By: Mary Beth McAndrews
The staff here at Animal Planet are dedicated to helping and adopting shelter dogs of all sizes, breeds, and ages! Many of us have adopted our pets from a shelter or rescue, all with different backgrounds and stories. In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, here is one of our stories!
Staff member: Amaryllis Seabrooks, Senior Director of Business Affairs for Animal Planet
Age when adopted: 7
Their story: Chico is now 12 years old, he was 7 years old when I rescued him. He came from a shelter in West Virginia but was being fostered in Silver Spring, where I was working at the time. So the foster mom brought him to the building one day at lunchtime so that we could meet, and I adopted him that weekend. The foster told me that she had spent months trying to get him adopted, because while he is a very sweet dog, he didn’t do well at adoption events. He would mainly cower in the back of his kennel, and wouldn’t really socialize. But one-on-one, he was great. He clearly came from a home because he is completely housebroken and knows commands. They think he was a lost dog, who lived on the streets for a while until the shelter scooped him up.
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