"hi- my name is ... well, that's a good question isn't it? the people here at the WLA animal shelter call me 'sammy', and the man that brought me here calls me 'sir francis bacon' (weird, i know), so i just call myself 'confused'. i've been here for a week now, and i don't like it one bit. the other dogs bark a lot and that scares me, so i spend a lot of time curled up in my dog bed in the little house at the back of my cage. the man that comes to visit me everyday says i should come out more, so people can see how handsome i am, but i get scared, so i go back inside.
the people at the pound wrote 'timid and shy/afraid when touched' on my chart, so i don't think that's helping when people come to pick out a pet. i'm not aggressive AT ALL, and they think i'm even ok with kitties. the man who visits me and brings me treats ,says he thinks i won't be shy once i go to a new home, because i always come out to see him and i even let him pet me through the bars when the other dogs aren't barking so loud. the night i met the man, i even wagged my tail after a while, but i don't do that here- 'cuz i don't much feel like it.
the man with the treats says he's trying real hard to find me somewhere to go, but can't take me back home himself because he already has a cat, as well as a dog who gets withdrawn and anxious when around other doggies. plus he thinks i'd be happier with a more active companion, not the big ol' couch potato that *he* is. a yard would be good too, and he doesn't have one- just a couple dinky patios. i don't think i'd care 'bout any of that, as long as i got the heck out of here. i really hate it.
do YOU know anybody that would like a handsome doggie like myself around the house? i promise i'll try to be a real good boy!"
ps- m21 here. went to visit sir francis today, and he seemed a little more at ease. i wanted to add to this post that i will cover the adoption fees ($91) if anyone was interested in adopting or fostering this pup.