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Rottweiler - Clementine - Large - Adult - Female - Dog
Food means "I love you," doesn't it? My owner used to give me lots and lots of food. I love food! I gained a lot of weight and even though it felt kind of crummy, I just knew my people were showing how much they loved me! Bless, their hearts, they just didn't know any other way. They told me I was a good girl and I loved them so much. I did everything they asked of me and more. Even when they asked me to get in the car one day (which I'm kind of scared of) I jumped in anyway. And when we pulled up to this strange building and I could hear the desperate cries of the creatures inside, I jumped out when they asked me to (even though I was afraid). I walked in the building, never leaving their side. I didn't know what this place was, but I was ready to protect them from any danger or heartache it might bring. When they took me into a big room with many, many dogs who were barking and crying, I trusted that they were doing what was best for me. And when they led me into a cage, I went in (even though I was scared and confused). All I ever wanted was to be a good dog. When they walked away and left me in that strange and frightening place, I trusted they would be back for me. They loved me, didn't they?
They didn't come back. I waited so long. Every time someone walked by my cage, I would smile at them and wag my tail - hoping my people had finally come back for me. But, these people were strangers. Some were kind, but some of them whispered things like, "Big" and "Scary." I knew they couldn't be talking about me. I was a good dog! After awhile, I heard words like, "Unadoptable" and "Euthanize." I didn't know what these words meant, but I didn't like the way they said them. This time I was afraid. Maybe they really were talking about me. And then one day, my cage door opened. There were two women talking very sweetly to me and when they asked me to go with them, I just couldn't resist. It had been so long since someone told me I was a good girl. They took me to a home that wasn't mine, but I didn't much mind. I now have a foster mom who hugs me a lot and lets me sit in her lap sometimes. She calls me Clementine and tells me I'm safe now. I love her (even though she put me on a diet - blegh), but I know she can't keep me forever. There are so many dogs just like me that need to be saved too. She told me what "unadoptable" meant and now I know there was no way those people were talking about me. I'm a good dog. I love my people and I do everything I can to make them happy (even if it makes me scared or sad). Doesn't that make me adoptable? I just want a family of my very own so that I can teach them what, "I love you," really means. It does mean food, but it also means belly rubs, and kisses, and playing, and kind words. It means being there when they're sad or sick, and sometimes it means doing things you don't want to do. Most of all, though..."I love you," means "forever." Poor, sweet Clementine was abandoned at the shelter and spent months and months waiting to find her forever family. She wagged her entire body as hard as she could, but the shelter staff said people were afraid of her! Isn't that ridiculous? Just look at that smile! Clementine is a real sweetheart and will just stand with her head in your lap, for as long as you'll pet her. She gets along great with her foster brother (a Golden Retriever) and refuses to take "No" for an answer when she wants to cuddle with him. Clem was really overweight when she came to us, but has lost at least 15 lbs with a healthy, balanced diet. Obesity is just as dangerous and unhealthy in our canine companions as it is for us. Clementine must go to a home without cats.
Petfinder ID: 23586679
Pet has been spayed/neutered
Appalachian SPCA | Pikeville, KY | 606-213-7722
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