not won an adopter’s heart.
“For Blaze — a 6-year-old yellow Labrador retriever mix — people rank high on his list of wonderful things, though people with tennis balls are better still. According to his previous owner, Blaze is a calm, confident dog who is eager to please, housetrained and knows his basic obedience skills.
“Blaze rides well in a car, has lived happily with cats and gets along with children and adults alike. Because he is a big dog, caution with small children is a good idea because Blaze may knock them over in a moment of joy.
“With a middle-aged dog you get the best of both worlds — Blaze still likes to play and go for walks but knows the value of a good midday nap. But regardless of age, a tired dog is a good dog, so Blaze needs daily exercise.
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“Blaze loves playing fetch and going for walks. However, according to Blaze’s previous owner, Blaze has profound hearing loss, so unpredictable environments, such as off-leash dog parks, are not ideal.
“Volunteers are fond of Blaze and are concerned his hearing loss may prevent him from finding a home. In response, Animal Shelter Adoption Partners is offering a thirty-five dollar adoption fee rebate to help Blaze.
“Labradors, both mixes and full-breeds, are optimists by their nature, so Blaze continues to wait for his soul mate to arrive.”
— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess
For more information about Blaze, ID No. 147782, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit 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 www.sloanimalservices.com.
The adoption fee is $75 for cats and $100 for dogs, plus a $23 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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