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From the new owners of Katie, now Na'vi:

My boyfriend and I adopted her back in January 2012. She's been the most amazing dog ever! We literally couldn't believe how well trained she was. She is the most calm, loving, compassionate dog I have ever met. She's the biggest sucky baby! She loves being pet and loves her belly rubs. Til this day I can't believe she was a stray. I just don't understand how someone wouldn't come looking for her. She fit perfectly into our family, I'm so glad she found us. Things happen the way they're supposed to and now she has a forever home. What was written about her on the iwantapounddog website is totally true. She's definitely a smiling girl.


5 Comments to “Update on Katie”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to Na'vi's great owners and Fred for the wonderful update on Na'vi ! That third photo says it all! Showing the comfort and bliss of snoozing without fear in a safe loving forever home.

  2. Unknown says:

    She's amazing, more people need to adopt. You are welcome for the update, and thanks to Fred for posting it! I really appreciate it. Hopefully it'll show people that shelter dogs are just as loving, loyal or "perfect" as any other dog! Thanks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    These are great photos. That dog has alot of personality. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Bev McMullan-Kungl says:

    Lucky you! She is, indeed, a beautiful dog!

  5. Suzy says:

    Elora, that's such a loving post. I especially love the smilin' picture! Thanks for the update -- she's incredible and so lucky to have you.

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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.