Welcome Dog Advocates!
Ask anybody who has adopted a shelter dog and they will share a beautiful story of love, redemption, and companionship. Why? Because giving rescue dogs a new lease on life is an amazing life-changing experience!
Are you thinking about adopting a dog?
Looking for health & safety tips?
Is your heart heavy with grief after losing your pup?
Or do you want to be an advocate for dogs, but don’t know where to begin?
If so, you belong here & I welcome you to our family. The Dog Affect is dedicated to enhancing the lives of shelter dogs and those who adopt them.
I am devoted to bringing you all-inclusive articles because I care about you and your dog.
Why am I an advocate for dogs?
I grew up with a very wonderful Dalmatian, who we adopted through our local shelter. She was full of energetic spunky love. Cholly was part of my saving grace.
I have always suffered from depression and my furry companion was always there for me. She licked away my tears, brought me comfort during my darkest hours, and she knew how to make me smile. Her unconditional love soothed my soul and helped me feel safe. I cannot fully express how thankful I am for my rescue dog. She was my love, my life.
I wanted to pay her love forward by helping shelter dogs. As a teenager, I volunteered my time at the A.S.P.C.A. When I was a young adult, I volunteered at a wolf hybrid rescue. I have never seen such gigantic canines in my life! I was mesmerized by their sheer size.
There was one hybrid, in particular, that would get so excited whenever he saw me. The first time I took him out for a walk, he jumped on me and started licking my face. He was so big and powerful he knocked me on my arse! Although he was a powerhouse, he was a very sweet and loving ball of fluff.
I am very passionate about raising awareness of the plight of shelter dogs. I want to encourage people to adopt. There are millions of dogs in shelters and rescue centers who deserve to live the good life…with a loving family, yummy treats, and plenty of adventures.
Looking at the statistics
According to the A.S.P.C.A., approximately 3.3 million dogs are surrendered to shelters each year. Another 670.000 dogs are euthanized every year.
Dogs who are relinquished to shelters find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. People who surrender dogs usually do so because of a move, or they were unable to handle the breed’s traits. This is one of the top reasons Siberian Huskies find themselves abandoned.
Dogs are sentient beings who are full of unconditional love. They deserve families who are loving, supportive, and patient.
What does this mean for you?
Shelters and rescue centers are full of loving pooches waiting to be your new best friend. You can even find purebreds, puppies, and special needs dogs. There are dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and personalities. Take some time and find the right dog for you.
It’s my goal to help you navigate the winding and sometimes confusing path of being a dog parent. Guiding you from the moment you decide to adopt a dog, to your heart-wrenching the last goodbye.
We Are Their Voice
By working together through passion and perseverance, we can positively impact the lives of rescue dogs everywhere.
May wisdom forever light your path,
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