Happy midway through the work week!
I recently got around to watching One Nation Under Dog (did NOT like it…but my opinion on that must be saved for another post.) At the end of the documentary, statistics are thrown out at you (as if you weren’t already depressed enough!) Only 20% of dogs in American homes come from a shelter. I have heard this stat before – I find it appalling, heartbreaking, and enraging all at once. (And sad, of course. Incredibly sad.) Ironically, the ASPCA estimates 25% of dogs in shelters are purebred.
With these percentages fresh on my mind, I checked Facebook this morning only to find myself gazing upon pictures of pups from my favorite local rescue group, Pup Squad. (I LOVE them…but my wonderfully high opinion on that must be saved for another post! In the meantime, check out their website and Facebook page.) One dog especially caught my eye…so I decided to feature him, along with other way-to-adorable-to-not-have-forever-homes pups. Let them bring a smile to your Wednesday…and if you happen to have a friend without a dog (ok, ok, we know you aren’t actually FRIENDS with people who don’t have dogs…maybe a co-worker? a neighbor?? crazy uncle???) send them a link to this post to get them headed to a shelter ASAP.
If you are affiliated with a rescue group or shelter and would like us to spotlight your organization or feature a dog or cat in your care that needs a home – please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to help however we can!