By Madison Bendistis
Elm Staff Writer
Meet Zoey, an adoptable dog from the Humane Society of Kent County. Zoey is a nine-month-old Labrador-Pitbull mix with black and white fur. Unfortunately, Zoey’s previous owner was unable to give her the time and attention she deserves. “He was a chef and he didn’t have enough time to take care of her because he was working crazy hours,” said Kennel Technician JP Hooker.
When Zoey’s previous owner realized that he was not in a position to be a pet owner, he gave Zoey to the shelter. Upon dropping her off, he accidentally put her in the cat barn enclosure, which contains adoptable feral cats for farms and outdoor use. Luckily, Zoey was soon found by the staff. Hooker said, “We’re all walking dogs and I hear barking, and I keep hearing it and I look to see where it was coming from and [Zoey] was in the outside cat enclosure and was barking to get out.” The staff was shocked to find a cheerful puppy with the feral cats.
Zoey is relatively small, and although she is young, she is not likely to get much bigger. Zoey may be little in size, but she has a big heart. “She’s got a lot of energy. She’s very friendly with dogs and cats,” Hooker said. Zoey has even become friends with Bert and Ernie, Pets of the Week from our last article who are still awaiting adoption. Hooker said that Zoey “was playing in the yard with the beagles which was so cute.” Zoey has not been at the shelter for long, but the shelter hopes that she finds her family soon, as no puppy should grow up without loving owners.
Zoey has no adoption restrictions; she gets along well with other dogs, cats, and children. Zoey has also recently been spayed. “She’s so friendly [and] she’s a really pretty dog,” said Hooker. Because she is such an energetic puppy, Zoey would be the perfect playmate for anyone searching for a dog. “She’s a great dog. I think she’d be a really good addition to somebody’s family,” said Hooker.
If anyone in the Chestertown community, WC faculty and staff members, or even students with families are interested in rescuing this playful pup, feel free to contact the Humane Society by calling 410-778-3648 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.