Ziggy #1 is a Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier mix at an all-breed rescue group in Virginia. He is two years old, and is house-trained and crate trained. Ziggy is very intelligent and social. He can be pushy with other dogs, and can be a bit too rough for young children. His listing says he's be a great agility dog. Ziggy knows basic obedience like sit, down, off and wait. He is said to be "a very smart boy and his new family needs to be pretty clever to stay a step ahead of him!".
Ziggy #2 is not all that different. He's at an all-breed rescue group in Missouri (currently being fostered by me!). He is also two years old, and is also house-trained and crate-trained. Like Ziggy #1, Ziggy #2 is also very intelligent and social. He can also be pushy with other dogs and needs a home without young children. He is a great agility dog - not the fastest dog out there, but he's not bad. He knows basic obedience just like Ziggy #1, and he is also "a very smart boy with a family who will need to stay a step ahead of him!" You can read more about Ziggy #2 on this blog or by visiting www.adoptziggy.com.
It's kind of amazing that over the past week, I could take five of my own foster pets and find five more adoptable pets out there that had so much in common with each one, AND shared the same name! Right now there are over 364,000 pets available for adoption on Petfinder.com. This doesn't even include the many other shelters and rescues who don't advertise their adoptable pets on Petfinder. This country still has a huge problem with unwanted pets. Thank you Mayzie for bringing together the blogging community to bring awareness to this problem.
I often try to keep this blog as a positive place - sharing the fun times, the funny things that happen, and the joy that I get from fostering. But there are times that rescue is heart-breaking. I know I can't save them all, but that doesn't make it any easier to walk away from those I can't save. I made this video to help others realize the need that is out there.
Youtube link: http://youtu.be/gbtq0ZaWj6o