It's no secret that I love Pit Bulls, do not understand BSL and support the local Longmont Humane Society. They have a great program for rehabilitating Pit Bulls that would probably be considered un-adoptable at most other shelters. I really respect them for that!
Since I follow them on facebook I get to see all the posts about the available pets, the great stories about the pets that get adopted and all their special events they put on throughout the year. The other day I came across a post that shared the following slide show. It made me so happy to see that Dragon, a dog that came from a fighting background, and showed signs of aggression, was given a second chance. He was given direction and love and now he has a new forever home! I really believe that the Longmont Humane Society has saved dozens or hundreds of Pit Bulls by taking them in and working with them. They are such lovable dogs who can be so cruelly taken advantage of by worthless individuals. Please watch and share. Thank you.
By Guest Blogger Chloe DiVita
I was just searching for an update on Lennox (who we will supposedly know the fate of by this Friday, November 11th), when I happened upon this article about Ace. Ace is a pit bull who found completely emaciated at an ACE Hardware store in Detroit, Michigan on November 4th. According to the article, store owners called Detroit Animal Control to come and remove the poor, scared pup. That alone makes me sad. I'm sure there are rescue groups in the area who would have approached Ace with much more compassion than the city of Detroit is going to give him.
But, Detroit Animal Control has a policy, foolish as it might be, they are sticking to it. They are holding Ace until Thursday - yes, just four business days - to allow time for his "owners" to claim him. I emphasize owner there because a pet parent would NEVER allow their beloved pet to get to the state in which Ace was found. Do they really think this owner is going to come forward and claim Ace? Are they that hung up on their policies that they will refuse to accept the donations and assistance of all the people and organizations that are stepping forward in the hopes of saving Ace? Unfortunately, yes.
It's that time of year again! Petfinder's Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet week. What does that mean? Well, it means please give consideration to those pets that you would normally look over. The big black dog, the Pit Bull (or bully breed), the older cat, the black cat, the dog or cat that come along with some medical issues (don't most of us?) or the animal who has spent the longest time at the shelter. Every pet deserves a forever home, and it shouldn't be in a shelter.
Every single time I go to a shelter there is AT LEAST one pet who I wish I could take home, and if you're a pet lover you probably feel the same way. But how often is that one pet a less adoptable pet? Most people want the puppies and kitties or the two year old yellow lab, but sooner or later those puppies and kitties are going to grow up too. And why is that yellow lab any different than a black one? I am not saying those dogs don't deserve a home, but the other dogs deserve homes just as much. If you visit a shelter this week please just give the pets who are a little less likely to find their furever home quickly a second glance and a chance!
This is it. The last day to enter BISSELL's blog carnival for a chance to win a $2500 or $1000 grant for the Petfinder.com shelter of your choice. Unfortunately, we are not eligible being on the BlogPaws team and being related to 2/3 of the co-founders, but that is why YOU must participate! This is exactly the kidn of thing so many shelters need a shot at winning. Please write your adoption story (see official rules below) and get it posted before midnight tonight!! Hurrry. Hurry. Go. Go!!
1. To enter, you must be a member of the BlogPaws community. You can become a member here.
2. Write a blog post and email a link to your post to firstname.lastname@example.org with “BlogPaws Carnival submission” in the subject line. Submissions must be received by midnight ET on Saturday, Sept. 10.
3. A panel of judges made up of one BISSELL representative, one Petfinder.com Foundation representative and BlogPaws founders/organizers will review posts and select the winners.
4. Click the following link to download the official contest rules. Download BlogPaws Blog Carnival Contest Rules.
One grand prize winner will be awarded a $2,500 grant and two runners-up will each receive a $1,000 grant for the Petfinder.com shelter of their choice.
Still have questions? Let a BlogPaws exec know!!
I had been begging my Mom for another dog for quite a long time. At first I tried to get my Mom to let me have a ferret, but my mom wouldn't budge. So we compromised and chose to get a second dog. We looked at local shelter’s websites and browsed through the dogs. There were many that we liked and thought were very cute, but one dog stood out. He was a small black dog of the weirdest mix. He was part Pit Bull and part Shih Tzu. Almost instantly I new this dog was for me! But, he was on hold.
Luckily, whoever put him on hold chose not to take him because the next day is was available again. My Mom even said she saw him go on hold once before that. I couldn’t understand why someone would choose not to adopt him! The next day after school my mom took me to the local humane society to visit the cutest dog. He was rambunctious and sweet and playful and he couldn't have been more perfect. He did have Parvo though, so that might be a reason he didn’t get adopted right away. But we knew he would be ok. We brought in our other dog, her name is Twiggy. She is a Greyhound. When she met him she was almost three years old. They seemed to love each other. They played and looked as if they were having the best time, and I knew he would be mine!