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From Chryssy's fabulous owner:

She is the sweetest little dog, now has a definite mind of her own! Still very afraid of certain noises, but quite enjoys the backyard so long as her pal Georgie is there too.

Chryssy is looking quite chic, been trimmed again so we can see her beautiful soulful big brown eyes. Her "walks" are in a Dogger stroller, until she decides a leash is more fun! So far she quietly watches as other dogs play, but we're working on it! So glad to have her with me, she's a doll. She tolerates the cats, and her tail is an endless fascination to them - it's a feathery fan and they can't resist trying to catch it.

Chryssy has ways to go yet, but meantime she is happy, likes to dig into the sofa cushions and make herself comfy at bedtime. I love to see her first thing in the morning, sound asleep on her back, paws in the air. I hope, without a care in the world.

2 Comments to “Update on Chryssy”

  1. Anonymous says:

    what a lovely family Chryssy has joined. Giving her such loving care. She must feel so safe after the awful years in the puppy mill. That second photo of all the family together is adorable. Thank you to the fabulous owners for the heart warming update.!

  2. Anonymous says:

    So sweet! Her adopter is a gem, to walk her in a stroller so she can get fresh air, sunshine and all the scents of the great outdoors to stimulate her. If Chryssy is sleeping on her back, she trusts her new family which is wonderful. Bless you for giving Chryssy a loving forever 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.