From Bob's owner:



Bob has settled in to his new home without any issues…within the first few days it was like he had always been a part of our family! Bob is a very sweet boy, he loves standing up to give hugs and snuggling with us on the couch. Bob’s favourite thing to do is walk, run, and chase squirrels through the many forest trails around our house. Now that it’s winter he needs to be bundled up in his sweater, body suit, snowsuit, and boots but it doesn’t hinder his attitude at all…he jumps around and plays until his bare bum gets too chilly and then it’s time to go inside and lounge by the fireplace or in the sun’s rays. When the day is over he brings his toys into his house, organizes them, and then waits for us to fall asleep so he can sneak under our covers and sleep on the big bed!

We got everything we hoped for by adopting Bob and are so glad we found him. =)



2 Comments to “Update on Bob”

  1. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the update from Bob's wonderful owners! Bob certainly has found the perfect home. The photo of him in his snow suit is adorable! Especially with the feathered tail wagging in the cold!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I HAD TO REPLY TO THIS. BOB IS SO LUCKY THAT HE ADOPTED YOU -- OH, OH, I WORDED THAT WRONGLY -- THAT YOU FOUND EACH OTHER. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

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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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