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An update on Buddy now Stitch), from Ashley at T.E.A.M. Dog Rescue:

His name is stitch now and he has two fur cat sisters and a fur doggie sister - plus 3 kids to cuddle up with.

The family was looking for another dog as they were moving into a big house with a great big yard and their other dog, Flower, is getting on with age so they wanted a younger dog to keep Flower young. They instantly fell for Buddy. We weren't sure as Buddy doesn't like all dogs but after being with Ola for two months she worked on his dominance and he started loving other dogs

Buddy and Flower are best friends. It was instant. This family is perfect for Buddy. I have gotten many updates this week and things are going great. He is so great with their kids and has become a couch potato. They have not seen any dog aggression with other dogs. He is just doing so great with them. After many many months of looking for a home, he found the perfect one.

7 Comments to “Update on Buddy”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hooray for Stitch I'm so happy for him after so many months of waiting for the perfect family to rescue him. Congratulations to Stitch's new family. Please love him and take care of him.

  2. It's always so nice for updates about dogs when they're adopted, and photos are the best! This looks like a truly happy ending because Stitch wasn't the easiest guy to place. Congratulations to everybody involved in this and Stitch, you are one lucky dog!

  3. Nothing in the world is happier than a happy dog, and Stitch looks so happy!

  4. olddog says:

    Lucky stitch! What a wonderful family for him to join. Caring parents, adorable siblings both two and four legged! Thanks for the update! And congratulations to all who gave Stitch another chance at happiness

  5. daddeo says:

    Hi, I thought you may be interested in seeing my very short film concerning a tiny dog. It is on youtube :

    If you like it and think it may be appropriate for your readers to enjoy, please feel free to post this link in one of your articles.

    Thank-you for your time,

    Cheers, Daddeo

  6. Fred says:

    Thanks, Daddeo. Nice video about a dog who looked well loved.

  7. Anonymous says:

    We've worked with Ola before too (I assume you mean Ola the dog trainer in Toronto, who makes Cesar Millan look like a total amateur). She is amazing, esp for rescues. Well done on the new addition to your family, everyone looks so happy! Great story.

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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.