FETCH Feature: Freeloader (a Pen Pals Dog)

At FETCH a Cure, we encounter quite a few dogs and cats. Through our Companions in Crisis (CIC) and Pixie’s Pen Pals programs, we have helped hundreds of animals. What many people don’t think about, however, is that when an animal becomes a CIC Recipient or a Pen Pals participant, they become part of the FETCH a Cure family. That doesn’t end when they leave our programs. We have built a community in which families stay connected with us long after their original participation. We love seeing pictures of their new lives and keeping up with how they are doing, and we want to share that with everyone. So, we will be posting weekly FETCH Features about our animals. These will include Pen Pals dog alumni, past CIC recipients, and dogs that are currently up for adoption through the Pen Pals program.

Meet Freeloader!

Freeloader, an adoptable Pen Pals dog, standing and smiling.Freeloader (or “Free” as his inmate handlers call him) is currently receiving training at a Virginia Correctional Facility, and he’s ready for adoption!

This goofy guy would be the perfect addition to a family with kids over the age of 10 (he doesn’t know his size and might knock down smaller children). He is young (under 2 years old), loves everyone he meets and is overall a fun-loving clown. He is great with other dogs and loves to play but needs a home without cats– they are just too much fun to chase!

Here’s what his handlers had to say:

A note from two of Freeloader's Pen Pals dog handlers.

“Free is a wonderful dog, very smart and loving and kind of a cornball! He will make an active owner very happy as long as they are willing to continue working with him. I truly believe there is nothing he couldn’t learn. He is ready for adoption and to share his love and quirkiness with some lucky owner.”


Are you that lucky owner? If you are interested in adopting Freeloader, you can fill out an application here. Please contact spavilack@fetchacure.com with any questions.

Freeloader, an adoptable Pen Pals dog, standing in the grass.

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