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Since her adoption in December, Lilac has had a whirlwind six months of accomplishments. Lilac is a 5 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. She came to Almost Home as a stray in January of 2010 and spent almost one year as a resident of the shelter. Lilac not only found a forever home, she found a family that has spent many hours training her for agility, Dog Scouts of America, and most recently her therapy dog certification.
Bully Breeds such as Staffordshire Bull Terriers are subject to a bad reputation, but Lilac is proof that stereotypes are meant to be broken. As a Certified Therapy Dog, Lilac will be able to visit both schools and nursing homes. She will be able to provide positive support for residents and also educate school children about the benefits of adoption and dispel stereotypes about her breed.
Lilac has not just been busy becoming a therapy dog; she has also been working on receiving her packing certification through the Dog Scouts of America. DSA is a nationwide group that is dedicated to enriching their lives and the lives of others with dogs. It focuses on activities that allow owners to teach their dogs new skills and spend quality time with their pets. She is also starting classes for agility and has earned her â€śRally Noviceâ€ť title in Rally Obedience.
Lilac is truly an adoption success story and an example that even dogs that have spent a significant amount of time in a shelter will still make a wonderful pet. To learn more about adoption or to visit with all of the homeless pets looking for that perfect forever home, visit Almost Home Humane Society at 1705 South Second Street in Lafayette.
"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."– George Eliot
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."– Immanuel Kant
"A kitten is the rosebud in the garden of the animal kingdom."– Robert Southey
"My little old dog; A heartbeat at my feet."– Edith Wharton
"I love cats because I love my home and after awhile they become its visible soul."– Jean Cocteau
"It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens."– Cynthia E. Varnado
"Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to."– Joe Gores
"Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat arrange yourself in slim poses."– John Weitz
"A dog wags its tail with its heart."– Martin Buxbaum