Meet Sully, the City of Gillette Animal Shelter’s longest resident, at the moment, and also the Red Hills Pet of the Week.
While most of us have been out and about enjoying our summer, Sully’s been at the shelter waiting for his “fur-ever” home.
Sully, who appears to be a pure-bred chocolate lab, was brought in to the shelter at the end of June as a stray. Shelter staff estimate he’s less than two years old, but he has been neutered.
He gets along with other dogs and cats. Although he does like to rough house. After all, he’s a lab and still has a lot of growing up to do.
Sully is the kind of dog that’s going to need a few meet and greets to get to know. It’s safe to say that he may not make the greatest first impression.
Not knowing a lot about his background, it can only be assumed that he wasn’t well socialized as a pup.
Shelter staff said that when they first showed Sully toys and tried to play fetch with him, he was not quite sure what to do with them. Then that lab heart and instinct took over and he was retrieving and carrying around toys like he was born with them.
When you walk by Sully’s kennel at the shelter, he’ll bark, raise a stink, and really make you think he’s having a pretty bad day. That’s just Sully protecting the only home he’s had the chance to get used to. Once outside his kennel, his demeanor is completely changes. He’s the fun-loving, happy dog every lab should be.
Just like you shouldn’t judge a book by the cover, don’t judge Sully as you just walk by his kennel. He needs someone who’s going to take the time to get to know him and give him a chance.
The shelter’s open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you’re looking to add a four-legged member to your family, give Sully a chance. If he’s not the right dog for you and your family, there are a plenty of other animals who are also looking for homes.
Right now, there’s even a ferret available for adoption.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 4340 S. Butler Spaeth Road
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment