Jessy would've been adopted out weeks ago I'm sure because she's such a people friendly dog but unfortunately she's got a low grade case of heartworm and can't go anywhere permanently until her meds are finished. That means another 3 - 4 weeks of waiting around.

So, instead of keeping her in a cage at the shelter, Toronto Animal Services South is looking for someone who might be interested in fostering her for a month or so. The bad news is she's not good with cats nor, perhaps, small dogs but the good news is she's pretty wonderful with people. She is friendly, yet respectful and well mannered, a real joy to have around. Jessy actually reminds me of my long time ago dog, Sheba, and there was a moment when I thought about fostering her myself but my house is in such huge disarray right now, it would be a disaster.

Anyway, if you're thinking you might be able to help out for a few weeks, please call TAS-S at 416 338 6668.






1 Comment to “Jessy - German Shepherd mix”

  1. Gorgeous dog - reminds me of a shiba/shepherd I fostered briefly.

    Hopefully someone takes her on, heartworm treatment isn't as daunting as it sounds (on the human end of it, anyway). Just two months of low activity. Not so bad.

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A request

The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

So, here's the favour I'm asking. Whenever you see a dog picture on these pages you think is decent enough, I'd like you to consider sharing it on Facebook or any other social media sites you're using (I know many of you do this already and thank you for that). And when you share it, please mention that the dog in the photo is a shelter dog like so many other shelter dogs waiting for a home. If we can get even five percent of the pet buying public to see shelter dogs differently, to see how beautiful they are and how wonderful they are, and to consider shelter dogs as their first choice for a new family member, we can end the suffering of homeless pets in this country.
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