Smoke has a new best friend

Smoke loves his new home

Smoke originally showed up at Lake City Humane Society as a stray. He was adopted and returned two months later. He also lived in a foster home with another male dog, where he was reported to growl at the other dog and guard his bed from him. LCHS reported wariness of strangers, especially men.

“I feel like I hit the dog jackpot”

Fast forward a few months later, after receiving much needed one on one enrichment and training at our Canine Center Florida, Smoke is a much happier and more relaxed companion. He’s since been adopted and is now thriving with his new owner, who had this to say:

"I feel like I hit the dog jackpot because I literally have not had to teach, train, or discipline him at all... Now that we are both settled in with each other and our schedules he seems very comfortable and happy. He walks on a leash perfectly and stays with me without the leash as well unless I tell him he can run around. He has been a perfect fit for me and I couldn't be happier about adopting him. I have also taken him into public a few times and he can be a little apprehensive about going inside a new building (he did not want to go into the vet's office) but he is very well behaved and I receive compliments on him all the time. I've been working on playing fetch but he hasn't quite got it yet 🤣. He loves to run, roll in the grass, eat, and cuddle! I guess he is living a dog's life."
Smoke's New Dad

“I guess he is living a dog’s life.”

The more support we get from dog lovers, the more dogs, like Smoke, we can save. Our Canine Center is a last opportunity for dogs to thrive and to show their true personalities and potential. A percentage of troubled dogs often do not make it out of shelters, not for a lack of love and care, but from a lack of resources and expertise. 

Your gift today helps us redefine the meaning and importance of quality of life for all sheltered dogs. Our work results in urgent and responsible lifesaving, and we’d love you to be a part of saving lives with us.


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