Finger Lakes SPCA: Black Lab Dolly and Her Puppies Arrived, Happily, Via Air
July 31, 2015
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  • Every Friday, The Citizen features a pet available for adoption from the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York in The Banks of Lake Life.

    This week, we spotlight Dolly.

    Q. Who is your best friend?

    A. That would be my BFF Erik. He’s the nice pilot who flew me here so that I could find a new home. I sat on his lap most of the time. He was very kind to me because he knew I was a little iffy about this flying thing. But it was all good. However, my babies loved it!

    Q. If you could have a job, what would that be?

    A. Speaking of flying, I think it would be very cool to be a pilot and fly for Pilots N Paws and help bring dogs and puppies to places where they can find new homes. The alternative for these dogs that fly is not good, if you get my meaning.

    Q. What’s your favorite toy?

    A. My food dish! I just love that thing. However, because I toss it around and it makes a lot of noise, my people have to take it away from me after my meals. I have lots of other things to play with, but they are very boring and quiet.

    Q. What has been your best experience?

    A. I was in what they call “isolation” for several days when I first arrived. My people here wanted to make sure I am healthy before I became available for adoption. My best experience was coming up to the adoption floor, and you can now visit me any time!

    Q. If you could visit any place in the world, where would that be?

    A. When I was coming here I flew over a lot of very beautiful places. One of them was Gettysburg, which looked like a peaceful place. Maybe my new family will take me there one day.

    Q. If you could meet someone famous, who would that be?

    A. As you can tell, my theme today is flying! A very famous and brave man would be Charles Lindbergh, and I would have loved to have met him. However, I would have declined sitting on his lap across the Atlantic Ocean!

    Q. Do you have an interesting fact to share today?

    A. I do! My shelter people and I read a very interesting fact the other day. It said that black Labrador retrievers (which is a big part of who I am) are known as the happiest dogs on earth! We also read that black Labs mature very slowly and even though we reach adult size soon, we are not fully mature until we are about 4 years of age. I like the thought of staying puppy-ish for a long time!

    Q. Do you have any advice for our Citizen readers?

    A. I do! These days are very hot, good Citizen readers! We are begging you to please leave your pets home when you go shopping or anywhere that you might have to stop and leave your dog in your car. The inside of your car can become a deadly oven in a very short time. Rolling windows down an inch or two just doesn’t do it. For the sake of your dog, and your car windows, please leave your dogs at home. Thank you and love, Dolly and friends.