Dog Rescues his 'Girl'

Blush & Mush
Blush & Mush

Staff at Baypath Humane Society received a call last week about a pair of dogs who appeared to have been dumped nearby. They were able to find the male, a sweet young dog they named Mush—but his mate proved elusive. She was hiding in a far away field, scared and alone—until a staff member brought Mush to the scene. Mush saved the day, giving his girl Blush the confidence to come running to safety. 

Blush arrived in rough shape, having been out in the elements alone with no food or water, and having just recently given birth to puppies. The pair is getting much TLC at the shelter. Mush & Blush’s love for each other has made an impression on everyone they’ve met, and the affectionate pair quickly became favorites among shelter staff and volunteers.

The shelter is anxious to find homes for these sweet souls. They need a quiet foster home or forever home where they can thrive. Much as they would like to keep Mush & Blush together, if this isn’t possible, they can be adopted or fostered separately.

To meet Blush & Mush, please stop by the shelter at 5 Rafferty Road in Hopkinton today. They’re open daily from 11:30AM-4:30PM. 

For more information, please call 508-435-6938 or check out their video at youtube.com/watch?v=af9-RDlJZ2A

Submitted by the Baypath Humane Society.

ScarletF May 29, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Roublard, Since you have never met these dogs nor know anything about the temperament testing or the organization involved with their adoption or their policies, I would be careful about making such alarmist statements.
roublard May 29, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Scarlet, these dogs were abandoned....you do not know their bloodline. temperament testing is not a guarantee....the breed is unpredictable and notoriously vicious. with all of the other breeds available for adoption, it would be unwise for these dogs to be adopted by anyone. It is not worth the risk.
ScarletF May 29, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Abandoned dogs are brought to shelters every day and are adopted. I would venture to guess that most people don't know anything about their dog's "bloodline". They know about their dog's behavior. It seems you have a fear of this type of dog and I am sorry for you for that. But making rash, blanket statements about an entire breed is not rational. What expertise, if any, do you have in this field? If you do not, I suggest you stick to facts, not spreading your own fears.
roublard May 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Scarlet, pit bull unpredictability and viciousness is WELL documented. it is MUCH too risky to place this breed with anyone, never mind an unsuspecting family. this just happened a couple of days ago; http://nypost.com/2014/05/26/dad-says-shelter-lied-about-pit-bull-before-it-bit-my-kids/ .....now I'm not suggesting Baypath would behave in this sort of unethical manner, but notice the animal center changed their tune on this dog; "It seemed Melo had finally acclimated and was letting his guard down — revealing the sweet, playful affectionate boy I knew was always there!” ....what is ever MORE disturbing is that the person who said the above may have truly believed what the said, which just reinforces my point about unpredictability.
Michelle Tate May 29, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Dear Scarlet and Roublard, thank you for having this heated but necessary conversation online, I appreciate all the information you both are bringing to the table. Let's hope that this conversation will compel people to visit the BayPath Humane Society and other shelters, and see all the dogs and cats who need homes, and maybe adopt a pet that fits their family. Let's also hope it compels people to be responsible and stop abandoning dogs in the first place.


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