Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I've been trying to come up with a way to ease back into the blogging routine -- a fabulous photo, or relevant premise, or something...
Failing that, I figure these pups are as good an excuse as any to jump back in. Señorita (above) and Victor (below) are looking for homes this holiday season... You can learn more about these and other dogs from Happy Dogs of New England.
One of the great things about working with a rescue organization like them is that they make sure all their dogs are up-to-date on vaccines, they spay/neuter, and otherwise confirm that the dog is in general good health before you take the pup home. Recently, someone close to me had a very unlucky adoption experience: the animal, from a private breeder, turned out to have a myriad of undisclosed health problems.
Now, I ask you: who wants to introduce a pet to a family of small children, only to remove it days later, with lingering concerns that it has infected the family with disease? Nevermind the question of how to tell the kids why their new puppy or kitty can't live with us anymore...
So, just a word of warning... whether your next furry friend comes from a shelter, rescue or breeder, make sure he's been checked out by a veterinarian. And it's probably wise to ascertain that before you go visit the animal, because let's be honest -- once you meet them, they are hard to resist!