Friday, December 3, 2010

Pound Puppies

Now, if you're a child of the 80's as I am, when you saw the title of this post you were probably thinking of these little cuties:

I had a couple of these myself! 

But no... I'm referring to the pups at the pounds all over the country! I have a soft spot for animals and if Bob would let me, we'd probably have adopted 5 more when we brought Cabbie home in November.  Even though I know that we can't feasibly have another dog in our house right now, (we also have three cats that I have had since I bought and moved into my house 7 years ago) that doesn't stop me from looking at the available pooches at the nearby shelters and pounds! Wouldn't it be great if they could get homes for these cold months ahead and to have a family for the holidays? This is topic that is so near and dear to me, that I wanted to take the time to share some information!  Nothing pulls at my heart strings like poorly treated or homeless animals!

I just thought I'd take a minute and share with you some of the sweet little (and not so little) K-9s available right now! Maybe you might like to give one a home!? 

We found Cabbie at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter . Right now there are over 60 dogs waiting for a home at this shelter!  Here are some of my personal favorites!

Lulu 
Isn't she sweet? You can get information about Lulu here:

Prancer
Awe! Can you imagine what a good grooming and some love would do for her!?

Slugger
Look at those ears!


Scooter
So cute!

and
Julia
She is a beautiful Sheppard/Shar Pei Mix- the volunteers at the shelter can't say enough good things about her! 

So anyways, I just thought I'd give it a shot. If you're like me and you love animals the way I do, it may be hard to look at the pictures without wanting to go rescue one! Perfect! :)  

But seriously, we had a great experience with this shelter specifically. They take great care of the animals there and have volunteers that come daily to interact with and exercise the dogs.

Cabbie was a little sick when we picked her out and they nursed her back to health, spayed her, and bathed her multiple times while she was at the shelter.  Now she is a happy new member of our loving household!  

See!? Doesn't she look happy! :) No really, she's great! She lays like that with or without her Ohio State winter boots!
Cabbie at the shelter before we could bring her home!
So anyways! We have had a great experience rescuing our pup. I hope these and the others at local shelters get loving homes soon!

One more I have to mention. There is a sweet old 10 year old Golden Retriever guy at the Erie County pound.  If we had a little more room at home I'd take him in a second! I really hope this one gets a home soon and can have a wonderful, loving last couple of years!

He goes by Laddie apparently.  You can see his petfinder add here: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18035267

Really? How does he not have a family that loves him?
Oh, and one more thing... Most local shelters are in need of lots of donations:
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Collars and leashes
  • Laundry soap, bleach, and other cleaning supplies
  • Dog or Cat Treats
  • Bowls
  • Food
  • Toys and Plastic Bags 
  • Litter
  • Garbage Bags
So if you can't give a pet a home right now, maybe you could help by donating some of these items?! 

Thanks and that's all for now!





2 comments:

Kelly Krugh said...
December 3, 2010 at 7:29 PM  

Amanda,

Great post! Prancer looks like she is part wheaten terrier, which is what we have! Thanks for the info on the chimney sweep; I'm going to relay the info to Christopher and see if we can make something happen!!! I'm sick of wearing my coat around the house!!! :)

Kelly

Amanda Sheppard said...
December 7, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

Just an update! Lulu and Prancer have been adopted :) So happy for these sweet pups! There are still lots there waiting for homes, including Scooter!!!!

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