Pet Tales

Bubba gets a second chance, finds a home

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.
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.

Adoptions of pets from San Luis Obispo County Animal Services that have been featured in the Pet Tales are fairly high. Every once in a while, the featured animal is overlooked. It looked like this was the case with Bubba.

Bubba was an older dog featured with his daughter Baby in January. By March, Baby had found a new home, but Bubba had become a long-term resident at the shelter. Once again, we featured him in the column, hoping someone special would see him. That couple was Pat and Mel Silveira, who recently sent me a letter letting me know how Bubba was doing in his new forever home.

“We took a chance to go and see just what he was like especially since the article mentioned that he liked to chase squirrels. We live on three acres and last year my rose bushes had no leaves left after the furry little creatures took over.

“We thought that since we too are retired that we probably had about as much energy as Bubba did and maybe it would work out.

“We can’t thank you and the Animal Control Services enough for letting Bubba come home with us. It has been a joy to have him as a member of our household. They said he would chase cats; well he hasn’t even looked at our two inside cats in an aggressive manner. He sleeps in our inside service porch and is out during the day.

“He seems happy and is very much a ‘goer,’ always more than ready to jump in the car or pickup. He sits in the passenger seat, just like a person, and has to see everything.

“He has showed us that he knows a lot of commands more than stated in the article, and he is just a pleasure to have around.

“We are sure thankful to all of those people who passed him up, for whatever reason. He is a ‘diamond’ that was overlooked. We wouldn’t give him up for anything in the world. Keep up the good work with the animals and maybe more people will come forward and take a chance. Please pass this along to the volunteers and others at the shelter.”

Adopt a cat in SLO

The Feline Network of the Central Coast holds kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in the Madonna Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo.

Kittens have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for leukemia and FIV. Adoption fee is $60.

For information on adoptions and low-cost spay or neuter in San Luis Obispo or the South County, and help with feral cats, call 549-9228.

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