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Dogs at Humane Society Still Not Adopted

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  Kenai is a two year-old pup with all the energy in the world.  But buyer beware-- this pooch comes with a warning.

"These are the ones that will need the most work, both medically and socially to be ready to be in a home," says Ed Dawson of the Benton Franklin Humane Society.

Ed Dawson and his team at the Benton Franklin Humane Society have taken in 20 of the nearly 400 American Eskimos that were behaviorly in the worst condition.

Kenai, like so many others, wasn't ready for adoption come day one.

"He is one of the ones the staff has been working with, helping him get socialized so he can be ready to be placed in a home," adds Dawson.

And for that training, the Humane Society brought him to a foster home; far cries from the cages they found him in.  And now they're at it again, this time with a female dog, Girt.

"With this one, basically all I can do is get her in a better environment, and just give her some protection, but also spend time with her and get her acclimated to someone that will treat her right," says John Ittner, who is fostering the dog.

For now, John continues to work with Girt, and he's confident she'll be ready for adoption any day.  As for the other dogs he's trained, they're now making their way to new homes for trial periods before full adoption.      

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