Cubby’s Journey

In yesterday’s post you read Cubby’s (WCAC ID: 103142) biography. But there is more to this two-year-old Am Staff/Lab mix’s story and part of that is the importance of the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC) foster program and the dedication of the WCAC staff.

I met Cubby back in May after he recovered from that nasty tick bite. You can see what a happy guy he was.

Cubby (WCAC ID: 103142)
Cubby (WCAC ID: 103142)

Life at the shelter began to wear on this pup and he was acting out in frustration. One role of a WCAC foster family is to get pups like Cubby out of the shelter and into a home environment where he can feel love and some stability.

When Cubby needed this all our foster spots were full, and that’s the thing: whether you’re into dogs, cats, or rodents we always have a need for more fosters. Please click here and consider filling out an application to join our little family of fosters families.

But Cubby’s story doesn’t end there, for a very good reason, and something I’ve known for a very long time. Staff at the WCAC have a deep love of animals and go to great personal lengths to help these lost souls. Ricci, the volunteer coordinator, had taken to Cubby’s good nature and, knowing he had had some good office play dates with Ricci’s own dogs, Ricci took Cubby into foster, where he is thriving.

Cubby (WCAC ID: 103142)
Cubby (WCAC ID: 103142)

To help Cubby find his furever home, Ricci brings him to work each day. Cubby happily greets all the volunteers as they come and go. I have really enjoyed his welcoming “block head” and inquisitive looks as to what I’m doing.

And when all that gets to be too much, he knows how to relax and recharge those cuteness batteries.


To learn more about Cubby and arrange to meet him, email his foster papa at

Teasers …

Check back later this week to see what made Cubby so tired this past Tuesday morning and whether or not Mooseta (WCAC ID: 105003) has a clean bill of health.


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