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Willow is a 2-year-old terrier mix and is the mother to the puppies Alex, Frankie and Teddy, also on the web. She was probably backyard dog and is lacking the social skills she should have learned as a young dog. Willow was an excellent mother and enjoys being petted. She is potty trained to go outside, and has started some leash training. She gets along nicely with other dogs and has formed a lovely bond with Andie, the other mother dog in her foster home. Willow is looking for a very patient adopter with the time to work with her and help her gain confidence.
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Adopting a pet from the Pet Adoption and Protection Center is a low cost, personally satisfying alternative to purchasing a pet from a pet store. Our dogs and cats make good pets and reward their rescuers with lifelong loyalty and affection. Find your furry friend, today! Pet adoption saves the lives of homeless dogs and cats
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Photo provided by FlickrBrowse dog breeds and learn about the many dogs available for adoption on Petfinder.
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Adopted dogs make wonderful pets! So many people are told they can only get a dog with a good temperament if they purchase a pure bred from a breeder. This is not true. Dogs at Saving Grace are selected from local shelters where lack of kennel space keeps animals from being placed up for adoption. Before a dog comes into the Saving Grace program, it is evaluated for temperament and suitability as a family pet.Groups like these have high standards for who gets to adopt. Applicants are sometimes subjected to an interrogation . After receiving this hostile treatment, several would-be pet owners told me, they got offended and gave up. Others push on, (“As a dog ages, it often becomes incontinent and arthritic. How do you intend to handle your dog's age-related problems?”), supplying personal and veterinary references, and submitting to home inspections. Even after going through that ordeal, you can be told that you are unworthy for pet ownership, for reasons often left mysterious. At this point, many frustrated animal lovers can commit an act they’d previously thought abhorrent: They buy a dog, cat, bird, or guinea pig from a pet store or breeder. I know because that’s what happened to me.Before this, enormous numbers of animals who went into shelters never came out. More than 40 years ago, an average of 20 million dogs and cats were euthanized annually. Humane organizations started a campaign to spay and neuter pets, especially those coming through shelters, and today —still terrible, but a vast improvement. In addition to pet sterilization, an effort also began to find accommodations for homeless animals outside the municipal and private shelter systems, which have limited room and often short deadlines for keeping animals before moving them to death row. The new organizations take potentially adoptable pets out of the shelters and foster them, usually in private homes, until the right owner comes along. They control the fate of an increasing number of animals. In New York City, for example, almost 45 percent of the dogs and cats that come into are passed to one of more than 150 private rescue groups.You might think adopting a cat would be easier than getting a dog. After all, the solitary, self-sufficient feline is the perfect pet for the working person. But I heard from people who were turned down because of the curse of full-time employment—the cat may ignore you, but you should be home all day anyway. Others were told they need to accept a pair of cats or get nothing. And don’t even think about telling the rescue people your cat might go outside occasionally. Lisa wrote to say that she rescues strays that live in her house but are allowed outdoors. When she was looking for another cat and explained this to the person at the shelter, they turned her away.