After over 1,450 Days in a Shelter, Penny Just Wants a Forever Home. And a Tennis Ball.

There’s a dog for every person. But sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a person for every dog. This truly appears to be the case for sweet Penny. She has spent most of her 5 1/2 years of life in a shelter with over 750 days at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society animal shelter in Washington. This poor pup has faced struggles no dog should ever have to deal with. But most importantly, she has lived a great deal of her life without knowing the love of a family she can call her own.

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Tennis (balls) Anyone?

Sadly, even the recent nationwide Clear the Shelters campaign, where over 161,000 dogs were adopted, saw this brown beauty left alone at the shelter. She’s a beautiful mix of Retriever/Lab/Pit/Terrier – with emphasis on the Retriever. If you have a tennis ball, Penny will play all day. She loves chasing tennis balls as long as someone will throw them.

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Plenty of Love to Give

Penny is good around other animals, but she needs to be in a one-dog home without other pets. That’s not to say she doesn’t love interacting with other dogs on long walks, which she loves. She especially loves trips to the local retirement homes and schools where she just adores the attention that she so desperately deserves and longs for.

Penny, or Penelope when she’s being formal, sadly required surgery to remove her left eye, but that does change her loving personality. In fact, it adds to her charm – she looks like she’s winking! Cute, right?

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Parting Tis Such Sweet Sorrow

The one ray of hope in Penny’s life is the caring staff at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. They love her so much, and it will be bittersweet when she finally does find her furever home. Penny is their go-to dog when it’s time to head out for a school or retirement home visit. She just loves people.

“Everyone here enjoys spending time with her. But we want her to find someone who can care for her and show her the love she deserves,” said shelter volunteer Anne.

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Even with the love and attention Penny gets from all those at the shelter, she still needs a place to call her own. A place where she can feel safe and loved.

We Can Make This Happen!

Please share this post! Together, maybe we can help get Penny adopted. And if you’re interested in saving Penny, this sweet & beautiful dog, please contact the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society at (509)662-9577 or It’s time for Penny to go home. Forever. Wink – Wink!

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story and allowing us to share it with you, our readers.

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