Meet Zora, Beautiful Inside & Out



If Zora looks at you directly — and she may not, for a while — the first thing you might notice is her eyes.

They look wild and alert and full of stories your heart would probably rather not hear. They look, as her namesake, the great writer Zora Neale Hurston, put it in the title of her most famous book, as if they’ve been watching God.

That title comes from a part late in the story when Janie and her husband, Tea Cake, are riding out a hurricane in a shanty in the Everglades. When the roaring wind puts out the last light in their cabin, Hurston writes, “They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.” Zora has seen enough storms in her four years, tossed from home to home enough times to make it seem as if she’s folded back into herself, peeking out at you from those eyes.

But do not mistake her reticence for fear. She is smart and engaged, and though she looks with wariness at strangers, children and cats, she is a polite and gentle soul who will quietly delight in your hugs and pats. Zora prefers the company of calm dogs who can behave themselves or no canine company at all.

She will romp and play if invited, her slight frame and fancy, fluffy paws dancing in delight. She will walk politely beside you on her leash, inquisitive and happy to be out exploring the quiet of nature. She is a true introvert, most content when she is home with her person, safe, tucked in for the night.

If you’re lucky, you’ll find a dog like Zora once in your lifetime. She would thrive as a member of a loving family or as an individual companion and soul mate. Like all Leon County Humane Society dogs, Zora is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, and microchipped. She is currently undergoing heartworm treatment. She is waiting in foster care, where, as Hurston put it, once she felt love, “her soul crawled out from its hiding place.”

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