Cleo (ID# 1775637) is 2 year old, female black & white American Pit Bull Terrier mix weighing 42 pounds bit on the petite size. This sweet lady is a mellow, shy sweet heart looking or a calm patient and very loving person to adopt her. She came to us when her mom had a human baby and didn’t think she could kept sweet Cleo, so sad for all involved. Cleo has some noisy neighbors she’d like to leave behind and find her very own home with a cushy bed where it’s quiet enough she could actually sleep. She likes to be your shadow following you around. She would benefit from continued confidence building from her person. She is just a lovely sweet girl that doesn’t understand what she did wrong to end up homeless but our staff and volunteers have worked to help her confidence and have fallen head over heals for this very pretty little pittie. Our staff say she will be good with children 12 and over that understand Cleo needing gentle kindness and care. Although she has been well behaved and is a bit shy she's friendly but doesn’t seem to have experience around other dogs yet so needs to meet any dogs already in your home. She say she’d be perfectly happy being your one and only fur-kid too. Lovely Cleo is waiting for you at our Eastside location, 8920 Lomas Blvd NE.
BECOME A FOSTER PARENT
Do you love animals but aren't able to make a "lifetime" commitment? The Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department needs volunteer foster parents to help care for young animals, injured animals needing time to heal, and animal who need some socialization and can't do that as well in a shelter environment. Some examples are kittens and puppies that are too young to be adopted, mother dogs/cats and their litters, animals recovering from injuries or illness, animals not doing well in the kennel environment and need help with socialization that is easier done in a home environment. Our featured dog Cleo is ready for a home but she also has a hard time with the noise in the kennels and had a sheltered life before coming to AWD so being around some of her noisy neighbors is hard on her. There is an application you may fill out at our website www.cabq.gov/pets (under fostering). Fostering is a short term commitment with long time rewards for the animal and you are greatly helping an animal in need. Perhaps you are in the military and may be deployed but want to live with an animal during deployments...consider fostering. Maybe you are a student as long as your living arrangements allow for you to have a pet you can work the foster time into your school schedule. Maybe you are retired and travel but miss having a pet....here you go. You can foster for a while but still leave on your travels etc.