I was always a "pet snob". I only wanted pure bred cats and dogs. Papers in tow. I never ever thought I would adopt a "used" animal. That is, until one stole my heart.
It is adopt a shelter dog month. I put together a little video in honor of my trash to treasure dog in hopes that more people can see that just because a dog doesn't look perfect, he can still be a loving companion.
With love and patience, I rescued this shy little shih poo after a life in solitary confinement... a cage. Being good for only one thing...breeding in a puppy mill.
He didn't know humans, treats, toys, stairs, petting, snuggles potty training, or love.
The biggest thing was..love. Shelter dogs deserve a happy ending to their lives of misery.
The song is by my favorite singer/songwriter Edwin McCain "The Lucky One".
I have had lots of pets, but the special bond you achieve from rescuing an animal, and showing them how life "should be" is unexplainable.
I hope that you take the time to consider a rescue pet. And if you are unable, make a small donation to your local no-kill shelter. If not monetary, they always need used towels, blankets, etc...
Shelter dogs aren't broken!