A wayward pup who caused major transit delays and acquired a small fan base last month when he was found running on BART tracks near the Oakland Coliseum station is now up for adoption, according to Oakland Animal Services.
Shelter workers had initially hoped an owner would come forward to claim the pup — OAS director Rebecca Katz told SFGATE it seemed like a decent possibility since he was healthy and wearing a collar when he was found — but he’s been waiting patiently since he was rescued from the train tracks Sept. 27, and no family has come to collect him.
When it came time to decide what to name him, there was never really a question: They called him Bart.
“It was really just a stint to get someone to scratch my belly. And it worked!” Bart’s bio on the OAS website says of his antics on the tracks. “The volunteers can’t get enough of me — they love getting kisses, having me climb into their laps, giving me belly rubs and butt scratches, and I love them back! Even though I’m getting so much love here, I’m looking for a forever family of my own. I promise to never go on the BART tracks again!”
Bart is a pit bull who weighs about 64 pounds and would best be suited in a home without children who are under the age of 12, according to the shelter.
You can learn more about adopting Bart on the OAS website.
Filipa Ioannou is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter