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Over two million dogs euthanized!

February 20, 2009

Approximately five million dogs were brought into pounds and shelters across the country last year. Out of those five million dogs unfortunately half of them did not make it out alive. That is right, around two and a half million dogs had to be euthanized and put down. There is just not enough room in all the pounds and shelters to house all the homeless pets that come in each year. This is where we as a nation need to step up and be responsible pet owners. That means having our dogs spayed and neutered.

I want to encourage everyone to check the local pounds and animal shelters first before selecting your next dog. There are some incredible dogs out their that will make great pets for you, your family, and your kids. I can testify that dogs from pounds and shelters can make the most amazing pets in the world. I say this will full confidence as all the dogs I own and train have been adopted. Over 30% of dogs in pounds and shelters are purebreds so I implore you to go to the pound next time you are looking to adopt. You may find the breed you are looking for or you might fall in love with the ugly one in the corner. But I promise you that this dog, if given the proper love and training will be one of the most thankful loving companions you can find on earth!

Crystal adopted from the Stockton, CA pound.

Crystal was adopted from the pound the day before being euthanized. She was given a proper diet, lots of love, and trained in basic obedience prior to being placed in a wonderful home. She now lives a happy life in Stockton, CA.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. envisionhope permalink
    February 20, 2009 12:00 pm

    Congratulations to Crystal for finding someone to care. Good job.

  2. February 20, 2009 12:08 pm

    Thank you! Crystal was a very sweet dog. All she needed was someone to love her and give her some attention.

  3. Trish permalink
    February 21, 2009 11:32 am

    Crystal is a wonderful dog. I knew that all she needed was some proper nutrition an training and she would have the chance for a new life. I put a lot of effort into building up her confidence and trust in people. She has a very sweet personality and I’m glad that she found a good home with people who love her!!

  4. February 21, 2009 4:51 pm

    You did a wonderful job with her Trish! It was really hard to adopt her out. I loved her and do miss her very much. She was such an incredible high-jumper! But, as you know she just would rather go eat corn dogs with the audience than perform. She was a sweetheart! I’m glad we could save her and find her a good life.

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