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Each month, the Dolly’s Dream Project sponsors two dogs available for adoption at Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. When you choose to adopt one of these dogs, you and your new furry friend will receive:
Charley came to HSTC in September when a sister shelter in Beaufort, SC was evacuating from Hurricane Florence. When she arrived, Charley was very timid and heartworm positive. Since then, she has blossomed into a rambunctious, active girl. She has even been treated for her heartworms! Charley also knows several basic commands such as “sit” and “stay”. At only three years old, she is ready to find a fur-ever home all her own.
He is an active, boisterous pup who is looking for an active family. He enjoys going for runs in the morning and swimming when the weather is nice; he even knows his way around a boat! Blaze is housetrained and knows several basic commands. Plus, he has lived with children in the past. He can be a bit picky about his dog friends so a meet-and-greet with any potential doggie siblings is strongly recommended. Blaze likes cats – as a potential snack and to chase. While Blaze would enjoy a home with cats or other small pets, the other pets would not appreciate living with Blaze. During his previous stay with HSTC, Blaze was treated for heartworms and he is now heartworm negative!
Walk through the kennels of Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and many other larger animal shelters in Florida and around the nation and you’ll discover quite a few dogs we lovingly call “Square Heads.” Big, tall, short, small they have one thing in common – a head that looks a bit “square.” At first glance, some would call a dog like this a “Pit Bull” or a “bully breed”. But truthfully, these are simply the mixed breed dogs that are now one of the most popular and most beloved dogs in America!
Dolly’s Dream is a project to encourage the adoption of our “Square Heads” and to help counter the unfortunate stereotypes and myths that some people still believe about these dogs. Humane Society of the Treasure Coast finds homes and new families for hundreds of these dogs each year. They are adopted by a wide variety of people – single people, couples, grandparents and families with children of all ages.
"Dolly” (pictured here) was a Square Head who opened the heart of the man who adopted her and taught him how loving, sweet and gentle these dogs can be. No different than any other type of dog.
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.
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