Guppy, a one-year-old boxer and lab mix, is the featured pet in this week’s edition of our “Forgotten Friends” series. This series aims to bring attention to dogs and cats that have spent time in shelters, patiently waiting for a loving home. Guppy was found as a stray by the Humane Society in New Braunfels (HSNBA) back in October, and unfortunately, no one came forward to claim him. As a result, he has become the longest staying dog at the shelter.
Despite his rough start, Guppy is a friendly and sociable dog. He gets along well with other dogs and enjoys playing and tumbling around with them. According to Sarah from HSNBA, Guppy can easily be integrated into a home with cats with some training. She describes Guppy as the perfect blend of playfulness and relaxation, making him an ideal companion for various activities such as hiking, neighborhood strolls, or movie nights.
Guppy recently went into foster care with HSNBA’s Dog Program Manager, where he has been thriving. He is learning house manners and how to coexist with another dog and a cat. He even behaved perfectly during bath time and allowed the use of a Dremel tool on his nails. HSNBA is confident that Guppy will make an amazing companion for someone.
Guppy is in excellent health, vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered. What’s more, his adoption fee has been waived thanks to a generous sponsor. This means that there is absolutely no fee to adopt Guppy. However, donations to support the care of other pets are always welcomed.
If you are interested in adopting Guppy, you can visit the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area located at 3353 Morningside Drive in New Braunfels. They can also be contacted by phone at (830) 629-5287 or via email at [email protected]. The shelter is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed on Sundays and holidays.
As an added bonus, Lucy’s Doggy Daycare & Spa will offer a free “Glow Up” Day at the Spa to whoever adopts Guppy. This includes a massage therapy bath and a Pawdicure. Lucy’s Doggy Daycare & Spa is committed to giving back to pups in need and continues to honor Lucy, a rescue dog who inspired their mission.
If Guppy is not the right fit for you, the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area has many other cats and dogs available for adoption. They also have a constant need for foster homes. The shelter covers all costs, including food and medical expenses, for foster animals. Volunteering opportunities are also available, and the shelter has recently appointed a new Volunteer Coordinator. Additionally, you can support the shelter by ordering from their Amazon Wish List, which includes items like potty pads and peanut butter for puzzle toys.
Donations in the form of cash are always appreciated, as they help cover the veterinary bills associated with saving animals in need. Remember, when you adopt a shelter pet, you’re not only saving their life but also creating space for another animal in need.
If you know of any other “Forgotten Friends” that have been overlooked and are still looking for a forever home, please contact Andrea at [email protected].