I really want both my blog and Facebook page to be positive and uplifting. I try to keep it professional, informative, and helpful. I really want my readers to visit both sites, knowing they'll find something that will make them smile and turn a bad day into a better one. But sadly, life's just not that way all the time. This entire family of puppies - babies - was euthanized at a shelter in Texas. Why? I suppose because the shelter was overcrowded and they ... Read More about It’s Time To Become A Responsible Pet Owner
A follower over on my Facebook page recently took it upon himself to tell me that there is no such thing as a pet overpopulation problem in the United States. In fact, he said, "...lazy kill shelters would love you to believe that - it gives them the cover they need to kill..." Huh? I can only assume this man has never seen the inside of an animal shelter, if he truly believes pet overpopulation doesn't exist. I volunteer at what's called a low-kill shelter. That means my shelter ... Read More about Animal Overpopulation – Real or Make-Believe?
Nearly every day over on our Facebook page, we post photos and stories of shelter dogs looking for their forever homes. At the very least, these dogs are in need of temporary foster homes so they can get out of the shelter and off of the euthanasia list. And nearly every day, someone sees those posts and leaves a comment like this: "I'd love to foster a dog, but I just think it would be too hard. I'd get attached to the dog, and then I wouldn't want to give it up." I used ... Read More about Save Shelter Dogs Through Fostering
For a while, you’ve been listening to me talk about how important it is to network shelter dogs. The more we share, the greater the chances of a shelter dog being saved. I say it numerous times every single day. In theory, you probably think, that makes sense. But maybe you need to see real proof to really believe it. Nico is all the proof you need. All hope lost, Nico sits in a cold LA shelter. Photo by C. Nikki Audet/The Mutt Scouts The incredibly sad photo above is Nico, a 6 ... Read More about The Power of Social Networking For Shelter Dogs
Want to read some really shocking statistics about pets and shelters? Check this out: In the US, there are 45 dogs and cats for every one person; Only one of every 10 dogs born will end up in a home; A shelter in Nashville has been reported to kill 95 out of every 100 dogs they take in; One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in only 6 years. Seriously? As human beings, shouldn't we be smarter than this? Shouldn't we be less ... Read More about The Truth About Pet Over-Population