When we humans get older and our eyesight begins to diminish, the fix is easy — we get glasses or have cataract surgery. When we get hard of hearing, we get hearing aids. But as dogs age and begin to have these issues, the fix is just not there for them.
Such is the case with “Gary” a little Miniature Pincher mix dog here at the shelter who is about 9 years old. Because he is both sight and hearing impaired, the world can be a scary place for this little dog, and he can be shy and slow to warm up.
But, once people approach him slowly and gently, he evolves into a love bug who adores being held and cuddled. He still has a nice energy level for an older dog, and enjoys going for walks.
The Min Pin is in the toy dog group and is known by fans as “The King of the Toys.” They are not simply a scaled down version of the Doberman Pincher but a distinct breed. They are very loyal and intelligent, and can be fearless little watch dogs.
Because of his visual and hearing limitations, Gary needs to go to a quiet adult home. He would be a great companion for an older adult or couple, but would not do well around kids and probably not with cats.
If you think you are able to offer this cute little guy a loving home, please come in and meet Gary. He can be adopted for only $50 in our senior dog adoption category.
Stop by the SPCHS shelter on Saturday, Oct. 27, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for our Open House and the drawing for the annual raffle. The big raffle drawing will take place at noon at the shelter annex, just west of the shelter. Grand prize for the raffle is $2,000 cash donated by Andersen’s Oceanside RV Park & Cottages. Other prizes include $500 in cash, a $250 gift certificate, and four one-way destination open Southwest Airlines tickets and a one-week stay at the Grandview at Las Vegas.
Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win.
In addition, we will be having a “Falling for Kittens” party, and adoptions fees for all shelter pets will be 50 percent off! Kittens will be just two for $75. Refreshments will be served.
We will be hosting a fun event on Oct. 20 to raise funds for veterinary care of the shelter pets. “Give Our Beach Pets a Chance” will be held at the Peninsula Moose Lodge, 25915 U St. in Ocean Park.
Adoptions require approval of an adoption application. Applications are available at beachpets.com. Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective adopters can also fill out an application at the shelter.
SPCHS Shelter is 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. Be sure to follow us on Facebook too!