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Photo from Crumpet's new owner:

I still think he looks like Bill the Cat.

9 Comments to “Update on Crumpet”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the update on Crumpet. Always wonderful to hear these kind of stories.

  2. Emily says:

    I did the home visit for his adoption, and I can guarantee that he went to an excellent home with the most lovely people!! :)

  3. Fred says:

    Emily, good to hear!

  4. nk says:

    Has Maggie been adopted, I have just checked the sight and there are only 8 dogs. Have they been transferred somewhere else?

  5. Fred says:

    nk, not sure which Maggie you are refering to. I haven't heard of any recent transfers from TAS-South so if there was a dog there who is no longer there, then the dog was adopted.

  6. nk says:

    I am sure her name was Maggie, she looked like a real family pet, older, a bit chubby (cross between a yellow lab and Heinz 57), she had been there for ages. There are so few dogs there now, I wondered if it was because of the CNE. I hope you are right and she has been adopted, I notice Cher is still there, hard to believe as she is such a beauty. Do all the newly adopted dogs get a home visit? I don't live in the city but intend to visit TAS next time I am there to see how things work. By the way, I do know how to spell site (not sight, freudian slip there)

  7. Fred says:

    Sorry, still can't recall which dog you are refering to. Perhaps she was being kept at one of the other TAS locations? - in which case I wouldn't have any info on her unfortunately.

  8. Bwaahaaaa, I'll never tire of that little monkey face!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Maggie was at TAS West, if I remember correctly. I enquired about her but the day after, she was taken off the website. I hope she got adopted.

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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.