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Old 03-31-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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Meet Kiwi:



Today marks the 1-year anniversary of adopting our boy. He's a happy Border Collie/Aussie mix (we think), and based on the estimates of when he entered the shelter, we think he's around 1 year, 10 months old. We adopted him from a rescue organization that works with a kill shelter in Arkansas. When that shelter had to close for repairs, several dogs were put on the list to be euthanized since there was no room to place all of them in alternate locations. Kiwi was one of these dogs.

He's brought so much joy into our life and we're so glad we made the decision to bring a 3rd dog into our home.

So for those of you who are considering getting a dog, why not look to your local animal shelter? There are SO many great dogs out there who need a second chance in a loving home. Yes, dogs come with baggage just like humans, but with time and training they'll become part of the family and seem like they've been with you forever.

And if a dog isn't in your current plan, donations are always appreciated -- be it time, money, bags of food, blankets, etc.

And for those of you who have adopted a dog, thank you. I sincerely mean that.

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Old 03-31-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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Cute pup!

I've adopted two ex-racing greyhounds. Not the same as a shelter, but it saved them from a similar fate.

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Hear, hear.

I heartily second your suggestion. Shelter dogs and "mutts" are the best dogs in my opinion.

Mine are part rabbit...

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
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I'm sitting here right now with my two "shelter pets"- a cat and my new dog. Toby has lived with us a grand total of 13 days now. Here's Toby (a yellow lab approx 10 months old):


And here's Demoti (Maine Coon cat, approx. 3 years old):

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:27 PM   #5
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Luna looks like my Maddy - a rescue:


She's ready for opening day today!

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:31 PM   #6
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The beast at left
Her job title is Therapy Dog (as in major disease, not psychoanalysis), and unfortunately, her workload just grew bigger

She happened to be quite well trained, so, it looks like someone did invest in her well-being.

Her current nickname is "Ravioli Brain"... as she is quite an omnivore!

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:51 PM   #7
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I design shelters, and thus work with plenty of folks in the private sector (humane societies & SPCA's) and public sector (public animal shelters and control facilities). One of our goals in designing the shelters is to increase adoption rates through a friendlier atmosphere, and we always encourage the shelter operators to engage in public education campaigns. The amount of animals that must be euthanized is staggering, and pretty depressing for many of the shelter employees, but there are municipalities that have awesome adoption rates (90%+). Seeing how many dogs have to be put down for space constraint reasons can really make your blood boil when you see how many dogs are intentionally bred out for massive profit each year. We got both of our GSP's from rescue operations---they're both awesome dogs---and I would second what the OP said: adopt, don't buy from breeders! If you want a purebreed, find a rescue group for that breed. If it's not that important, go to a shelter or SPCA or Humane Society near you and see what's around. Too many animals go under the needle (or, god forbid, the CO chamber ) every year for people to be dropping thousands of dollars for a puppy.

EDIT: here's our rescue dogs...

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I posted these in the other pictures thread, but always worth it to post again.

We got Ender over 3.5 years ago (wow, can't belive it's been that long) from a shelter. He was a puppy, but still needed a home.


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Not a dog obviously, but here is my adopted friend. It never even entered into my mind to go to a pet store or a breeder when I decided to get a cat. I got him from the humane society when he was just 3 months old. He's 5 years old now and this is what he does after he gets into the catnip.

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I currently have two retired racing greys. I've only purchased one dog (a wirehaired doxie) from a breeder and he was a retired stud.

[A cat would be a good thing, given all of the mice, voles, rats and moles I have around, but neither Katie or Boss are cat-safe.]

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