The Daily Dog: Peacan
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Peacan is a sweet five year-old boy. His mom met Peacan at Friends Forever Rescue where she volunteered. She would see people stop to pet Peacan but then move on to another dog. After a few weeks, Peacan’s mom, Betty, decided to foster him so she could learn more about him. She says “I figured the more I could tell people about his personality the more I could help him get adopted.” Betty continued to show Peacan at adoption events but after two years she realized Peacan had a home and she had a new furry baby.
Peacan loves to tease his canine sibling, Cyrus. Peacan will wait outside until Cyrus comes out and then follow him all around the yard like a herding dog. Peacan is also an amazingly smart dog who stays close to his mom and participates in all her activities. Peacan also loves to bring stuff to Betty in order to earn a treat. No treat – no item. This is his policy!
When asked why rescue is so important to her, Betty told us “when you rescue a shelter dog you are not only saving the dog’s life you adopted but you are also making space so another dog can be saved.” She noted that there are far too many animals who are abandoned or abused and who need loving homes and advised potential adopters to “look beyond the appearance or a dog’s first impression to see their inner beauty. Many dogs who are considered old, large, brown or black, are not of a specific breed or who have behavior issues have a very difficult time being adopted. My Peacan, who was a plain brown dog so, was often overlooked but I feel in love with his wonderful personality and his attitude.”
So, the bottom line is that when adopting don’t judge a book by its cover. Sometimes what is waiting on the inside is worth the time, patience, and love some dogs need in order for them to show their true colors. Betty says “adopting Peacan from Friends Forever Rescue was one of the best things I could have done. I now have a partner-in-crime that I can take out and enjoy my life with.” We at Onpets and Urban Dog salute all of you who have rescued and/or adopted a furry baby.