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Luv Whiskey's new name: Marshmallow Cake. From his new owners:

I have been a long time follower of all of your blogs. Thank you for doing the work that you do. I admire you.

I thought you would like to know that it is because of your pound dog blog & photos that Whiskey found a home with me and my family. I told TAS when I was there this week. My boss sent me the link to your posting on Tuesday and I headed straight to the shelter only to find it closed due to Remembrance Day.

I headed back on Wednesday morning to meet him and we brought Whiskey home that night after my 5 year old daughter had met him. True to your description he is the most laid back Jack I have ever met. He has only been with us for 2 days but it feels like he has been with us forever.

I love him, my daughter loves him, my husband loves him. After my beloved Jack Joey passed away on February 1, 2011 I honestly didn't think that I would ever be able to have another dog.

Then came your posting about Whiskey - sorry the 5 year old says his name is now Marshmallow Cake (he doesn't seem to care). I promise that we will love him forever.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

5 Comments to “Update on Whiskey”

  1. Anonymous says:

    He's gorgeous! Thank you for being his furever family!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful news, thanks for the post, marshmallow is a lovely name. Hope to hear good reports later of him in his loving home

  3. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pupdate!!!I hope your family and Marshmallow Cake have many many wonderful happy years together!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations to you and to Marshmallow that he found the perfect loving family. God bless all of you, also of course Marshmallow. Love the update, thank you

  5. Wendy says:

    Thank you for the update! I hope you, your family, and precious Marshmallow Cake (an adorable name btw) will create many fabulous memories together!!

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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.