From the Facebook page of my friend, Jamiley: Before today I had never been in the pound. Never been to the Humane Society either. I don’t know how people that work in these places do it every day. It ripped my heart out to see dogs “stuck” in cages. When the guy helping us opened up Petula’s cage all the other dogs started barking because they wanted out too. And every single one of them had something about it you could just fall in love with. I wish I could’ve chosen them all.
Alex [Jamiley’s son, who is on the autism spectrum] stayed with me as I did paperwork & paid for our dog when we were done. Being the ever inquisitive shopper that I’ve taught him to be he questioned me as to whether or not $74 was a good price. When I told him that price includes her license for the year, her being fixed & her being microchipped and that being fixed at the vet alone costs far more than that he replied with “well we get mega deal for a friend then.”
And he’s absolutely right. For $74 you not only get all that… but you are also giving a dog a home that they desperately need … in some cases you might even be saving its life. It boggles my mind that anyone would spend 100’s… even 1,000’s of dollars for the same thing… minus that special feeling of gratitude and respect that you & that rescue animal will share for each other for the rest of their lives. I sincerely hope that if any of my friends find themselves ever wanting a dog (or any pet) that you adopt & don’t shop.
She puts it better than I ever could!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!