Thursday, April 30, 2009


This is one girl in need of a happy ending NOW! 

Abby was at the shelter for a while, then got adopted. After a month, some "allergy" issues made their appearance in her new home and she is again on the lookout for a person to love her and be really really committed to keep her forever.

Abby is housebroken, rarely barks, doesn't chew, and stays off furniture. What more could one ask for in a dog! I wonder how this story will end. Fortunately, she is not actually at the shelter but that situation is unlikely to last much longer if she doesn't find a foster home or a rescue to take her till she gets adopted again.

Episodes like this only remind us how completely helpless these pets are - no control over who takes them in, how they are treated, no say in the matter of getting shuffled from place to place and seen as an inconvenience and worst of all - most of them manage to retain their complete trust in human nature throughout this ordeal.

We don't really deserve their love, do we??

Monday, April 27, 2009


Klaus the beautiful Black German Shepherd was brought into the shelter about 10 days ago - apparently, he was surrendered along with another tan-and-white pit mix, both dogs friendly as can be.

We thought he was a Belgian Sheepdog but that turned out to be wishful thinking on our part. The folks at Belgian Shepherd Rescue looked at his photos and opined that he was probably a purebred (or close to purebred) Black German Shepherd. Either way, he is a friendly, playful, and STRONG dog - he knows Sit and Shake. In fact, the speed with which he responds to a Shake would put Clint Eastwood's fast draw to shame!

Let's see how long it takes before this dog gets adopted, fostered, or otherwise 'rescued' from his current life in a box. I wonder what goes through his mind when he looks out through the door of his cage, seeing the volunteers and shelter staff coming and going, occasionally taking other dogs out for a walk or other reasons and if it is his lucky day, taking him out for a romp in the park. Being alive is probably the only consolation... Where there is life, there is hope.