Once in awhile there is a dog brought into the Bonaire Animal Shelter that has such fine character and is so special that even though it may not be adopted right away the staff feels it should be kept and taken care of until the right person comes along. That’s the case with “Jaap,” this very handsome blond male dog. Jaap is about two years old now and has been at the Shelter for awhile, but he’s such a good dog, enthusiastic and smart, that he’s been welcome to stay for as long as it takes for him to find a new master or mistress.
“He’s so easy to train,” the staff says, “and he’d make a great guard dog.” As Shelter manager Marlies says, “Jaap is one of my favorites!” Just look at that alert profile and you’ll understand what the staff means. Jaap has been declared healthy by the vet, has had his tests, worming, shots and is sterilized.
The dog adoption fee of $75 includes all that plus a microchip which records the dog’s number and is connected to the owner’s name.
Story and Photo by Laura DeSalvo, Bonaire Reporter, January 14 – 28, 2011