Back at ya, for a third time around, and you know what they say about the third time, right? Well, I’ve got a good feeling about this one.
This week, I’ve compiled an irresistible list of eligible pet partners for all you lonely lovers out there.
I’ve got dogs and cats of different ages and different styles to fit all of you wonderful individuals. So don’t hesitate—seriously consider enriching your life by adopting an underprivileged fur-ball. Aren’t you tired of wishing you had a pet to curl up with at night? Aren’t you bored of that same old teddy bear you haven’t ever been able to get rid of, even after that bedbug outbreak at summer camp?
Well say goodbye to lonely nights of Ben & Jerry’s by the bucket and welcome in a new chapter, full of paws and purrs.
And remember, we understand your life is a roller-coaster of work and play, sleep depravation, and cold pizza. We wouldn’t want an already traumatized and lonely animal living the life of an Allston vagabond; so if you are indeed an urban nomad without a reasonable way to provide for an animal, acknowledge it like the big kid you are and volunteer or donate!
Anyone can help. Seriously, even you.
RALPH | NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER
First up we have Ralph. Ralph comes from the Northeast Animal Shelter (half an hour outside the Bean) and is three and a half years old and too cute for words. Hailing from the dirty south, this southern sweat pea is extremely friendly and enjoys a good walk. Smells are his first priority, and if he catches an enticing scent, you better hold on to your leash! (beware of BBQ.) Coming from Tennessee originally, you can hear the Southern drawl in his bark. Although a country boy at heart, Ralph has adjusted beautifully to our wonderful Yankee state and is able to tolerate everything but the Green Line and Mass Ave during rush hour, understandably. This little guy needs a family, and judging by his overall adorable-ness, won’t be homeless for too much longer; so don’t hesitate to give this country boy the life he should be living!
MOO | GIFFORD CAT SHELTER
Next up we have Moo from the Gifford Cat Shelter. This four-year-old Bovine look-alike has not had the luxury of living a carefree life out in green pastures. Rather, she was rescued from a home where she would often fly solo for hours on end. In our society, only the most uncontrollable offenders are subjected to solitary confinement, and even that is a huge controversy. This poor sweetie had to suffer a lonely, isolated existence without having done anything wrong. Moo is understandably a little shy, but with patience and the experience of someone who has been around cats before, she should warm up and become a sociable cuddle fiend. And hey, if your lifelong dream has been to own a cow but the only thing stopping you has been your lack of field space, you could either purchase a farm or even easier, adopt Moo, who many times has been mistaken for her cheese-providing relatives. Just don’t try to milk her.
SAMMY | BUDDY DOG HUMANE SOCIETY
Our third animal in need of a home and loving owner is Sammy. Sammy is a five-year-old Australian Cattle Dog and Great Dane mix, coming from The Buddy Dog Human Society in Sudbury. If his combination of intelligence and pure size isn’t enough to spark your interest, then his background story should certainly pull your heart into the picture. Now, I know many of you can relate: Sammy was found abandoned, all alone, with no one to turn to, in a hotel off the freeway. Remember those days, crying all alone in a Holiday Inn lobby? Now think about how happy you would have been if someone had swooped in, rescued you from your abandonment, and given you a warm home and much needed attention. Well you, yes you, have the chance to turn past tragedies into a positive future. Sammy needs a home badly and will certainly not let any owner down. He is friendly, energetic, and loves other dogs. So wait no more and prove to this poor pooch that the world is a good place after all.
ANGELICA | HILLTOP HUMANE SOCIETY
Here we have Angelica, a five-year-old domestic short hair. She comes from the Hilltop Humane Society in Randolph. Like so many other unfortunate felines, Angelica was given up by her previous owner who just didn’t have enough time to care for her. Angelica is unprecedentedly friendly for a cat that has been abandoned. She gives out her trust easily and if she spies a unoccupied lap, will not hesitate to leap up and make her fluffy self comfortable. But what Angelica really needs is an owner to call her own and a stable environment in which to lay down and purr her little heart out. Angelica is currently in foster care, so if you are interested in adopting her, click the link to get information on how to contact her foster family.
BRIANA | BUDDY DOG HUMANE SOCIETY
Last but certainly not least we have Briana. Briana is a two-year-old Cattle Dog mix also coming from Buddy Dog. This poor sweetheart was rescued, living on edge with her newly born puppies on the mean streets of Puerto Rico. There is no question that her whole life has been a struggle. Living homeless is challenging enough without having to raise a litter of brand new puppies. Amazingly, Briana and her children were rescued, and fortunately, all of her puppies have been safely adopted. Now it’s this dedicated mother’s turn to get a new life. After all she’s been through, she deserves a loving family of her own. She is incredibly intelligent and energetic and loves other dogs and kids. She would make a perfect family pet due to her smarts and friendliness. It would be a sin to turn down a catch like this, so please, don’t think twice and adopt this brainy, furry ball of love.
There it is. Our third group of homeless animals just waiting to pounce into the loving arms of a kind owner.
Whether you are looking for a fluffy cat, eager to spread love and purr the night away, or a big dog that would love nothing more than to chase a frisbee (perfect half time show for an ultimate frisbee game), we’ve got you covered.
The rest is up to you. So if your are in a position to improve the lives of one of these lovable mammals, wait no more and make both your lives that much better. If you’re a crazy kid with no time for pets, it’s all good. Charge other crazy kids money next time you throw a kegger and donate that doe to one of these awesome shelters. If you have time to volunteer then check out some of the Shelters I have featured; they all offer plenty of hands opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Enjoy these cuddly critters and see ya next time!