53055 – Mel

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1 year
Male – neutered!
64 pounds
Heartworm negative!
Available as of 1/16
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Update 1/17: Sadly, Mel is back at the pound. He has many good qualities but being mouthy when he’s excited seems to be his downfall. He’s still looking for his own special person or family.

Update 12/30: Mel was adopted but returned because he wasn’t a good fit for the family. Mel can be mouthy when he’s over stimulated and needs an adopter who can work with him on this. He’s a sweet, affectionate dog who needs a home that’s the right match for him.

Update from his Doggie Sleepover 11/19: Mel enjoyed a night away from the pound. His overnight foster said, “Who knew Mel could be so cuddly! ” She told me that he enjoyed the bed so much he didn’t want to get up this morning (sounds like a kid!). He was also a really good dog and didn’t destroy anything—even his stuffed toys. Mel does so well in a home. I hope he finally finds his forever one soon.

Update 11/15: Mel needs a foster home! Want a furry friend but worried about committing long-term? Consider providing a foster home for a shelter pup! To learn more about fostering Mel or another needy animal, please call the shelter at 706-613-3540 and ask to speak to Nicollette!

Update 11/1: This perfect, handsome boy does so awesome in a home – so much better than in his kennel at the shelter. He, however, feels safest in his kennel alone during the day so needs a family who understands crating (or better yet, someone who works from home!) Mel is also house trained and loves the comfort of a couch or dog bed!

Update 10/11: Mel, a resident at Athens-Clarke County (ACC) Animal Shelter, has spent the past few days hanging out with staff at ACC Facilities Management Division. I was able to spend a little time with the staff to get an idea of exactly what Mel has been up to.

It was great to see Mel (the staff call him “Gibson”) out of the shelter and in such a caring environment. He has plenty of toys and treats, gets to greet folks coming in and out of the offices, and is able to roam from office to office, desk to desk. Mel has made lots of new friends and has been a welcomed addition to the facility, with many of the folks working there looking forward to seeing him each day.

Many thanks to the nice people in Facilities Management for reaching out to the Animal Shelter and allowing Mel (Gibson) to show what a good boy he is and how he could be that special addition to the right family.

Update from Mel’s advocate 10/2: If you’re lookin for a fun and playful buddy that loves ear scratches and belly rubs and is down for a game of tug a war– look no further than my buddy Mel!🔸️🔸️ Mel does well with his manners, he tried to tell me he wanted to play by grabbing the toy and bringing it for me to grab. He has mid-high energy when play time. But always down to chill out with you. I love Mel and his goofy personality! He has a favorite playmate at the shelter. And he didn’t seem to mind other dogs barking at him as we walked to the interaction pen!! He knew exactly what to do when I brought him his leash, and walked well.
He will be the perfect hiking/jogging buddy! He just loves being round people and looking for adventure!
Are you his new adventure buddy???? You gotta come check him out! (Plus… those eyes tho!😍)

Mel’s Doggie-Day-Out 9/25: Mel was playful, curious, and loving on his day out. At first, he was scared to get in the car but was good once he was inside. He enjoyed walking in the park and was super on leash. Mel is not fully house trained and had one mistake. He also thought everything was a toy, but besides that, he was perfect!

Update 9/16: Mel likes the ladies and has been a playmate for Priscilla and Tammy. He can only play with one of them if a staff member is present, but if things are quiet around the shelter while you are visiting, you can ask if it’s a good time for a play date!

Update 9/3: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Mel is neutered and up-to-date on his basic vaccinations!

Mel is a handsome dog with his white coat and caramel colored patches. He’s a nice boy and hit it off with Jackson at the fence. They enjoyed several races before deciding to take a break from the heat. That’s when Mel trotted over to spend time with me. He’s a happy boy with a smile that spreads across his face whenever you pet him or scratch him behind his ears. It doesn’t take much to make Mel’s day. He’s all about being with friends and having a good time!

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Thank you sponsors!
Anonymous- $200
Laura – $100