Drools, a neutered pitbull mix is said to be patiently waiting at the Conour Animal Shelter in Monte Vista, Colorado.
A four-year-old rescue dog is still waiting for a forever home even after being at a shelter for over 720 days. Drools, a neutered male/pitbull mix is said to be patiently waiting at the Conour Animal Shelter in Monte Vista, Colorado, for nearly two years, for someone to pick him up and take him home, a Relay for Rescue employee told News Channel 13. Kacey Widetich also said that she's begun to stay at the shelter more frequently to keep the dog company while the organization's rescue team works to find a match for the dog.
"Not a lot of exposure because of [the shelter's] location," Widetich told the news station, explaining the difficulty they have faced to find the right parents for the dog. "And because we're kind of particular about what kind of forever home he goes to. He does need to go to a home where he'll be the only pet, no other dogs or cats." As per the report, Drools knows basic training and commands, is up to date on vaccinations, and is good with kids and adults but is "cautious at first."
The dog is also said to have a moderate energy and activity level and thoroughly loves to snuggle with adults and kids, be petted and touched by people. Those interested in adopting Drools can contact Relay For Rescue or visit the Conour Rescue Facebook Page. People online shared their thoughts on how they feel about the dog being homeless for close to two years. Dawn Breaker wrote that some pitbulls have a bad reputation and establishments rarely let them in. "Too many places don’t allow Pitts or boxers. His face is too much Pitt to claim anything else. Till we lift the restrictions on breeds a lot of dogs are going to end up in shelters for long periods of time." Lauren Ashley added that she's willing to adopt him but already has two of her own. "I would love to see if he could be a good fit in our home but we have two doggos. Do you think he doesn’t do well with other dogs/cats because he has been in the shelter for so long? Look at that face!!" Tyra Sypher added: "I would love to take him home but my cats would not be happy. He looks like such a love. I hope he will find a forever home very soon."
According to National Geographic, pitbulls or pitbull mix generally have a bad reputation riding on them as they are known for being ferocious and often uncontrollable in scenarios. However, Bronwen Dickey, the author of Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon begs to differ claiming that they are misunderstood. Disputing a statistic where pit bulls have killed 232 people between 2005 and 2015, Dickey said the breed is misidentified and the term pitbull in itself encompasses all dogs that have a large head and a bulky exterior. She even listed out four factors that pushed the animal to lose control. "These were dogs that had not been socialized; were large and sexually intact and had no relationship to the person who was killed. In other words, a perfect storm of factor upon factor," she said in the interview.