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Mac was transferred in from another rescue. From his former rescue:

Mac came out of a kill shelter where he was on the euth list after being there for 2 months.... this would have been his second summer in my rescue.

Mac has always been sweet to the other dogs and i have never noticed any issues with children.... he hasn't lived in a house with them though so I can't tell you for sure. Just an FYI there is one very dominant female here that he did not get along with ~ she is a large shep/mastiff mix who is very vocal with the other dogs....

Mac's biggest passion is a tennis ball, he will carry it everywhere, only dropping it to eat or drink. Mac is very sweet, he deserves a home and I really hope you can find him a good one.

Thank you for giving him another chance.

For adoption information on this dog and other dogs (and cats and other animals), please visit Toronto Animal Services.

1 Comment to “Mac - Black Labrador Retriever”

  1. Penelope says:

    It's very interesting to get the back story on these dogs, since when I come in to walk them I don't always know where they've come from. So thank you for posting all that, along with the great pix, of course!

    Mack is a sweetheart: a super companion who likes to play and cuddle. I wish he were mine.

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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.