When you’re ready to add a new dog to your family, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is where your new family addition is going to come from. But before you start looking at local breeders, spare a thought for the thousands of puppies and adult dogs waiting in shelters to be adopted. Once you start looking into what really goes on in dog breeding operations, it becomes hard to overlook the benefits of giving a shelter dog a second chance at a happy life. Read on for five reasons why rescuing a dog is way better than buying one.
Just days after Wynston’s attack, we headed to Tempe Beach Park for the annual AAWL & SPCA Walk to Save Animals. Although Wynston was confined to the stroller, he didn’t mind! We enjoyed a day of sunshine and doggos alongside my mom and her dog, Cooper. The weather was perfect and the event was a blast as usual! Wynston even got blessed 🙂
As I am turning the BIG 30 on July 22nd and Wynston is turning 7 on September 11th, I’ve decided to be selfless in celebration. Instead of throwing a party for either of us or asking for gifts, I’m raising money for Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA – Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter. Not only will the funds go to saving animals, but if you donate $20 or more, you will receive custom paw print art from Wynston!
It’s 5am. The skies are still filled with darkness and the cold is wavering across the pavement. The dogs in the animal shelter begin to rustle, as they hear the sound of jingling keys at the door. The dogs have lived another day to experience a chance at a loving home, or so they think. But then it hits, the euthanasia crew comes in to “do the duty.” A number of dogs get released from their cages one by one. They think they are getting a walk! Love, affection, breakfast…but no. That poor dog never had a chance. They are walking to their death. In an hour they will be laying lifeless in a black plastic bag…
Animal rescues and shelters are always in desperate of help. “Help” can come in many different forms, but the fact of the matter is homeless animals need us. Shelters work tirelessly to help save millions of furry lives every year, so let me share some ways that you can give back to your local animal shelter in honor of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.