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National Rescue Dog Day: May 20th

National Rescue Dog Day brings awareness to those shelter dogs who have been abandoned or rescued from the streets and who deserve a second chance at a forever home. According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. We have our own rescue story… read it below!

From LJB: “One morning, my mom was walking in our neighborhood and met this couple who had found a puppy wandering around. Since they were on their way out of town and couldn’t take care of him, my mom took him and posted on our neighborhood website to see if he belonged to anyone.

No one claimed him, so she brought him home. My dad woke me up and told me that we had a visitor. I thought it was a person, but then he told me it was a dog! I assumed it was one of the dogs we normally dog-sit for family friends. But that wasn’t it.

I went downstairs and out to the backyard to see what my dad was talking about. There was a sweet little brown puppy that looked like a German shepherd mix. He didn’t have a collar, so we assumed he was a stray. But he seemed to be trained and well-behaved – as well-behaved as puppies can be anyway. (This is him in the picture.)

We kept him on our screened-in porch and gave him food and water. We had him for about 2-3 days and took him to the vet to see if he had been chipped. He hadn’t been, but, since we already have a dog, we couldn’t keep him. But there was no way we were going to send him to a shelter to be euthanized a week later!

So, we called the couple who found him, and they said they would take him and see if anyone was willing to adopt him. Nobody was, so they decided to keep him! Now, he is being well cared for and loved. Every once in a while, we will see them walk him, and he is as happy as can be! We’re so glad we are a part of this sweet pup’s rescue story!

So, how can we celebrate National Rescue Dog Day?

Here’s what we found from the NationalRescueDogDay website:

  • Post a Photo & Share Your Story (just like we did above!). Use #NationalRescueDogDay on social media.
  • Adopt or Foster. Connect with a local shelter or rescue group to save a life. You can also provide a temporary home to help with socialization or rehabilitation.
  • Volunteer or Donate. Check your local shelter website to view their wish list of much-needed items. You can also join or host a community event and donate the proceeds to the shelter. Visit your local shelter to walk or groom dogs. Spending time helps with socialization, which makes adoption go more smoothly.
  • Spay/Neuter: Be responsible for your own pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
  • Educate: Teach your children the importance of kindness, unconditional love, and responsible care for all animals.

Thanks to our daughter for sharing her rescue story and for creating such beautiful designs and photographs for our website. We couldn’t create our #FridayMood posts without you! 🌟🤩

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