“Molly” is our rescue dog #5.
1. Shelter dogs make wonderful pet. Instead of buying a dog from a breeder, adopt your “forever friend” from a shelter.
2. Shelters would welcome your help as a volunteer. A few days a month would be all that is needed to make a difference.
3. If you are able, you can make small donations to your local shelter. I collect all my loose change in a jar. When it is full, I deliver the contents to my local shelter.
4. Consider fostering a dog. It is so much better to have a dog wait for his “forever family” in a loving home rather than a shelter.
5. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Encourage others to do the same to end animal overpopulation.
6. Donate pet food and supplies to animal shelters. Call and check with the shelter to determine what is needed. Many times, you have items in your home that you no longer need that could be used by a shelter. Old towels, paper towels, and cleaning supplies are just a sample of gifts to give to the shelter.
7. Do not support puppy mills. Make sure your pet is adopted from a shelter or breed rescue organizations.
8. Be aware of puppy mills. Adopt a dog instead. If you purchase visit http://www.petshoppuppies.org/, a non-profit organization, home-based in Missouri, the puppy mill capital of the world states, “Despite what the pet store may have told you, puppies bred for pet stores are seldom bred by “private” breeders, or “local” breeders. The pet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that depends on the mass production of puppies for America’s pet stores. Please visit the links to the left to learn more about the commercial dog industry.