Meet Loco, a sassy senior dog who just recently celebrated a significant birthday milestone. Loco just turned one year old. In the animal shelter, birthdays typically pass without much fanfare, but the employees at the Spartanburg Humane Society knew they had to do something special for Loco because they wanted the birthday to be one the dog would never forget.
According to Angel Cox, chief operating officer at the Spartanburg Humane Society, who spoke to The Dodo about the event, the animal was wearing a birthday hat and a frilly collar while the entire staff gathered around her and sang to her. “She indulged in some sweet potato cake, and she absolutely adored it!” The bakery that made her cake also presented her with a “Happy Birthday” banner to hang on the door of her office.
On the guest list were many of Loco’s favorite people, but dogs were not permitted in the event space.
“She is very selective in the people she associates with,” Cox said. “When she loves you, she loves you with all of her heart. But she has a strong hatred for those individuals whom she does not like. And she has absolutely no tolerance for other canines.”
Everyone had a great time celebrating the spicy little nugget that they have all grown to know and love over the course of more than two years, even though there were no dogs present at the festivities.
The dog Loco, who was brought to the shelter in 2020 because of ongoing medical issues, has since become the organization’s mascot and spokesperson. She is even given her very own comfortable space that is located a great distance away from any dogs or people that she would rather not be around.
According to what Cox said, “We moved her to an office that is more comfortable.” “She has three or four dog beds, and she sleeps in each and every one of them.”
Loco has experienced her fair share of medical problems throughout the time that she has spent living in the shelter.
“When she arrived she was 13, heartworm positive, thyroid issues, and issues with her hips, so she was not a great candidate for adoption because she came with so many issues, and her care would be expensive for most people,” Cox said. “She was not a great candidate for adoption because she came with so many issues and came with so many issues, and she came with issues with her hips.”
She is in generally good health, despite the fact that she is a bit older than many of the other people who are staying at the shelter. She is no longer looking for a new home because her new job title is “office dog,” but that does not mean that she is living the life of a typical shelter dog. According to Cox, the reason she is one of the most memorable dogs they have ever had is because of her spunkiness.
I hope you have many more birthdays to come, Loco.