What are Rescue Dogs?
By Barbara McGinley
Hello and welcome to my Love A Rescue Dog website. Many people ask me what are rescue dogs and what is their significance as opposed to any other dog? In this introduction to my Love A Rescue Dog website, I will be discussing this in the paragraphs below.
However, I first wanted to convey to you my reason(s) for creating a website about rescue dogs. This is a very personal mission for me because I have a sincere passion for dogs who are rescued and sent to shelters or other rescue organizations to live their lives out until someone decides to foster or adopt them.
I’ve always loved having a dog as a pet. There were many places I lived, that would not allow me to have a dog. For the longest time, I went without having one.
The first one I was able to have lived to just under the age of twelve. She was a beautiful tan and white cocker spaniel. Her heartbreaking death in 2017, left me alone and saddened. The house was just too quiet with just one person in it. When I lost my her, I lost my only companion. I mourned her loss deeply.
I was advised and encouraged to look into getting a rescue/shelter dog, when I was ready to have another dog in my life. In doing so, I would save a dog that someone had abandoned, mistreated or neglected.
I did exactly that and found my best Wingman. I never thought I would ever love another dog again, but second Chances do happen. I went to my local shelter and adopted a little guy that had just turned one years old. He’s a mix between a Chihuahua and a Whippet. His original name was Hayes.
I thought this to be a very strange name to give a little guy like this. It just didn’t fit him at all. So instead, I changed it, and a little guy named Chance came home with me that day. I felt the name was very appropriate, since we gave each other that second Chance at love again.
Chance will be with me for three years in November 2020 and in September of 2020, he’ll be four years old. He too is tan with a white neck, face and little white paws. His tail is tan with hints of black throughout.
I guess you can say my rescue dog passion began when I walked into that shelter and saw all those dogs with happy and sad little faces, all vying for my attention. It was like a pierce through my heart to only be able to choose one and not more. Now I advocate on the side of adopting instead of shopping.
“Saving one animal won’t change the world, but for that one animal, the world changes forever”
Barbara McGinley, Founder/Creator: Love a Rescue Dog; firstname.lastname@example.org
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