This is what it's all about. From the owner of Madison (now Jane):

Hi there! I just wanted to let you know how well Madison (her new name is Jane) is doing. She shares a home with Tiger the boxer (3 yr old), and they are inseparable. She is as playful as ever, and much more trusting (of men, specifically) than when we first met her. This is her first summer with us, and she has turned into an excellent swimmer.









8 Comments to “Update on Madison”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Looks like Jane has found a wonderful family and a best friend. They look very happy together. Congrats!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I'm melting... Those are great pictures. I'm so happy that Jane found a great family.

  3. Bev McMullan-Kungl says:

    I love this story. I wish all dogs could end up with a family like Jane has...what a wonderful world it would be. I especially love the photo of Jane sitting on Tiger LOL as well as the last one where they are snuggling in the snow...it shows how much they love each other. Thank you for sharing Jane's life

  4. clara says:

    I am just so happy to see these two together, soulmates I think!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love the pic of Jane parked on Tiger - girls rule! And the last pic, the two of them together walking in twilight, beautiful. Jane is a lucky girl to have found such a wonderful home.

  6. Kit Lang says:

    OMG, they love each other! So heart melty - so happy for Jane. <3

  7. Anonymous says:

    ahhh! adorable!!! yes, love that pic of her sitting on tiger. they look so warm and snuggly together! looks like she found the perfect new home!

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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.
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