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I Rescued a Human Today

Did you know that October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month?  Why not celebrate by adding a canine member to your family?  You’ve been meaning to get more exercise anyway, and the weather is becoming perfect for long Autumn walks along tree-lined streets or in area parks.  What great company a dog would make!
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Lola A555217  3-year old German Shepherd  –   LOLA ADOPTED!  

I Rescued a Human Today

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor, peering apprehensively into the kennels.
I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel, I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.
I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today.
Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card, I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past.
I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.
I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.

Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek, and I raised my paw to assure her that all would
be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly
jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.

I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.

So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors.
So many more to be saved.

At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.


I Rescued a Human Today – Written by Janine Allen CPDT, Rescue Me Dog’s professional dog trainer. Janine’s passion is working with people and their dogs. She provides demonstrations for those who have adopted shelter dogs, lends email support to adopted dog owners that need information beyond our Training Support Pages, and aids shelter staff and volunteers in understanding dog behavior to increase their adoptability. Copyright 2011 Rescue Me Dog; www.rescuemedog.org

(Via Pet Health Care Gazette)

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October 8, 2011 - Posted by | Adoptions/Adoptathon, Dogs, SCACR | , , , , , ,

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