It’s that time right after the holidays, when the festivities have come to an end, the decorations have been packed away, and everything feels a bit dimmer in the cold January light. While many of us are feeling low, here is a dog that’s holding out hope for an upswing.
Sherbert arrived at Animal Care Shelter for Kent County after animal control officers were alerted about a case of neglect. The puppy they found was locked in a crate and barely 20 pounds — half the weight he should have been at his age. Now, Sherbie is doing just fine. His weight is good and he does not show signs of any health problems or distrust in people. In fact, he becomes very excited upon meeting new friends.
Just over a year old, Sherbie still has a lot of puppy energy. He loves to chase balls, run around our Big Yard, and get in some cuddles. This active pittie not only needs an outlet for all his energy, Sherbie should also work on his obedience training.
While he is very food-motivated and will sit and offer his paw for treats, he could use a review of the basics. As Sherbert gets super excited when he sees someone he wants to meet, this can result in leash pulling and jumping. He will also get mouthy when playing. For this reason, we think he would do well in a home with older kids, and with another dog he can romp around with.
If you’ve been looking for a way to get out of a slump, this lively and loving puppy is just what you need! Submit your application for Sherbert at kenthumane.org. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County is open by appointment only. Once your application is approved, we will set up an appointment with you!