National Rescue Dog Day
Okay, so National Rescue Dog Day was actually yesterday. But in our home, EVERY day is National Rescue Dog Day.
According to the ASPCA, over 3 MILLION dogs enter shelters every year in the United States. And each one needs a home. This is why I ask people to PLEASE always adopt rather than purchase a dog, cat or any other animal from a breeder or pet shop.
We are a foster home for Grey Face Rescue. So it's always a happy day when our foster dog finds their forever home. As much as we always grow to love each and every one of them, we know that, to be able to continue fostering, we have to say good-bye at some point. But we sleep well at night knowing they are loved and cared for with their new family.
If you are interested in fostering, adopting, volunteering, donating or just spreading the word, contact Grey Face Rescue, The Tri-County Humane Society, or any shelter or rescue organization near you.
Here are photos of just some of the dogs we have helped to rescue over the years.
(Riley is our current foster dog, pictured above)
Reana and Jake both found wonderful homes!
Otis was our first hospice foster dog. The vet said he only had a few months left when we took him in. It was a year and a half later before we had to say good-bye. We miss him.
Duke with his mama and sister in his forever home! He is SO loved!
Tito had 24 hours left at the shelter when we rescued him. This photo was taken on the best day of his life. I miss him every single day.
Neena and Ray. Neena is our only dog that was not originally a foster. We adopted her from a shelter 10 years ago. Ray started as a foster, and ended up moving to Minnesota with us! We miss that little guy.
There have been more along the way, but too many to post here.
Please, always adopt.