(**Please note that shelter volunteers have been trying to find this man so that help could be offered to him…so far, no luck. At this point what we DO have is Lily…and she needs us, too, or she will be put down**)
A volunteer wrote: Lilly is the type of dog to stop while walking up stairs, and turn toward you for hugs before continuing. She also loves to play fetch, but seemingly not as much as she likes to hold a tennis ball in her mouth and hug your sides, gazing up at you with a loving mix of play and affection. I was quite surprised to learn that this wasn’t a 2 year-old dog — that instead, Lilly is actually seven. After seven years, Lilly’s owner has fallen on hard times, and cannot afford to feed this adorable brown mini-pittie anymore, so here she is at our shelter. She only weighs 41lbs, and although she may put on a little extra weight (especially in muscle), this tiny girl is as big as she’ll get. A tiny ball of energy, Lilly galloped back and forth across the backyard after her tennis ball for as long as I’d throw it for her, and when I brought her back to her cage, she hopped up and down from a standstill as soon as I closed her cage door, making me extra sad to leave her there. You can’t ask for more love, affection and energy from a 7 year-old, and clearly Lilly still has a lot of years of playtime left in her. As sad as her owner must have been to relinquish her, Lilly will brighten the lives of any family that gives her a new start. She is truly a brown-eyed, red-nosed little treasure.
ADDITIONAL BIO: I wasn’t going to stop for Lilly, because she had already been out and already had a bio, but then she did the most amazing thing: She pressed her entire neck and chest up against the bars to be scratched. Are you kidding me with that kind of cuteness???? Just extraordinary! I knew Lilly’s story, and it is a heartbreaking one in that she and her owner have had to be parted after their lives together due to the owner falling on hard times. He tried so hard to take care of his dog before he had to give her up, and we have all promised to take the best care of her while she is here that we can, in honor of his efforts. But what we’re really, really, really hoping for is that this puppyish sugar cube of sweetness and delight gets back into another home ASAP, where she can live forever in a lap of love, with plenty of chin scratches!See More
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