Hi everyone! Dachshund Mommy here. Today, July 23rd, is Blog The Change for animals. What exactly is that mean? Today is one of four a year were bloggers
unite to spread the word about animals in shelters and promote adoption.
If you're intested in helping, here are just a few ways you can make a difference:
- Adopt an animal
- Donate, either money or supplies
- Promote spay and neuter
- Spread the word about adoptable animals in your community
Yesterday I volunteered for the first time at our local humane society, and I've never done something so exhausting (physically and emotionally) and at the same time so rewarding. I spent two hours cleaning, walking dogs, filling water bowls, poop scooping and playing with the dogs. I made a friend in a gorgeous little Australian Shepherd mix, he was just so sweet. I wanted to take him home!
I'm very happy to be working in a place that is no kill, but at the same time the reality of a no kill shelter really is slapped me in the face. There are dogs there that have been waiting for their forever homes months, years even. There's a pit/lab mix who's been there for three years, and just recently got adopted. Several others have been there for a year or two as well.
It's a hard thing to do, but I'm more the glad to be doing it.
To close this post, here's two adorable and adoptable dogs. One is available through Bay County Humane Society and the other is available through Florida Dachshund Rescue. Fingers crossed these babies find their forever homes!
Guiness is a beautiful 5 month old Australian Shepherd mix who is very friendly and as gentle as they come. He was kept chained in his backyard and has already had two homes in his short, little life so becoming a part of a forever family would make him happier than can be imagined. We are pretty sure he dreams of cuddling up next to his person on the sofa and chasing balls in the dog park, so if you can give this beautiful dog the home he deserves, come meet him today!