Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Buddy the Dog and Petfinder.Com
In the next few weeks, I will be loading up posters of REAL dogs who were shelter/rescue dogs who have been adopted. These posters are to increase awareness of the great dogs and puppies waiting to be adopted at your local shelter.
If you have room on your page or blog, please post one of these posters to help support PetFinder at the www.petfinder.com website. Petfinder helps unwanted dogs find their forever homes with loving families.
Buddy, the dog on this week's poster, is a Chow Chow/Golden Retriever/Shepard mix. When he was a puppy at a rural animal shelter, he was slated to be put down because he had been there for over two months.
No one wanted a Chow Chow mix because they were afraid of the breed's reputation. On his last day, a larger rescue organization agreed to take many of the puppies that were scheduled to be euthanized.
Only no one would agree to foster Buddy. At ten months old, he was larger and much more hairy than the other puppies. Plus, he was a Chow Chow mix.
At the last minute, a woman who had recently lost her dog and who never fostered before volunteered to take Buddy for a few weeks. This saved his life. The woman and her grown children fell in love with Buddy and he has never left their home.
He is the dog in the neighborhood that everyone wishes was their dog. He's sweet, he likes to dress up in clothes, he loves toys, and he never jumps on people. Buddy even lets the kids in the neighborhood hug him and feed him Popsicles.
Someone gave Buddy a chance at a real home. Can't you do the same for another shelter dog?