Monday, June 4, 2012

Misfit or Movie Star

A widely held misconception is that dogs in shelters are misfits. The unfortunate truth is that many....maybe even most...are the casualty of humans who didn't have the time, patience or know how to help them to become well behaved members of the family. That's Astrid on the left in 2006, still in the shelter. And that is Astrid on the right. Neither a misfit nor a movie star (except for staring in her own movies) there are thousands just like her in shelter's across the nation. Looking for a specific breed? There are shelters that are specific to breeds or try a mixed up dog like Astrid. German Shepherd, Mastiff, Border Collie? Yes, you can have it all...it's in there.










2 comments:

Tucker said...

This is so true..about the dogs in the shelters that are the casualty of humans...who thought the puppy was cute..and then puppies grow..also we have the backyard breeders who are also are helping fill the shelters..so sad..

SharonShibas said...

I loved this, Astrid is literally a poster child for animal rescue, as is her mother.