Last weekend Bryan and I returned to Liberty Humane Society to check out some of their available dogs. Now that I’m working from home, I have a lot more time to devote to a four-legged companion (and it’s been a bit lonely in my apartment ever since Sandy went home with her forever family). I had visited Kos on a few occasions and I wanted to see him again. Of all the dogs at the shelter, he’d been there longest (seven months) and had two strikes against him: he’s a pit bull and he’s black. Apparently there IS such a thing as Black Dog Syndrome and dogs in shelters who have black coats tend to get overlooked much more frequently than their lighter-colored furry counterparts.
Kos needed a home, a bath, and some TLC. Bryan and I were happy to step in. We took him to get cleaned off:
brought him with us when we ran errands/went food shopping:
and snuggled with him on the couch:
Kos has been a pleasure to have in the apartment. He’s an incredibly well-behaved house guest and has never begged for food or marked his territory on my wooden floors (thanks, Kos!). He loves to play, catch treats in midair, and give high-fives. Though I feel guilty I don’t have more room to really romp around with him in my shoebox, he’s happy just to follow me around the apartment and go for adventures outdoors. Sadly, I found out the park near me in Hoboken is a pit-free zone so I have to think of creative ways of getting him to burn off some energy.
A bit of back story on him: Kos was left behind at the shelter after living with a family for two years (he’s about three years young now). It breaks my heart to think he had bonded with a family for his puppy years and they simply surrendered him once he felt comfortable around them, but I obviously don’t know the circumstances and can’t judge. Who knows: maybe the family had to move and they couldn’t take him with them. He is very sociable, loves meeting folks around town, and is mild mannered around dogs of all sizes. He’s a bit of a scaredy cat and usually jumps behind my legs when a small dog yips at him, which I always find amusing.
Also? Apparently he’s a Red Bulls fan.
To read more about Kos, check out his profile on Petfinder here. If you have any questions/are interested in adopting Kos, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help me spread the word about this sweet boy!