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.
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Sweet Sloth came to HSTC in terrible shape; his face was so swollen that at first staff thought he was a Shar Pei Mix! As you can see in his pictures, he is covered in scars. Unfortunately, we don’t know what happened to him before he came to us at the end of September. What we do know if that he has been nursed back to health and is quickly becoming a staff and volunteer favorite. Don’t let his name fool you, Sloth is a high-energy dog! He is looking for a home that is willing to teach him new things like basic manners. At 6 years young, this pup is more than ready for his new forever home.
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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.