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Tina and Troy are two very lucky and loved dogs. From their new owner, already three updates:

Update 1

That's Troy in back. Poor guy doesn't know yet how good it's all going to be. 

Hi James (did I get your name right?).

We made it home...they slept all the way. They have been out for 3 walks and went up the stairs. My boy pooped & peed a few times. She has peed only. He ate well, she hasn't. The have had a roam around, but most head right back to their crate.

I am sleeping on the couch tonight, just to be sure they can get through the night.

The sold sign is up in my heart where they both have claimed a stake! I adore them!

Thank you SO much for all you have done & do for animals! Many thanks.

Update 2

Well, my two seemed to make out okay while I went to Work for the morning.

As soon as I got home, I took them out to the terrace and they peed. I have had a few small accidents inside the house, but nothing that bothers me at all. They have done really well. She finally started to eat at noon today.

They are having some free time roaming and checking out the place and they happily go back to their crate.

I wish it wasn't so darn cold for them as it is so bitterly cold when we go outside. I have them both on a leash now and a lead and they are doing pretty good. If it wasn't so intolerably cold outside, I think we will be going for very long walks in the near future.

Thank you again for all of your advice and help, it is really made it easy for this last 24 hours for me and for them. They are even playing a little bit with the toys.

I hope your day is well and God bless.

Update 3

I cannot believe how great these two are! You did a great job!

8 Comments to “Update on Tina and Troy”

  1. Catherine says:

    So wonderful!!! What a kind and lovely person to adopt them both :)And to love them so much. I'm sure they'll settle in soon. Even outgoing dogs need time.
    Thank you for sending in the update, nice to read some good news!

  2. Kit Lang says:

    LOVED the video - did my heart good to see them wagging their tails and playing. :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh, this just made my week. Thank you!

  4. CJ says:

    This makes my heart smile! Awesome for the dogs, awesome for TAS helping find the perfect home, and awesome for their new guardian :).

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lucky little dogs!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful dogs wonderful owner!!!!!!!! They look so happy in the video, tails a wagging, enjoying living in a real home at last. Thank you so much for giving them such a good home and keeping them together. After what must have been absolute horror for them in the puppy mill with only each other for comfort it would have been sad to see them separated.

  7. Happy dance from the Magic-Jimmers family! Love seeing them play and wag -- and that's just the start...

  8. Unknown says:

    This warms my heart so much to see such a positive outcome. James, to you, you are a saint.... The dogs that come in and out of your shelter are some of the most fortunate.. I have only met a handful of amazing people like you and we are all the better for you having touched our lives. Fred, your blogs inspire us to talk, and create a change so these beautiful animals can find forever homes, your are another of the amazing ones. To Tina and Troy and their new owner.. Have a blast!!!! James I do so hope you were there to see them off... Well done TAS South... You changed my life almost 2 years ago, and now look what you've done for these two who never knew a 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.