Even old dogs need love too. These elders will probably love you and trust you and be by your side more than any other age. These are animals who know what life is about and know how tough it can be or how easy it can be. They’ve probably been through hardships just like us humans - though theirs are different, they still view them as hardships, so who are we to say “that isn’t emotionally scarring”? Give old dogs a chance. Don’t pass them up in the shelter because they won’t live as long. Don’t give your dog away because his face is turning gray. Look at how adorable this old canine is! What a beautiful animal. Save, keep, cherish… an old dog. For all the old ladies and men out there in the canine world!
ARIZONA - but other states and countries still please reblog this, like my FB page and like a comment here and there and share a status every now and then and it will save animals’ lives!
HELP NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!
There are currently two cats at the Maricopa County Shelter who are scheduled to die immediately because they’re shy. This is extremely common in cats in shelters and then they come here and are completely different, very loving, purring, playful, etc. One is even being loosely held in the picture! The other has her head rolled to the side in a very relaxed and loving fashion. These are beautiful and healthy cats about to die for no reason at all. If you don’t want to foster them that’s fine, you can foster one or both of two cats I currently have here so that way I can promise you I know what their personalities are. The two here are very, very mellow. They do like to play but if you don’t play with them they won’t get into trouble because of it. They like to lounge about and what you, they’ll rub on your legs purring to be pet and again will play if you try to but otherwise they don’t mind doing their own thing. If you can help contact me immediately please. I AM TRYING TO SAVE TWO GORGEOUS AND PERFECTLY HEALTHY YOUNG CATS, WHO HAVE MANY MANY MORE YEARS OF LIFE TO LIVE, BUT I NEED SOME HELP FIRST!
www.facebook.com/KennelsOfCompassion to contact me
I don’t reblog other people’s dogs very often but … Neapolitan Mastiff puppy. Heart melts instantly.
One of my most favorite types of dogs - and a breed that while relatively uncommon in the US is statistically one of the most dumped breeds once they start to grow. For some reason people buy and then discard a dog they knew going in would be 30 inches tall, weigh 150 pounds, need early socialization, and drool constantly.
They are also a breed that has been severely inbred in the US by breeders with no concern whatsoever for their health, or their consistently declining health.
While I hate most breeders with a passion, you should go to a dog show sometime and meet some Neapolitan Mastiffs. Gentle giants that will bring you to tears with their sweetness.
Think I’m cute? I’m for adoption! Go to www.facebook.com/KennelsOfCompassion and click on Photos, then the For Adoption album, and it’ll tell you all about me!
Thinking about adopting? KEEP THIS IN MIND: No matter what type of animal you’re going to get the very last thing on your mind should be appearance and age is right near that range as well. I say this because the first thing you should NOT say to someone when going to get a pet is “I only want a baby” or anything along those lines. It being a baby and adorable shouldn’t matter. What should matter is the personality. I make everyone fill out a quick questionnaire before I make my recommendations. When I tell people adoptions are based on personality, not appearance (and I also state “because kittens do grow up into cats”), few continue replying. It’s a shame and it makes me feel horrible for whatever pet they do get. Sure, they may be a fantastic home, but statistics show that people who will only get a puppy or kitten are far more likely to abandon their pet. They want something cute and adorable that they can go “aww” to every time they or someone else walks into the room and sees it, but animals grow up and quick! Before you know it they’re full sized and adults. I would much rather turn someone down for adoption than accept them and let them take an animal who I know won’t be happy with them. More so with cats than dogs, their personalities are like us humans and they are their own - meaning you can’t mold them into what you want. To some extent you have slight say in what they grow up to be like, but when it comes down to their true personality, that’s just whatever it turns out to be. When you get an animal it should be at least 8 months so that you can know for the most part what the animal is like. What their bad habits are, their positive traits, their main characteristic, how cuddly or playful or territorial they are. Even how loyal they are! Also, a kitten or puppy isn’t going to want to lay in your lap and be pet or cuddled at night. This, again, is more so with kittens than puppies. They want to play, explore, be independent and figure the world out. They don’t wan to cuddle on your lap as you watch a movie, snoozing or purring or rubbing against you. Kittens and puppies, although to some extent are loyal, aren’t loyal in that sense where they want to constantly be by your side. That’s an adult. And ADULT ANIMALS ARE STILL PLAYFUL. ANIMALS ARE PLAYFUL FOR MOST OF THEIR LIVES. Better when adults though because then they usually want to play WITH YOU. Kittens and puppies want to play with just anything they can get their teeth on. Cats love when you play with them using a string on a pole or laser pointer, while dogs want to play fetch or tug-o-war. Yes kittens and puppies do this too but still, they are more so independent at an earlier age due to trying to discover and figure the world out. If you want someone to be loyal, compassionate, playful yet cuddly, and also to bond with you mentally - you want a dog or cat, NOT puppy or kitten. The main point I make, a kitten or puppy isn’t going to bond with you. They will bond with almost anyone. Kittens and puppies will typically let anyone walk them, hop into any car, pick them up, etc. Dogs and cats though know who their owner is and will stick by their side, only budge if their owner has the leash, only come to their calling or whistle or whatever. Just keep this stuff in mind. It’s a lot to read but this is so important so that 1) you’re happy 2) your pet is happy 3) you don’t abandon the animal when it grows up and its personality isn’t what you wanted or expected
i wanted to post this success story of mine. i was posting an ad online and noticed this picture and it reminded me and i’d love to share the story to those of you who may not have seen it:
this is camille. this lovely cat was covered in matted fur, rashes, and bugs. i was going with my boyfriend to a friend’s house and as soon as i got off the bike(motorcycle) this extremely skinny cat came rushing up to me. instantly i got to my knees and showered her in much needed affection. little did i know just how bad her story was. over the course of days i revisited her and brought both food and water each time. every time she was there, rubbing on my legs and purring loudly. i soon found out that she once lived in the house of my boyfriend’s friend. it was their aunt and cousins who lived with the cat and the cat would be thrown and kicked about by the cousins. when they moved the cat was tossed outside. in the neighborhood the abuse continued. neighborhood kids and teenagers wouldn’t take pity on the cat’s poor condition or loving and overly trusting personality but saw it as a chance to kick and throw things at her. somehow this cat continued to trust people and because of it she found me. i took her in despite being full and with absolutely no money at all. despite her being covered in bugs i held her close and loved her, giving her a bath (which she simply stood in without a problem and CONTINUED TO PURR!!). i had to cut most of her hair out due to the mats. before taking her in i started looking for foster homes and had found one. after only two days i didn’t want to give camille to the foster. even my boyfriend, who is sick of the amount of cats he’s around constantly, didn’t want her to go. she’s that incredible! well i sucked it up and let the foster take her. within no time i was told to take her ad down because she found a home. the foster couldn’t part with her either. this beautiful, loving and trusting cat got the happy ending she deserved. the woman who was originally only going to be a foster has a son in the boy scouts and when all the boys come over they surround her, showering her in the love she deserves. at first her foster mom worried camille would panic but nope! camille laid there purring, flopping onto her side and adoring the attention she received.
this is one of the best outcomes i could have ever hoped for. a cat who was treated horribly gave me a chance and because of it she found complete happiness. all of my stories do not end in happy ending. i wish they did but it’s impossible doing this. however you can help. one dollar can mean the difference between life and death. go to desertcats.org and click on the paypal link to donate as little as one dollar. it goes towards feeding strays and feral cats, getting them fixed and getting them their shots. those in desperate need of a place to go (injured, sick, can’t fend for themselves) are brought into the rescue. i will later post the success story (which was only a success thanks to everyone who recently donated!) about the cat with the injured leg we had found during our rounds. keep in mind the more funding we get the more places we can go. the more places we go the more cats we care for or find homes for. i’m sure everyone on here can spare one single dollar. it means the difference between life and death for these animals so help me help them so i can have more than just a few success stories to share :D
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