Dog of the Day: Astro the Adoptable Weimaraner

Back from Bay to Barkers, and it was a blast. Dogs, dogs, dogs! I’m going to be posting things from there for months.

I promised I’d post this guy soon, though, since he’s adoptable. He’s been up for adoption for a while, even though he’s friendly, well-behaved, smart, and good with kids and other dogs. (They’re not sure about cats, but they suspect he’d be fine with them too.) If he’s so great, why hasn’t he been adopted yet? Well, he’s 8 years old, and a lot of people are hesitant to adopt older dogs.

I can understand that, but at the same time, I think it’s awfully sad. Here we have a wonderful dog who had a pretty rough life, and now that he’s older, I think he really deserves a stable, kind family.

What do you say? Anyone out there want a gently used, factory-refurbished Weimaraner? Visit norcalweimrescue.org and ask about Astro!

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Astro made a great spokes-dog: he interacted with a couple hundred people and dogs, and when the event was over, he was still hoping for more.

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Astro is displaying the bandana rule: any awesome dog is automatically rendered awesomer by a bandana around the neck. Also displayed is the famous Weimaraner deer-in-the-headlights stare.

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How can you resist that face?

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2 Responses to Dog of the Day: Astro the Adoptable Weimaraner

  1. M.C. says:

    Dawww! 8 is hardly “old” at all! If only the rest of us could look that great when we’re in our late 50s or whatever the equivalent in dog years…

    Looks like it was a great time. Maybe I can go next year.

  2. Adam Lang says:

    It was well worth the trip. Heck, it was well worth a longer trip than that. All sorts of fun stuff, and fun people, and fun dogs. Funny thing, though: I didn’t see a single shiba inu, or basenji. I saw one American akita, and one dog that his dad claimed was a basenji mix (I didn’t see it myself).

    Basenji I’m not too surprised at, since I have only ever seen a couple (and gotten pictures of one) in my year and a half of blogging, but I’ve seen dozens of adorable little foxy shibas. The only thing I can think is, maybe shibas are a little too freaked out by huge crowds of people all wanting to pet them, and huge crowds of dogs, all wanting to play with them?

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