PENDER COUNTY — Confined to a crate for much of his first few years, Rebel is an enthusiastic husky mix whose hobbies include chasing balls and playing fetch.
“He was surrendered by an elderly lady’s neighbor,” Pender County Animal Shelter (PCAS) animal care specialist Jess Palmer explained. “She couldn’t care for him and he was locked in a cage all day.”
Now having spent more than a month at the shelter, Rebel has yet to attract the right match.
“He was adopted and then returned two hours later for being too energetic,” Palmer said. “The right person or family would be someone runs or leads an active lifestyle.”
An energetic dog who has spent much of his young life without the benefit of an engaging owner, Rebel would likely benefit from someone who can teach him basic commands.
“He loves food, he’s super food-motivated, so that makes for easy training,” Palmer said. “He’d be a great companion to someone who would put in the time.”
Approximately two years old, Rebel is available to meet prospective adopters at the PCAS facility, located at 3280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw. The shelter is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The adoption fee of $80 includes flea and tick treatment, shots, heartworm preventative and deworming treatment.
“It’s a very straightforward process,” Palmer explained. “You can come in and meet him, fill out the form and take him home on the same day.”
Anyone who is interested in helping Rebel find a home, but who cannot adopt a dog at this time, may also assist him by sponsoring him.
Samira Davis is a contributing writer for Port City Daily.