From Willy Pi Pi's new owner: Thank you so much again for Willy. He is an amazing dog and always sleeps in bed and is listening well. He even walks off leash when we are in the bush and does not go after any animals. He also has never had an accident at all. He know asks to go outside when he needs to go. He is doing great and here are some pics and video.

11 Comments to “Update on Willy Pi Pi”

  1. westies are super hysterical. Mine makes all kinds of noises and pretends he has no idea where the noises are coming from :)

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  3. GoodDog says:

    It seems like he is getting plenty of rest!

  4. Major Gal says:

    i'm in love with this little sweetheart. so happy he has a loving home.

  5. Looks like a great forever home!

  6. KA15 says:

    Willy is doing great and he is one amazing dog. He has come so far and will be with me for the rest of his life. It's been almost two years since my best friendin the whole wide world found me. He is the best most loving friend i could ask for, he's a therpy dog and even protects me at night to twll mw when my sugar is low. You do not know how grateful I am for everyone as TAS for my best friend and the greatest friend in the world.

  7. Fr ed says:

    KA15, that's amazing news. So glad you two found each other. How did you train Willy to indicate low blood sugar levels or did he just pick up on it himself?

  8. KA15 says:

    Hey Fred

    Willy just picked it up himself from the smell since he is very in tune with me i love him to bits

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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.