By Madison Bendistis
Elm Staff Writer
Meet Havick, this week’s pet of the week. Havick is a three-year-old Pit Bull at the Humane Society of Kent County. He has a light brown coat and small, floppy ears. Don’t be put off by Havick’s intimidating name; he is actually full of love.
Kennel technician JP Hooker said, “I don’t see a mean bone in him.”
Havick has only been at the Humane Society for a couple of weeks, but he is already stealing the hearts of the shelter’s staff and volunteers.
“He was surrendered to us in our drop room, the reason being that he liked to run out the door whenever [his previous owners] went outside,” Hooker said. “He would bolt off and they had to keep catching him. I guess it got to the point where they didn’t want to deal with it anymore.”
Unfortunately, because Havick’s previous owners were not willing to train him, they surrendered him to the shelter.
Potential adopters should be willing to work with Havick on his fascination with the outdoors.
“He’s still young, and he needs some training, obviously, with the running away,” Hooker said. “All he needs is maybe someone with a yard so that they could work on the training. But for the most part he’s great. And he’s so handsome too,” Hooker said.
Although he needs a little training, Havick is the perfect playmate.
“Havick is very dog friendly and extremely affectionate and good with people. He’s also fine with cats. We assessed him and he didn’t have any issues with food aggression or anything.”
Havick does not have any adoption restrictions, and he has an appointment to get neutered. After his surgery, Havick will be fully ready for his forever home.
Havick loves to be cuddled and receive belly rubs. He also grunts like a pig, which is certain to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
“He’s an overall big goober, really. He’s a good dog,” Hooker said.
Havick’s name may imply that he is chaotic, but the only messy thing about him is the slobbery kisses that he gives.
If anyone in the Chestertown community, WC faculty and staff members, or even students with families are interested in rescuing the energetic Havick, please contact the Humane Society of Kent County at 410-778-3648 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.