Today it was all about the dogs.
Here are some of their faces… all are shelter dogs hoping to find their forever homes.
“Caring for animals is not what I do, it’s who I am.”
Barry came to Winnipeg Animal Services as a scared and sad little fellow. At that time he was about 4 months old.
Almost 3 months later Barry is still waiting and hoping to find his forever family. This little pup is growing up in a shelter.
He needs out.
He needs to play.
He needs a family.
Barry is a young lab mix. Because of his pent up energy he overreacts in his kennel and does not present well. He barks, he jumps, he acts silly.
Instead, take this boy outside to one of the outdoor enclosures and meet the real pup… the one who loves to play ball, the one who would love to show you the tricks he has learned. The one who LOVES to run but does settle after he is able to release some energy.
Barry is young, approximately 6 months old… and he is smart. He will need an experienced owner, one who can help him with his manners and one who is willing to spend time with him. He loves learning new tricks and loves attention.
Barry is a great dog… he just needs a family to call his own. He needs someone to throw his ball!
If you would like to meet Barry, please come down to Animal Services at 1057 Logan Ave. The staff will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.
Barry’s Meet Your Match Colours: Blue and Orange
Barry’s petfinder profile: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38954435
And then my soul saw you and kinda went, “Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you all my life…”
The time of year doesn’t really matter at the shelter… it is almost always busy and noisy.
Happily, this holiday season, the numbers are low but, sadly, many of the dogs that are still waiting and hoping are “long-timers”… many here since the summer, some since the spring.
It’s these dogs that are featured here today… all decked out in front of the Christmas tree, hoping that they too will get their Christmas wish.
“Hi,” I said. She came over, licked my hand discreetly, allowed herself to be scratched for a time, chased her tail in a dignified circle, lay down again. I remember thinking: “There are times God puts a choice in front of you.” I often had such thoughts back then. We took the dog. ~ Stanley Bing
Winnipeg Animal Services Petfinder Page – view all the dogs currently in need of homes
Winnipeg Animal Services on Facebook – visit the W.A.S. facebook page
City of Winnipeg Animal Services – Official City of Winnipeg website for Animal Services