May 3rd 2011 2:46 pm
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My story with adoption started when my mom brought me home for the first time. I came from a relative of hers that bred cattle dogs to be working dogs. I am a goat herder. Mom has lots of foster dogs for the humane society here and the day I first got here there were almost twenty of them. There were big ones and small ones; healthy ones and sick ones; short haired and long haired dogs. It was pretty amazing for a little pup and a lot to take in quickly. Boy did I have a lot of friends growing up.
Now mom says I am the perfect dog to live this kind of lifestyle. I never meet a dog that I don't want to get to know. I love to help take care of puppies. I have played momma to a few litters of homeless puppies. If they are not old enough I help keep them clean and mom feeds them. If they are older, I help mom take them for walks and play with them. I love to play with all the little puppies.
I've seen a lot of dogs come to and leave this house. Some breeds are easier to adopt than others. My big black doggie friends tend to stay here for quite some time before finding a forever home. They are difficult to find homes for and are often here longer than any of the other dogs. I wish it wasn't so because some of them are really great. Hounds also have a tough time. There were eight of them when I first came here and they were up for adoption for much longer than any other dogs I have seen since. Older dogs also have a tough time. We haven't really had many of them here, but some foster homes have had them until they day they died because everyone wants a puppy. I don't understand this at all. Puppies might look cute, but they sure are a lot of work. Older dogs are great because they don't eat your furniture or have terrible potty training issues. The pups that get adopted out the easiest are generally young, small, and light colored.
Overall, I enjoy helping mom with all the rescue dogs. Sometimes she gets pretty stressed out, so we take her for a walk and let her cool her head. She loves to take pictures of all of us, so I make sure she brings her camera and that everyone poses pretty for her. We have some really good times around here though and all the dogs get along pretty well. I wish more people would adopt pets. We love to meet people and hear all about their stories and send them off with a new best friend. It is a great feeling every time one of our pups finds a home and we are grateful to all of the people that have made so many wonderful dogs a part of their family.
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Sounds like you are a big help your mom must be proud of you, it is sad that some dogs have trouble getting adopted because of theyre color age or breed they are probably great dogs if someone would get to know them, but at least they are safe for now with you and your mom