August 20, 2017

Sometimes life just throws you a curve ball – that’s what happened to Zena.  She was found as a stray and brought into a very noisy, overcrowded shelter where her life expectancy was very limited.  But she stood out among the cacophony of dogs for her sweet, calm demeanor.  The staff fell in love with her, and were really hoping someone would step up to save her.  Along came one of our wonderful volunteers, and the rest is history.

Zena probably has more cattle dog in her than Lab, but the Lab personality definitely comes through.

She is amazingly calm and easygoing – even in a kennel full of barking dogs!  She enjoys her walks, and doesn’t miss a scent.  She will seek out anything interesting, and has already checked out chickens and cats while on the prowl.  She is merely curious, and the cat she encountered let her know he didn’t like her sniffing him!

She has met numerous dogs.  She’s not crazy about a dog that is in her face or climbing all over her, but she is fine with more laid back dogs.  She even did well with a loud barker, once he calmed down.  With a very passive dog, she did a little play bow, inviting him to play.

She takes treats very gently, and appears to be housebroken.  She settles nicely after a good walk, and loves being with her people.  She has such a sweet personality, and would do well in a variety of settings.

Zena is looking for a family like the one she must have had at one time, as she is such a love!

August 16, 2017

Meet one of the new kids on the block at Brookline, Zena.  Zena was rescued from ahigh-kill shelter and she couldn’t be more grateful.  Found as a stray, it’s quite clear this girl had a loving family at some point because she is as sweet as can be.  She does well with all people and has also been extensively dog-tested.  She does wonderfully, and has shown she has a lot of pep with her play bows and wagging tail.  She would do well in just about any home.

Look for her to be available very soon.  For more information on her, please contact susan.stauffer@comcast.net.