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To me, dogs are just as much a part of a family as children are. In fact, when children start acting up in their teenage years and become sullen and turn to blaming their parents for everything wrong in their lives, dogs are the ones we can count on to stay loyal and love us no matter what.
They help us survive those tumultuous teenage years.
And when those same teenagers are grown and venture out on their own, our pooches are there to keep us company and help us deal with Empty Nest Syndrome.
They are our companions.
Our best friends.
And for some of us, our children.
Unfortunately, for approximately 2.7 million dogs each year, they aren’t able to provide the love, comfort and laughter to humans that other dogs are able to.
And those same dogs aren’t given the love and caring they deserve, as well.
The sad truth is, based on the 2014 0-2042 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, only 30% of homes have rescue dogs in them.
In other words, that means there are a lot of dogs left in shelters who would love a forever home, but don’t yet have one.
When I read about Operation ResCUTE, I was intrigued. I think it’s wonderful that they are trying to educate younger generations about rescue dogs and why they should consider adopting a pooch from one of the many shelters in the United States.
One of my very good friends helps run Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue, Inc., in Buffalo, New York. She has opened my eyes, through her own experiences, to the plight of rescue dogs. I’ve seen how much love she gives these dogs…how she will travel wherever she needs to in order to save a life. I admire her and those like her more than I can ever express.
Rescue volunteers don’t do what they do for money. They do it because they love dogs and think they all deserve a change to belong to someone who will love and appreciate them. And it’s hard for them to see dogs locked in cages and not get the attention they desperately need.
Operation ResCUTE is trying to change the future for many of these dogs. And I’m glad that I can share this information with all of you in hopes that you will want to help make a difference in a shelter dog’s life this holiday season.
The Story of Jingles is told from the perspective of Jingles, the dog. It’s an easy read that your child will love. My 8-year-old son’s copy stays by his bed, as does the stuffed animal.
I have to admit that when I read the book for the first time, I cried. I cried for all dogs like Jingles who want a home.
You can purchase the The Story of Jingles at Amazon.com. All proceeds from the sale of the first Operation ResCUTE set, featuring Jingles the dog, goes towards helping rescue dogs like Jingles find a loving home.
AND COMING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, The Story of Tanner.
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