Monday, December 20, 2010

A success story...

Two three month old Boxer-Lab mix puppies were living outside. One was tied to a lawnmower, and the other was tied to a BBQ pit. They had no shelter and very little food. They were very skinny and filled with parasites.


When I first started volunteering with a rescue, I'd see rescue people get really upset about puppies being given away at Wal-Mart. It happens quite often around here, and I couldn't quite understand their reactions. After all, anyone taking in a puppy would give it a good home, wouldn't they? Since then I've seen the reality of what happens to many of these "free to a good home" puppies.


They don't usually go to good homes.  Even people with good intentions often don't know how to properly care for a puppy, and aren't prepared for the amount of work or the cost involved.  Too many people take in a puppy because they are cute or their child begs for a dog, and next thing you know the dog is either living in the backyard tied to a lawnmower, or taken to a shelter to be euthanized. 

 These two puppies were lucky. They ended up in rescue where they were given medical care, healthy food and a safe warm place to stay until they could be adopted into loving homes that were ready for the realities of adopting a puppy. These puppies were also spayed/neutered before being adopted in order to prevent an "oops" litter that may then be given away at Wal-mart next year.


I like seeing puppies like this be rescued. It is another reminder of why we do what we do. Thanks to Bev for taking in these two sweet pups and caring for them and getting them healthy and adopted into good homes.

16 comments:

Kristine said...

I used to think much the same way. At least the puppies were finding homes! Who would hurt a puppy?

Sadly, we all know the answer to that question. I am so glad these two were saved and have now found homes with people who understand fully what they need.

Cupcake said...

I too feel very sad when I see puppies being given away to anyone who will take them. They are living beings with needs and wants. I'm so happy these two are with good people now. Thank you to all the volunteers that take care of the animals.

Kari in WeHo said...

Free puppies at Wal Mart and on Crigslist make me cry :(

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

JackDaddy said...

Yea! I love the stories with happy endings!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Now that's what i call Christmas cheer!

I'm a horrible CL addict. I torture myself daily, looking in the pets section. Besides the freebies, the ads for christmas puppies, kittens and bunnies make me want to do horrible things to people!

I'm so glad the puppies were rescued and re-hiomed responsibly!

Frankie Furter said...

I have my List ready fur Santa Paws. Just thought you would want to know.

Tucker said...

Love a happy ending - all too rare these days! Thanks for sharing it and for doing what you do!

brooke said...

Aww such cute faces! So happy they were able to have a happy ending!

Two Pitties in the City said...

I'm continually shocked how people, even with good intentions, don't realize the basics of caring for animals. I'm glad these two have a good chance now.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Lucky Puppies!

mayziegal said...

Oh, they are SOOOOO sweet. I am very much glad they are safe and luved. And I wish all puppies could be so lucky.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

PeeS. I don't know if you gots to come to my bloggie today but if you didn't, you should stop by and see a picture of my Angel Donna Fostermommy. I gots to go see her last weekend!

havetailwillwag said...

omg soooooo precious!! and yes you're right, "free to a good home" is not the right way to go. adoption fees help weed out those who aren't serious or committed enough.

meowmeowmans said...

We love happy endings, and are glad these two cuties are in such great hands.

meowmeowmans said...

We love happy endings, and are glad these two cuties are in such great hands. :)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are so glad that the puppies got a happy ending to their story - we wish all the stories would end this way. We never thought there were people who would take animals and not give them a good home until we started to visit and get informed about this stuff - we are so sad about it happening.

Purrfect Haven said...

... happy endings and a very merry Christmas to you all. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx