This Desi could not say what Desi Arnaz would say to Lucy, “Honey, I’m home!” Desi was a homeless stray when he arrived at the Wythe County Dog Shelter in Virginia on May 23rd. An approximately 18-month-old Labrador Retriever-Bully Breed mix, Desi was as sweet as could be. However, by the time his stray hold was up on May 30th, he had no adopter or rescue interest. The shelter was full, and Desi was in danger of being euthanized.
RADAR was contacted by Kathryn Haddock, a Wythe County Dog Shelter advocate. Desi was doubly at risk, being a black dog and now on the euthanasia list. We made an offer to assist with his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On June 1st, All Mutts Matter Foundation in Delaware stepped forward to save Desi (who had originally been named Qubo at the shelter).
Desi had his initial vetting done on June 2nd. We were told this about Desi: “He walks extremely well on a leash. He has the nicest manners. Desi plays well with other canines, but needs a slower introduction to dogs with higher energy. He’s very calm.” Desi is so eager to find his forever home so that he too can say, “Honey, I’m home!” To view more photos of Desi, click here.
RADAR paid $150 towards Desi’s initial vetting costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Desi have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Desi has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Desi:
Black Dog Fund ($50); Tina Muncy; Diana Berkstresser
Added on July 22, 2016.