VALLEY VIEW– He’s been featured on FOX 8’s “Dick’s Dogs” segment several times now, but still can’t find a home. Now, the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is stepping up its efforts to make sure that happens.
“He`s the friendliest dog and it`s just so sad how he ended up here and he`s been here for so long,” said Kennel Manager Mindy Naticcioni.
She’s talking about Petey, a four-year-old Pit-bull/Hound mix. He’s been at the shelter since last September and was picked up as a stray.
“He has some markings on his head that leads us to believe that he may have been shot in the head with some BBs and as a result he`s only trustful of the people that he knows,” said Naticcioni.
She said the staff’s gotten pretty close with Petey. He even hangs out at the front desk, and it’s not just because he’s a shelter favorite, but because he needs socialization.
“So when people come to see him, he refuses to come to the front of his cage. If he goes in the room with someone he just bolts to the door, and if we`re not present, he is not comfortable with new adopters,” she said.
The shelter is working hard to find him a home, but it’s been tough with him being so timid.
“I mean we do quite a few adoptions every week, so it`s good to see a lot of dogs get out of here. But it’s kind of sad when dogs like him stay around. He’s a good dog that just people need to spend more time with,” said Deputy Dog Warden Jonathon Wagner.
He said the dog deserves a good home with the right owner, preferably someone who has patience and can train him.
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