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1,001 Dogs Have a Happier Christmas Thanks to Dog Rescue Website
A new website that launched in January is celebrating a successful first year having found new, loving homes for over 1,000 dogs living in rescue shelters around Britain.
K9 Media Ltd, a specialist pet publishing company, launched DogsBlog.com as a way to harness the power and reach of the world wide web in order to provide a virtual window into the lives of thousands of dogs looking for new homes from over 70 rehoming shelters.
Tragically, thousands of dogs are abandoned every year. On some occasions shelters will have to deal with over hundred abandoned dogs over the space of a couple of days. The post Christmas period in particular can be a very challenging time for the dog rehoming services.
The Blue Cross, one of the charities involved with DogsBlog, is only too clear on the positive impact of the website: “The more people who see these dogs then the better chance they have of finding a home with a loving family. Prospective dog owners spend time looking at the site and can fall in love with the dog of their dreams”
Dog lovers agree.
Celebrity home improvement expert Linda Barker said of DogsBlog.com
It really helps the new owner decide on the right dog for their circumstances in the comfort of their own home. This is how dog ownership should always start, what a fabulous service for the animal loving public who are wanting to adopt!”
A new feature for the site and one set to grow larger in 2008 is the addition of YouTube hosted videos of dogs looking for new owners.
DogsBlog co-founder Kim Bruce believes this extra innovation can get even more dogs into new homes:
We launched DogsBlog.com to try and utilise the popularity of blog style websites, their ease of use and the user friendly way in which they allow information to presented and searched. It seemed a logical next step to add to this the popularity of videos and as it is now so simple to capture a short piece of video footage and broadcast it to a worldwide audience, we decided to experiment with a few small videos of dogs in shelters. The response was incredible with new homes being found literally within a day or two. Next year we will certainly be expanding this service.”
DogsBlog.com is totally free to use and the charities listed on the site are not charged either.
It is the first website of its kind to unite so many dog welfare charities all under the same roof at the same time, which enables users to simply find the dog of their dreams without worrying about having to go from charity to charity.
Users can search for dogs by age, breed type, geographic location or even by a range of character traits such as dogs who are good with children, dogs who like cats or dogs who would be suitable to perform jobs of work.
By December 2007, 1,079 dogs had found new homes thanks to the website which can be accessed at www.dogsblog.com