I was fresh into my move to California, when taking a break from job hunting, began spending some time in the pet section on Craigslist. Minutes later I came across a post with the 3 cutest little faces I had ever seen, and a title that read "Kittens need foster home or they will be Euthanized by 7pm tonight…" It was 5pm, I wasn't sure I even liked cats, nor had I ever imagined owning one, but something in me couldn't resist responding… And so, here are my foster … more
Both of my dogs are shelter dogs. One is probably a purebred field lab, and the other is a border collie- and-something mix (if I had to guess, I'd say she's a breed like a flatcoat retriever.) I'm convinced that my two $80 dogs are the best thing I've ever spent money on. They have, quite literally, changed my life in wholly unexpected ways, since I had never had a dog before. I adopted my lab (China) first and the intense learning curve began. She … more
I had no idea October is Adopt-A-Pet-Month. What a coincidence that I adopted a 6 months old puppy last week from Southeast Animal Control shelter in Downey, CA. It was totally a chance that I ended up adopting my puppy. Long story, but a lot of things were in play. Maybe this is what we call fate. I was very hesitant to get a dog because of our work schedule and neither my husband nor I had any dogs before. I went … more
Did you know that October is Adopt-A-Pet month? If you have never adopted an animal from your local animal shelter then you are missing out on one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. About a year and a half ago we had to put down our cat following complications from dental surgery. We were heartbroken and as you might expect our initial reaction was that we did not want another cat. But about a week later … more
I have always loved animals and have been given the gift of being loved back by them. Seven years ago, I adopted an 8-month-old puppy who was starved and mistreated from a local shelter. In learning about … more
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An animal in a shelter facility that houses homeless, lost or abandoned animals; primarily a large variety of dogs and cats. These animals are kept at the shelter until they are either reclaimed by an owner, adopted to a new owner or placed with another organization.