Life lately…

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Hey everyone! Are there any blog readers still out there? ….Hello?

This was a very unintentional and way too long blog break but I’m happy to be back! Life lately has pretty much hit me and made me as surprised as Molly is in this picture.

 

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It’s been a busy summer with fun adventures involved. Here’s just some photos of a few things we have been doing.

 

 

 

The summer has been awesome & I hope you all are having a great one, too! We know it flies by and by the time we know it, it’s time for Halloween decorations and fall movies… which I am already excited for!!!

 

But the real reason I have been insanely busy is because I landed a new job!

I now work for Found My Animal

 

Our Mission

 

” Found My Animal promotes animal adoption in a very direct way: let your pet wear your values. By encouraging rescue over purchase, we support animal welfare by asking pets and their owners to help deliver our simple, important message. “

 

 

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The owner’s adopted own- Claude & Henry.

If you have been reading for awhile, you may know that this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Wanting to work for an animal rescue organization or company is a very specific goal and when I had actually started to think it was not going to happen for me, I saw this job and decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did.

To work for a company like this is a dream! Part of my job is also community outreach- which will involve spreading the word about our company and even holding adoption events with dogs!

In addition to that, if you are interested in learning more about Found My Animal or even carrying us in your store, contact me! We love collaborating with new businesses and like-minded individuals supporting our mission.

 

 

The girls are definitely enjoying their Prismatic Ombre Adjustable leash

And they love being able to walk side by side!It has really helped Molly’s anxiety to go new places with Daisy walking on the leash next to her.

#Walkshandsfree #Walk2dogsatonce #Rainbowrope #Rainbowleash

 

And Molly feels amazing supporting a leash that supports rescuing animals, just like she was rescued almost a year ago by us. ❤

 

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The day we found our animal. And she found us. #onherwayhome ❤

An excerpt from my blog post about Molly’s #foundmyanimal story…
We know she was left outside all day in the hot Tennessee weather.
We know that a woman had her and gave her up because she did not have patience with housebreaking her. Because you know, dogs take work and patience. But the love they give you back is ten fold and oh so worth it…
We know she is afraid of crates and wary of men coming near her but don’t know why.
We know she was afraid of water beating down of her because we (and her foster mom) suspect she may have been from a puppy mill.
We know that she is home now and we will never make her feel that way again.

 

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#Bettertogether

 

 

By the way, if you can help in any way with our Rescue Road Trip Go Fund Me  –

It would be so appreciated! We are trying to raise funds to organize a road trip down to Miami to transport dogs from high kill shelters up to shelters in the Hudson Valley in NY.

All funds donated will go directly to the following costs:

1. Adoption Fees to Miami Dade Animal Services
2. Van Costs, Insurance
3. Gas + Tolls
4. Vetting
5. Transport Driver

 

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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Meet sweet Molly

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Meet our new sweet Molly! 

 

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Molly is our new 3 year old Chihuahua/Papillion mix rescue. (Called a Chion)

 

You may remember we have 2 other pups- two Jack Russells. My mom has been looking for a 3rd dog for awhile now- since Lily is getting older, poor girl. We don’t want to leave Daisy alone since she has always grown up with another dog and we have always wanted to adopt to save a life.

My mom put in countless applications to rescue groups only to hear nothing back. One day she decided check the email Adopt a pet sends you automatically (which she usually does not check) and saw Miss Molly!

She put in an application and hoped for the best…

 

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Molly on her way HOME!

 

Next thing we knew Companion Pet Rescue contacted us back (right away!) letting us know we have been approved and that Miss Molly girl would be traveling from Tennessee (where she was being fostered since August) up to Newburgh, New York the very next day. 

Of course we dropped everything and went and got her! The picture above is Molly in my car on the way home.

The experience of adopting a dog and picking them up was like nothing I have ever experienced.

Remember that when you adopt, you are saving more than 1 life because you are making more room in shelters for others that need help!

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Miss Molly was super hyper at first until we got to the thruway and she fell right asleep. That’s when I first knew how much of a cuddle bug she is.

Molly arrived in a big transport tractor trailer with a bunch of other dog crates in it traveling to their new homes, too!

When the man handed her to me in her blanket (her only thing she arrived with besides a collar- her green blanket which she chewed up at her foster mom’s home hehe) I immediately burst out crying and thanked him. This might sound silly, but that man handing her to me was how I imagined it would feel when you first see your child.

I was just filled with so much love for this little baby and felt all of her fear and emotions for her in that moment.

 

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I think I also felt so many emotions because I knew what she had been through.

We know she was left outside all day in the hot Tennessee weather.

We know that a woman had her and gave her up because she did not have patience with housebreaking her. Because you know, dogs take work and patience. But the love they give you back is ten fold and oh so worth it…

We know she is afraid of crates and wary of men coming near her but don’t know why.

We know that she is home now and we will never make her feel that way again.

 

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This goofball loves to sleep in all kinds of weird positions.

And despite what she has been through, she is really the sweetest little girl you will ever meet. So loving and cuddly, she smothers you in kisses and gets so excited when she sees you.

We have fallen in love with her and are pretty sure she loves us too!

 

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To be continued on the life of Molly…

Adopt, don’t shop

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*Edit- Bobby has been adopted today!!!

From facebook post:

Via:

“Christmas sweater Bobby is safe and adopted this AM. Came down to transport and he had an adopter.”

 

I saw this on facebook today and had my heart broken.

This poor little baby is considered “code red” because he still has not been adopted.

The staff and volunteers put this green Christmas sweater on him in hopes of having him swept away by a loving family. But he hasn’t been- the saddest part to me while reading it is that staff and volunteers say that he sits in his cage with his head down all day.

I felt such a pull and compelled to share. My blog is small, just getting started. But maybe one person in Miami will see this and tell a friend, who will pick him up. Or if that does not happen, maybe someone in another state will see this and adopt instead of going to the pet store, like they had originally planned.

Why does this happen?

Do you think people walk by and see him sad, not happy, jumpy, and enthusiastic like the other pups there and overlook him? Because if I saw a dog this sad while looking around, I would just want to scoop him up, bring him home, and make him happy again.

I wish there was a grant out there for people who want to own pets but simply can’t afford it.

Is there?  I don’t have knowledge on this, but maybe someone else may know.

I think this may be a big part of the problem- that people may see him, want him, but are just unable to afford it- or he may have special needs, like perhaps cannot be in a home with children, and the family who wants him has children.

 

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Bobby baby

 

A few months ago, my mom was following this 8 year old Jack Russell named Minnie Pearl:

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We saw her on the news and felt drawn to her- but as you may or may not already know, we have 2 Jacks at home already. [ Struggles of a Jack Russell post ]

We simply couldn’t take on another doggy, but my mom basically said that if she was not adopted in a few weeks, we would look into it.  But we are so happy to see she has been adopted! 

 

I just felt compelled to share my feelings. This struck me so hard this morning and I feel so passionately about helping these little babies that even if I reach one person, that is a win to me.