Successful adoptions are critical to our goals. Rescue dogs are often excellent, but misunderstood dogs. By misunderstood we mean, most dogs are in the pound because they had owners who could not speak dog. Owners who didn't give the dog what it instinctually needed and in return they created a dog with issues.
The top two reasons a dog develops issues are lack of exercise and lack of leadership. Humans forget they are dealing with a canine animal and too many times do not give the canine what they need as that animal. When the dog does not act like that picture perfect image they had in their minds they assume they "didn't get a good one" and they "get rid" of the dog. The good news is since dogs live from day to day, meaning they do not dwell in the past or the future; it is absolutely possible to take a full grown dog and start over as if it is the first day of the rest of their life. Do it right and you will see a totally different dog than the owners who dumped the dog at the pound saw.
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Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws I could do the same, this is what I'd ask....
To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:
- My Happy Home
- My bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys
- The lap, which I loved so much
- The hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice which spoke my name
I'd will to the sad, scared shelter dog, the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds
So, when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."
Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to HIM.
This is the only thing I can give....
The Love I left Behind