“Hello, my name is Champ. I’ve been incarcerated for one year and two months. You are probably wondering what I did to deserve such a harsh sentence. To tell you the truth, I didn’t do anything. At least I don’t remember doing anything bad enough to end up here and not be allowed out.
I remember when I came here it was just before Christmas. Well another Christmas has come and gone and you guessed it, I am still here. I’ve seen other dogs come and go but no one seems to want to take me. Oh, they take me out of my cage for walks and playtime but just when I really start enjoying myself and having fun it’s time to go back inside and lay on the concrete floor again. But, I guess I should be happy that I get some play time. I’ve heard of other places like this where dogs like me don’t even get to go outside at all and they can’t even see any sunshine. There are some windows here so I can always tell when one day has passed and another has taken its place.
Every morning when I wake up I tell myself, this could be the day when I get to leave and go live in a house and not have to look through a wire fence all day. Gee, I hope I remember how to act and behave when I go back to house living. It’s been so long I’ve almost forgotten. I hope the people who let me live in their home are patient enough with me until I can remember how to behave. I’ll even promise on my right paw not to break anything or pee inside the house, even if I have to hold it for a little while.
I hope there is a big back yard because you see I love to run!! And I have lots of energy which is why being in a cage all day is really hard for me. Sometimes I get so bored, and other times I just want to cry.
I’m not really that old, I think I’m about three years old. And I’m not that bad looking either. At least the nice lady who comes to walk me tells me I am handsome and a good dog. Then why does no one want me?
I sure would like to go to a new home before it’s Christmas again. I hope if you are reading this story you will want to meet me and take me home. Even if it’s just to get to know each other and make sure you like me and I like you before you decide to keep me forever. But I’m sure I won’t just like you, I will love you. Especially if you give me Beggin’ Strips and let me sleep in your bed!
If you want to meet me you have to send something called an email to one of the ladies that walks me. I’m sure you know what that is.
Please come soon. I’ll be waiting for you and promise to have a clean cage when you stop by.”
Champ is currently at shelter in Oviedo, Florida. If you are interested in meeting Champ, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.