What to Expect from a Shelter Dog on Your first Visit

Keep an open mind and you could find your best friend.

Photo by Sheri Hooley on Unsplash

A few years ago, I watched a visitor to the animal shelter where I work walk up to a dog’s kennel, leash him up, and within three steps command him to sit.

The poor dog was given, no joke, only three steps toward being able to run and get some fresh air before the woman demanded he perform for…