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Dinah is the second of the four dogs rescued and transported up from a high kill Georgia pound with funding and coordination provided by Ashley Hyslop and Paws for Hope and Faith.

Please meet beautiful Dinah!

Dinah is a young and very sweet yellow lab mix who comes with a sad story. At approximately two months of age, Dinah and her brother were found locked in a storage unit in Southern Georgia and had almost starved to death. She was under 7 pounds.

Dinah was brought to a high kill shelter. Unfortunately, because there are so many Labs and Lab mixes in the southern States she must not have stood out and was overlooked. Dinah's time was about to run out when she was rescued and transported to Toronto Animal Services.

Dinah is SO happy to be Canadian now and has heard that Canadian's love their Yellow Lab mutts's and is sooo hoping to find the happy ending that was promised to her. Dinah is very sweet and playful. She loves giving kisses and going for long walks.

Here's Dinah snow wrestling with George:

Dinah will be available at this weekend's Toronto Animal Services/Petsmart Adopt-a-thon - 835 Eglinton Ave East, 416 696 0388, Saturday Feb 23rd and Sunday 24th starting at 10am.

1 Comment to “Dinah - Labrador Retriever mix”

  1. Unknown says:

    both so very cute! Hope they find good homes fast!

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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.