Dog shelters are not ideal places for dogs to stay for an extended period of time. While we appreciate that these dogs have a home and food to eat, living in a shelter may be overwhelming. It’s loud and chaotic, with continuous barking. The kennels are often sparsely furnished. A shelter can be frightening for a dog accustomed to living in a house.
Carson, a lovely Pit Bull, was abandoned at a shelter after his family decided they had enough of him. After his family gave up on him, they surrendered him. He did have some allergies that caused skin problems, but he was a wonderful dog. Carson was clearly too disturbed in the shelter environment to be left alone. He merely lay down and shook violently while everyone’s hearts broke.
Lauren, a volunteer with Philly Bully Team, learned about Carson and decided to sign him out of the shelter and bring him home. She knew that a dog like Carson needed to feel secure in order for him to thrive. Carson was grateful to his saviour from the moment he saw her. Wherever Lauren went, so did Carson. They were an ideal match. Lauren understood that this puppy required constant attention, and she made sure he received it.
Lauren also knew they were a match made in heaven, and she informed the rescue group that she wanted to make the adoption final. They agreed. Carson is overjoyed to be reunited with Lauren that he won’t allow her out of his sight. It’s really endearing when you think about it, except when she has to get stuff done, like working from home. A 60-pound dog on your lap can be obstructive. Lauren, on the other hand, is such a good sport!
Snuggling, on the other hand, is Carson’s favorite pastime. He likes to go for walks and seek out the best sticks. He enjoys walking with a stick in his mouth. According to Lauren, “his entire body wags.” It’s lovely to see a dog go from shaking and terrified to a happy boy. When Carson comes home after his walks, he jumps on the sofa and gives the greatest tail wags you’ve ever seen. All you can hear are the swishing of his delighted tail as it hits the ground.
His mother, Lauren, says in the video below that:
“His mission in life is to curl up on the couch with me.” Sounds like Carson has some clear priorities!