Advocating for homeless pets and the prevention of pet overpopulation by spaying/neutering

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A new friend

Anybody who knows us surely must have known this was coming ~ walk the dogs at the local shelter and you get to know them pretty well, one sweet JRT in particular. I am so glad to report that the turnover for dogs at the shelter where we volunteer is relatively quick ~ the number of dogs there remains about the same, however, but most of the dogs that were there a month ago have found new families, including another beagle that was adopted before we made the move to adopt him ourselves. But I think the two of us had each also secretly fallen for the little terrier, the shelter's longest-term resident. Except for her inclination to roll in fresh goose poo, a desire we do not share, I think we'll all get along just fine for many years to come. Family complete once again. :)

edit 9/4/14 ~ While we are no longer volunteering at the shelter, my advocacy for homeless animal adoption continues ...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy dogs make me happy

A couple weeks ago, we met a sweet older beagle at the local shelter. Unfortunately, he wasn't quite the perfect match for us ~ but something good did come out of that visit. We decided that if we couldn't adopt maybe we could volunteer at the shelter, something I've wanted to do for many years but emotions always got in the way. So I wrapped my brain around the fact that just feeling sorry for these critters wasn't really constructive, and now we're helping about 8 dogs, walking them individually around the grounds and giving them some much deserved lovin'. Hopefully this little bit of extra attention will help each dog get adopted by a very loving forever family, something they all deserve.