Our FEATURED PET is Jade. She and another dog were surrendered by her owners at 10 years old. Her partner dog went to another home, but that's OK because Jade doesn't really care much about other dogs. She doesn't seem to have had much love in her life at all, and doesn't know anything about enjoying the good dog things in life. We'd like to find a home for her that will give her what she needs to be able to really enjoy her golden years. Her needs are very minimal. She is healthy and still has enough spunk to want to play and romp outside, so a nice yard would be good. She doesn't really understand toys but likes a good stuffy or chew now and then. She can tolerate other dogs but doesn't want to be friends really (which is often typical for older dogs.) She isn't really drawn to people either, which is kind of sad, but she does like being petted. Someone patient and kind would be a Godsend for Jade. Where are you?
Tens of thousands of perfectly suitable companions like Jade will die today. It's NOT because of pet over population. It's NOT because of shelter overcrowding. It's NOT because no one wants them. Each animal that is killed at an animal control facility dies because not one person stepped up and took it out of there. The ones that do survive are safe because at least one person made an effort. Please, today, be that person. Here's how you can help:
ADOPT. It's a commitment for the life of the animal, and they will repay you with a love that is unconditional, 24/7!
FOSTER. Learn more about this no-cost, short-term commitment. Fosters save lives by just offering a little space and care. Remember that these animals are living in tiny metal and concrete prisons, so no matter how small your place is that you can offer, or how many hours you work, it's better than where they are now. Your offer to foster will be the primary reason why one more animal lives - it's that easy, and the feeling you'll get from knowing YOU are the reason why that animal is alive is so amazing!
DONATE. There are rescues who are wanting to save more animals but cannot afford it. Give to your local rescue, or pledge to a death-row animal online. Give in kind (food, supplies, blankets and towels.) Give your time at adoption events, fundraisers, transports. Email me for more information.
NETWORK. You don't need to plaster your facebook page with hundreds of sad dog faces. Just pick one animal online or at your local shelter or rescue and share it with people you know who might be interested or might know someone who is. One animal at a time.