Did you read today’s Dear Abby? The letter writer brought up the age-old debate of adopt vs. shop when getting a new dog. To summarize, the writer was upset that people continually questioned her as to whether or not she rescued her new dog, implying that purchasing a purebred was to be frowned upon.
From WEWS in Cleveland: Meet Sir Darius Brown. This handsome 13-year old makes bow ties to help animals get adopted from shelters.
Born with a fine motor delay, Sir Darius needed a project to help him catch up. His mom, a hairdresser, enlisted his help to make hair bows, but soon realized he needed something more. She gave him the supplies to make bow ties, at first for himself, then for shelter animals who arrived in New Jersey from the south after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Continue reading every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man→
Yesterday I posted that Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive tackle, Derrick Nnadi had pledged to pay the adoption fees of every dog in the KC Pet Project shelter. Not to be outdone, Coors Light is now promising to help with adoption fees across the country from now until February 21, 2020. Here’s how it works: Continue reading I Knew I Liked Coors Light→
If you gifted a dog to someone for Christmas or Hanukkah, remember that dog’s well-being is at least partially your responsibility. A dog is a 10 – 15 year addition to the family, not an “until” commitment. If the person who has the dog only wants to keep him or her UNTIL they move, UNTIL the baby comes, or UNTIL they become tired of the animal, stuffed is makes a better gift.
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.
The 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!
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