My name is Cupcake and I am a 3-year-old American Pit Bull mix and I’m about to tell youwhat I do all day at Butte Humane Society. First thing in the morning, after I eat my kibble, you can find me lying in my dog igloo for most of the day. I do come out of my bed whenever I hear something or see another dog barking, I will run around my kennel to see what it is and bark at whatever it is. The other dogs all bark to, we all have our unique bark so it sounds like a symphony.
For those who have not been to Butte Humane Societymy kennel looks like this. I have two dog igloos beds, yes they are shaped like igloos and there are blankets in there so we can sleep on them. There is also a water bowl clipped to the kennel fence since we are dogs and need water. My kennel is large, enough to run around and play in and there is a small tire to play with.
I am very sweet but shy when I first meet you, so be patient until I get to know you. Once you get to know me you will find that I am a big love bug and love to be pet. Take me out of my kennel and I am pretty good on leash except I have a bit of a jumping problem at first.Treats are my favorite and if you train me to not jump then I will listen if you use treats, when you call my name, I will prance right over to you. I like to play with the tug toy and the ball but can’t stay focused past three or four throws. After I get tired of playing tug and chasing after tennis balls I love to find a spot in the sun and lie there until you take me back to my kennel. Oh ya, I also love belly rubs.
Once you are ready to put me back in my kennel I will walk right next to you on leash and go right into my kennel. Give me a treat and I am set for the afternoon and will go back to lying in my dog igloo.
Up until last week, I did have my own kennel. I was moved to another kennel that wasn’t in the shade. Pit Bull’s have very thin hair and we are all muscle so we don’t have much to keep us warm. I have a kennel mate named Chance. He is a 10-month-old Terrier Pit Bull mix and has been at BHS since December 22, 2010. He is a very sweet and playful puppy, and we get along great. He does like to sleep in my dog igloo even though with dogs it doesn’t matter where we sleep as long as we have a bed.
My new neighbor is Steve; he is an older dog, 11-years-old, Labrador retriever, Mastiff mix and has been at BHS since November 8, 2010. He may be an older dog but he is still full of life and loves relaxing in his kennel and going for walks with the volunteers. Steve and I get along great. We were both out in the socialization area and we both ran up to each other and stiffed each other through the fence. Steve was recently moved to a kennel inside. I am happy to report that he was recently adopted out and hope he loves his new family.
My old kennel neighbors are named Marvin and Delilah. Marvin is a very sweet and loving 3-year-old Beagle, American Pit Bull mix. He is one of the few dogs that have been here at Butte Humane Society the longest. He has been here since October 25, 2010, but hasn’t been my kennel mate for very long. Marvin likes to lay down with his bottom against the kennel fence. He will bark whenever he hears something or someone walk by but that is normal.
Delilah is a 3-year-old Terrier Pit Bull Mix and has been here since July 3, 2010. She did get adopted out but then came back when her owners were moving and couldn’t take her. She also likes to lie in her dog igloo but does come up to you if you call her. Whenever Delilah hears something or someone she is very energetic and will jump on her dog igloo bed and bark.
Throughout the day I don’t do a lot, just hang out in my kennel and hope that someone will adopt me. I also hope that a volunteer will take me out of the kennel once in a while and take me for a walk and play with me! I love the volunteer’s because they come and clean up my kennel and feed me and give me loves. But, other than that my days at Butte Humane Society are not as exciting as being in a regular home!
I have been here since October 31, 2010 and am available for adoption for $75. I also come with a 30 days or pre-paid health insurance and come with a lot of goodies to get you started. Again, my name is Cupcake, and I’m very sweet and loving and would make a great addition to any home. Tell all your friends and come visit me today!
-Monica Gunther, Public Relations Intern