While volunteering at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, I met a dog named Bodie. He is a hound, and runs as fast as any greyhound I’ve seen.
When I first took him out for a walk, we stopped in the play area where we take the leashes off the dogs and let them chase tennis balls and run free. There is a nearly 6-foot tall fence around it to keep the dogs from getting out. I took Bodie’s leash off and went to grab a blue tennis ball chucker.
I turned around and saw Bodie sitting at the foot of the fence facing up at the top corner. Before I could take another step, he jumped to the top of that fence with his front feet hooking over it, kicked and pulled his hind legs over it, landed on the ground and started sprinting towards the street. He ran to the first car he could find, and stopped to get attention from the people inside while we came to round him up. That dog wanted to be free.
There are a lot of great dogs at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter who would love a good home, attention, kids to play with, and a yard or sidewalk to become their new exercise location.
What a good Christmas it would be for one of these dogs to have a family. Come to the Clatsop County Animal Shelter and adopt a pet today.