No one is one-hundred percent sure how Diamond keeps her sparkling smile after almost half a decade of adversity.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that staff at the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County absolutely adore her to pieces, or that she gets to go out on jaunts to places like the Home Depot, which she absolutely loves.
Or it could quite possibly be that Diamond is one of those dogs who is infinitely positive and thinks that the next morning she wakes up, her owner might come back for her and restore things as they were.
The trouble is that the days have been piling up for Diamond and she is running out of time. At just three-years-old, she was surrendered to the West Virginia shelter by family member of an owner that tragically passed away. The buoyant dog, who never had a care in the world, might’ve thought her situation might be temporary, however as time went on, 5 years later she is still at the shelter. Diamond has gone from a young pup, to a senior dog, and with each passing day she is in the shelter, her chances of coming out are slimmer because of her age.
There have been inquiries for Diamond over the years, but opportunities fizzle out once people learn that she can only be the only dog in the household.
Dannie Wall, a board member of the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County says,
“She’s a reactive dog. She doesn’t tolerate other dogs well. We’ve had several phone calls, but they all have another dog in the house or another cat in the house. And that’s not going to work out.”
The shelter is trying to work with Diamond on that as Wall continues,
“We take her to training once a week so she’s getting more accustomed to being around other dogs.”
Patience is something Diamond knows all about and with time, she will eventually adapt to her training. One thing for certain as that she is as resilient as they come. While other dogs shut down when they are in shelters for too long and become withdrawn socially and emotionally, Diamond finds it near difficult to stop lighting up rooms with her irrepressible smile.
Maybe she knows something that we all don’t know? Maybe Sunshine knows that at some point, she will find that forever family that’s just right who is going to love and adore her with all their hearts. While we worry, Sunshine knows the truth. She knows that someone like you might be interested in giving her the second lease on life she so rightfully deserves.
If you or someone you know is interested in giving Sunshine a forever home, please call the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson county at 304-725-0589. Additionally, please share this story of Sunshine on Facebook or Twitter, so we are closer to finding her the forever home she rightfully deserves. We have done it before, and can certainly do it again.
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So we are closer to finding the LOVE for this precious pup rightfully deserves
We have done it before and can certainly do it again. Thank you