A few weeks ago we were awarded the Versatile Blogger Award from Bella and DiDi over at Paws to Talk! We are honored to receive this award from these two sassy Standard Poodles; we love reading their blog because they always have great pup advice! If you haven’t visited their blog, be sure to check them out! Thanks Bella and DiDi for this cool award!
Hey…It’s Jet Here also nominated us for One Lovely Blog Award! How exciting is that?! Jet lives in our neck of the woods so we have a lot in common! Thank you, Jet for nominating us; we always love receiving awards from blogs we adore. If you haven’t been to Jet’s blog, visit Hey…It’s Jet Here and see what he’s up to!
In addition to thanking to bloggers who nominated you, part of accepting these awards means we have to tell you 7 things about ourselves. We’re no stranger to these lists and it’s been a challenge to think of things you don’t already know. Since we’ve been doing lots of rescue work lately, we thought we’d do 7 Things About Us: Rescue Edition!
1. We usually adopt black dogs, like Harley, Chelsea and previous foster dog, Sony. Black dogs are the “least desirable” and consequentially get put to sleep the most. There are no reliable statistics but black dogs are constantly the last to be adopted, if they ever are. Check out this article about Jake, a black Lab who looked for his forever home for more than 3 years.
2. Harley is from a retired breeder; Scarlett and Chelsea were rescued from Miami-Dade Animal Services and Roory is from the streets of Miami-Dade. Foster puppy Bethany is from Miami-Dade Animal Services but is now a Humane Society of Greater Miami pup, thanks to them stepping in to save her and pay for her surgery.
3. We love fostering but it is super hard. There is nothing better than saving lives and fostering is a great way to do that but it is impossible not to get attached. We’re always sad when our babies leave despite knowing they are going to wonderful homes.
4. The shelter I volunteer at is, in a word, terrible. There’s a lack of resources, funding, space, employees, protocol, policy, etc. You name a problem, they’ve got it. Sadly, it turns many people away but the committed rescuers and volunteers stay because they know it’s the only way to save the innocent pets that wind up there.
5. If I won the lottery, I’d buy a huge plot of land and start a giant pet rescue, taking in as many unwanted babies as I could. It’s my #1 dream and I hope someday I’ll be able to do it, lotto or not!
6. We saved four dogs from Miami-Dade Animal Services in the past year and our goal is to save more this year.
7. My favorite part about having rescue pets is that they truly know they were saved. Many times people will tell you their rescue dog actually rescued them. If you have a rescue pet, I bet you know what I mean 🙂
A big thank you to Paws to Talk and Hey…It’s Jet Here! In lieu of nominating bloggers for these awards we’d like to extend the opportunity to any of our blogging friends! If you have yet to receive either of these awesome awards, please accept them on our behalf 🙂 We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!