JOYCE LANG PHOTOS
By Cory McKeown
Sweet Chihuahua mix PeeWee is 13 years old and has been diagnosed with kidney disease. When we found out this was the reason he drinks so much water and urinates frequently, we knew he probably was not going to find his forever home.
But his story is not all sad — enter Sue, one of our dedicated volunteers who regularly steps up to help our special needs shelter dogs. Sue quickly realized that PeeWee was destined to spend the majority of his remaining life in a kennel, and has been making a point of coming to the shelter almost every day to retrieve Pee Wee and take him to her home.
At Sue’s, life is good for this little dog. He gets all the love and attention he craves, and Sue describes him as “A very good dog.” He loves to sit on laps and be rocked, wrapped in a blanket like a baby.
Sue has trained PeeWee to use piddle pads, and he has taken to this training very well, along with going outside.
Sue and her husband cannot keep another dog, and they are also “snowbirds” and travel south every year in the fall and winter. She knows that during this time when she is gone, PeeWee will be confined mostly to his kennel again, and she is hoping that another foster family will step up and bring him home for love and attention.
Do you have this kind capacity in your heart to help this special little dog? The Humane Society will furnish food and any medication needed as well as piddle pads. If you are thinking you might be able to help PeeWee, come in and meet him. He is very affectionate and mild-mannered and gets along very well with other dogs.
The scheduling for this unique foster situation can be very flexible, and Sue is anxious to talk with potential foster folks. If you are interested, come in and meet PeeWee and talk to our shelter manager Sara.
Fun kitten shower Saturday
We are having an “It’s Raining Kittens” kitten shower at the shelter this Saturday, July 14, from noon to 3 p.m. to welcome the newly arrived little felines that are coming in from their foster care homes.
On this day, kittens can be adopted at half price — just $50 for a fully vetted “ready to go” new BFF (best feline friend).
We are hoping to receive donations of items needed to care for kittens. This includes KMR (kitten milk replacer powdered formula), kitten bottles, canned cat food (poultry or kitten formula), Purina Kitten Chow, toys, kitty-size beds, kitchen diet scales, small fleece baby blankets, and Snuggle Safe Pet Bed with microwave heating disc.
Hope to see you at the shower! Refreshments will be served.
SPCHS Shelter is located at 330 Second St. NE, Long Beach, WA 98631 (P.O. Box 101) 642-1180. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Website: www.beachpets.com. Follow us on Facebook too!
Tiny PeeWee has a special need