Several of the dogs have come and gone since Shadow arrived in the program! He has learned a few things like sit, touch, paw, and has better manners overall all. He’s lost a few pounds too! We’re working on perfecting down and auto-sit. We hope that Shadow finds a home soon!


The light at the end of the tunnel just got a little brighter for Shadow! He might have a home visit soon and we hope everything goes well for him. Shadow has a few buddies in here who slip him some tasty treats sometimes like a piece of chicken or cheese. He gets so excited and remembers who the people are who give him the good stuff. He perks up as soon as he sees them. It’s like Christmas morning for Shadow every time he scores a piece of something!


Whether you call him Shadow, Old Man, or know he is a happy dog enjoying his time here. Besides exercising and working on commands, Shadow likes meeting new people and receiving scratches. We figured out that Shadow’s nose never lets him down. He has proven that he is great at a game called, Find It. I hid treats all over the cell and he found every single one. When we are outside, he always picks up on the scent of the groundhog in hopes of finding it (thankfully he hasn’t). We like having Shadow around of course, but we hope one day he will get his chance to live a happy life outside of the prison.


Shadow had another vet visit this week. We have yet to get the results, but we are in high hopes that everything will turn out OK. He doesn’t have any major issues healthwise. It’s just some minor things that needed to be checked out. With all this said, nothing will slow Shadow down! He still plays with Ace and has met the new dog, Harry. Over the past few days, Shadow has decided to take up tennis. However, he has yet to figure out the actual game… He just likes chasing the ball!


Since Shadow has been on his allergy medication, he has been happier and a little more playful. He’s been in a better mood and now plays fetch! While playing fetch in the cell, the ball rolled under the bunk and Shadow had to follow it. Once he got the ball, it took him a minute or two to figure out how to get himself out. Sometimes Shadow goes along on Friday afternoons to visit people on different housing units. He enjoys meeting new people who are willing to give him treats and lots of pets. Afterwards, the old man usually takes his nap until suppertime!


Shadow went to the vet this week. He wasn’t a fan. We feel for ya buddy. Nobody likes to go to the doctor. On a positive note, Shadow is doing great here at the prison. He enjoys playing with his friend, Ace, and chewing on his nylabone. He has a favorite ball that he loves to throw around the cell and try to rip apart. He hasn’t been successful with destroying it so far but only time will tell!


Shadow made a new friend this week—Ace! They played together briefly and it’s safe to say that they’ll become better friends and play again in the weeks to come. Shadow likes to jump around and run in circles when he plays. Despite his age, he does this with ease. Shadow’s social skills and manners have really improved recently. The only bad thing anyone can say about Shadow, The Old Man, is that he’s sometimes slightly stubborn! Occasionally while walking, he will stop and sit down. This is usually followed up with a quick look that says, 'For real?'


Shadow’s new nickname is The Old Man. Here at Camp Hill, like many other places, you usually catch a nickname. Since he’s the oldest dog in our program, it seems fit so we ran with it. Recently, he’s gotten into chewing on, fetching, and tossing around a flattened basketball. He really enjoys himself while doing this. Shadow has mastered sit, touch, paw, down, and stay. I hope someone will give him a home. Shadow’s a good boy who would love to cuddle up and take naps on the couch. He doesn’t deserve to be overlooked just because he’s an older dog.


Shadow is a great dog! He has good manners and likes meeting people. Shadow is an older dog, but he still keeps up while we’re walking and does his commands. We all know dogs can’t talk. If Shadow could, I’m sure he would politely ask someone if he could be apart of their life. He’s not a demanding dog and he really deserves a forever home.


After an almost 2 week long lockdown, things are finally back to normal. During the lockdown, Shadow played in the cell and took a few more naps than usual. Now we are back to exercising and playing both outside and inside the cell. Shadow is enjoying the fall like weather and we sit outside sometimes. He’s a great dog and his favorite thing ever is neck scratches. We’re still working on stay and down.


Shadow is still patiently awaiting his forever home! He’s a great dog who deserves the chance to bring joy and happiness to someone’s life. While he’s waiting, he continues to enjoy his days here learning new commands, playing, and relaxing on my bunk. This week we worked on stayed. He’s starting to get it but just needs a little more time to master it. Shadow is starting to become friends with Penny! I think they’ll be playing together soon.


Shadow learned 'paw' this week! He also knows sit and touch. He likes to curl up at the foot of my bunk and sleep there. He’s never had an accident in the cell or wrecked anything. He likes nylabones and takes treats gently. Shadow is one of the easier dogs that I’ve trained. You can tell he’s grateful for attention and always seems to be content. I hope someone will give this dog a chance.


Some say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but that’s not true. Shadow has learned several commands already and seems to like it here. We’re working on his slight separation anxiety issues when I leave the cell. He only cries for a few minutes and it’s already improved since he first arrived. He’s a nice dog and doesn’t seem to mind the other dogs.


Recently, we welcomed two new dogs into our HOPE program! Their names are Diesel and Shadow! Shadow is a great dog, but we don’t know too much about his past, unfortunately. I quickly figured out that he does not like to walk in the wet grass. Haha. He knows 'sit,' but he doesn’t seem to know many other commands, so we’ll work on that. He cries for a very brief time when I leave him in the cell alone, but it’s getting better every day. I look forward to working with him.



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