By Madison Bendistis
Elm Staff Writer
This week’s adoptable pet from the Humane Society of Kent County is Bullet, a Mastiff mix who is about 3-and-a-half years old.
Bullet’s size may be intimidating, but this gentle giant is only after one thing: treats.
“He loves his cookies. We gave him the nickname Cookie Monster because that’s all he wants,” said Kennel Technician JP Hooker. “He likes to put his muzzle against your pocket when he smells treats.”
Hooker said that when Bullet first arrived at the Humane Society, he was underweight. Now he’s healthier and, “could probably lose a couple of pounds,” Hooker said.
When Bullet first arrived at the Humane Society, he was not alone.
“Bullet was brought here with another dog, King, who was his son,” Hooker said.
King has since found a family, but Bullet is still waiting for his forever home.
“The situation that Bullet came from was basically him and two other dogs locked in a kennel together all day. The owner would occasionally come by and drop food in, but Bullet never knew when his next meal would be,” Hooker said.
Despite Bullet’s previous circumstances, he loves people.
“He’s like a big teddy bear,” Hooker said.
Nonetheless, it would be impossible for Bullet to leave his previous situation without any emotional damage.
“Whoever adopts Bullet would have to understand that he’s not used to having food, so he’s protective over it,” Hooker said. “Bullet’s only drawback is that he has a little bit of food aggression. But it’s not his fault.”
Because Bullet is protective over his food, he would do better in a household with older children.
“Bullet’s family would need to understand that he should be left alone while he’s eating. He would also probably be best as the only dog in the household because of this,” Hooker said. “Otherwise, Bullet is a great dog. He’s so handsome and sweet.”
Hooker said that Bullet has a goofy personality.
“I like to take slow motion videos of him catching treats because he looks funny,” he said.
“He is also cross eyed if you haven’t noticed that,” Hooker said. “It’s really funny when you take him on a walk and he turns his head towards you, but he’s actually looking in a completely different direction.”
If anyone in the Chestertown community, WC faculty and staff members, or even students with families are interested in rescuing Bullet, please contact the Humane Society of Kent County at 410-778-3648 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.