Adopt Don’t Shop.

As most of you know, I foster animals for the Nevada Humane Society. I am also a volunteer, although during the school year it’s hard to find the time. Which is pretty selfish, there are so many animals who go too long without affection. Some of the dogs get to go outside for a walk once a day or sometimes not at all. Most of the cats do not get taken out of their crates for socialization that they desperately need. The Nevada Humane Society is one of the nicest animal shelters in the country and even they cannot give the animals what they need. The Nevada Human Society and the Nevada SPCA are also no-kill shelters, which means they do not euthanize the animals in their facility unless their quality of life is no longer there and it is in the animal’s best interest to be put out of its misery. There are animal shelters in places like Stockton and Sacramento where the animals are never put on the adoption floor, just euthanized as soon as they are picked up due to overcrowding. In the case of Pit Bulls it is so much worse. Almost every single Pit Bull is not even tested for their temperament, just immediately sentenced to death. And for what? The media giving them a bad rap because the headline “Yorkshire Terrier attacks toddler” or heaven forbid “Golden Retriever mauls owner”. {For the record, I do not think there is anything wrong with Yorkies or Goldens. I just chose trusted dog breeds.} Seriously almost every dog I have ever known I have trusted whole heartedly no matter the breed. I wish more people would give Pit Bulls a chance because they are just as loyal and loving as any other dog you could ever come across. Recently I stumbled on this link on Pinterest, it is an article on a Pit Bull, Diamond, who saves her family from a fire that burns their house down. Was it ever on the news? No of course not because that would prove too many “important” people wrong in their labeling of Pit Bulls as a scary breed. There are so many stories out there of the great dogs who are Pit Bulls, so please just give them a chance. Every three seconds an animal is euthanized in the United States animal shelters. Please help make a difference and consider adopting before you purchase the next member of your family. Even Mowgli, my beautiful, sweet, happy boy came from the Modesto animal shelter where he only had two weeks left or he would be sentenced to death. He is a pure bred Alaskan Malamute and still wasn’t adopted until I found him online at Petfinder.com. Also, remember that the adult dogs have just as much to offer as the puppies. When I adopted Mowgli he was around a year old, so still pretty young but I did not have to teach him a thing. His previous family had already house-trained him, taught him to sit, stay, lay-down, shake and heel. Heeling is so important with a big dog, especially a sled dog because they naturally want to pull pull pull. And me being pretty small could wind up a disaster if I had a dog who outweighs me and likes to drag me around. The last thing I’ll say is remember if you do not want to commit to a dog for the 10-20 years they live you can always foster for your local animal shelter or rescue organization. There are all kinds of potential pets in animal shelters, they are not only limited to dogs and cats. At the Nevada Humane Society they have bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, you name it so please think twice before going to a pet shop and getting a furry friend when you can adopt one instead.
Here are some animals available for adoption in different areas that could change your life forever ::
{click on their sweet little faces and it will link you to their Petfinder profile to give you more info}
{{I will try to do more areas soon!}}
NEVADA
Reno SPCA
Address: 4950 Spectrum Blvd, Reno
Phone Number: (775)324-7773
 
Nevada Humane Society
Address: 2825 Longley Ln, Reno, NV 89502
Phone Number: (775) 856-2000

 

CALIFORNIA
City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
Address: 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone Number: (916) 808-7387
Yolo County Animal Services
Address: 2640 East Gibson Road, Woodland, CA 95776
Phone Number: (916)375-6492
City of Stockton Animal Services
Address: 1575 S. Lincoln St. Stockton, Ca
Phone Number: (209) 937-8274
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