Meet Loco, a spunky senior dog who recently celebrated a significant birthday. Birthdays are usually celebrated quietly at the animal shelter, but for Loco, workers at the Spartanburg Humane Society knew they had to do something special, writes thepetneeds
According to Angel Cox, chief operating officer of Spartanburg Humane Society, “she was wearing a birthday hat and frilly collar, and the entire staff gathered and sung to her.” “She had a sweet potato cake, which she adored!” “The cake business sent her a Happy Birthday banner for her office door.”
There were lots of Loco’s favorite people on the guest list, but no dogs were allowed.
“She is particular about her folks,” Cox explained. “She genuinely loves you when she loves you.” People she dislikes, on the other hand, she despises. And she is not fond of other dogs.”
Despite the absence of dogs, everyone loved honoring the fiery little nugget they’ve all come to know and love for more than two years.
Loco, who was surrendered to the shelter in 2020 due to chronic medical concerns, has emerged as the facility’s public face. She even has her own snug sanctuary away from the pets — and people — she would rather not be around.
“We transferred her to a more comfortable workspace,” Cox explained. “She has three or four dog beds and sleeps in all of them.”
Loco has had her fair share of medical concerns throughout her stay in the shelter.
“When she arrived, she was 13, heartworm positive, thyroid difficulties, and hip issues, so she was not a good choice for adoption because she arrived with so many concerns and her care would be expensive for most people,” Cox explained.
Loco has now proved herself to be a true warrior. She is heartworm negative, gets regular vaccinations, and takes thyroid medication to be healthy.
Despite being a bit older than many of the shelter’s inmates, she is in fantastic health. She’s not seeking for a new home with her new job title of “office dog,” but that doesn’t mean she’s enjoying the traditional shelter life. Cox believes her personality is what makes her one of the most memorable pets they’ve ever owned.