Some people say that there’s “a lid for every pot,” that is, someone for everyone. When Mister Jones came to the APL in April 2017, we could tell right away that he was a “pot” who deserved a very special “lid,” one that might take a little time to find.
Mister Jones is a large, handsome Chow/Lab mix, with distinctive white spots sprinkled on the brown fur of his face and back legs—spots you’d more likely see on a deer than a dog. A big, cheerful face, long tail and perky ears complete the picture. While he behaves like a much younger dog, the white fur on his muzzle gives you a clue to his age; Mister Jones is twelve years old.
Mister Jones spent the summer at the APL, where the staff and volunteers fell in love with him. He went to adoption events, played outside, relaxed with staff behind the adoption desk, and even spent a little time in a foster home, taking a break from the shelter. The affection of the staff and volunteers is reflected in their notes: “Mister Jones is a great dog—the perfect amount of playful and mellow!” and “He’s a snuggly, sweet boy that likes going on walks and taking naps. He is very charming.” “Everyone who meets him loves his kind demeanor and gentle, quirky playfulness.” They even let him enter one note of his own, which got straight to the point: “Hi there! I'm an older gentleman looking for a comfortable home with a loving family … If you are looking for a laid-back guy to watch T.V. and hang around with, come and get me out of here!”
In September, Carrie came to the APL to look at dogs. Her dog had passed away about a year before, and she was ready to fall in love again. And that’s exactly what happened when she saw Mister Jones: love at first sight! She knew as soon as they met that he was the one. Because she would be sharing her dog with her parents, they had to meet him, too. Carrie’s dad liked him right away, and though it took Carrie’s mom a little more time, the whole family came to approve of the match.
Mister Jones now lives a life that includes all of his favorite things—walks with Carrie’s mom, hanging out and watching television with Carrie’s dad, and car rides with Carrie herself, who often takes him to the Metroparks to go exploring. She has even brought him back to the APL for visits, delighting the staff and volunteers who came to love him.
He’s everything she ever wanted in a dog, Carrie explains, always excited to see her and go places, but also happy to hang out at home. Asked to describe him in one word, Carrie doesn’t hesitate: “Perfect!”
Congratulations, Carrie and Mister Jones, on your perfect match!
Information about the Cleveland APL
To meet the adoptable animals at the Cleveland APL, visit our adoption center in Tremont at 1729 Willey Avenue in Cleveland or our PetSmart Charities® Everyday Adoption Center in the Parma PetSmart® store at 6870 Ridge Road. To view all of the animals who are waiting for loving homes online or on your mobile device, visit www.ClevelandAPL.org
or download our free adoptions app on your iOS or Android device.
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