Princess Kelly, Star of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Seeking Loving Home
When you become a volunteer to walk dogs at BARCS, you know that you will have some favorites and that you’ll be tempted to take one home every now and then. The reality is that most of us fall in love every single time we are there. An abandoned dog has nobody to love them in the world. When you approach his or her kennel and don’t keep walking, but yet stop to greet them and open their kennel door to put on their collar and take them outside, you are everything to that dog at that moment. How can you not love a dog who puts that kind of trust in you the moment you meet?
Kelly is one of those dogs. You can’t spend five minutes with her without falling in love. She is a petite little thing who loves nothing more than a walk around the property followed by a game of fetch with a tennis ball. She is also working on her social skills and gets to play with a doggy friend a couple of days a week in one of the outside runs. Check out the video of Kelly playing with her friend Monty and you can see how silly she is. At recent events, including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, she used her best manners when greeting new friends – especially children. What’s amazing is that Kelly is still such a sweet, happy girl in spite of being the longest-term dog resident at BARCS. She has been in the shelter since December 9… much too long of her young life at only two years old.
Kelly needs a home with a companion or a family she can love forever. She is working so hard to be a good dog. She knows sit and stay and is working on “leave it” and walking on a loose leash. If you can find some time to come by BARCS to meet her, I bet that she will thank you by climbing in your lap and giving you a big kiss.
Sweet Kelly has an uncertain future in a crowded shelter and many dogs do not tolerate being in the shelter environment as long as she has been at BARCS. With the help of dedicated staff and volunteers who spend time with Kelly with training, enrichment and days out of the shelter at events, she remains resilient and happy. Kelly loves her friends at the shelter, but a shelter is not place for a dog to live as long as Kelly has been at BARCS. She is holding out hope that her lucky day will come soon, the day when someone walks into BARCS and gives her the second chance at the wonderful life that she deserves.
If you are interested in fostering or adopting Kelly, not only would you be saving her life, but you would be saving the life of another dog who will get a chance at adoption by taking her spot at the shelter. If you cannot foster or adopt Kelly, but would like to help her find a loving family, please share her story via email or social media.
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) is located at 301 Stockholm St., Baltimore, MD. 21230. BARCS is open to the public Monday through Friday 2pm-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.
See their website at http://baltimoreanimalshelter.org/. For more information about volunteering, fostering or adopting from BARCS, please contact Melissa Trotman at email@example.com.