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Back at the beginning of December, when Foxy was brought into Toronto Animal Services South, two of her pups were brought in as well. I didn't get a chance to photograph them before they were adopted out but the new owner of Tilly, one of the pups, was nice enough to send in some update pics:

Happy New Year! Here are some photos of Monty & Tilly he actually let her come for a cuddle in his bed this morning, she is really coming out of herself and is quite a little character. I am taking her to my vet tomorrow just for a check up I am sure all will be fine.

1 Comment to “Update on Tilly”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Glad Tilley has been given a loving home and was saved from the awful life she would have had as a puppy mill victim. And Monty is so kind to let Tilley into his special space. Congratulations and all the best for 2013 to all at Tilley's home!

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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.