Grand Dog candidate: Mason
Herro, my name is Mason. I was born in Oklahoma, where I was chained up all day with nothing to do except chew on rocks and my chain. My previous owners didn’t like me very much (I have no idea why!), so they would hit me and “forget” to give me food some days. Eventually, they didn’t want me anymore, so they sent me to a shelter where I hear they put you to sleep forever. Luckily, I was rescued by an animal shelter in Boulder, and was quickly adopted and allowed to go live in the mountains!
My new owner is pretty woofin’ awesome. He never chains me up, takes me to work with him during the week, and always takes me on no-leash walks where I can explore and bark ‘waddup’ to all my dawgs. Plus, I get to go on outdoor adventures almost every weekend, including hikes, bike rides, and camping/climbing trips.
In my free time, I love to nap on the couch (when I’m allowed on there), and watch the trains go by. I try and mark my territory wherever possible on my walks, just to make sure everyone knows who’s boss dog in my ‘hood. I play the ‘goofball’ act at times, but it’s all a part of my ploy to get as much attention and treats from people as possible (you didn’t hear that from me though).
Yeah, I know it sounds like I’m perfect, but I have my flaws too. I admit that I like to eat garbage and jump on kitchen counters when my owner leaves me at home alone. When I get scolded for being bad like that, sometimes I get scared and pee a little, but it’s not my fault! I’m still getting used to an abuse-free lifestyle. Plus, my owner always feels bad for me, and gives me a treat or belly rub after ;-).
All in all my new life is pretty grand, but I love all the attention I can get, so being Grand Dog is my next major goal!
Grand Dog is a collaborative fundraiser for Advocates for a Violence-Free Community and Grand County Pet Pals to raise awareness that violence affects everyone in the home- adults, children, and pets. Every week we will be highlighting a different “candidate”. To see all of the candidates and vote for your favorite, please visit gcadvocates.org.
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