In honor of National Dog Day...
Some of the precious dogs we've had the honor of sharing our home with...
Shu Shu in my lap. Born ? (adopted 1980) - 1987
Casper (an abuse case adopted from a Great Dane Rescue group),
1978 (adopted 1980) - 1986
Ms. Gizmo, 1992 (adopted 3/11/2000) - March 22, 2008
Mr. J, 2001 (adopted 2010) - still going strong at 14!
Just a few words since it's National Dog Day...
All of our dogs have been rescues, whether they were mutts or purebred dogs like our Casper (Great Dane) or our Sooshi (Shih-Tzu). You can find ANY breed of dog, or any loveable mixed breed, at shelters or pounds.
Just visit either of these sites and start your search:
Also, as you can see from the dates, many of the dogs we've adopted have been older dogs, often overlooked because of their age. Adopting an older dog has so many benefits. First of all, they're usually already housebroken (big plus!). They're also done with their 'chewing' stage (another big plus!) And most importantly, these dogs are forever grateful to YOU for giving them their forever home. You will never find a more loyal, loving companion than a shelter dog. Especially one who has been passed over time and time again because they might have a graying muzzle.
My prayer is that some day, every shelter and pound across this country will be empty and every dog (and cat) that once lived in one will be in a loving 'forever' home.
Happy National Dog Day, everyone!!