"Simon" at the Gardens of Matter Park Share

May 25, 2018  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

When the girls said this shel­ter dog’s got spunk, no word could describe Simon bet­ter. The 2‑year-old Ter­ri­er Mix was found as a stray, brought in, neutered, and received all his shots. 

Lay­la took Simon to the Gar­dens of Mat­ter Park where they greet­ed Parks Staff and vol­un­teers work­ing on plant­i­ng the 12,000 annu­als to wow vis­i­tors for the upcom­ing sea­son. (The Gar­den’s will soon have anoth­er Gar­den Edu­ca­tion Series on Flow­er­ing Shrubs on June 14th, a Gar­den Tea with Aunt Sue on June 20th, and a very excit­ing Fourth of July event re-wel­com­ing the City’s fire­works, plus live music with Jon McLaugh­lin & more, food and lots of festivities).

The venue’s water fea­tures were ide­al on the hot and sun­ny day as Simon explored and sipped from var­i­ous foun­tains. They explored the Mead­ow’s But­ter­fly Gar­den and one of the Garfield stat­ues of the Grant Coun­ty Garfield Trail, among oth­er sites with­in the Gar­dens. He was friend­ly around the oth­er dogs in the space, show­ing off his charm­ing smile and ener­getic charisma.

Simon loves every­body and wants every­one to love him. He’s very live­ly and full of ener­gy, and is the hap­pi­est dog you’ll ever meet,” said Shel­ter Man­ag­er Brit­tney Shrout.

Simon is adopt­able at Mar­i­on Ani­mal Care & Con­trol. Call (765) 6684491 if you’d like to bring this lov­able guy home.

An ongo­ing pro­mo­tion­al cam­paign where Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Rela­tions Direc­tor Lay­la Price par­tic­i­pates in Mar­i­on Ani­mal Care & Con­trol’s Loan­ing Love” pro­gram by tak­ing a shel­ter dog for a walk at a Mar­i­on park or pub­lic place in order to pro­mote pet adop­tion and Mar­i­on’s pub­lic places. Find #Dog­DateAfter­noon Archives.

UPDATE (6÷1÷18): Simon has been adopted!

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