Each week, The Banner staff picks up a dog and showcases them for Take Out Tuesday. This week featured plenty of Drake music to go along with Drake the dog, from the Stephens County Humane society, who made it clear his plan was to find a ‘fur’ever home.

Drake, a one and half year husky mix, came with a lot of energy and ready to play as he spent the first little bit asking “Do you love me?”

After watching the big pup run round the building, it was clear we had to build a barrier higher than our normal ones because Drake was able to jump our regular size one when he heard people’s voices in the front portion of the office.

Trying to find ways to stay according to the plan we normally have each and every week, we started to find some toys for Drake, with which he was very much eager to play.

As I went to go to lunch, Drake found some other toys and upon returning from my break, Drake was waiting at the door. No doubt, he was excited to see me and the food I had for him.

His barks were few but boy, were they loud (apologies to our audience development manager Sherrie McCormack for having to hear that). In no time, Drake was ready to eat his cheeseburgers. He had a good time catching bits of burger from the air and even demonstrated some tricks.

After lunch, Drake found a special place to just chill and relax for a bit before our final hour together when he decided to have some more fun. He enjoyed tug-of-war and playing “keep away” from reporter Tamara Gregor and myself while we were in the newsroom.

On the way to the Humane Society, Drake and I met some kids playing with some other dogs in the front yard of the shelter. Drake stopped being hyper and did well with the children in the yard.

On a leash, Drake does like to pull, so whoever adopts him will need to take some time to leash train. It is also recommended the adopter has some experience with huskies as they tend to be hyper and need more exercise. As previously mentioned, Drake can also jump quite high, so a privacy fence may be a good option for him.

Right now, SCHS accepts appointments and follows CDC rules to comply with 10 or less people in the facility at a given time while  still taking care of their number one priority: the animals.

For more information, contact the Stephens County Humane Society at 580-252-7387 or visit their website at www.stephenscountyshelter.com.

The Stephens County Humane Society column is sponsored by Tractor Supply Co. and Pet Resort.

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