My name is Penelope. I am a beautiful pointer mix just over a year old.

I was rescued from a local county shelter by the amazing team at Alaqua Animal Refuge just before they were going to put me down. I was just a wee one, but the Alaqua team went right to work on me. They helped me learn to be a good girl and even enrolled me in the Unconditional Love program where I graduated with honors. I was a quick learner and easily mastered all of the basic commands.
I am back at the refuge now and ready to find a home of my own. The volunteers and staff tell me I am a smart, well-mannered young lady. I play well with other dogs and I have yet to meet a human or pet that I didn’t love. I keep my kennel clean and I walk on a leash like a show dog! When the nice people at Alaqua visit me, I am attentive to every word they speak. I am focused on pleasing them, and if they show me a point of interest, I “strike a pose”, showing off my pointing skills. Just like my ancestors, I am even tempered, congenial, good with children, and would love to be part of a family. I will need a fenced yard, as I need space to run and play. Once I have had my fill of exercise, I am perfectly happy to lie by your side and provide you comfort, love, devotion, and protection.

Come to Alaqua and meet me, you will recognize me by the beautiful smile on my face and my striking physique. Come visit me and I promise once you get to know me you will see that I can point you in the right direction.

To apply to adopt Penelope please visit, come for a visit, or give us a call at 850-880-6399.

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 10,000 animals of all kinds since it’s inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention.

Pet of the Week stories are written by Gaye Patton.


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