Pet of the Week: Reese

By Kailani Clarke

Elm Staff Writer

Young adulthood is weird; the late teens and early twenties typically bring a personal reckoning. Independence sings a siren song, pulling you into the new and strange. You may leave behind everything you know. Learning to be your own version of yourself is terrifying, exhilarating, and fun. 

Reese, this week’s Pet of the Week, is a young dog at this turning point in her life. 

At around two years old, Reese is almost all grown up, but her puppy-hood was less than stellar. 

She was surrendered to the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County after changing hands from a backyard breeder, and for the first time in her short life, she is getting to experience joys. 

This includes tug-o-war, yummy treats, and clambering over the laps of any nearby human who dares to sit down without paying attention to her. 

A paw to the kidney may not feel great, but you cannot stay mad at that face. One look at her smooth eyebrows and broad smile will make you grin and scratch behind her ears. 

Her good looks do not end there; Reese is a stunning tricolor pit mix, and her hues are true to her name. 

Her creamy chest blaze, her white tipped toes, and her rich warm brown coat make this candy-colored girl look like a delicious little peanut butter cup. 

Due to her rocky adolescence, Reese would be happiest in a home as the solo canine sweetheart. 

Although she adores people of all kinds, her rambunctious play style calls for kids of a more durable age. 

She would thrive with a family that could continue her training and keep up with her sugar-high lifestyle. 

Reese had a rough start, but she maintains a bright outlook on life and a love for people. 

It is time for her next great journey into her forever home. 

Her family will have the privilege to watch her grow into her true self and follow along as she lopes through life with a wiggly wag and a broad, sweet-toothed grin.

If you are interested in adopting Reese, you can fill out an adoption application online or in person at the Animal Care Shelter of Kent County at 10720 Augustine Herman Highway, Chestertown, MD, or call at 410-778-3648.

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