The Love Doctor is waiting

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which many may think wouldn’t mean much to a homeless dog like me. But once again I am underestimated. Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for our lives and for those who make our lives better each day, so of course my ears are perking. What an ideal time of year to be caught in the act of being grateful for your animal friends. How about taking a short moment right now to remember all that your pets (past and present) give to you and how they transform your view and engagement with the world around you.

It is certain that the human-animal bond is a very mysterious and rather inexplicable dynamic. People that have not experienced deep love with a pet see us as rather thankless parasites of our human counterparts. But if you ask animal lovers why humans and animals bond so deeply the answers take on a life of their own. The stories are varied, rich, alive and real.

Animal lovers see the beauty that exists in the undeniable symbiotic and durable connections between animal and human. They see that the human-animal bond is one of mutually beneficial interdependence, and for some a spiritual and transformational exchange. Take that to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Speaking of gratitude…I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to Second Chance’s broad community of support.  This organization, which has rescued me and thousands of others these past almost 25 years, is a community based operation of which I feel deep gratitude to have my life valued and protected by. Thank you for believing in and supporting the Second Chance mission.

And yes, I will now give it my best to take advantage of the spirit of this Holiday Season to make an appeal of the heart. I have been waiting at Second Chance for almost two years now to find a home. This holiday season has to be the one for me.

I am a Great Pyrenees and Blue Heeler mix, which means there is a lot of me to love. Around here they call me the Love Doctor (Doc for short). Although I need to be the only pet in the family, if you open your heart and home to me I will willingly bestow upon you the healing powers of love, and like on a daily basis if not hourly.

In addition to spooning out my love medicine I also enjoy playing fetch, going for short hikes and swimming.  My tender personality will brighten your everyday. The staff here at Second Chance have made it their goal to find me a home for the Holidays. Let me show you how I am worth it.

In closing, although I am growing weary of waiting, I am very thankful that I have been given the opportunity to meet my true love some day…Happy Thanksgiving!

Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops service San Miguel, Ouray & Montrose Counties. Call the SCHS Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter, Volunteer, Feral Cat, or other Programs. View our shelter pets and services online:

Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops service San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties. Call the SCHS Helpline at 970-626-2273 to report a lost pet or to learn about adopting a homeless pet and the SCHS spay/neuter, volunteer, feral cat or other programs. View our shelter pets and services at

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