Collared - Baltimore Sun readers' pets [Pictures]
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PET: We're interested in cats and dogs, but also hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, horses, chickens -- the whole pet gamut.
Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: pet name, owner name, how you met, pet's age, hometown, breed (or best guess), favorite activity, favorite food, funniest moment or sweetest story. Feel free to add your own creative categories, too -- anything that will shine a light on your pet.
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Cinnamon( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo / July 8, 2014 )
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 email@example.com.
- Kim Fernandez, for The Baltimore Sun