Pet of the Week: Ashley

Screen Shot 2018-09-25 at 6.00.54 PMBy Madison Bendistis

Elm Staff Writer 

“Ashley has been at the Humane Society for six months now,” Animal Care Technician Sarah Collins said. “But just one night spent in the shelter is traumatizing for a dog that once lived in a happy home.”

Ashley came to the Humane Society very underweight and has since attained a healthy weight. “She has never met a dog biscuit that she didn’t like,” Collins said.

Ashley’s personality is easily adaptable to most owners. “She has the ability to be super playful when outside, yet super chill when inside,” Collins said.

Additionally, she has a wide range of interests. “Ashley loves her toys and loves a good power run in the big play year,” Collins said. “She is always ready to go for a walk with staff members and volunteers.”

“Ashley has a ‘wiggle-butt.’ She gets the wiggles every time she gets excited,” Collins said. Despite Ashley’s silly personality, she knows how to behave. “Ashley is cool, calm, and clean when she is in her kennel.”

She has even ventured outside of the Humane Society to meet new friends. “Ashley has recently become our new volunteer at the adult day care and loves all the attention she receives from her new friends,” Collins said.

Potential adopters should know that Ashley is both dog and cat friendly, although meet and greets are always encouraged for households with existing pets. “She does well on walks with other dogs and does not seem to have much of an interest in cats,” Collins said. “She could live happily in a home with either. She also adores children of any age.”

The staff is hopeful that Ashley will find her forever home soon, and that her long stay at the shelter will finally come to a close. “The sooner Ashley is adopted, the easier her transition back into a home will be,” Collins said.

“She’s a very happy-go-lucky lady. This little happy girl just loves people and gets so excited as soon as you walk up to her,” Collins said. “Her little tail just wags and goes crazy when she is excited.”

If anyone in the Chestertown community, Washington College faculty and staff members, or even students with families are interested in rescuing Ashley, please contact the Humane Society of Kent County at 410-778-3648 or by emailing

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