Last dog at Tacoma shelter and it’s heartbreaking


Autumn watches everyone pass by, watches the other dogs at the shelter being leashed up to leave with their special person, watches the children go by and the adults smile, but no one stops for her. Autumn is the last dog left at the Tacoma Humane Society. Why doesn’t anyone fall in love with her?

“Breaks my heart to see her all alone in there,” a volunteer at the shelter wrote on social media, hoping to attract attention for Autumn. “Looks like she will need someone who’s dedicated and ready to take on the challenge. So worth it though!”


Autumn is a spayed female pit bull and Chinese Sharpei mix. The shelter estimates her age to be about three-years-old. She arrived at the shelter on April 5, 2020, and had been surrendered because her owner could no longer care for her.

As for her disposition, the staff describes her as sweet, but Autumn takes time to warm up to people – once she does, however she is “a super cuddle-bug.”

Autumn is reactive to other animals and will need to be the only pet in the home. She’s very energetic and will do best with a lot of exercise to keep her mind occupied and her body active.

“Ideal home: Her future family should be ready to take on training to help her with her reactiveness with other dogs become less. TEENS OR ADULTS ONLY, so they can understand her body language and give her space when she needs it. Due to this girl`s HIGH Prey Drive and extreme reactivness to other dogs while in our care, Autumn is not fit for apartment/condo living and would do best in a home.

Please share Autumn’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

PetHarbor adoption listing: AUTUMN – ID#A531158

Breed: Pit Bull Terrier and Chinese Sharpei Gender: Spayed Female Size: Medium Age: 3 years Color: Brown
Location: 005 ID#A531158.


For more information about this animal, call Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County at (253) 383-2733
Ask for information about animal ID number A531158.



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