Friday, August 19, 2005

Rescue a Pet

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Been thinking about getting a dog? Before you go out and plop down several hundred dollars for a full breed, please consider adoption. There are some great rescue groups out there. If you're set on a particular breed you can always try the rescue group for the particular breed, and they can almost always find a dog in your area.

Thinking about a

Golden Retriever

or perhaps a

Border Collie

maybe a small

chihuaha is more to your liking.

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Whatever your breed of choice, it's almost a given that you can find a dog that really needs your help. Think about it before you start searching the papers, or eve worse the pet store.

dena at 9:27 PM

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at 10:02 PM Blogger panthergirl said...

What a coincidence!!!! I volunteer for greyhound rescue and often post about adoption.

Good for you for doing the same!! Come visit me too!

Here via michele... going to continue reading.

 
at 10:24 PM Anonymous Maria said...

My daughter volunteers at a Basset Hound rescue and has adopted a beautiful little hound named Bailey.
It is wonderful to know another volunteer for animals.

 
at 10:29 PM Blogger K Jones said...

Hey, this post is quite a bit different one than its predecessor. I have always been a labrador retriever man myself, but alas, my kids have allergies so we won't be adopting anytime soon. Have a great day.

PS--Michele sent me today.

 
at 10:41 PM Blogger princssis said...

Michele sent me today, but I made a comment on your "Wednesday" post. Have a good weekend!

 
at 11:07 PM Blogger Carmen said...

My kids want a dog desperately - in fact, they wrote a letter to me and had all their neighborhood friends sign it as well, vowing to take care of it. No way.

Michele sent me ;)

 
at 11:41 PM Blogger buffi said...

Both of our dogs are rescues. There is no better dog than a good old mutt, I say.

 
at 9:06 AM Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

I have kids...no need for dogs right now.

Is this your way of feeling better inside because of all the bad thoughts you have had this week?

 
at 9:14 AM Blogger monogodo said...

Hello,

Michelle sent me.

 
at 11:21 AM Anonymous Claire said...

I would love to have a dog...I'm sure I'll get one one day, and I'd definately get a rescue dog too.

 
at 9:30 PM Blogger Carmi said...

Here, here. When we were looking for a cat oh so many years ago, we went to the shelter and adopted a beautiful black feline who walked right up to me and licked my hand through the cage. I was smitten, and Shadow was a part of our lives for 13 great years until, sadly, he was diagnosed with diabetes and had to be put down this past March.

We'd adopt again - cat, dog, whatever we can handle - in a heartbeat. Thank you for sharing this important message.

Back from Michele's again. Sick of me yet? I do my best to avoid annoying folks, but sometimes I just can't help myself :)

 
at 2:47 PM Blogger pantrygirl said...

I hear ya.

There are so many looking for love at the local pound and rescue orgs. I never understood how people could pay hundred of dollars for a dog when a perfectly beautiful beast is longing for home at the shelter.

 
at 9:45 PM Anonymous Mayberry said...

Two of our three dogs came from our local animal rescue. Our first dog came with our house, sort of. We wanted to get one more to keep him company, but when the rescue folks dropped off the one we picked out, they also brought the baby of the litter that "wasn't going to make it". They just wanted us to nurse it back to health for them, then they would find it a home. Yeah right, like who could take care of a little tiny puppy for six weeks then give it away. I'm sure they said "suckeeerrrrs" under their breath on their way out. So now we have three dogs, all seven and eight years old now. I once heard someone say that you'll never find a more loyal pet than a DR Dog. (Death Row Dog)

 

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