P.O. Box 41797
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 626-7410
Last Updated:
04/28/2007 09:32 AM


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Name: Homer
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Yellow Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed
Sex: Male (Neutered)
General Potential Size: Large
Age: 10 Months (best estimate)
Good with People: Very Friendly
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes
Hi, I’m Homer.

Yeah, that’s what they call me. I guess it’s my five O’clock shadow just like that other Homer, Bart and Lisa’s dad. I come from a slightly messed up family too. I never knew my dad and my mom left us pretty early on. After that, I just followed the railroad tracks and ate whatever I could find, even road kill (No skunks!). I know, I know, that sound terrible, but I mean, a sometimes a dog has to do what a dog's got to do.... Sometimes I found a little cat food on a back porch here and there (how do cats eat that stuff?).

I am about 10 months old and about 60 pounds. I don’t know how far I went or how long I was out there dodging trains and cars, but I know my feet were really sore and I had never been so hungry and tired in all my life.

And my head was hurting! One day somebody pointed at me and I thought I finally found a friend, but then I heard a lound bang and the next thing I knew I had all those funny pepples all over my head and it burned badly and boy, did it hurt! I guess it wasn't a new friend after all! It's how I learned to stay away from humans who point funny looking "sticks" at me. From what I later overheard some humans saying, those pepples are called "Buckshots".

But that all changed when I met some really nice people from something called a rescue.

They gave me a warm place to sleep, all the good food I could eat and fresh water to drink. They even took me to the doctor, they called him Vet, funny name...., for a checkup and after a short nap there, I woke up a feeling like a new dog! (Yeow, what happened back there!).

Now I just enjoy hanging out with my human buddies and some other dogs just like me.

Oh, yeah, I’m looking forward to the day when I get adopted by a nice family who might have some really cool kids to play with. (I like kids!).

Maybe that could be you? If it is, just ask for Homer. I’d be honored to be your best friend. I walk really good on something called a leash and I am a really, really great dog! And, even if I have to say so myself, I am a pretty "buff" looking boy to boot.
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