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From the owner of Todd, now Banjo:

Remember TODD … the Lemon Beagle? How could you forget …

We adopted Todd (Now name “Banjo”) on August 14 … it was like a 5 a 7 thing … As you can see on the pictures, Banjo is now part of our family … Is it crazy that even after a week only, I find myself taking hundreds of pictures of him and have it as a wallpaper on my cellphone??? Banjo is sooooo Happy to be with us!

He already made 6 doggy friends in the park near our house (oh and by the way, Banjo is the King of the park … the other dogs listen to him .. oui oui!) Banjo likes to cuddle while watching TV and decided to go with Holistic food (What can I say?) …

We are also starting Obedience class on Saturday and Banjo is very exited about going to school!

Banjo is the best dog ever !!!!! Maybe he wasn’t that much last week when he decided to use my brand new Merrell Scandal as chewing toy … But, how can you be mad for more then 2 minutes at such a perfect dog!

4 Comments to “Update on Todd”

  1. annie says:

    lucky dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. NKirk says:

    Another great ending for a shelter dog!

  3. Catherine says:

    LOVE!! Thank you for updating us, looks like Banjo has found himself quite an amazing home!

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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.