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I'm so happy for this guy. After his long journey, he's finally home.

From the owner of Sepehr, now Odie:

This is Odie (formerly known as "Sepehr"). He has a loving home now and a family who adore him. His likes: daily walks on the trails through the woods, belly rubs, ear scratchies, treats, running around the backyard.

Dislikes: that rabbit who now shows up every morning and sits on the outdoor patio to taunt Odie through the glass door.

He is a happy and very loved doggie !!

12 Comments to “Update on Sepehr”

  1. Anonymous says:

    oh YAY

  2. Anonymous says:

    Really, really good to know. He might be a funny looking guy, but now he's a happy and funny looking guy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How happy is that face? Awesome!

  4. Kit Lang says:

    Delicious, delicious post! This mad me very happy today. :)

  5. Catherine says:

    This makes me so happy, thank you for sharing. Sounds like it was worth the wait for the perfect owner. Thanks for taking the time to update us!

  6. Anonymous says:

    oh wonderful news! He is adorable! Sounds like a perfect life for him after all his troubles. And it is so good to hear about happy endings in this world that can be so harsh for animals. Thanks for that to the original rescuer, TAS, Fred and the new compassionate owners who all made it happen for him

  7. Anonymous says:

    Finally, after his long journey across the ocean, losing his mate, he's come home. Great news.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Great news, wonderful to know that the hard work of so many people over many miles paid off. Kudos to you all!

  9. Anonymous says:

    That is so great!

  10. MKlwr says:

    Awesome news! I saw this post yesterday, and then dreamt you got an update on Nancy as well.

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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.