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Here's a Kijiji ad (click on image to enlarge):

Pictures from the ad:

Notice the mother in some of the pictures. She's keeping an eye on her children. She's attentive, loving, maternal, even gets along with the cat.

Here's her reward:

Rescued by Kismutt.

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

4 Comments to “Two ads”

  1. The Kijiji ad is whacked, what neighbour would advertise a neighbour's pups? That sure doesn't pass the smell test. Glad she was rescued from being an ATM for some moron.

  2. Selma says:

    Lovely dog, thanks to you she will get a much better home than she had (silver lining).

  3. Anonymous says:

    Did the breeders give TAS a reason for dumping the sweet dog? For I suspect the back yard breeding will continue and I wonder why not with Lady. Lady is lucky at least they didn't kill her in some terrible way as is often the case when a dog that is merely a tool to its owner outlives its usefulness. Now hopefully she will get a loving home through TAS and with your excellent effort on her behalf find a good life

  4. Anonymous says:

    We have a Doberman whose had Lady's exact history. We adopted 'Baby' from the TAS North Region last September. Her name is now Chloe and she sleeps in the bed with us and wants for nothing. Some lucky person is going to adopt Lady and give her the life she deserves.

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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.