Yesterday Camp P said a too-soon goodbye to a sweet dog. Honey was an elder girl who had been at Camp for a couple of years. Maria Zarate, Camp’s Kennel Manager and Enrichment Leader, posted this memorial on her FB page:
Yesterday was hard. Our resident senior gal was laid to rest. She became very ill with cancer. She got a boost of energy with meds which allowed us to give her an incredible day filled with hugs, walks and hamburgers. […] The hardest part of this is accepting how cruel life can be. Honey came from a crappy Philly situation where she basically lived as an outside dog with Spike (still here) and Brownie (adopted). Honey deserved a home and no one ever gave her that opportunity. I will never understand how some dogs are so lucky and others are not.
Neither will I.
Honey was lucky, though, to have found a home at Camp P. If you are local to Easton and looking to adopt a dog or cat, I cannot say enough good things about this shelter. It is the only one that I know of in our area that is committed to positive, science-based handling, enrichment, and training. What does that mean? Well, for starters, you won’t hear any outdated talk about dominance or alpha dogs. Neither will you hear anything about tough love or boot camp. What you will see are dogs being handled and trained with kindness and respect, using methods grounded in the most up-to-date canine science. And that includes dogs who come in with behavior issues.
As Maria also writes in her tribute to Honey,
Please consider adopting or fostering a senior or long term resident. They don’t deserve to die homeless. Please help us get Spike #ilikeyspikey adopted. He has lost everything now, we have to step up for him.
This is Spike.
This is a link to Spike’s web page. He needs to be an only dog and bully experience is preferred. If you think you could give him a home, please fill out an adoption application, and Camp will contact you to set up a meet and greet. (Because of the shut-down, Camp is currently seeing potential adopters by appointment.) If you aren’t ready to adopt, please consider fostering, or volunteering. Camp is a wonderful place to volunteer, and you won’t regret it.