We’ll be working with the Country Pet Boutique in Mattituck all weekend, having fun at the two-day open house and giving senior shelter dogs a chance to find their forever family. Come by an visit us, but first let me make a pitch for rescuing your next dog:
What’s your favorite breed? Lab? Terrier? Mutt? You can find them all at the shelter or a breed-specific rescue group.
In a world where millions of homeless dogs are killed every year simply because they have no family, we urge you to seriously consider rescuing your next dog from a shelter or rescue group. A homeless dog is not damaged, just unwanted, and in this economy, there are many wonderful dogs who have been surrendered simply because their families could no longer afford to keep them.
Even more tragic, many of these dogs are seniors, and after 6 or 7 years in a loving family, they are now locked in a kennel, sleeping on a concrete floor surrounded by yapping dogs and strangers.
A rescued dog seems to know how lucky it is to be in a warm comfortable home, and they will reward you will nothing but love.
A rescued senior dog will be well-trained, housebroken, and less active, so your furniture, rugs and lifestyle will not be ruled by gates and barriers required when dog-proofing your house.
The next time someone asks you what your favorite breed is, why not tell them “RESCUED!”
Participating Shelters & Rescue Groups:
North Fork Animal Welfare League, Peconic, NY (631) 765-1811
Mureille’s Place, Wapwallopen, PA (570) 379-1090
Rottweiler Rescue, Deer Park, NY (631) 242-7158
Other Shelter & Rescue Groups on eastern Long Island
Kent Animal Shelter, Calverton, NY (631) 727-5731
ARF, Wainscott, NY (631) 537-0400
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Hampton Bays, NY
Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund, Southampton, NY
RSVP, Riverhead & Hampton Bays, NY