Dog returned to shelter for being ‘too loyal’

Meet Wink. It’s hard to believe this adorable floppy-eared pooch was returned to the Riverside Animal Shelter in California for being “too loyal.” Sadly, all we can do is shake our heads and tell her story.

Wink’s advocates tell us she is very gentle, solicits attention and walks obediently on a leash. The two-year-old German shepherd mix is an absolute love. She doesn’t react when she passes other dogs’ kennels and is just so deserving of a loving home where her loyalty will be rewarded with hugs, kisses, a comfortable bed and lots of treats.

Several short videos of Wink can be viewed by scrolling down here.

Share her plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contact. Sharing saves lives.

PetHarbor Adoption:

WINK #A1596254

I am a spayed female, 60.00 lbs, black and tan German Shepherd Dog mix.
I am estimated to be about 2 years old.
I have been at the shelter since 09/12/2020

All ADOPTIONS are being conducted by ONLINE appointment due to COVID-19. If you are interested in an animal please follow this link to schedule an appointment:

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Phone : 951-358-7387

Rescue desk: 951-358-7302
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Shelter address : 6851 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 92509
Monday – Saturday 11am-5pm

For more information about this animal, call Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1596254.

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