Because I was the moderator at NashvilleIsTalking for a long while where I did animal rescue posts from time to time I still get updates about animals in the area who need good homes. Two recent emails really grabbed at my gut, so I'm posting them here in hopes that someone who is thinking of adopting (or buying) a new pet for their family will consider these great gets instead:
My foster family calls me Pumpkin, because when they found me, my beautiful black coat was covered orange spray paint by some folks who clearly didn't understand my worth! My foster Mom found me running down a busy road, dragging a lead and anchor behind me where I had been chained up with a collar so tight that I could barely swallow.I licked my foster Mom’s face for a long time when she removed my collar. Fortunately, those former owners did not step up to claim me - so I can go live with a better family!
Despite my obvious neglect, I'm still cheerful and loving. I'm staying with kids and a variety of pets right now and I get along lovingly with everyone. I love my rawhide bones so much that I'm not at all destructive and I don't chew on anything else. I love to play and get scratched behind the ears.
I am mostly black lab, but may have a little of some other nice kind of dog mixed in. I don’t know when my birthday is, but I think I’m between 1 ½ and 2 years old. So, I have lots of wonderful years ahead of me. More than anything, I want a family to love and look after. I need a home and I need a home really quickly. Please, can you help a good dog? Please can you email my foster Mom at Vickie@curiousconcrete.com. I will have to go to the shelter soon and I would really rather go home with you!
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Hi, I'm Zoey... I'm a grown up girl, which means I'm completely housebroken and I'm very playful and loving! I'm a unique blend of greyhound and beagle, which means I am graceful and fast, but I sure love to follow a great smell! I would be a great member of your family because: I love all people, including kids! I'm very mellow around other dogs and I don't mind cats. I'm housebroken (I know I already said this, but I'm very proud of it!) I love to snuggle and I love to take walks and am good on my leash. One Thing, I don't like to be alone so having another mellow dog, would be just a perfect fit.
I do need a special family or person who has patience, I am sensitive gal and get nervous when I think someone is leaving me. I'm sure plenty of love will take care of this but I thought you should know.
I was so happy to move from a shelter to my new foster home, and I fit in right away. It is so great to be back in a real home, but I am looking for my forever family. Phone - 615-298-2262