Wednesday, February 15, 2012
SociaBulls: The Dog who 'Loves too Hard'
Zoe is an adorable pooch we met in our neighborhood back when we were still fostering SuperLevi. We were all heading to a rally to save our local police station when Levi literally stopped dead in his tracks and wouldn’t move. Short of dragging SuperLevi across the concrete, his reluctance to move was the serendipity allowing us to meet the amazing Zoe and her mom. They have since become integral members of the group: never missing a walk, always dressing in the latest doggy style (just check out all her 'costume changes below', and her mom has even become New Member Co-Coordinator .
The first time I saw Zoe, I knew that she and I were meant to be.
PAWS Chicago, she was cuddling in a room with a little German Shepard puppy and a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. Though I was immediately drawn to Zoe with her soulful eyes and heart-shaped nose, the PAWS volunteer showed us the Ridgeback mix first. To be sure, she was a beautiful dog, but I just couldn’t get that little brindle puppy out of my mind. So, I asked to see her. We were taken to a room where we could play and toss a ball around for her. Instead of playing with the ball, she ran from person to person, butt wiggling and tail wagging. She was just happy to be alive. After much wrangling with my landlord and my husband, we took Zoe home less than a week later. It truly was one of the happiest days of my life. Zoe walked out of PAWS with us, hopped into our car, and never looked back. Neither did we.
Working with an Energetic Dog in the City
You can also read more about Zoe’s adventures in Chicago with her feline siblings by visiting their blog 'Two Kitties, One Pittie'. And you can read about SociaBulls members Izzy (Being a good pitbull ambassador while working with an energetic dog) and Maize (Being social with an unsocial pup).
You can also stay up to date with photos, updates, doggy snow fashion and announcements on our SociaBulls facebookpage here.