Adopt Me: Cindy the shaggy stray is full of beans

Jun 8 2017, 1:49 am

It’s hard to imagine a dog that is much nicer than Cindy, which makes it even harder to understand why she’s ended up homeless.

The staff at Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) call her “happy go lucky,” and she gets on well with other dogs and is fantastic with kids.

How this nice shaggy dog ended up in shelter is still a bit of a mystery.

The six to eight-year-old Collie cross came in as a stray on May 18 but was never claimed. She’s been spayed so one could imagine she lived her early years as a family pet.

(RAPS City of Richmond Animal Shelter)

She’s not a puppy anymore but still full of beans, and potential adopters should expect a pup that loves long walks and playing fetch.

Hiking seems like it would be a great way to tire her out, or exploring local beaches and parks.

This energetic pup has been given a clean bill of health by vets and is just waiting for a family to come get her!

RAPS thinks she’d do well in a home with another easygoing dog, but probably no cats because – like most dogs I know – she has displayed a prey drive and may give chase.

Interested in adopting Cindy or another furry friend? You can call the RAPS City of Richmond Animal Shelter at 604-275-2036 or visit during operating hours. More info at

(RAPS City of Richmond Animal Shelter)

RAPS also has another great pup up for adoption at the shelter:

Minnie, a young female German shepherd, found herself in shelter after her family had to leave the country and couldn’t bring the dog with them. She still has some basic training to do but she is smart and eager to please.

(RAPS City of Richmond Animal Shelter)

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