MENTOR, Ohio — The Lake County Humane Society recently welcomed "Spike" from another Ohio shelter in hopes of finding this 9-year-old pit bull mix breed dog a home to call his own.
Through no fault of his own, Spike has lived five of his nine years in a shelter.
This is Spike's story: In 2016, his family had to surrender him after their house burned down. The traumatic experience of surrender made him a little nervous in the shelter, which is common, and he was overlooked by potential adopters. Volunteer shelters staff worked tirelessly to bring Spike out of his shell, and he soon became a staff and volunteer favorite!
Spike is described as a happy boy and loves to curl up on a couch and watch TV (who doesn't?). He also likes to go on walks and swim in ponds. He is very people-oriented, but would be best as the only pet in a home.
In honor of the late Betty White's birthday on Monday, Jan. 17, Lake Humane is determined to get Spike adopted and into his very own home. Betty White was a champion for animal causes, and shelters and rescues around the country are remembering her for her great work in promoting animal programs.
Lori Caszatt, Executive Director, shares:
"I'll never forget when I saw the photo of Betty White posing with the 2013 Hero Dog of the Year – a Pittie named Elle. She helped to destigmatize misconceptions around the Pit Bull. Like Betty White, Spike continues to get better with age! I hope all the love surrounding the Betty White Challenge encourages people to adopt, support their local animal shelter and helps to find Spike his forever home."
To learn more about Spike, visit his bio on Lake Humane Society's website, or call them at (440) 951-6122 ext. 100.
Lake Humane Society relies on community donations to help homeless pets like Spike. To make a donation in honor of Betty White's birthday, visit lakehumanesociety.salsalabs.org/tributedonation/index.html. Donations can also be sent to:
Lake Humane Society; ATTN: Betty White Challenge; 7564 Tyler Blvd., Building E; Mentor, OH 44060