Update 6/26/18: Rest in peace Bobby
Nearly two years ago, a dog dubbed Bobby was abandoned in a park. He was taken in at a California animal shelter and today he is still homeless…and losing hope.
Imagine being locked away in a kennel, day after day, for nearly two years. Imagine the toll that would take on a dog’s heart. Bobby is no exception – the sparkle is gone from his eyes and the stress of being locked up is far too apparent.
A day of joy
Volunteers knew that they had to intervene on Bobby’s behalf – he was taken out of the kennel and enjoyed a hike. Amazingly, the sparkle returned to his eyes and his tail once again began to wag. The following description was written about Bobby’s big day out:
We took Bobby on a day trip Sunday morning for a hike. We wanted him to know that we cared, and that he matters to us. Bobby didn’t cease to amaze us. He knew something was up when we got to his kennel, his spirit was up and he smiled. He happily hopped in the car and buckled his seat belt and off we went. Bobby clearly loves the car ride and he’s an excellent passenger (we’d give him a 5 Star review on Uber!). Aside from his usual pulling on the leash, Bobby was so well behaved and enjoyed every moment of being out in nature. He’s definitely an outdoors type of dog and would make an excellent hiking buddy! Bobby also likes the kiddie pool and loves tennis balls.
Bobby still needs help
Bobby enjoyed a special day…but he still needs help because he is still homeless. Bobby’s friends wrote:
Bobby has been at the shelter since August 2016, it’s time he finds a home to call his own. His muzzle is turning gray before our eyes and it breaks our hearts to see him grow old at the shelter. We are working on introducing Bobby with other dogs, will update as soon as we have info. Please share and help him find the home he’s been waiting for.
How you can help
Networking is critical! Please share Bobby’s adoption information (all included in this article) to help it reach the person who will love him for the rest of his days.
West Valley Shelter, 818-756-9325.
BOBBY – ID#A1646558
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Video of Bobby
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