If you asked me my wish for shelter pups, I wouldn’t know where to start
For if you’ve ever seen pups locked away, it truly breaks your heart.
A naïve soul would ask, “Well, can’t they all be saved?”
A knowing heart understands that road is far from paved.
8 million pets come in every year; half never make it out
Could something be done to stop the killing? Yes, I have no doubt.
Spay and neuter is number one; we have more than enough as is;
One unspayed dog can have 67,000 pups in only 6 short years.
Responsibility is also huge; owners must be able to provide
A home, some food and lots of love ‘til pup gets to the other side.
Spreading the word can mean the difference in saving an innocent life
So if you adopted your pet, share your story far and wide!
Breeding adds to the problem; millions already need good homes
Instead of buying, why not adopt? Throw a needy dog a bone!
Millions of dogs every year never get a chance at love
All they want is a belly rub, a game of fetch and a roof above.
Hug your pets extra tight and open your home if you’re able
If you’ve never experienced love from a shelter dog, you’ll be eternally grateful
So even if you can’t adopt, keep in mind these thoughts
And maybe one day my wish will come true: no more homeless pups.