SHELTER TALES-Dolly’s Dream gives hard to adopt breeds hope
By Shaun Kelly, HSTC Volunteer
At the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, all breeds are accepted for admission to the shelter. We are excited about a new partnership with Dolly’s Dream, a program of the Levitetz Family Foundation headquartered in Boca Raton. Dolly was a bully breed or “square head” who opened the heart of the man who adopted her and taught him how loving, sweet and gentle these dogs can be. Today, in her honor, Dolly’s Dream is to give dogs like her a second chance at life and the type of home every dog deserves.
Dolly’s Dream was created to rescue, re-home, and one day help restore the image of all bully breed type dogs. They partner with local rescues, shelters and humane societies to fulfill their commitment to these innocent and loving animals.
With our partnership, Dolly’s Dream is providing a grant that sponsors the adoption of two pit bull or other bully breed dogs per month. Included with the waived adoption fee are several goodies that these dogs are able to go home with, compliments of Dolly’s Dream, to help them transition into their new homes. Each of our Dolly’s Dream dogs will receive a free six-week training class, collar and leash, Easy Walk harness, an interactive feeding toy and a crate. These items are in addition to the usual adoption bundle our humane society provides (spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccines, microchip and registration, and a sample bag of Science Diet food).
Unfortunately, stereotypes and myths still exist nationwide about these types of dogs, and our humane society is committed to ensuring that every animal that enters our doors is given the best possible chance for the happy life it deserves. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is honored to have been selected to partner with Dolly’s Dream for this project.
The first two of our shelter dogs selected for the project are Roselyn and June Bug, two and three-year old females, respectively, who have both been at the shelter since late May. More information about them can be found on our website under the Adopt/Pet Search tabs, and Dolly’s Dream will soon have a designated page on our website.
The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast does not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals to create space or place any time limits on its adoptable animals. For more infom1ation, visit http://www.hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.