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Two Bernese/Newfoundlander mix sister pups were adopted out in October last year and they just had a reunion.  From Ellie and Bella's owners:

I thought you might like to see “the girls”. This was their first sighting of each other since we brought them home. I was a bit anxious about it as the first sight of Ellie for Bella was of her getting into the car to go to the vet. So no time for us if they hated each other. But the car bounced all the way to the vets at their glee at being reunited.

The vet’s clinic were all out to see the girls and enjoyed the frolicking girls as much as we did. The girls are fine, we decided to get them needles for rodent pee as it seems to be a problem and both dogs eat snow. We also had the dew claws trimmed. Ellie weighs 62.4 pounds and Bella weighs 51.8 but to look at them you would not see a difference at all in the size they are identical.

Bella had never been in my home before nor the back yard but she was as happy as can be as you can see by her drinking from the same bowl as Ellie in the kitchen. For sure we will be having play dates knowing how happy they were.

Oh and Bella slept the whole afternoon and snored right through the night. She was so happy. When we brought the dogs into the house after the 1 hour they played in the back garden, they were both soaked from rolling and lying in the snow and just their playing slobber. They were soooo funny to see.

Thanks again for making it possible. We adore our girls.

1 Comment to “Update and Ellie and Bella”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a joyous update! Thank you for giving them wonderful forever homes!

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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.