Siblings love fun
By Megan Gabel
A number of SPA dogs arrived as puppies with a sibling. In many instances, the siblings give each other comfort and security as they mature and wait to become part of a human family. They can be adopted alone or together.
Sisters Gina and Lola, a little over a year old, are bundles of energy in medium-sized packages. They love water! Nothing seems to beat the fun of jumping into the vat of drinking water and then chasing each other around the exercise area. Of course, being soaking wet doesn’t prevent them from running up for affection and stretching their wet bodies across your lap so they’re in a better position to receive it.
Hilary and Haylie, sisters about 10 months old, are curious, sweet, playful, affectionate beauties and, like Gina and Lola, water lovers. Haylie, in particular, makes a beeline to the water, jumps in, stands there with water almost up to her chest and looks around with calm satisfaction. She then jumps out and taunts her sister to chase her; they run around playing with each other. You can’t help but smile at their antics.
Sonny and his sister, Cher, are about 9 months old. Both are playful sweethearts who absorb affection, but Sonny is a little shy. Small/medium and growing, they enjoy each other and get along well with other dogs. Sonny is reminiscent of a hunting dog, loping along as he explores his little world. Cher is more forthright, coming right up for attention and some petting.
Meet these siblings at the SPA, Los Pinos 7, 152 6124, Monday-Saturday, between 11am and 2pm. Adoptions are 350 pesos and include sterilization, current vaccinations and deworming. Check out all our available animals at www.spasanmiguel.org (“Adopt Me!” pages) and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/spasanmiguel for current activities and success stories albums.
Dogs that have been in a shelter for any length of time often are timid when in new situations or meeting new people. This is normal because their life experiences have been limited. It takes a bit of time, consistent training and love, but shelter dogs often turn out to be the best dogs imaginable. They seem to understand that they have been given a new, freer life and respond with loyalty and love. It is so rewarding to own rescue dogs and to watch them become the brave, loving and happy animals that they were meant to be.