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Another Overflowing Shelter

I shared several days ago two shelters who were overflowing due to specific situations of hoarding. Now WFAA reports the Ft. Worth shelter is bulging at the seams, but it’s due to too many people voluntarily surrendering their animals because they can’t keep them anymore. So many people, they actually had a line, processing as many as 99 new intakes a day at one point. Continue reading Another Overflowing Shelter

And this is why we say “no puppies under the tree”

From WLWT, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, this video speaks to the increase in the number of shelter pets that occurs right after Christmas, when dogs don’t meet the expectations of their new families. Or they pee on the floor. Or they chew up a shoe. Or they get in the garbage.

People need to do their research and make their own decisions about pets – that’s why they make terrible gifts.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Major Biden

Major BidenThe Delaware Humane Association is pleased to announce the adoption of Major by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill. The couple fell in love with the dog after fostering him in their home.

According to the Delaware Humane Association Facebook page, “Major was 1 of 6 puppies who were brought to DHA after coming in contact with something toxic in their home. Their original owner was unable to afford veterinary care so they surrendered. With the help of our friends at VSCD, together we provided lifesaving care, shared their story here and that we were looking for fosters for them. Joe Biden caught wind of them and the rest is history!”

What a great start to the holiday season!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month

Happy Elderly DogPetfinder.com is celebrating November as Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month.

“Think of a pet that is already trained and doesn’t chew or scratch everything in sight — a pet who will love you unconditionally,” said Kim Saunders, Petfinder.com’s Vice President of Shelter Outreach and Public Relations. “That’s what you get when you adopt a senior pet.” Continue reading November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month

Remember Me Thursday Encourages Dog Adoption

Animal lovers around the world are uniting on September 27th, for the global movement known as Remember Me Thursday. We will light candles to shine a light on those waiting in shelters and rescues, and to remember those who have tragically lost their lives in shelters while hoping to find a home and family of their own. Help raise awareness! Light a candle of remembrance and post a photo using the hashtags #RememberTheRescue #RememberMeThursday. Together we can help make a difference and get the world talking about pet adoption.

What will you do tomorrow to help dogs get adopted?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday is Clear The Shelters Day

NBC and Telemundo stations around the country will team up with hundreds of shelters on Aug. 18 for the fourth annual Clear the Shelters animal adoption drive.

Since 2015, over 150,000 animals have been adopted at this annual event. Maybe you can find your new family member this weekend. Adoption fees are often waived or discounted at participating shelters. Find the closest participating shelter.

#AdoptDontShop

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!