CRITTERS OF THE WEEK
Butters is a little butter-ball who follows his foster Mom wherever she goes. He’s a friendly Chihuahua mix who likes to take walks around the neighborhood and check out all the smells. Butters had a terrible start; he lived in a closet in a trailer where there were 13 other dogs. As a result, he’ll need his adopter to let him make the first moves, giving him time to feel comfortable and loved. But once he does, he’ll be your Velcro buddy.
For more information about Butters, who is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, contact Alice at email@example.com or visit his page under Adoptable Dogs. You can also begin the adoption process on the web site by completing an online Adoption Application.
Around June 2019, we decided to look in to adopting a dog. We had started fostering kittens for Castaway Critters and thought a dog would help with their socialization. We looked at the available dogs on the Castaway Critters website and zeroed in on LAINIE.
About a week later, on a Saturday afternoon, we walked into the Colonial Park Petco to buy some cat items and saw that Castaway Critters was there showcasing dogs and cats. We asked one of the dog coordinators if LAINIE was going to be coming and found out that she was on her way!
When LAINIE arrived with her foster mother Denise, she came up to me and we quickly settled down on the floor. She sat on my lap and put her head on my shoulder. We were hooked!
We went through the adoption process and got the okay to pick up LAINIE on July 11, 2019! Since that time, LAINIE has blossomed. She enjoys a large fenced in yard surrounded by woods, walks around the neighborhood and through the woods with her pack (us), and looking at the foster kitties on the screened-in “catio”. She even has a best bud, Colby Jack, her orange-striped cat. (Our other five cats intimidate her, so she leaves them alone.)
LAINIE loves car rides and goes cruising with us to Carlisle Barracks, Fort Indiantown Gap, Mechanicsburg and anywhere else we decide to go.
She is still a little rough (ruff?) around the edges, but we are hopeful that the training classes at Petco will help to settle her down and ease her transition into adulthood.