The Shelter Pet Project

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    May 29, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    This commercial always leaves me choked up at the end.

    If you can't adopt a pet from a homeless shelter, please consider volunteering your time at a local homeless animal shelter. I am certain that you will find it very, very rewarding and worthwhile, just as I have!

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    May 30, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    So sweet. I wish I could keep a foster dog but my building doesnt allow more than one... I do hope to volunteer at a shelter someday!

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    May 30, 2011 11:20 AM GMT
    Spent yesterday morning at a shelter helping a friend pick out a new cat. If I didn't already have a pair of shelter rescues at home, I would have added to my own household.

    If you're interested in an animal companion, don't turn to a breeder. Save an animal that might otherwise be killed.
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    May 30, 2011 11:31 AM GMT
    I've had four dachshunds over the years. Two as puppies from breeders and two older, shelter dogs. There is definitely a special bond with a dog getting a second chance and, as cute as puppies are, it's nice to have a dog that's a bit calmer and already pretty much house trained. As an aside, one of the older dogs was in pretty bad shape when I took him home; I didn't expect him to live more than a few more months. As it turned out, he lived over six more years! I miss him and I'm glad my partner convinced me to get him!