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Momo is the perfect little dog for someone who is looking for a perfect little dog. He's perky, friendly and a natural heeler and he would be more than happy to keep someone's lap warm. He's like the ideal comfort pet and even his name, in the traditional tongue of the vikings, means "little warm woolly sweater but not made from that itchy wool because wearing that stuff is like wearing cactus needles - and I'd rather sail from Norway to Newfoundland in an open boat than wear that - but instead made from a softer wool, like Merino wool for example, which is great because it keeps you warm even when it's wet not like nylon fill which is totally useless when damp" so that's got to tell you something because vikings, while brutes, would never lie, especially about poodles.

The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter.

3 Comments to “Momo - Poodle”

  1. I didn't know you spoke Norwegian!

    BTW, Momo in Japanese means either peach or the femur bone, depending on the kanji used. Given the hard guy look in the last photo, I'd go for femur bone...

  2. Fred says:

    Yes, vikings would prefer femur bone.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hahahaha! Great writing. Viking for......hahahahaha, again. I wish I could help any of the dogs and cats, that you have introduced us to Fred and one day maybe I will, but in the meantime, thanks you for allowing me the opportunity to meet these guys and girls. And your photography reflects the same emotional connection as the work of Joyce Betts.

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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.