Monkey is part Chow Chow and part leprechaun, and if you believe that we have a pot of gold to sell to you. Long ago in Ireland , leprechauns were part of a fairy group known as Luacharma'n, meaning the "little people." Over the years this name somehow became confused with the Irish word leath-bhrogan, "maker-of-a-shoe," and the leprechaun has come to be known as a tiny shoemaker, cobbler for the other fairies. What has all of this got to do with Monkey? Absolutely nothing, except for one particular item of interest about leprechauns that happens to coincide with our little canine companion; a load of old cobblers or not, the connection is gold – a croc for the leprechaun and a heart of gold for Monkey.
The reality for Monkey is that he was picked up off the hot and dusty streets of Little Rock, taken to the city pound, and locked in a cold damp lonely kennel. At that point the clock starts ticking, and unless he is spotted by a visitor looking to adopt, or by a rescue group that is willing to take him into their program, his future is, to say the least, very grim. Lucky for Monkey, he spotted the visiting volunteer from DogsOnly and got the volunteers attention by barking and then turning on his charms - or Lucky Charms as the case may be.
Monkey, who is even smaller than his photographs suggest and currently weighs only 25Lbs, is now resident in the DogsOnly rescue, rehab, and re-home program hoping to find his treasure at the end of a rainbow. If you think you may be the special person to make his dreams come true, then we invite you to complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange text links at the top or bottom of this page or by simply sending an email to Contact@DogsOnly.org. Monkey will be receiving a complete medical evaluation, including his alter, all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, grooming and is eligible for payment of up to 50% towards basic training classes. In the meantime, Monkey will be barking at rainbows while he awaits his new family and home. If you would like to meet Monkey in person and get to know him a little better you can visit him at the DogsOnly adoption showings at Petco in West Little Rock on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4.
If you don’t find that special companion you are looking for in the DogsOnly rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home program then please visit Last Chance Arkansas or one of the many other central Arkansas rescue organizations to save a rescued canine companion.