Every day there are dogs that are mistreated and rescued by the SPCA. These dogs need help from the public in order to get the second chance at the better life they deserve. Supporting a local SPCA is one of those things that more pet owners and non pet owners should be doing.
When you are thinking of adding a new member to your family I really encourage you to check your local SPCA. One of my very first dogs as a child was from the SPCA and still today we talk about her and smile, she was one of the best dogs we ever had.
Growing up my mom took part in a partnership program with the SPCA where we would bring rescues home and help rehabilitate them so they could be re-homed into their forever home. I remember times when we had 6 dogs running around. As a kid I though I had the best mom ever, bringing home all sorts of dogs all the time. I never knew what they went through before we got them, but I was happy we got to bring them all home. As we got older my mom told my sister and I a little bit more about why she would bring dogs home for a few weeks and then they would go away. Now as an adult I am so happy we got to be apart of that process.
I am not suggesting you go that far. It is not an easy thing to do, it can be very expensive, not to mention it is a lot! of work!… But I would like you to think about donating some food every once in a while, maybe volunteer to take dogs for walks. Go to the SPCA and ask them what kind of support programs they have and try to take part.
I have shared some stories about some rescues on the about me page. I would also love to hear any stories you might have about a rescue or an adoption you were apart of…