Desmond - 2/24/21

In the human world, we often hear that patience is a virtue. Some of us possess a great deal of patience and many others lack tolerance when having to wait for a person, or an event. Sometimes the wait feels unbearable and every minute feels like an eternity. What must it feel like for rescued animals residing in shelters? As potential adopters walk the echoing halls, peer through the cages, and make judgment on a specific pet, we can only imagine what that orphaned pet might be thinking? Is it my turn? Will they like me? Do I have the right look? Am I too big? Then, after an explosion of adrenaline for what good might happen, the footsteps disappear from the hall and the waiting begins once again. This can go on for weeks, or even months, as in Desmond’s case. After all, 9 months is a long time to wait.

Rescued from the city streets, Desmond is now safe in the shelter awaiting a home-life he’s never known. Friendly and fun, this boy will be a great addition to a family. His mature energy is a bonus as he has bursts of playfulness, yet calms nicely. Weighing in at approximately 50 pounds, and at approximately 8 years old, we think this terrier mix-breed boy is perfection - and we hope you think so, too! Desmond picks his canine friends wisely – as we all should. He’s done his time in a cell. Can he, now, spend the rest of his time with you? Don’t delay … give this patient boy his gold card today!

Interested in adopting? Call 330-760-0763. Pay It Forward For Pets is a 501(C)3 nonprofit. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: 751 Delaware Ave., Akron, OH, 44333. Visit: