Let me say that again, I do not rescue dogs. I have 4 great pyrs and two cats plus a very
full life. I do not rescue dogs. By now you’ve seen the cute face at the top
of this post, right? Meet Sonic. He was rescued from a roadside in July. We have fostered him since. I do not rescue dogs but my better half
does. We rescue & foster the dogs he
saves from hunger, hurt and worse.
love. “Well, good luck with that. I’m wrestling pyrs and trying not to go
insane from constant barking. Love ya, bye.”
wounds and emotional scars. I prepare
each one for his forever family because they cannot stay with us—I do not
so. Kudos to the professionals who do
this for a career! There are many who
want a dog but few who will truly qualify to be a responsible, loving pet
owner. Most rescues come with baggage,
issues or health problems. It is my responsibility
to match the rescue with the one owner who will love him as much as I do. Who will understand his needs, and that there
will be a major adjustment period. And,
that there may be issues with this cute bundle of fur that I’m not even aware
releasing into the care of a stranger.
And, I expect each adopter to return the animal to myself should any
issues or circumstances pop up. I do not
want my foster put into the shelter system.
That may sound a little greedy but I have cared for these pets and I
think of them as mine, even after they leave my home.
lives. Because I took the time to place
the dog with the appropriate owner who understood the responsibility they were
These animals come into my home, not as family members but
visitors. I hold them at arm lengths,
not allowing myself to become attached.
But I do. Each time. And each time I have to say goodbye as they
make their way on to their forever families.
families. I do not rescue dogs. Their forever families do.