Time Magazine is reporting that the estate where Michael Vick ran his dog-fighting ring has been purchased and is being rehabbed as a place where abused animals can be cared for.
Meet Phoebe! This beautiful girl is currently living with Rescue K911 in Camp Hill, AL. Here’s what their website has to say about Phoebe, a German Shepherd / Chow Chow mix.
Meet Tamber! Tamber is currently being fostered by New Digs for Dogs Rescue in North Haverhill, New Hampshire. Here’s what their website has to say about him: Continue reading Shelter Sunday: New Digs for Dogs Rescue / North Haverhill, NH
Meet Oscar! Oscar is currently a resident at Western Plains Animal Rescue in Hays, Kansas. According to their website:
Oscar is a 2 year old neutered Shih tzu mix who is looking for a good home. He was dumped on our porch here at the refuge and deserves a better life. He is very sweet and enjoys lounging.
Meet Icy! Icy is a 10-year old male American Eskimo currently being cared for by Project Rescue Chicago. Here’s his story.
This is Clyde. Clyde is an 8 Year Old Neutered Male Mastiff Mix who has been in a shelter since December of 2007. He is going to need an owner that is experienced in handling large breed dogs and behavioral issues. Clyde’s unsure of strangers – once he knows you, he’s a big baby. He gets along with some other dogs, but does not like cats. Clyde’s a sweetheart, and has been waiting a long time for the right home to come along.
Meet Sadie! She is currently being cared for by Safe Harbor Prison Dogs in Lansing, KS. Read her story below.
A recent survey of people who have gotten pets (cats as well as dogs) within the past 12 months. I thought the findings were kind of interesting:
25% got their pet from a family member
24% got their pet from a shelter (those making more than $55,000 a year are more likely to choose this option than those making less)
19% took in a stray
12% bought from a purebred breeder
8% bought from a pet store
5% kept the offspring of their own pet
In another finding, 42% of people who added a dog or cat to their family did NO research before making the move. This is scary because the number one reason why animals are dropped off at shelters is because the pet didn’t meet the expectations of the family. Kind of hard to have realistic expectations when you don’t do your research first.
Come back tomorrow to take our Saturday Survey so we can all find out if our readers mirror the general population or not.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!