Adoptable Pitties of the Week: Pitties of Liberty Humane Society

25 Jun

Yesterday, we took a trip out to Jersey City, NJ to visit the Liberty Humane Society, a low-kill municipal shelter there that is currently overrun with homeless pets and simultaneously terribly understaffed. Sounds familiar to you all, doesn’t it? We met a few dogs there that, even though we can’t rescue them ourselves at the current time, are good dogs that deserve loving homes. Here are the pups we met.

Cassidy

Cassidy is a sweet, low riding pittie mix who’s soft looking face just screamed out to us. Once out of her crate, she wanted nothing more than to have her butt scratched. Upon scratching, we notice lots of undercoat shedding away – so this girl definitely has some sort of thicker coated dog in her heritage. She would make a wonderful pet for a family living in a suburban or rural environment.

Kanga

Kanga is a gorgeous tan and white female with a strong affinity for people. When we saw her in her crate, she was calm and relaxed, and completely quiet. In fact, we never heard her bark the whole time we were there. She was excited to come out with us but settled down very nicely and just wanted attention.

Mackenzie

Aren’t Mackenzie‘s ears just the best?! She’s a young little girl who hasn’t been at the shelter very long yet. Getting her into a foster or forever home will be key for her early development. She’s already had some basic obedience training, but continuing to work on these skills along with learning proper doggie manners, is crucial to any dog’s success in the human world.

Otto

Otto is truly a stunner! This big guy’s favorite activity is rolling around in the grass. He relishes in being outdoors in the warm sun, and rubbing himself all over the fresh, cool grass. He is not comfortable around other dogs, but that doesn’t mean this boy should be discounted. His handsome face and solid frame make him noticeable anywhere, and his playful nature will make him a great companion for any active person.

Valentino

Valentino was one of the last dogs we met at LHS. He’s already a pro at many basic obedience commands and loves being around people who will toss a ball or play tug of war with him.

Check out the pictures we took of them during our visit:

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This shelter is working so hard to be able to accommodate as many animals as possible, but with steady intake and not very many adoptions, space has really grown very tight. So, please, if you or anyone you know might be able to even foster one of these dogs for a short while, contact Liberty Humane Society by calling (201) 547-4147. You wont regret it.

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4 Responses to “Adoptable Pitties of the Week: Pitties of Liberty Humane Society”

  1. barbarajkennedy1014 June 25, 2012 at 10:31 AM #

    Those are all beautiful dogs. I’m sure your sharing their photos and stories will help them find their forever homes.

  2. Shannon Murphy June 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM #

    As a volunteer at Liberty Humane Society, I cannot thank you enough for this amazing write up on some of our dogs. You displayed them in the beautiful light they deserve and in turn have hopefully increased their chances of getting a loving and PERMANENT home! Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know some of our precious friends!

    • That Touch of Pit ... June 26, 2012 at 9:29 AM #

      Shannon – there’s no need to thank us, we need to thank you. The work the volunteers are doing at Liberty Humane Society is crucial and invaluable. Despite the challenges the shelter faces, many of the dogs there are highly trained and intelligent – and very deserving of homes. You all deserve awards for helping them!

  3. Lauren R. June 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM #

    As someone who adopted a lovable pooch from Liberty Humane Society a year ago I cannot say enough good things about this shelter! Please visit and rescue a pup of your own! Our little girl is the sweetest, most loving “lap dog” at 45lbs! Liberty Humane Society is absolutely the best around and its so sad that so many people abandandon these sweet animals! Thank God for the volunteers and those that rescue!

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