Oh, dog pound. Why do you torture me so?
I admit, I did tear up shortly after arriving. There are just sooooo many dogs. It's impossible to fathom. And Phoenix has 3 different branches! Some of them were very scared.
We went to look at a wire-haired dachshund who was just precious. She was very sweet - not really timid at all. They had her listed as a "dachshund mix" because she "sort of" looked like a dachshund! lol. Anyway, we found out she was very aggressive w/other dogs so we couldn't get her.
We saw a black and tan little girl (adult, but small - still bigger than Frankie, who is only 7lbs). She had been brought in that day. She was so afraid and extremely underweight. Oh, she was shaking and hiding under her bed thing. No blankets in the pen at all and you could tell she wanted to burrow (and arrange her blankets for 20 minutes like F). She had a "bn hold." I asked what that meant. I was told that was not good at all. But then it turned out she just needed a behavior analysis as she had been brought in that day. Her owner, an elderly woman, came in looking for free food but when they couldn't give her any, turned over the dog.
I'm calling back today to see how her analysis went. I'm trying not to lead w/my heart on this but to think it through (as my heart tugs and breaks - lol). I mean, we have 2 dogs. We move a lot. When we go out of town, it costs a fortune to kennel the dogs as it is. Frankie needs a tooth pulled. There are a hundred reasons why we don't need another dog.
And truth be told, when I forwarded the email to my husband (damn you, Petfinder, for your daily emails!!!!!!!!!!!) I expected a sassy comment from him about how that was "great for someone looking for another dog." But, instead it said, "call and see if they still have it." This was for the wire-haired one. We didn't see the black and tan until we got there.
Someone talk some sense into me while I try and remember what the kennel # is.
P.S. Oh my gosh - if anyone is looking for a pit bull, I know where there are 100 to choose from. Easily 75% of the dogs there are pit bulls. I just thought, "you are all doomed." There are so many! Is there even a pit bull rescue group? ALSO, my husband fell in love with an English Bulldog/American Bulldog mix that (thank you Lord) got adopted right after we looked at it.