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“The dog is the god of frolic.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

If there was any dog who most exemplified Mr. Beecher’s statement, it would be Emmie, our 32-pound mixed breed. Emmie greets the volunteers with exuberance, and rewards the volunteers who walk her and play with her with such joy and excitement it is contagious. Emmie loves to explore the outside, and greets new dogs at the shelter with excited interest. She has made huge strides since coming to the shelter. She is less skittish and is adjusting to the constant changes in the shelter with aplomb. She likes to be around her human pack, and we believe an adult-only home would be best for her. Another dog in the family might be okay, with proper introduction. If you would like a dog that will take daily walks and then snuggle up next to you to enjoy a quiet afternoon, then please drop by the shelter to meet Emmie.

You don’t have to go to Mexico to hang out with Hamlet while drinking your margaritas! Hamlet is a sweet, friendly boy who is in need of a fur-ever home. We are estimating he is around four years old. He has plenty of play in him. He loves playing with a ball, sun bathing and going for a good walk. He knows his basic commands and is always down for a good snuggle. The volunteers report that he is very easy to walk, and he loves to lean against people. Hamlet will make someone a very loyal companion. If he’s your idea of the perfect dog, please come down to meet this handsome, laid-back fellow.

Baeo, our 1.5-year-old Malamute mix, has had increased interest recently, and why shouldn’t he? Warmer weather means people can get outdoors again, and who better to share the outdoors with you than Baeo? Unfortunately, the right family for Baeo hasn’t found him yet. Baeo is big (100 pounds), and strong, but he’s also smart, and that means he’s trainable. He loves to explore, hike, play with other dogs, and kick back after a long day of fun. He is the perfect addition to an active family. Ideally that family will have experience with this working breed or a similar one. Malamutes like to be busy and they like to be involved in the family’s activities. Baeo is currently living with a foster family, but he can be seen by appointment.

We received two sweet, gentle senior male dogs last weekend. Unfortunately, these guys need some loving care before we can make them available for adoption. We hope to have an update in next week’s column and on our website when these older fellows will be ready to go to their own loving homes.

FFD is at 150 Blacksmith Shop Road, Falmouth. We are open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to noon, Monday and Thursday afternoons, 4 to 6 PM, and Sundays, 3 to 5 PM. We can be reached at 508-548-7742, or visit

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