FROM The Greeneville Neighbor News
By Janet Medcalf
There are dogs of many breeds, sizes, shapes and colors to be found at the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society.
Most dogs are adopted fairly quickly, but some dogs just seem to get passed over time and time again.
Some dogs are passed over because they’re not as pretty or as handsome as the others.
Some are passed over because they’re considered too big, and some are passed over because of heir breed.
We at the Humane Society think that all of our dogs are very adoptable with their own “special” traits.
We know there is a perfect adopter for each of our animals.
We would like to introduce you to three of our dogs that always seemed to get passed over.
First there is Brisco. He is a “GOOD” dog with a very loving and gentle nature.
You will not find a sweeter dog than Brisco.
He’s an eight-year-old male Terrier mix that is severely overweight.
He needs a home where he will have a proper diet with exercise.
He loves to go for walks and does great on a leash.
He moves a little slow and likes to take short breaks when he walks, but we know that once he loses a few pounds, he’ll be able to walk longer and faster.
He enjoys baths and loves to be brushed.
Nothing thrills him more than to have his back scratched, since it’s a little hard for him to scratch himself because of his obesity.
So if you’re looking to help a needy, but very loving, jolly dog, we think Brisco may be just right for you!
Then there’s Topper. He is our “BAD” dog simply because of his breed.
Topper is a 1 1/2-year-old male Pit Bull that came to us from a cruelty situation.
He is a very friendly dog that loves people and will wag his entire body with joy when you pet him.
We think that Pit Bulls get a bad rap sometimes and hope that people won’t hold this against Topper because he’s proven himself to be such a sweet dog.
He loves to run after balls and would love to find a home where he will never worry about being neglected.
We think Topper would love to be the only dog in the family so that he can get the love and attention he craves.
Lastly there is Smiley, our “UGLY” dog.
Smiley is a two-year-old female Boxer mix that comes with a sad story.
Her owner, who had rescued her from Greene County Animal Control, had hip surgery and could no longer take care of her.
She hated to turn her into the Greeneville Greene County Humane Society but knew she had no choice.
Smiley may not be considered a “beautiful” dog to many, but she has something very special that we don’t see very often and that is her smile.
Yes, you read that right. She actually smiles as people walk by!
Though she was sad when she was first relinquished to the Humane Society, she’s now become a very happy girl.
She loves to play with other dogs and enjoys running and playing in the yards.
If you’re looking for a dog that will put a smile on your face, we think Smiley just may be the perfect dog for you!
Yes, at the Humane Society we have the “GOOD,” the “BAD” and the “UGLY,” but while they may be a little different, they’re still very adoptable and can give you lots of love and joy.
We invite all The Greeneville Neighbor News readers to stop by the Humane Society and visit these three very special dogs, as well as all the other adoptable dogs and cats in need of homes.
The Adoption Center is located at 950 Hal Henard Road.
Hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
You can view the adoptable animals online on the Facebook page, Friends of Greeneville-Greene County TN Humane
Society or on the website at gchumanesociety.com