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Pet of the Week - May 16, 2011

  • Written by Homeward Pet Adoption Center

P0WBob2_2Bob is thrilled to be the featured pet this week, because he needs a little help spreading the word. This handsome boy needs to find a home and he’s ready to go!

Bob’s story as we know it begins in the Yakima Valley as a stray. Somehow, he became separated from his former home and was never claimed. Soon, he made his way to Homeward Pet where he currently resides. He has an outgoing personality that he uses to his advantage, in hopes of winning someone over.

Sitting on his doggy cot in unique fashion, he keeps a keen eye on the door. When visitors approach, he’ll scamper to the front of his kennel and perform his trademark 360 degree twirl. Who can resist that?

Two-year-old Bob came to us with an old leg injury. Although healed, it causes him to walk with a different gait. Surgical repair isn’t an option, and that’s just fine with him. He uses his leg as he needs it and without pain. We think this is the reason he keeps getting passed over, but he wants everyone to know that he is just as able as any other dog. He’s happy to demonstrate it, too.

We call Bob "King of the Little Dogs." He surely believes he is, and although he is only 16 pounds, he has the mentality of a much larger dog. He wants to be out and about, socializing and exploring to his heart’s content.

The lap dog lifestyle isn’t for him, although he would really appreciate a cozy spot, right next to his favorite person at day’s end.

Bob is good with other dogs and will chase cats for fun. He has no malice for them, but rather sees the felines as an opportunity to stir up some entertainment. He is not accustomed to young children and would feel most comfortable with children who are over the age of 10 years old.

Bob has plenty of energy for long walks and other outdoor pursuits. He’s the type of dog who enjoys meeting new people and learning new tricks. He really is a fantastic dog who needs a second chance in life. All he needs is to meet the right person. Is it you?

With as many as 50 dogs and cats available at any given time and over 1,000 animals adopted out annually, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is one of the largest no-kill nonprofit companion animal shelters in the state.  All of the animals receive full medical and behavioral evaluations and our adoption staff is adept at working with people to ensure their new family member’s successful transition into a permanent, loving home.

If you are not ready to adopt but would like to help care for our homeless animals by volunteering, go to

Homeward is located in the north side of the Clearwater Spa Building at 18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Adoption hours are Wednesday through Friday from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. Contact us at (425) 488-4444 or on the web at

www.homewardpet.org/volunteer.www.homewardpet.org/adoptme.

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