February 2, 2011
I recently came across an amusing blog article that I just had to share, thanks to FOR THE LOVE OF DOG BLOG (http://fortheloveofdogblog.com/).
Many animal shelters give potential adopters the option of filling out an application for a dog. In these applications, they are able to request a certain breed they may be looking for. Shelters will keep the list and call if they have the requested breed of dog come in for adoption.
If you need a laugh today, here is a list of some of the wanted dog "breeds" collected from actual applications at some animal shelters:
Rhode Island Ridgeback
Black Labrador (from a license app, requested dog's color was "yellow")
El Paso (attempt at Lhasa Apso)
Wild Haired Terrier
Great Pekingese (suppose to be "Pyrenees")
Jack Daniels Terrier
German Police Man
Chesapeake A Retriever
Chevy King Charles (Cavalier)
Unfortunately, this list is not surprising to me, though it is definitely quite amusing. I surf the pet section of Craigslist frequently, and have seen ads and misspellings of breeds even crazier than what is listed above!