Tulsa dog waiting 2 years to be adopted

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 20:26:30-04

Sheldon the dog just keeps patiently waiting to be adopted, after being abandoned as a puppy. 

For two years he has been at the Alta Vista Animal Hospital kennels after Animal Aid of Tulsa took him in.

Kelly Brown with Animal Aid of Tulsa said Sheldon's shy personality often leads to him being ignored as families look for a dog.

"He is not what a lot of people look for when they're running through to look at all the dogs," Brown said. "They might want a dog that will be real active and running up to them and licking them. Sheldon is not that guy."

She thinks the right home would allow Sheldon to regain his true, energetic personality full-time.

As she looks out for Sheldon as he keeps waiting, Brown said it is just another example of puppies being abandoned too often. She said Sheldon and his siblings were found more than two years ago inside a box in north Tulsa's Flat Rock Creek. 

Over time Sheldon has grown in size, but he remains timid around new people. A video of him with his siblings, though, shows how playful he can be as they all run and jump around. 

"He is very playful. You know, it is his first time on the news, so he is a little confused," Brown said as she chatted with 2 Works For You on Thursday. "But once he is use to his environment, or those around him, he is very playful."

Brown said Sheldon is healthy and up-to-date on all of his shots. She thinks his ideal family would be a home that already has another dog.

"As long as there is another dog who is playful, that he can hangout with, he will come out of his shell," she said

Animal Aid of Tulsa was founded in 1961 and is an animal welfare organization.

More details on Sheldon and an adoption application can be found HERE. 

Their staff is dedicated to saving animals that are sick, injured or abused. On June fifth 15 percent of all purchases at Raising Cane's near 51st and Yale will benefit Animal Aid of Tulsa, if you mention the organization. 

On Friday, they will be hosting an adoption event in midtown Tulsa