|Jeffie as a puppy - photo courtesy of For Love of a Dog.com|
Adopting a dog is a win-win situation. A dog in need of a home is given one, while people who adopt have the bonus of knowing they've acted to help a homeless pet. Plus, every adopted pet from a shelter or rescue group opens up a spot for another dog. When a spot opens up in a shelter or adoption group, another life is saved from abandonment or euthanasia.
Anyone who stops by here regularly has met our current adopted dog, the senior Chihuahua, Chi Chi. Chi Chi began as a foster, who was in need of some socialization if he was going to find a permanent home.He hadn't been with us too long though, when he made it clear that THIS was his permanent home.
He does have a few issues that would make him problematic to place elsewhere. It appears he was handled roughly in the past and when he is scared or nervous he becomes very protective of his right side. I have a lovely little scar on my right thumb from this past weekend. Some of the other dogs had wrestled and upset him - he lashed out at me in his fear. Not a good candidate for a home with children - though he loves them - or older people with skin that might take a while to heal. He and I are figuring each other out though and most of the time he is the most cuddly, sweet dog. He just has some fears that a person needs to be mindful of.
While some adopted dogs have issues, many more are sweet tempered and adaptable. One such dog is our own Jenny the Rough Collie.
There are many other lovely adopted dogs out there.
One of the things we like about being online is that we've met so many wonderful adopted dogs. One of our favorites is Jeffie, who lives with his family and can be visited at Talking Dogs at for Love of a Dog - http://www.talking-dogs.com/
This is the side-bar photo of the family from Talking Dogs - Sue is the adopted mom of this handsome group. Sue and her husband have focused on adoption, with a slight preference for pups with a Lab or Golden in their background. They have given several generations of lucky-pups a very happy home; their current cute pup is Rosie, who joined the family after Lucy B went to the Rainbow Bridge.
April has been a big birthday month at Talking Dogs. Jeffie the current senior of the family has turned seven years old. Jeffie is an amazing, lovely spirited, and very handsome fellow - the poster boy for the kind of amazing dog that is waiting for adoption in a shelter. Sue works hard to help other waiting dogs find adoptive homes, every week featuring a dog looking for his or her permanent home.
While Sue may not be close enough to your home for you to adopt one of the dogs she features, her work reminds us that every day some amazing dogs are waking up in shelters and foster homes, waiting for a furever homes to enter their lives. Adoption can bring your own devoted family member into your life - who wouldn't like to wake up to a sweet face like this every day!
|Jeffie, on the deck he helped his dad build|