Dog of the Week

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- Blackberry has been named the Muskingum County Dog Warden Pet of the Week. 

Blackberry was brought in as a stray at the end of March. He is a young lab mix. Despite being vision impaired, he gets around places fairly well and gets along with other dogs and children. 

“Any family of any age would be able to adopt this dog and have no issues. He loves to go for walks, rides very well in the car. We know for sure, he must be house broken because everyday when I come in, he has a very clean kennel,” Dog Warden Volunteer Doug McQuaid said.

Blackberry relies on his senses of touch, hear and smell to navigate. It takes him some time to realize when someone is giving him a treat, but will kindly accept it. 

“When you’re coming up to it, you got to realize it’s sensing you, not seeing you, so it does make a difference for a dog that’s like that. When you’re walking up to it, or giving it a treat. When you’re giving it a treat basically it does it by nose sense,” McQuaid said. 

If you’re interested in meeting or adopting Blackberry, you can call the Dog Warden and Adoption Center at 740-453-0273.

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Natalie Comer
Natalie grew up in Martinsburg, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Journalism emphasizing in broadcast. During her time at WVU, she worked and interned with WVU Athletics Video, where she helped with video production on game days. Her senior year of college, she was the Sports Reporter/Anchor for “WVU News,” an Emmy-award winning newscast produced by journalism students. Natalie is a huge sports fanatic. She is a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins, but when it comes to football, she cheers on the LA Rams. Her dream job is to be a reporter in the NHL.