Betty Gambrell Animal Shelter

Senior Dog Spotlight


They call me “Roseberry” at the shelter.  I’m a female Hound Dog about 5 years old.  I’m not really old enough to be considered a senior dog, but my coloring and sad, tired  eyes make me look older than I am.  When someone has aged beyond their years, the old expression is “they were ridden hard and put up wet.”  Well that’s me.  I have had a hard life over the past few years.  I have had numerous litters of puppies, and it takes a lot of work to care for so many little ones. That will age a gal like me pretty quickly.

I was used as a hunting dog.  It was lots of fun chasing critters through the woods with the other dogs.  Then one day, I was out with the gang and got left behind.  I think I was deliberately left behind. I guess I was thought to be worthless and unwanted.  I don’t understand. What did I do wrong?  Why was I no longer wanted?  I wandered the roads and streets of the Twin City area looking for my owner and hoping he was looking for me.  I spent weeks on my own searching for food and my owner.  I was finally picked up by the Animal Shelter.

Now, here I sit day after day in this pen.  The days are long and lonely.  I wish someone would come and adopt me.   I would love to have a boy to run the pastures with or explore the woods together.  I would be a great yard dog or companion dog for anyone.  Please come to the Betty Gambrell/Swainsboro Animal Shelter and meet me. I promise to give you lots of love.  We hounds are known to be very affectionate.  If you give me a chance, I won’t disappoint you.

My adoption fee, spaying, and rabies shot will be paid for by the Emanuel County Humane Society.  This is their way of saying thank you for saving a life and giving me and others a second chance.