This is the story about how Louie G got her name.
It is simply amazing the amount of need there is to find homes for pets. The time I spent as a volunteer dog walker at the SPCA Tampa Bay was both heart warming and heart breaking. I think the hardest for me was when people had to give up their beloved pets due to the downturn in the economy and were forced to move where they could not take them. Many times these were older dogs and they would sit in their kennels looking out waiting for their owners to come back for them.
Recently a cleint of mine had been given a small dog. He loved her very much. But the wise man that he is, he realized he did not have the time to spend with this pup so he asked me if I could help find her a new home. I said I would try but I did not feel confident that something would happen. Well, every once in while the cosmos comes together and we can help.
|Abbey finds a new home!|
A week later a friend calls and tells us a terrible story about how she unexpectedly lost her long time dog and was heart broken. That she needed something to fill up the hole in her heart. Ahhh, light bulb moment. It was a perfect match.
- Check the shelters and rescue groups. There is a rescue group for every breed.
- Pass the pet stores.
- Look at the older pets. Typically the training will be done for you.
- Ask friends and family. Many times they will know someone who has a pet they can no longer keep.