And that’s one of the reasons why his family decided to abandon the 7-year-old dog at a California shelter, according to a Facebook page for Saving Carson Shelter Dogs.

But, it’s apparent  the dog being surrendered, it’s brutally apparent that Shadow doesn’t want to leave his soon-to-be former owner’s side.


Shadow huddles as close as he can get to a seemingly indifferent owner, licking his lips, and glancing nervously around. Sadly, his former owner doesn’t give him much reassurance.

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It’s hard to blame Shadow for worrying. The shelter environment can be a scary place, rife with strange new scents and sounds.

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Over the weekend, Shadow joined the ranks of some 7.6 million pets who enter America’s shelter system every year. No dog should be a number. Shadow is described as “very playful and loves little kids and other dogs.”

“He is beautiful and he needs help now.”

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Think that could be you?

If so, get in touch with Carson Animal Care Center through its website or call 310 523 9566.


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