Rescue Dogs Find New Home

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

We all love a good story, and that is why I want to tell this particular heart-warming one.

Rescue Dogs Find New Home. Pearla the Samoyed. Photo by Peter Gehr

Rescue dogs are of particular interest to me, and this is not only because I’m a dog lover, but I’m also very intrigued by the people who adopt dogs and the reasons why they chose their dog from the animal shelter.

In most cases, it’s life or death for the dog, and timing is of the essence when it comes to finding a home or not finding a home.

The fact of the matter is, some of these dogs simply don’t get a chance at life, love and family for reasons far beyond their control.

Rescue Dogs Find New Home

This is a story about Jez and Pearla.

Jez is a Lab-cross, and Pearla a Samoyed.

Jez had been adopted from a rescue shelter several years ago by a young family who simply fell in love with him at first site. Jez is now around 13 years old and has had a loving, active and well-cared-for life. Once he passes, this young family will retain a beautiful memory of a sweet-spirited, fun-loving pet whose life could have ended much more abruptly had this kind-hearted family not stepped forward to offer a home.

Rescue Dogs Find New Home. Jez the Lab-Cross. Photo by Peter Gehr

Knowing that Jez is showing signs of aging and his rich life will soon come to an end, this same family realized that another canine companion would be a comfort for him as well as an addition to their collection of pets (which includes 5 cats) and to help soften the blow of losing Jez when that day comes around. Good plan.

Upon arrival at the animal shelter, and with full intention of adopting another dog, Pearla attracted their attention from the get-go. Pearla had only been left at the shelter for 5 days and seemed to be fully focused on impressing this kind family with her antics, love and adorable disposition.

It was an easy choice and from that day on, Pearla has brought nothing but joy and happiness to both old Jez and the rest of the family.

To add to this great rescue story, the family has since moved abroad and is living on the other side of the world—along with Jez and Pearla.

Just think: These two extremely fortunate dogs went from being someone else’s burden to someone else’s blessing, and have found themselves in a well-deserved and loving environment.

Rescue dogs find new home: Jez and Pearla’s story moved me, and gave me a sense of happiness to have met them and shared a moment with them, and, most of all, to connect with a family who are overjoyed by the fact that they have made a major contribution to the longevity of these precious canines.

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Best Puppy Spay or Neuter Information for Your New Pet

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

The best puppy spay or neuter information for your new pet comes with a passionate plea to take action to avoid the following complications: disputes with neighbors, unexpected breeding, wandering male dogs, homeless pets, and over-crowded animal shelters. These are just a few of the problems stemming from ignoring the procedures required to keep your dog from any of the above. Some may argue that it’s not natural, but I’ll stop that argument right there by suggesting you visit your nearest animal shelter and talk to the staff whose grizzly task is to euthanize homeless “natural” dogs every day.

Best Puppy Spay or Neuter Information for Your New Pet

Best Puppy Spay or Neuter Information for Your New Pet

There are assistance programs available for those who cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets, and with minimal effort the outcome can be achieved with little fuss. Most animal shelters across the country provide information on how to tap into these resources if needed.

Best Puppy Spay or Neuter Information for Your New Pet

This article from the Marrieta Times sums it up my sentiments:

Our pets provide unconditional love day in and day out, so it’s only right that they deserve our attention.

Any pet owner must take responsibility for their animals by offering a safe and warm home, food and water and daily exercise.

Dogs and cats require much time, commitment and even money, but beyond the duties of food, water, care, companionship and exercise, pet owners must realize they can add to the pet overpopulation problem by not spaying or neutering their furry friends.

With the growing numbers in pet ownership – some 74.8 million dogs are owned in the United States, while almost 90 million cats belong to someone – thankfully, many veterinarians and volunteers throughout the United States know the importance of spaying and neutering, and Spay Day USA, a Doris Day Animal Foundation national campaign, was created.

Pet owners who neglect their dogs and cats by letting them run loose and refusing to have the animals spayed or neutered are a burden on their communities through the overcrowding of streets and neighborhoods and, ultimately, shelters with helpless, homeless animals.

Statistics show that two unaltered cats and all their descendents can theoretically number 420,000 in just seven years, while two unaltered dogs and all their descendents can theoretically number 67,000 in six years, according to information provided by the Humane Society of the United States.

Anyone visiting area dog pounds and animal shelters knows the many unwanted pets waiting to be adopted. Statistics have proven that most of these animals won’t go to a new home and will be put down, as an estimated 5 million cats and dogs are killed in shelters every year.

Unfortunately, some pet owners are reluctant to spay or neuter their animals, but animals as young as 6 months old can safely undergo the procedures, according to any veterinarian.

For pet owners who cannot afford to have their animals spayed or neutered, many shelters will provide financial assistance for the surgery. Help is only a phone call away. Remember, it’s a pet owner’s responsibility to help reduce the number of homeless animals – period. Click here to visit the original source of this post

The best puppy spay or neuter information for your new pet is to consult with your local veterinarian to schedule a time for your dog to get “fixed” so that he/she is not going to contribute to the pandemic of homeless pets. The statistics above are alarming as to how much breeding can go one in six years with just two unaltered dogs. This should be enough to step up to the plate and make the effort to comply and to do the right thing for your dog, your family, and the greater community.