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A couple of photos of Brandy, now Hope, in her new home. She's doing great.

5 Comments to “Update on Brandy”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I wish Hope all the happiness, love, belly rubs, treats in the world. For she deserves it for all that she's gone through. Good luck beautiful girl, may God bless you.

  2. So, so happy for her! May the rest of her life be full of love and loving, snuggles, play and warm patches of sunshine!

  3. olddog says:

    Wonderful news! And such a perfect new name for her! For we were all "hoping" with all our hearts that some one would give this sweet dog that had suffered so many years in a vile puppy mill a safe, loving retirement in her very own forever home. Thank you to all who worked so well to have this happen! TAS, Fred with his moving story and photographs, Speaking of Dogs Rescue (a donation for them for sure) AND the compassionate new owner/s. May you all prosper and always have HOPE!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful news! And what a perfect new name for her. Hope, it says it all! We were all hoping that the sweet dog would find safety, comfort and love after all those terrible lonely years in a puppy mill. Thanks to some amazing people like TAS, Fred with his heart breaking photos and story, the Speaking of Dogs Rescue and her compassionate new owner/s she now has some good times in her retirement years! Many years HOPEFULLY!

  5. Anonymous says:

    So happy to see Hope in her new loving environment she can finally call home.

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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.