Employee and Volunteer Picks
Of the many wonderful available pets at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, these pets are extra special because one of the Humane Society's staff or volunteers has chosen to nominate them as his or her Employee or Volunteer Pick. Read below to find out why Humane Society staff and volunteers love these adoptable pets!
Pet: Duke (124538)
Employee: Aimee H.
Aimee H., an employee in our Community Engagement Department, adores one “gentle giant” named Duke. The 4-year old Great Dane/Pit Bull mix is beyond handsome, according to Aimee. “In his habitat you can’t see his beauty - when he is out you can really see his Great Dane attributes.” It was his striking features and gentleness (in spite of his large size) that first drew Aimee to Duke.
She also loves how “…he’s not coordinated and is super silly when he plays. I love his independence, too, and how he can be sweetly stubborn sometimes, and
make me work for his attention.” And in addition to his gentle ways, handsome looks, and independent charisma, Aimee says that above all this boy is “sweet as pie!” Plus, “…he has the wimpiest, most ridiculous bark for a dog his size. And he is also sensitive & easy-going.”
With all of these unique and lovable qualities, this Employee’s Pick is certain to make a wonderful addition to a very special family out there. Aimee sums Duke up well, saying, “He truly is a gentle giant. A lovably independent boy who is sweet as pie!!”
Duke is currently available for adoption at our Central Campus - come on by and meet him today!
Pet: Tuffy (126714)
Employee: Amie W.
Amie, one of the certified teachers on our staff who does educational outreach, simply adores the sweet senior doggie named Tuffy. Here's Amie's explanation for the bond she feels with this special gal:
"The first time I saw Tuffy, I was drawn in by her big beautiful eyes and sorrowful expression. This girl wears her heart on her sleeve! From the minute you meet this sweet girl you know she is longing for a forever-family of her own. She takes her time when she meets a new person, but once you gain her trust (and having some peanut butter doesn’t hurt!) she blossoms into a love-bug. Tuffy embodies what I love most about the animals I see come through SDHS, an amazing resilience and capacity to love and trust no matter what circumstances that brought them in our door."
Come to our Central Campus to meet sweet-souled Tuffy today!
Pet: Jerry (125964)
Volunteer: Dana O.
Dana O., who volunteers as a Canine Companion at our North Campus in Oceanside, is simply smitten with one of the lovable doggies up there who also happens to be the Adoption Superstar -- JERRY! (Oh, by the way, an Adoption Superstar is one of the animals who has been recognized by our Adoption Counselors as a star, shining brighter and brighter each day! His fee, consequently, has been reduced to only $25!!!)
But it's not because of his special designation that Dana adores this American Bulldog - she would love his sweet & goofy personality no matter what! "He is really a gentle giant," she tells us. "He is very affectionate and adores to be petted and have his belly rubbed." And, if you love big dogs with gentle natures and big smiles, well that's what drew Dana to Jerry in the first place, too! Just look at the photos of this guy! What an adorable face! Dana adds, "The big brown spot on his left eye and ear is really cute!"
And, as we said before, Jerry's gentle sweetness is really what seals the deal. In fact, so in touch with this softer side is he, that Dana tells us he loves his stuffed toys and always wants to bring one with him on walks. And if there's a nice patch of sidewalk for him to roll over on his back and twist & turn for a back scratch - well, he's on cloud nine!
If you are interested in meeting Jerry, the sweet & gentle giant, please stop by our North Campus on San Luis Rey in Oceanside or call us at (760) 757-4357.
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