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Available for Adoption! at Castle Rock’s Buddy Center
and the Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver
For information, visit dd .org (303) 751-5772
What’s in a name? Well, if you’re a dog named Burt Macklin, you know there’s a story involved. You may be familiar with Burt Macklin’s character in Parks and Recreation; the silly and most frequent alter ego of Andy Dwyer. Still, our Burt was named after a very similar-looking friend’s mastiff—and, well “Macklin” just happened naturally. While TV Burt Macklin hailed from the  ctional town of Pawnee, Indiana, our Burt was found as a stray in Centennial. Let’s learn more about canine Burt.
Burt Macklin, a 2-year-old mastiff, arrived at the Dumb Friends League Leslie A. Malone Center in early June after being found wandering at a local metro Denver elementary school. While nothing was known about Burt’s history other than where he was found, it was apparent that the pup was extremely underweight and dehydrated.
The emaciated pup weighed only 56.2 pounds and had hair loss on his tail and the right side of his body, along with a small circular wound and dental disease. But, despite his conditions, Burt was a sweet love of a pup. Our veterinarians suspected Burt Macklin suffered from a prolonged state of starvation and neglect.
With his rib bones visible, hips protruding and sunken eye sockets, Burt wouldn’t survive much longer without food or veterinary care. At  rst, Burt had no interest in eating, possibly because his  nders fed him a lot of food, knowing he was hungry and desperate for nourishment.
This 2-year-old pit would love
to be in an active home with a family that will take her on long daily walks on a harness leash. Ginny is very smart and would do well with positive reinforcement.
Shelia is a 3-year-old tabby tortie cat who is a pretty mellow lady and would do well in a one-person home. Shelia would be a purrfect companion.
Cobra is a 6-year-old palomino mare. She is very beautiful and is interested in what is going on around her. She can still get nervous when someone is working with her.
Peewee is a little 14-year- old Chihuahua with a big heart wants to relax and enjoy the good life, being an only pet and hanging on the couch with you.
A Dog Named Burt Macklin
Located at
Equine Center
in Franktown, open to the public Friday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except for major holidays).
DREAMCATCHER (A0830559) Dreamcatcher is a 12-year-old bay mare.
She has a spirited and sassy personality. She is halter broke and would be a great horse for leisurely trail riding
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