San Francisco Animal Care & Control

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San Francisco Animal Care & Control is San Francisco’s “only open door animal shelter that accepts any animal – in any condition – of any temperament. SF ACC is responsible for the City’s stray, injured, abandoned, neglected and mistreated animals – of all species – and wildlife. All varieties of animals are available for adoption daily.”

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Stick

 

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Penelope likes her new stick so much she prefers to sleep out on the deck with it, rather than come inside where sticks are not allowed.

Meet Penelope

Ben and I have adopted a new dog, a 5-year-old boxer who was surrendered to the SFACC after her former owner lost his home. We’re calling her Penelope. Here are a few pictures from her very first weekend with us.

Our first meeting at the SFACC.

Our first meeting at the SFACC. The day before we adopted her.

Sleeping on the bean bag chair (her favorite spot.)

Day Two: In Golden Gate Park.

Day Two: In Golden Gate Park.

So many more pictures of Penelope to come.

A Long Absence, A Terrible Loss

Our dog died in February. She would have been 14 this year. Though Ben and I both know that 14 years is a good long lifetime for a big dog like Audrey, it simply wasn’t enough time for us. We were, and remain, devastated by her loss.

Needless to say, I haven’t felt much like blogging.

Life goes on, of course. But still, not a day goes by when we don’t look at her pictures or talk about how much we miss her. We still do that silly thing where we speak in her voice when we mock each other. We dream about her at night. We were a such closely knit little pack. We will never get over her. We miss you so much, Audrey. We love you so much.

Someone, please, give us our dog back.

 

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