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Marloes, the friendly watch dog

marloesIf there were a popularity contest at the Bonaire Animal Shelter, “Marloes” would be one of the winners because she is such a people dog and is so friendly. She gets along fine with her kennel mates but what she really prefers and loves are people! Her previous owner had no time for her; that’s why she’s here at the Shelter, looking for just the right appreciative new owner. An added bonus is that she’d be a great watch dog. She would say, “I love my owners and I want to protect them as best I can.” Well said, Marloes.

Marloes is one and a half years old. She’s a medium sized dog with easy-to care- for short, integrated black and brown fur. She has a hint of dark eyeliner around her alert brown eyes. And of course she’s been checked out by the vet, given her shots, worming, sterilized and pronounced in perfect health. The dog adoption fee of NAƒ 105 includes all this. Did you know that every pet you adopt from the Bonaire Animal Shelter has been tested not only for its health but for its sociability? Every pet is well known to the staff as to its personality. Does it like children? Does it prefer adults? How about other pets in the household? Will it get along with them? Is it a good watch dog? So often those animals that are so highly bred have “racial weaknesses”- weaknesses of the breed. One thing you can be sure of with the pets in Bonaire, and that is that there is a huge gene pool – with new ones entering the island all the time, brought by their owners! Just about every dog and cat here is one of a kind.

You don’t have to go through its genealogy to determine who it is – just get to know him or her. That will tell you if he or she is the one for you. Isn’t that simple and nice? If you don’t believe me just pay a visit to the Shelter on the Lagoen Road and meet some of the adorable personalities there. The Shelter is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm and 3 to 5 pm. Telephone 717-4989. We were told that “Evo,” our pup of the week in the April 24 edition has been adopted by a very fine pet-loving family. Happy life to Evo and his new owners.

L.D. Bonaire Reporter- May 22 – June 5, 2009

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