Pet of the Week: Passion

By Madison Bendistis
Elm Staff Writer
Meet Passion, a two-year-old Pit Bull mix available for adoption at the Humane Society of Kent County. Passion was dropped off in the Humane Society’s drop room, but the staff was recently informed of a fun fact: Passion’s parents are also up for adoption. “We have Riley, her father, and Bella, her mom. We just found out yesterday,” said Kennel Technician Mary Johnson.
Although it is interesting that Passion ended up in the same place as her parents, this situation also highlights a common issue for animal shelters. “That just proves [the importance] of spay and neuter. Like here, we have a family that did not come in together and did not come in from the same owner or families,” Johnson said. Hopefully, Passion and her parents will all be able to find their forever homes.

Pit-Bull Mix

The staff had adored Passion long before they discovered that she was related to Riley and Bella. When Passion arrived at the shelter, Johnson said, “She was really scared at first. We didn’t know how she was going to be, but she ended up being so sweet, playful, and young.”
Despite her highly excitable nature, Passion is well-behaved. Passion does well with kids and enjoys being with other dogs. She is also kennel trained, so she would likely be easily crate-trained. Johnson said, “She doesn’t show aggression towards cats, she just likes to play.”
Although not all cats enjoy playful dogs, those who do, as well as their owners, will definitely get along with Passion. “She’s very energetic. She loves to play ball,” Johnson said.
Potential owners should know that Passion, “Does need some work, like her leash work, but other than that she is a good dog. She just has a lot of puppy going on.” If Passion’s potential owners are willing to give her a lot of love and continue her training, Passion would be a great addition to a family looking for a new friend.
If anyone in the Chestertown community, WC faculty and staff members, or even students with families are interested in rescuing Passion, please contact the Humane Society of Kent County at 410-778-3648 or by emailing

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