As a huge fan of rescue and adoption, I’ve put together a new personal project called Reigning Cats and Dogs. Every week, I’ll be posting images of a cat and dog currently available for adoption at Quincy Animal Shelter in the hopes of helping them get more exposure and ultimately adopted. If you know someone who is looking to adopt, please, please pass along the Reigning Cats and Dogs posts to them. Maybe if we all work together, and cross post, we just might be able to find phenomenal homes for phenomenal animals.
It only seems fitting for my very first Reigning Cats and Dogs post to feature a true Princess. Sassy a.k.a. Sassy Boombalassie is such a little sweetie pie. If you walk by her kennel, without saying hello, she makes a point of letting you know just how rude it is to do that.
Sassy has been with Quincy Animal Shelter since last summer. Yup, you read that right. Almost seven months. Why? Only one reason. She belongs to a breed that is completely misunderstood. She’s a Pit Bull, so she tends to get repeatedly passed over. When she first came to the shelter, she didn’t have much confidence and wasn’t too keen about daily walks. She seemed to only want to stay in her kennel. But with the patience and care of all the volunteers, Sassy soon learned how much fun a walk could be and has now fully blossomed into such a wonderful dog.
This morning was so cold, but not only was Sassy up for a walk…..
She was totally into strutting her stuff for me and my camera. Little ham.
Sassy loves people. As soon as you start talking to her, her little ears drop down, her butt starts wiggling and she smiles not only with her mouth but with her eyes. She has so much love to share and if you let her, she’ll mush on you with big wet kisses from those sweet little doggie lips.
Pit Bulls get such a bad rap. In my almost ten years of volunteer work at QAS, I’ve found that Pit Bulls are amongst some of the most amazing, sweet and intelligent dogs I’ve ever worked with. Sassy is no exception. All she wants is to be loved and to give love.
Sassy would do really well as the only dog living with a person who will help her keep her weight off (no offense Sassy but I know how much you like your junk food) or in a family with teenagers so she’d finally receive the love and attention she deserves.
This little lady is always up for fun. It takes very little encouragement to bring her playful side out and I think that’s one of the things I love most about Sassy. She’s curious about everything and absolutely adored the snow mounds we found out on our walk. Totally had me lying in the snow laughing my fool head off.
Then down into the snow she dove again………..and up she came looking a little like….well…er….um….Miss Piggy. I mean, look at that little snow covered piggy snout…how adorable is she?
Something tells me she didn’t appreciate the Miss Piggy comment very much.
Another great thing about Sassy (there are so many) is how easy going she is on leash. She walks pretty much right by your side without pulling.
Well, that is unless you squat down ten feet in front of her and start telling her what a little pretty princess face she is. Then the ears go down, the tail starts wagging, bum starts hopping and poor Kathleen, canine volunteer (and amazing massage therapist), gets tugged a little. Sorry ’bout that Kathleen, I just couldn’t resist.
If you’ve been searching for a dog to share your life with and haven’t yet found the perfect match, it’s most likely because you haven’t met Sassy yet. So make your way to QAS…..she’s waiting for you. To see Sassy’s full online gallery, click HERE.