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From George's new owners:

Hey there, about 2 weeks ago [we] adopted George! George is absolutely amazing! we could have not asked for a better dog. He certainly has his puppy moments, eg. eating our guest futon, but that's to be said for not paying attention to where he was at that time. He gets along well with everybody and everything, Our cats are still warming up to him, as is George. LOL, the cat swats to the head may be taking a toll on G, as he finally starting to leave them alone. The cats only come close to him, after he settles down for the day (see picture attached)

We haven't taken G to obedience school, as his training at home is doing amazing. He knows SIT, DOWN, STAY (for a short while) and shake a paw already and with out a treat in hand.

We have been regularly socializing him with dogs, in fact pretty well everyday (handy to have a dog park down the street) as he just LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to play with other dogs! We haven't had any problems, unless they are really tiny, and run away from him. Then he gets a little to excited, and we think that's when the instincts kick in.

strange tid bit - everyone (ppl @ the parks) thinks he is a funny looking doberman. I dunno? lol other than that, people cannot get over how beautiful his markings are, and LOVE his bark George is now apart of our family, and we are so happy that he is finally starting to adopt us.

Enjoy the pictures, and Have an awesome week

3 Comments to “Update on George”

  1. pibble says:

    I guess you could call him a funny looking Doberman, or a great looking hound! Good job, George! Keep it up - sounds like you met a great family.

  2. The Lady says:

    Awe! Love the update. People ask me about my funny doberman too.

  3. Kit Lang says:

    LOVED this! Thanks 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.