Animal shelters

Posted on April 8, 2009. Filed under: dogs, pets | Tags: |

On a whim yesterday, my friend Matthew and I decided to venture over to the local animal shelter in our town. I had never been there before, in fact there are a lot of local shelters that I have never seen. It seems as though I get caught up in my own little shelter community in which I have built a little cozy nest for myself for the last 5 months. I had sort of forgotten that there were other shelters out there…

Anyway despite my bias toward “my” shelter, I decided to check out what animals reside at these other shelters seeing as I am in the market for a dog. When we got there, we were a bit unsure about how their facility was run until I spotted the bright green signs that said “Dogs This Way” with a giant arrow. I guess it is just a “help yourself” kind of deal. So we went through a couple of doors into the dog room. There were probably about 20 or so dogs in there… a couple of them barking and excited, others lying down at the back of their kennels.

I noticed that about 80% of the breeds there were either part or whole Pittbull which was interesting… how did the pitt population get so out of control lately? Well we wandered through and said hello. Noticed a few that we could have definitely taken home with us. But it has to be perfect. And considering my bias, I still believe that I’ll end up adopting from my shelter just because I would have a better chance to get to know my future dog mate. That, and I’d get a discount. 😉

Leaving this shelter was a little depressing as I really just wanted to take all of the pups home with me. They all seemed to be saying, “well, what are you waiting for? Come play with me!”

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