Carney (one of the Kadiddlehoppers)
Carney and his brother Clem came to us at about 10 months old. They are beautiful boys , with slick black and white hair. Carney, especially, wants to please his people. He has been at the shelter so long, that we doubt he remembers much other than shelter life. Carney will need an extremely understanding adopter who can help him navigate the real world, because, let’s just face it, the real world is a scary place. We believe that he would be happiest as a farm dog, but the farm would need to be far away from the highway, as Carney would really like to catch a car. He doesn’t know what he would do with it, but he would really like to have one, and just see what the possibilities are. However, a larger fenced in yard would work also.
Carney says, “I love the outdoors. A person who would let me be my own unique self would get all the love I have in my heart. My biggest fear is that I wouldn’t please that person, as I really want to do that. The only affection I have known in my life is from the ladies at the shelter, and they just don’t have enough time during the day to give me the attention that I really deserve. I don’t blame them. Instead, I just live for them to give me a kind word and head pat. I try to behave myself when I get to go outside with them. I never jump up on them and would never try to hurt them in any way. Now, other dogs are a completely different story. I don’t particularly care for them. I usually let them exist until the ladies come to get me out of the yard, and then I expect for them to get me on the leash first, and if that doesn’t happen, I let the other dog have it. I think the word “jealous” has been used a few times. They say that I’m not very good on a leash as I pull very hard to get to the field and then back to my run, because there are lots of scary things on the way. However, the good thing is that I am very smart and know which run is mine, so I can be allowed to go inside and outside off leash and do a pretty good job of finding my way without someone to guide me. When people come to look at me in my run, instead of jumping at them, I usually go to the back of the run (unless I know them) and put my head down, so they think I don’t want to go home with them. It’s not that. I’m just scared they will think I’m too forward on our first meeting. If you have a safe place for me to live, I would give you all the love possible. I would never be too demanding of your time. I would just enjoy hanging out with you and being out of this little kennel. Please, could you find it in your heart to give me a chance at the life ?”