Well I went to the shelter yesterday to get pictures of the dogs for petfinder. I love playing with all the dogs and letting them be happy and have fun for a little bit but gosh I hate to leave without them all loaded up in my car. Well here are the pics I took. Aren't they cute?
I went to our shelter two weeks ago to get a sign up form for a walk-your-dog-athon. Well, I fell in love with this black lab mix. She would sit quietly while all the other dogs were going insane.
So when I went last week to drop off Dokker's kennel, I went back to see if she was still there. Well, she was. When I went to her cage she put her paw up on the chain link. So I put my hand under her paw and she let go of the fencing and laid her paw in my hand and looked up at me with this EYES like Ive never seen before ><
Long story short, I showed her pic to my fiance, he agreed to get her, I went back to take her out and see how she did.. omg. First of all, when she gets on her hind legs her face is equal to mine (I'm 5'6). she's got legs like a dane. Then, she pulled me.. *literally* down onto my butt and dragged me across the grass about 20 feet when a volunteer came out with another dog, looking to get that dog no matter what!
So, I decided against it. She isnt' the right dog to bring home to Dook, she's twice his size, and seemed *quite* dog aggressive. Sure, training would work, but I can't subject dook to that in the meantime, before she's calmed and trained.
If you want these dogs can be posted via Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org, she runs a service no fee, called shelterneeds, where she posts dogs in need, also cats. Many transports are done via her posts. Many dogs go to their respective rescue, or there are legitimate groups that pull dogs, to bring to areas like Northeast, which do not have an abundance of dogs. We have had a spay neuter policy for along time.
I will not disagree, but, having been involved with shelters for over 15 years. You just go in, put your hackles up, tackle what has to be done. No complaining, just do what is needed. It is a great experience
Please where are you located, tell Katie. she posts all day long it goes allover the country. In fact some cogs like the yorkie mix and another one, you know, why not contact the rescues?? Apprise them of their breed in the shelter.
The little dogs are not the one's I worry about. Recues will pull them and people will adopt them. Its the bigger and older guys I feel for. Feel free to cross post these guys they are at the Galveston County Animal Shelter which is a high kill facility in Texas City, Texas. If anyone needs contact info they can call the shelter at 409-948-2485 and talk to Kim.
Bippy, I admire your work for our furry friends and you have inspired me to do the same for shelters in Honolulu, Hawaii. Your picture taking skills are very good. Excellent compositioning of subjects to background. Many people make the mistake of having too much background which makes the main subject too small. You do excellent photography work - your pictures capture the true essence of compassion. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the words of encouragement! I figure this gives the dogs double the chances of getting out of that place! Our rescue group is going to try to pull a couple of them as soon as we can find some space.
I know at the shelter where I work, there are certain dogs and cats that I just feel so bad that they don't have a home. Some animals seem to adjust real well to shelter life, but others... I know most people on here are dog lovers, but I feel bad especially for the cats. There are just so many more of them. Some of them have spent their entire lives at the shelter. It seems the dogs, at least, have a better chance of being adopted.