Cinnamon, a mix of retriever (golden and Lab) and chow, landed at BARCS last year and at 9 years old, she wouldn't be an easy adoption. Luckily, her story struck a chord with BARCS volunteer Vicky Jenkins the minute the dog was posted on the shelter's website.
"I saw Cinnamon's picture and the notation that she was 9 years old and given up because her owner had to go into assisted living," says Jenkins. "The story tugged at my heart."
Jenkins, her husband, Thomas, and son, Cody, 19, adopted the dog and brought her home to Middle River, where she quickly adapted to lazy afternoons watching ducks from the pier and playing with Chloe, the family's Shih Tzu.
"Cinnamon likes a quiet household and I think ours was the perfect fit for her," says Jenkins. Cinnamon loves being petted and lays her "20-pound paw," as the family says, on her humans' knees to ask for more. Not a big fan of toys, she enjoys a nightly biscuit and is fearful of thunderstorms.
"She is the gentlest dog we've ever owned," says Jenkins, "and she's loved by everyone who meets her. Senior pets are a joy to adopt."
She hopes Cinnamon's previous owner might see her story and take comfort knowing their sweet friend is happy in her new home. "I've tried without success to find her previous owner so we could assure him or her that Cinnamon is well cared for in a loving home," says Jenkins. "I hope maybe this will find them and bring peace."
To have your pet - including hamsters, snakes, horses, guinea pigs and the like - considered for Collared, email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kim Fernandez, for The Baltimore Sun (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo /July 8, 2014)
Looking for something to do this Saturday? How about rocking out to some of Baltimore's best bands while helping raise money for the city's homeless animals?
Join the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) at Dick's Famous Halfway Inn, 8013 Philadelphia Road, Rosedale, for Bands for BARCS this Saturday, Jan. 19, starting at 2 p.m. and going clear through until 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Your $10 admission covers your first drink and goes to support the animal shelter’s work.
Participating bands include:
2 p.m.: Imperfect Journey
3 p.m.: Chocolate Love
4 p.m.: Phairen
5 p.m.: Crunch
6 p.m.: Notell Motel
7 p.m.: Doc’s Holiday
8 p.m.: Tramp Stamp
9 p.m: Screams & Whispers
10 p.m.: Torque
11 p.m.: Paranormal
12 a.m.: Society Fringe Players
Bring your friends and party on for Fido and Fluffy. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/BARCS.Animal.Shelter
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more
about the new features.
The Baltimore Sun encourages civil dialogue related to our stories; you must register and log-in to our site in order to participate. We reserve the right to remove any user and to delete comments that violate our Terms of Service
. By commenting, you agree to these terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.