I walk this girl every Monday. Well, if I can beat the other volunteers to her. She's a beautiful Boxer. I made the mistake of saying hi to her the other night when I stopped by the shelter to pick up some vaccines when someone was walking her, and she basically dragged the girl across the road to say hi to me. (Granted, this is probably more due to my crazy high baby voice I adopt when speaking to the furry ones rather than her recognizing me as someone she likes.) She's big and awesome and has been there since I started volunteering, a good 3 months ago.
We partially blame the fact that this is the pic of her on Petfinder. Pics make a HUGE difference. One dog sat in the shelter for weeks, but within 3 hours of her picture going up she was on her way to her new home (and had seven other people who had TRIED to get her).
Knowing how important pictures are, this weekend I went to take some. A nice Canadian lady named Mary met me there so we could take as many as we could manage in an hour, but when we arrived we found out that NONE OF THE FOUR VOLUNTEERS scheduled to work that day had shown, so instead we got to walk dogs and clean cages. They called in for back-ups, and after a few people arrived, I set off to take some pictures. But managing a hyper-omg-I've-been-in-a-cage-for-months-basically dog AND a camera isn't all that easy.. So after an hour and fifteen minutes, I only managed some doggy-walking, a serious amount of frustration with the entire situation, and three pictures. And by then, I had to leave.
At least I got this, though. Improvement? :D I put her up on Craiglist tonight with the new pic. Cross your fingers!!