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2013-2014 Mascot - Pede

Each year at our annual Best Friend Ball we auction off the privilage to be the Mascot for the Lynchburg Humane Society. 

Hi! My name is Pede and I’m a 10 year old Standard Poodle. Sure, I know what you’re thinking. That I’m one of those spoiled designer dogs with a “froo-foo” haircut that only drinks French spring water. Truth is, I totally rock this froo-froo “doo” and I am spoiled rotten, but that’s not how my life began. I was rescued by my beloved human (aka: Robert Dawson) when I was only 14 months old. He found me standing/sleeping in an uncovered outdoor pen, covered in my own feces with dreadlocks over 18 inches long and afraid of people.
You think my haircut looks funny now? You should have seen it when Robert was grooming me himself because he knew I was too shy to be handled by the groomers- can you say “bad hair day”? Well, not anymore. I am pampered and groomed every two weeks now. What can I say? It takes a lot to look this good!
If not for Robert’s determination and affection, I wouldn’t be the kind, well-adjusted and totally awesome dog that I am today. Robert has such a huge heart that over the years my furry family has grown to include five canine/feline siblings- all of whom were rescued or adopted. He thinks we’re all amazing, but I think I’m his favorite!
Robert adores me (he calls me his pride and joy), and I give him unconditional love. I am his protector, his confidant, his back seat driver (I’m constantly telling him to “step on it Grandma”) and he… well, he is my best friend.
I was honored when Robert told me I would be this year’s mascot. My first questions were: Do I get a crown? A cash prize? Lifetime supply of hair product? I’ve put a lot of thought into this. My platforms will be canine literacy and, of course, world peace. But seriously. I am so happy to showcase the fact that there are many wonderful dogs (and cats) just like me available for adoption at the Lynchburg Humane Society. Stop by or search online to find your new best friend.
Sincerely,  Pede D

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  • To mail in a donation send it to Lynchburg Humane Development & Outreach Manager 3305 Naval Reserve Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24501

  • If you have questions about gifts to LHS contact Kim Haywood, Development & Outreach Manager at 434-846-1438 ext 12 or