You need MEATBALL in your life
Meatball’s story is a sad one and one that happens more than you’d like to think, as most people couldn’t fathom tying their dog up outside of a business and walking away. But that’s what happened one September day. We’ve yet to find out any answers to the many questions we have about why Meatball came to the shelter that day, but he has helped us to learn a lot about him.
When a dog is tied to a dog house in your front yard without any identification or a note, you have to give them a name, right? We chose Meatball and he has totally lived up to it. We’ve estimated him to be about 3-5 years old based on the amount of tartar on his teeth and his overall body condition, but that’s just a guess. We learned very quickly that Meatball LOVES people but HATES other dogs and cats. He cannot share his household with any other animals but would be on cloud nine if he could find a household full of humans.
We learned that Meatball loves toys and going for walks. We learned that he loves belly rubs almost as much as he loves bacon flavored treats. We learned that he has basic manners and some training and that someone loved him enough to show him these things but for whatever reason, couldn’t share more of his story with us. We’re thankful he found his way to the shelter and that his previous owner knew we would love him, too.
In the time since his arrival, in addition to falling head over paws for him, we’ve had Meatball neutered. We’ve had him on the news, we’ve had him to the radio station and he’s even visited a local assisted living facility. He is a great ambassador for the shelter and loves everyone he meets. He will need a responsible owner who can keep him away from situations where he is likely to be unsuccessful and take precautions to keep him safe.
Tune into WSAW’s Pet Project from 12/6/17 or better yet, stop out to see this sweet boy today. He needs a home and we need you to help us find him one.