Thursday, May 28, 2009

Recycle, reuse, repurpose, go green! Adopt your best friend from your local shelter!

Today we would like to make a public service announcement in favor of adopting your next best friend from your local animal shelter. Summer is on the way and it is the best time to add a little pooch to your life and home. Obedience classes, dog parks, walks on the beach...what great, healthy activities for the whole family. But, please, check out PetFinder, your local shelter and all humane organizations before you buy. Times are tough financially, but they're worse when you don't have a home and someone to love you.

Over my life I have had many, good dogs. Most have come to my from a shelter and not all were puppies. Several were purebred...just because a pup cost someone good money doesn't mean that the family won't lose interest and boot the dog out once it isn't cute anymore or has nibbled on dad's slippers. All dogs need loving homes...shelter dogs are dying for good homes.


Teddy Bear said...

That's a great PSA. My parents adopted my sister, Sierra, from a rescue.

Teddy Bear

Mason Dixie said...

Hello there, thanks for stopping by to see me. =) Very nice to meet you.

Joey said...

Thanks for your support of shelter doggies. Our family's first dog was from the Humane Society and she was a great member of the family for 13 years.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Lorenza said...

Your post is pawesome!
The same happens here. Many "owners" just open the doors and let them go away. And we don't have shelters or organizations that take care of them!
Take care
Kisses and hugs