Santa Fe, New Mexico, had a no-kill shelter when I lived there 16 years ago, where we got Ursa. While we were shopping, we saw one of the long term doggie residents take a break in the break room with one of the shelter people. Both were permanently attached to each other.
No kill shelters seem to be few and far between in Texas, especially the San Antonio area. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t dogs that deserve to be adopted. We live out in the country, which means that @#$%!!&^**#$%% humans dump their unwanted dogs out here. I can’t imagine what would make a dog unwanted enough to abandon it to fate. Dogs, humans’ finest companion, deserve better treatment.
So, Eric and I gather, shelter and adopt them out. They get checked by the vet, get their shots and get neutered, thereby reducing the unwanted population of puppies. I have other friends who do the same thing, either now or in the past.
Long lead in. Here are the latest foundlings:
Ruby appears to have some shepherd, red heeler and other parts in her. She is about 6 months old and weighs 31 pounds. She’s a snuggler.
Olive appears to be 1/3 black lab and that’s it. With her short legs, she only got a 1/3 of a dog. Okay, maybe there’s some dachshund in there too. She’s jaunty, snuggling only when she wants to. Olive weighs 27 pounds. Both are portable.
So what does this mean to you? If you don’t need a good dog (’cause you already have one. . . or two), think about who you know who might need one. These come certified as good dogs by someone who knows good dogs and they deserve a good home.
And thanks to those who so wonderfully adopted other doggies, ours or others. As Eric says, “We care because someone has to.”