Since this is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, I wanted to give a big shout-out to all of those shelter workers and volunteers who work never-ending hours rescuing the never-ending stream of animals in trouble. We see you, and we appreciate you. Readers, please show your appreciation to a local shelter or rescue with a donation of food, supplies, or cold hard cash!
I also wanted to share this post from the Brown County Humane Society’s Facebook page. (I think that’s where it’s from – it was shared by a friend.) For those of you who work in shelters or rescues and are looking for a fresh way to advertise your animals, I thought this was cute.
This is a shelter with an uncommon focus. In addition to rescuing animals, W-Underdogs works with underprivileged kids. Their mission: The W-Underdogs organization empowers youth in underserved communities to discover their voices and teaches them the value of compassion toward animals and people.
They are in the process of moving into a new shelter in Atlanta, so the fire wasn’t as devastating as it might have been, and all the animals are A-OK.
I’m told the shelter is working on collecting funds to help their Good Samaritan, but I couldn’t find a link anywhere.
1. Prepare by purchasing the things you need before you bring the dog home. Reduce your stress by having the bowls, leash, toys, crate, bed, and other necessities before the dog ever gets there, which will help ease the dog’s stress as well. Continue reading Easing the Adoption Transition→
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.
You know how they put missing children on milk cartons to increase the chances they will be found? Well Marika Meeks, founder of Incredibull Stella Rescue, thought it would be cool if rescue dogs had more exposure, too. According to a story on WKYC.com, she has partnered with her local Papa John’s franchisee to put adoptable dogs on pizza boxes throughout the Scottsdale, AZ valley.
Bubba, the first pizza box dog, was adopted within two weeks of his premiere.