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Meeka is an eight month old Yorkshire Terrier mix puppy. She's already had three homes in her short life (one for only a day) and you might think it's because she's jinxed or involved in narcotrafficking or something but actually it's because her previous owners have all melted into goo from being exposed at such close proximity to her radioactive aura of cute. Yes, they're now goo and doctors are attempting to ungoo them but since OHIP doesn't cover that shizz, the procedures are all being done at for-profit clinics and you know how expensive that can be - though I hear the doctors are all easy on the eyes and the nurses have got great uniforms. So, the question is, is anyone tough enough to handle Meeka's melting personality?

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 adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.

5 Comments to “Meeka - Yorkshire Terrier mix”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dearest Fred: It is your personality that makes me need oxygen. You are a limitless dear loveable man with so many gifts that make all of us sit up like good little doggies and so the respect for you is limitless as well.

    You are such a JOY.

  2. MVH SA says:

    MVH SA totally agrees with anon comment. We love you to death, Fred.

  3. If you're thinking about another calendar (and I hope you are), I nominate the second photo. It is so very 'dog'....

  4. If Rasputin had been a yorkshire terrier....

  5. scobiela says:

    I adopted a corgi from TAS South region 3 years ago and he is THE BEST THING that has ever happened to me. No joke. He rules the house! Everyone who sees him on the street thinks he's amazing and they can't believe he was a shelter pooch.

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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.