Homeless Dog Needs A Second Chance

Submitted by Sonya Reichel, Executive Director for the GTHS


Hunter the beagle is waiting for his forever home. This friendly, soulful pooch has been waiting well over 100 days at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. Found wandering as a stray in Meaford on November 30th, he has been waiting too long!

“Hunter had been wandering for approximately two days before I picked him up. He was a friendly little guy that happily jumped into my truck and enjoyed the ride to the GTHS. I hope he finds a great home.” – Holly Hynes, Municipal Bylaw Officer for the Municipality of Meaford

Holding contracts for three local municipalities, the GTHS is a busy animal shelter that works hard to help homeless cats and dogs. With phenomenal community support, the adoption program is steady and strong, boasting an adoption rate that has more than doubled since 2012. Unfortunately, every few months, a dog like Hunter joins the pack and is frequently overlooked for adoption.  Despite adorable photos and a winning smile, he is just never by potential adopters.

“It is a shame that Hunter has been waiting so long because he is really a gem of a dog. Although reserved and a bit wary when first introduced, Hunter transforms into a loyal cuddle companion as soon as he is comfortable with you. What he needs is a patient and understanding person to give him a chance.” Lynne Patterson, Dog Care and Adoption Supervisor with the GTHS

Further adoption information can be found on Hunter by visiting our Dogs for Adoption page. The society’s website illustrates the ideal home for adoption while including his preferences and favourite pastimes. Interested adopters are encouraged to book Meet & Greet appointments with dog care volunteers in order to assess suitability and match potential. Finding a home, but also an ideal match, is given thoughtful attention.

“We have enjoyed our time with Hunter, but now we are ready to see him settled and happy. Our work is bittersweet, but we are so grateful to be able to help.” Lynne Patterson, Dog Care and Adoption Supervisor with the GTHS.

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