Rescue of the Week: SPUNKY!

Hey all! As promised, the very first in a new series here at ILRA: Rescue of the Week! Want to know something funny? This was pretty much supposed to be the whole point of ILRA. It all began as a simple idea to celebrate rescued animals to show that they are just as good as any other animals. In fact, we believe they know how lucky they are and return the love you give them tenfold! We wanted rescue parents to be able to come together and celebrate the wonderful animals that have changed their lives. We hope that you will all join in and share your rescue kids with the rest of the world! Now on to the first ever Rescue of the Week; who better but our very own mascot, Spunky?

Rescue of the Week: SPUNKY!

Rescue’s Name: Spunky (Spunkadoo, Spunkaruffugus)
Species/Breed: Husky/Shepherd/Chow mixed breed dog
Age: 6.5 years

How did your rescue come to be in your life?:
Spunky came into my life my sophomore year of college. I was working an adoption fair trying to get local pound dogs adopted. Spunky was my charge and I fell in love with him right away. An application was filled out before the event was even over! Since then, Spunky and I have been practically inseparable.

Tell us more about your rescue kid:
Spunky has amazing resilience. He has been through three different households, moved all around the country and been an amazing big brother to over thirty siblings. Nikki calls him the rock of our family and I’m inclined to believe her. No matter what, Spunky is always there. Whether it’s tolerating a little kitten thinking he’s mommy, playing gently with the ferrets or being a model for the younger dogs to follow, he is always a patient, loving presence. This wonderful personality makes him pretty irresistible to everyone he meets. Seriously, ask anyone! Because of this, he has his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificication and he is in the works of becoming a therapy dog! Hopefully someday soon, he will be able to bring joy and happiness to even more people who are in need of his soft soul. Spunky’s favorite thing to do in the whole world, besides getting love of course, is to run. He is one of the fastest, most agile dogs I’ve ever come across and he loves that he’s always the leader in a game of chase. On the other hand, he can also lounge around like nobody’s business and makes a great partner for sleeping in late. He is also an incredibly photogenic boy (as you can see). Spunky makes an amazing mascot for ILRA because he was the one that really inspired the creation of our site.

Your Name(s): Ashley & Nikki
Where can you and your pet be found on the internet?: Right here! Spunky, as many of you already know, is the mascot of ILRA. He’s so glad he found his forever home that he wants to pay it forward and help other animals in need. You can learn tidbits about him on our twitter account, @RescueAnimals, too. He also has a Dogster profile. But if you really want to get to know him, you’ve got to check out The Family Menagerie, a webcomic based on our crazy, animal filled lives. You’re sure to love it!

Check back next week for another Rescue of the Week!

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8 Responses to “Rescue of the Week: SPUNKY!”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rescue Animals, FlexPet for Shelters. FlexPet for Shelters said: RT @RescueAnimals As promised at #blogpaws, our newest series has begun! Meet our very first Rescue of the Week #RotW […]

  2. What a wonderful post with a happy ending for both you and Spunky!

  3. Chelsea says:

    Spunky is so awesome! I didn’t realize that he’s been through so many changes in his life. I really wish I could meet him. 🙂

    I love your photos of him; that last photo, in particular, is absolutely stunning!

    • Ashley says:

      Thanks, Chelsea! We’re really proud of him, even when he’s being a brat because he NEVER gets attention. ^_- I think one day you will meet him and I hope we can meet your girl too!

  4. Jess says:

    Wow, I can’t believe he’s 6.5 already! You totally should have included how it must have been fate that you have him because even though we got the ok through the pound, the shelter changed his name and tried to avoid letting us adopt him by letting other people fill out adoption forms for him. He was destined to be a part of your family and provide so much inspiration for your animal advocacy!

    • Ashley says:

      I know! I can’t believe he’s so old either! Time has flown by! And I forgot how we had to wait and they were collecting so many applications on him! It was ridiculous! Remember that time we went by and there was the old lady there looking at him and we got worried? Sometimes I’ve wondered what life would have been like for him if someone else had got him but I guess everything happens for a reason, and he’s had quite the life!

  5. Lloyd says:

    Spunky is really cute and this is such a noble cause! Thats’s one great Mascot you have!

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