Dearest Santa Claus,
My name is Tarzan and I don’t want any toys for Christmas this year. All I want for Christmas is my forever family. I have been in the shelter since May. That’s right! Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day, May! If it is true that a dog’s year is 7 human years— I think we can l agree --that is a LONG time!!
Santa, I have been a very good boy this year. I agreed to be neutered and I was chipped and fully vaccinated. I went to training and it was dis...covered that I am a pleaser and I am highly trainable! I love to play and I do like other dogs. (although, I would like to meet my new sibling first.) They say I would probably chase cats, but I don’t think that makes me bad- do you? I am 2-3 years old and I have been called handsome. Most importantly, however, I am loyal, honest, loveable, and I will be always excited when you return home! I believe I like to give kisses and I would love to be hugged.
If I got my new family for Christmas, I would be forever grateful Santa. I don’t want to be an outdoor only dog. I really want to be in a home. Watching TV, playing games, cuddling, tagging along, chewing a toy, talking a walk, a run, a hike, a swim, with my family. My own food bowl. My own collar and name tag. My own spot on the couch or your lap. When it is cold, I will wear a sweater. I’ll sleep in a bed- yours or mine. I want to belong and I want to be loved this Christmas.
Thank you Santa—
You may deliver my family to:
City of Folsom Animal Shelter
@ Blue Ravine animal Hospital
1770 Prairie City Road
You may want to call first. Not sure there is a chimney!
(credit for letter to Cindy Walden)
UPDATE: Tarzan is very sad, several of his shelter pals got new furrrrever homes today, and he is still at the shelter. He thinks since he has been there the longest, he deserves a home too. He really hopes that Santa has sent some helpers so he gets a home too.