I came from an animal shelter to bring warmth and love into my family's life and there are many more just like me out there. I'm sweet and somewhat goofy and I'm a good boy (most of the time). I'm full of life and I like to spread my personality around. I love people, especially children, and I come up to everyone with my tail wagging.
The shelter that I came from has been recognized as a wonderful shelter and it was awarded a 4 star rating by Charity Navigator for financial health, accountability and transparency. It is a no kill shelter and has a policy that no healthy or treatable animal will ever be euthanized and it has a 100% live release rate. It also takes in animals from other shelters that are overcrowded or that are having to close for sad and unpreventable reasons, so I am very proud of being an alumnus of such a great place. It provides medical care, fostering, a crisis help system, a community food bank, education and youth programs and camps, and community outreach, all to promote and support the human-animal bond and to get animals into happy "furever" homes. There are many other great shelters out there providing wonderful services as well. There are simply a lot of animals that need care in these unprecedented times and shelters are quite often stretched thin right now.
In all of your holiday plans please don't forget the animals that give the world so much. Please remember them, both wild and domestic, in your love and giving at this time of the year....there is great need and we will give you so much in return!