Monday, July 23, 2012

SociaBulls: Adoptable Members Brushing up on Skills

(Adoptable Count Chocula from New Leash on Life Chicago)
We've written before about the many different reasons dogs and their people come on our SociaBulls walks. Some of our members are actually adoptable dogs. We allow current members to bring foster dogs, or dogs they work closely with through volunteering, to brush up on new skills. This weekend we welcomed 3 new adoptable members looking for their new families. We included these available pooches as the header photos, with photos of pooches from both of the weekend walks:
Count Chocula is absolutely stunning; the camera can't even capture how his fur shines like the inside of a seashell. Chocula is just a goofy guy with his big grin, bat-like ears, and affinity for climbing into people's laps.He is currently living in a great foster home where in a short time he has already learned several commands. He did a great job on his first walk; I don't even think he realized he was surrounded by 19 other dogs! Count Chocula is currently available through New Leash on Life Chicago and you can read more about him here.
This gorgeous pooch (below) is Diamond from Project Rescue Chicago. Diamond's original owner intended her to be a guard dog, and she was surrendered to a local shelter because she wasn't "mean". Diamond is 55lbs of pure sweetness, who spent much of this water break looking for pets and belly rubs. These are the few photos I could get of her when she wasn't flopped over waiting to be petted.
Unfortunately for Diamond, her owner never socialized her with other dogs so she tends to be a bit guarded. Among other things her rescue is doing with her, SociaBulls has become one way for Diamond to be around other dogs in a positive, safe way. She also did an amazing job on her first walk! Learn more about Diamond, here.
Adoptable Boris had an amazing week. After being launched from the shelter just earlier in the week, he made his big debut at this weekend's SociaBulls walk. Being our very own foster, we know just how perfect our little guy is.
Not to mention after being in a crate at the shelter for several weeks, our walks were the perfect way for him to stretch his legs. And perhaps our little Bachelor met some new suitors? You can see more photos of Bachelor Boris by liking this facebook page.
We were also very excited to learn foster dog Estelle who has been in our group brushing up her skills and waiting to be noticed has found her long-awaited forever home.
Plus, we were excited to see Hossa, who had walked in the group as an adoptable, returned with his new person after being adopted

Join our Chicago SociaBulls  Facebook page for more photos and information about group walks. And check out the Hikabulls page where we first learned about the benefits of group walking.  


Please Note: As the weather has warmed up, bikers, runners, dogs, and kids have come out in full force in many of the areas that we walk. While we had previously been introducing new members a few at a time to each walk, we've decided that in order to continue to keep our group safe and make our walks a positive experience for everyone, we are putting new members "on hold" for the summer. You can still submit an application, and it will go on our wait list in the order it is received. Once things quiet down a bit more in the fall, we will resume introducing new members a few at a time to each walk, and will be contacting people on the wait list in a first-come, first-served manner.

6 comments:

Froggy said...

I am TOTALLY head over heels in love with Count Chocula. I've already renamed him Bodie from The Wire. I showed Matt his pics several times last night. I wish Pug was more of a lover and less of a fighter. I know he will find himself a great home.

Kiira said...

Diamond is so great, and of course I loooooove Boris. Waiting to meet the popular Count Chocula!

2 Punk Dogs said...

Count Chocula is the perfect name for him! Diamond is beautiful, and Boris looks like the love child of Mr.B and Miss M.:)

Two French Bulldogs said...

wish every buddy was asdedicated to this breed. We look on the local animal shelter web site, its all pitties
Benny & Lily

Faith Shen said...

what a great day you have, I'm sure that you have a great together with your family and paw friends.



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Lindsay said...

A friend of mine just started a dog walking group where I live in Fargo, N.D. It is so much fun to get out there and walk with a group of dogs. So important for socializing and working on leash manners. When people pass by us they are always impressed about how well behaved the dogs are!

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