Some Unusually Awesome Pups for National Dog Day
Today, we lift our leg in honor of dogs everywhere, as it's the tenth annual National Dog Day, a time to reflect on all our furry friends waiting on forever homes.
Photo by Ed Schipul We think he was expecting the whole steak, since it's his special day...
We'd also like to give a shout-out to the hard-working shelter staff and volunteers, as well as all the fantastic rescue groups in our area. Without their dedication, we wouldn't be able to highlight these pups available for adoption.
We thought we'd showcase a few special individuals -- not so much matinee idols as character actors; dogs that in some cases may require just a touch more patience and attention, but who will repay that TLC in spades.
When we first saw this pic of Petunia, we thought, "What's going on here? Did Pablo Picasso invent a dog?" We thought our eyes might be deceiving us, but our heart knew what was up. Petunia's a keeper. She has a fractured jaw (which has been fixed) and no teeth. She's also 10 years old. Mad props to Inner Chi Rescue for giving this gal a shot. We're pretty sure that whoever adopts this dog not only automatically goes to heaven, but gets to sit in the VIP area with God and John Coltrane. Contact Inner Chi for info. (ID #11007126).
Courtesy Inner Chi Rescue