Update: Thank you again, social media!! Argyle was adopted just in time!
Argyle was loved at one time. This handsome, sweet and energetic puppy is listed as a Catahoula and bulldog mix. At only one year old, Argyle is still really a big puppy — and he needs just what a puppy needs, training, exercise, and a loving family. Argyle is at a shelter that is filled with dogs and killing daily for space. He is next on the list. When his kennel is needed — as early as 9:00 am tomorrow — he will be killed.
His video shows that he sits on command and takes treats gently. He kept on sitting — perhaps hoping for another treat or waiting for a “release” sign. The fact that Argyle is trying to please says a lot about his temperament. He’s at the age where many dogs get dumped at shelters. Argyle is an adolescent — just barely out of puppyhood and not yet a real adult. At this age, they need consistency and lots of love. They need to know the rules (obedience training really helps with that!).
Argyle has been in playgroups with other dogs and he gets along with them. In fact, he is so good with other dogs that the volunteers have used him as a “greeter” dog which means he helps other dogs feel comfortable in the groups. This guy is darling. He has it all — looks, friendly personality, affectionate nature, and he’s attentive. Although he is heartworm positive, he is eligible for treatment if he is adopted or rescued!
There is more information on how to save Argyle on his Facebook thread.
If you can save Argyle, you must act quickly. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and and CC email@example.com by 9:00 am tomorrow morning. Please make the subject: Do Not Euth #A30717122- Argyle. Include your name and contact information in the body of the email. You must be willing to pick him up by 3:00 pm tomorrow afternoon. Please do not email the shelter unless you plan on taking Argyle. You must do this by 9:00 am or it could be too late.
Please share Argyle’s story with friends and family on social media. A greeter dog is a special dog. It means he is trustworthy and great with other dogs. Argyle is a really special, loving boy. Please help him get out of the shelter alive! He can be pulled by rescue or adopted.
He is ID#A30717122. Argyle is at the Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619. Their phone number is 813-744-5660. The shelter is open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
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