Jonesy, a two-year-old, male Pit Bull has been waiting patiently at Pound Buddies for several months. Waiting and waiting as countless other dogs arrive at the shelter and then leave to join a new family and start a new chapter in their lives.
But, not Jonesy. He just sits and waits and waits.
The staff and volunteers understand the obstacles to finding Jonesy a home. There’s the stigma that unfair and inaccurate media reporting has placed on Pit Bulls. There’s the subsequent breed bias and Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) that prevents good dogs from finding good homes in certain communities. Then, there’s the inability of some people to see beyond the misrepresentation of this breed and realize that they are capable of being the kind of desirable family pet that people want.
Considering the obstacles to finding quality adopters and fosters, along with the inordinate number of pit bulls that arrive at Pound Buddies, it should be no surprise that a fair number of these dogs do not leave the shelter as members of a new family. Sadly, it just doesn’t happen often enough.
But, so far, the good people at Pound Buddies have not given up hope that the right person will come along and attach their heart to Jonesy’s. They are giving him every opportunity to be discovered because, in their words, “he is the sweetest boy”.
A blue, brindled Pit Bull, Jonesy is “a super happy guy.” He’s personable and loves everyone he encounters, including other dogs. He walks well on a leash, takes treats gently and is very clean in his kennel.
He is described as “a true gentleman.” Yet, his days are filled with loneliness and waiting for a dream that has yet to come true.
The sad reality of life in a shelter is that, regardless of how well-adjusted the dog is and how much the staff believes in his potential, the monotony and confinement will eventually steal the spirit of even the most loving dog.
At Pound Buddies, that is their fear for Jonesy. Yet, their belief in him is so strong that his is already neutered and his adoption fee has been sponsored.
All that’s needed is for the right person to come through the door and spend a few minutes with this deserving young boy and experience this angel with four paws.
Jonesy needs to feel the grass under his feet, hear the birds chirping in the trees and feel the loving touch of someone with an open mind and an open heart. He needs someone to love and to feel that love in return.
Perhaps you or someone you know, or someone known by someone you know, has room in their life for this handsome, sweet young boy. Please take a moment and share with your network of friends and family in hopes that the right eyes will see his story. It only takes a moment to be part of changing the world for Jonesy and making a dream come true.
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