Zack and Jim's pet of the week.


This week’s Zack and Jim’s Pet of the Week is Starbuck! Starbuck is that dog who will give you a lot to chuckle about. He has a fun personality, and he’s ready to entertain. The twinkle in his mischievous eyes tells you he’s always up to something.

But it’s always something good! Starbuck is a lively boy who loves to toss the ball around and play. Are you an exercise guru? Well guess what! So is Starbuck! He’s always up for a morning jog-or a late evening stroll.

This sweet guy has a softer side, too. Head and belly rubs are definitely on his too do list! He’s a good-looking boy, and while he could probably use a few days in the classroom, he’s willing to go to school and learn. He’s shown great promise in training.

Starbuck has a special quality about him. Besides being fun loving and sweet, he’s very loyal. Give him the home he deserves, and he’ll remain by your side and be your best friend.

Starbuck has been at the shelter since 9/11/18. He is number 2 on the urgent list. He’s a 4-year-old, male bull terrier mix.  He’s been neutered, so he can go home today. His adoption fee has been sponsored and he is free to adopt to an approved adopter.

Starbuck and his friends need the community to come and adopt or foster this week. Because of the rain, the shelter’s intake numbers have been astronomical, especially for dogs. There has not been enough room for to house them.

Sadly, last week was not a good week for the shelter. Many adoptable dogs will not find their forever homes because of lack of space. This is not the Waco shelter’s goal. They do not want to lose any more dogs due to lack of kennels.

How can you help? If you have a pet, keep it secure, especially when the weather turns bad. With as much rain as the area has endured, fences are falling down, and pets are escaping. Make sure your dog is micro chipped. Micro chips have helped many of animals find their way home.

If your dog is missing, check the shelter, and go in person. Pictures can be misleading, and your pet may look different in an intake photo, particularly if it’s been missing for a while.

And finally, consider adopting or fostering a homeless pet like Starbuck. They need you Waco, and they need you today! Shelter pets are not broken. They’ve just lost their way.

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