Pet of the Week – Mishka, again
There’s a bit of sad news to report from the City County Animal Shelter. Our first Red Hills Pet of the Week, Mishka, is back at the shelter.
Mishka, a two-year-old Anatolian Shepard mix, was first surrendered to the shelter in August because she did not get along with the family chickens. When we introduced Mishka in October, she was shy and timid. Since then, she was adopted in to a loving family who did a lot for her confidence. Now, instead of sitting and waiting to be noticed, she approached me with a wagging tail when I called her name.
According to shelter staff, her adopted family took her everywhere, including the dog park where she got along with dogs of all sizes. She was also great with the family’s small children and cats. Unfortunately, she was the third dog in her adopted family and the first two dogs had been together for a long time, were pretty bonded, and not thrilled with the addition of Mishka.
Usually when a dog is returned to the shelter after an adoption, it’s for behavioral reasons. Again, that’s not the case with Mishka. Since spending time with her “foster” family, she’s better socialized and she’s added to her resume skills – we now know she gets along with cats and children. Her “foster” family told shelter staff they have a child under a year old and that also was a non-issue for Mishka. All this makes Mishka more adoptable and ready for a “fur-ever” home.
The shelter is open weekdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to download an adoption application.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment