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Nate and Sara are two adorable bonded Malamutes adopted about three years ago. Seems they've had a bit of an adventure recently. From their owner:

I realized it's been awhile since I have sent any updates on Sara and Nate.  They are doing just awesome!! Still full of energy everyday and loving life.

Not sure if we had told you but we live in Fort McMurray and went through the fire this past spring. We were lucky enough that our home did not burn. Came close but the fire burned across the street from us and went on the opposite direction 😃.

So Nate and Sara and their brother and sister (our cats) went on a little adventure. They were all awesome troopers while we left our home and headed down the highway away from the fire. Dogs in the back seat and cats in the back of our Tahoe in a large dog crate. It was for sure an interesting road trip.

Here are a few pics of the trip we took back to Ontario and happy times at our home in Fort Mac!!

4 Comments to “Update 2 on Nate and Sara”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome... Your dogs look like they're very happy! I miss this blog!

  2. Unknown says:

    Wow! Love all the pictures you took from the trip. Your dogs are so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. CP says:

    I volunteered at Toronto West and got to walk Nate and Sara every Saturday for a few weeks. They were fantastic dogs and I'm so happy to see them with such a great family. Thanks for posting!

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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.