Saturday, September 30, 2023

Calling All Pets: Rescue on the rebound

A new weekly series takes a closer look at the animals of the Cape Fear, from adoptable pets in need to special animals.

CAROLINA BEACH — A former rescue who was surrendered to a local doggie daycare after a disagreement with her furry sibling, Sookie is a people friendly pup who loves to cuddle.

Although not typically in the business of rehoming dogs, Pet Bazaar offered to care for Sookie after her prior owners decided that they could no longer keep her.

“She’s a really sweet dog,” Sam Dennis, an official “Dog Whisperer” at Pet Bazaar, said. “She’s genuine and just wants to please her person. A yard would be good for her, because she can’t be around other dogs.”

As fellow Dog Whisperer Elle Stoolmiller explained, had Pet Bazaar not intervened, Sookie’s chances would have been slim at best.

“Black dogs are often the hardest to find families for,” Stoolmiller said. “Because of that and that she’s got Pitt in her, that’s two strikes against her. I’d hate to see her go, but I’d be so happy to see her find a home.”

A little under one year old, Sookie is an enthusiastic medium-sized dog who enjoys exploring.

Sookie has spent her time at Pet Bazaar enjoying squeakie toys, chewies, and time with her human friends in the enclosed outdoor playpens. Her playful and happy-go-lucky personality have endeared Sookie to all who know her.

“If I could adopt her, I would” Dennis said. “She’s going to make someone really happy.”

Sookie is available for adoption at Pet Bazaar, in Carolina Beach. Prospective adopters may contact Pet Bazaar directly, at 910-707-1005.

Samira Davis is a contributing writer for Port City Daily, with a focus on animal issues.

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