|When we asked for a temperament evaluation to be done on a dog at a California kill shelter, we had no idea that Atworth was even there. We did not find out about him until a last minute email, which told us that he and the other dog were in jeopardy unless rescued
IMMEDIATELY. Of course, we have learned to take these "EMERGENCIES" with a grain of salt as we have come to find out all too well that "posters" (people who do nothing else all day but send out emails on dogs that they know nothing about) make up stories about dogs and their impending demise so that we will drop everything and rush to their rescue, when most of the time these dogs are really not in jeopardy at all or may, in fact, not even still be at the shelter at all, wasting precious time that could be spent on dogs that actually NEED to be rescued. Anyway, enough about the time-wasters.
When we found out that the other dog was on hold, and not even available for another five days (rather than being headed to the euthanasia room as we had been told), we asked that Atworth be evaluated instead, and he turned out to be a real sweetheart!
Atworth's Shelter Video
Atworth was immediately picked up and exited the shelter through the front door! He is now safely tucked away at Crossroads in Rialto, awaiting transport to Phoenix. Thanks to Joe at Crossroads for taking these photos of Atworth.
UPDATE 3/11: Atworth has arrived in Phoenix!
For those of you who remember our fabulous girl, Jinx, Atworth could be her brother. He's a "redhead" with a fabulous temperament. So sweet, but needing some training and manners. From his coloring and rounded ears, we're guessing this boy has a touch of lab in him, but we're not complaining as shepherd/lab is an excellent combination.
Atworth is neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on all shots (except rabies which he will receive shortly), and ready to move on with his life. His age is listed at 2 years, but we'll get an age verification once he sees our vet. Obviously he needs to put on some weight, and we'll get started on that right away; he otherwise appears healthy.
Adoption fee $295.00.