LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — “Sometimes, even champions need rescuing.”

Recent Facebook posts by Louisville Metro Animal Services share the faces and stories of available Long-Stay Champions – dogs that have been in the shelter for several weeks that are still waiting for adoption.

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The Long-Stay VIP program began in early October. When you adopt a Champion, you receive free wellness checks and vaccinations for three years, a free canine license, free harness, and a free crate.

Craig has been at the shelter for 112 days. According to LMAS, Craig came to the shelter in rough shape – too thin, a collar embedded in his neck, and craving affection. After some care by the LMAS staff, he is doing much better and is ready to find his forever home.

Craig is described as a mellow, well-behaved dog who is good with older children and seems to like other dogs. He is excellent in the car and his “favorite place to be is in your lap.” He is already microchipped, neutered, and up-to-date on his vaccinations.

Hoss is an American Bulldog that has spent the last 255 days at LMAS. Hoss is described as a “big baby” and weighs in at over 100 lbs. After some time with a foster family, he returned to the shelter to find his forever home. Hoss understands commands and understands phrases such as “you’re handsome” and “let’s go to bed”. Hoss’ adoption fee has been waived.

Approved adopters will receive the Long-Stay VIP package.

If you’d like to meet these dogs, they are at the LMAS Shelter on 3516 Newburg Road. For more information, you can visit the LMAS website or send an email to animalservicesadoption@louisvilleky.gov.

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