meet your new bff! his name is pablo and he is truly awesome. he is a graduate of the 'take the lead - dog training program' and feeling really fine since they removed that pesky owie eyeball. if you haven't heard about take the lead, it is a fantastic program that pairs at risk teenagers with shelter dogs to give them both an opportunity to excel in achievements and relationships. the dogs are trained with positive reinforcement and the teens not only feel the joy and pride of accomplishment... but they also feel the unconditional love that dogs give and enjoy a special relationship and bond with the dog. in many cases can be a new start for both of them.
some teens even write adoption letters to the new perspective owners -- yep i cried when i watched the video -- give it a gander, it will warm the cockles of your heart
now about pablo.... he was found as a stray in marina ca, in need of medical attention for a very infected eye and some groceries. he is 2 years old and believed to be a cattle dog/terrier mix. he has a plethora of badges (tasks that he has learned in the take the lead program) and is a very happy wee fellow. he even rocked it out showing me his mad skills on the dog agility course! gooo pablo goo!!
if you are interested in pablo please give the amazing staff at the SPCA for Monterey County a ring -- 831.264.5422 -- they would love to hear from you. and if you can't adopt, donations are always happily accepted. thank you so much for all that you do!
*adoption sniff out*