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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shelter Dogs Looking For A Home

When you are out there trying to find the perfect gift for a loved one, please don't forget the shelter animals that are looking for a home.  I am not suggesting that these dogs and cats should be adopted for a holiday since making the decision to adopt a pet is a life long one and shouldn't be taken lightly.  You can donate money, toys, blankets, beds or treats to your nearest shelter.  In the Long Beach area, you can help donate to Santa Paws fundraiser this Saturday.  The Humane Society and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary will also take donations to help homeless pets this holiday season.

It was hard to go to the shelter to see all of the animals looking for a home.  At times I had to fight back the tears but I kept on with the hopes that this may get to someone who is looking for a life long companion.  When I returned home, I told Max about it and he offered up one of his beds and some treats so we will be back to deliver these items to help keep them warm during the winter.  All of these dogs are available for adoption at the SPCALA Long Beach animal shelter.


7 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Those pictures are heart wrenching. This is precisely why I cannot go to shelters. I'd bring home an armful of cats every time. Sinbad would not appreciate that and the wife would shoot me. I hope each one of those little guys are as fortunate as Max and find a home before the new year.

Anonymous said...

I adopted an awesome dog from the pound 4 months ago,she was 8 months old then and just turned 1, I cant tell you how happy I am with having her for her unconditional love and that I got to be the one that brought her home! I support the humane society in my town and love in a bitter sweet way the pictures of the pups you took. Thanks for sharing the reminder...and for the love and support by taking their picture.

JoAnna said...

So, so sad. All of our pets are rescues, and it breaks my heart to see critters who don't have homes. I wish I could adopt them all. When we adopted our most recent addition to the family (a deaf Boston terrier / chihuahua mix named Bianca), it was all I could do to keep from crying as we wandered the aisles of the shelter.

Anonymous said...

hi Alison. I enjoy reading your blog very much! You take some very beautiful & interesting pictures.

THANK YOU for speaking out for the homeless animals that can't speak for themselves. I volunteer regularly at the local Humane Society, so I know how hard it is to go to a shelter and see all those desperate little faces.
Always adopt your pet, never buy.
Kristin

Summer said...

Some of my best friends have come from animal shelters. I love all of them so much. Thanks for taking on this cause. Your pictures are delightful. I absolutely love that little tan pup in the satalite collar. Poor little mite!

Ginger said...

These photos are all heart... heart what, though? heart breaking? heart songs? heart wrenching? heart stirring?

I have such a hard time visiting shelters, but it must be done. Else, how will these precious souls get adopted? I cry for all of them, but especially for the pitties because they will likely not be adopted out of fear, but the tears do nothing. Only action does.

I do love my three buddies so much, including my own precious pit bull.

Alison said...

Thank you all for the heartfelt comments. Going to the shelter is hard but hopefully someone might see this and take action to adopt a shelter dog.

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