Wednesday, February 21, 2007

One More Pet Expo Story...

Since we didn't get to go, we don't know why we're supposed to keep telling about it... but DogMom is crazed... (can you relate, Tosca?)!

Anyways, dogmom wanted us to tell all of you to consider adopting a "shelter" dog (or cat or rabbit or other animal). She understands and identifies with the whole purebred thing, but there are so many dogs that need homes not because of their own mistakes, but because humans were irresponsible in some way.
  • Humans that didn't spay or neuter their pet.
  • Humans that moved away and left their pet at home or in the park (like Opie).
  • Humans that dumped the pets they didn't want in a dumpster (like me, Gomer).
  • Humans that thought having a pet would be fun and not taking the time to properly train or interact with them.

Or, even humans that couldn't afford their pet... although this one she can accept a little more since you never know what might come up in life.

Here's a listing of all the rescue organizations that were at the Twin Cities Pet Expo. Visit one if it's in your heart and pick somebody to provide a forever home to. Or, some of the local shelters are included in the PetFinder.com window at the bottom of our blog. (You can click in there and type in your own zip code if you want.)


Rescue Organizations:
A Rotta Love
Adopt A Husky
Animal Ark
Animal Humane Society
Animal Rights Coalition
Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc.
Best Pet, Inc. Bird Association (no web site)
Canine Castaways of MN
Cause For Paws, Inc.
Circus Reform Yes!
Companion PAWS
English Springer Rescue of America, Inc.
Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin
Greyhound Pets of America - Minnesota
Harpseals.org
Heart of MN Great Dane Club
Lifeline Italian Greyhound Rescue
Midwest Border Collie Rescue
Minneaoplis Police K9 Foundation (no web site)
Minnesota Boston Terrier Rescue
Minnesota Boxer Friends
Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society
Minnesota Greyhound Rescue
Minnesota Humane Society
Minnesota Sheltie Rescue
Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project, Inc.
Minnesota Valley Humane Society
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue
New Beginnings Shih Tzu Rescue
Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption
Northwoods Boxer Rescue
Northwoods Humane Society
Paws Place Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
Peke-N-Chin Midwest
Pet Haven, Inc. of Minnesota
RAGOM Retrieve A Golden Of Minnesota
S.A.F.E. Sanctuary (Save Animals From Euthanasia)
Second Chance Saint Bernard Rescue
Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society
St. Paul-Minneapolis Bulldog Club & Rescue
Top Dog Foundation
The Wildcat Sanctuary
Wildlife Science Center

Associations:
Greater Twin Cities Golden Retriever Club
NorthStar Great Pyrenees Club
Northstar Rottweiler Club, Inc.
Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club
Animal Ark
Upper Midwest Australian Shepherd Club

Wuf Ya!

6 comments:

Dachsies Rule said...

Hi! We came to visit your blog. We are three dachshunds. Two of us are rescue and the girl is from a breeder before Mom found the rescue group. We love all rescue-ers because they have big hearts. We will try to stop by again another time. Just wanted to let you know we were here.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Gomer & Opie said...

Hi Roxie, Sammy & Andy and welcome to DogsAyeView. Glad you found us!
We wuf dachsies! We have a number of dachsie friends online... Rusty and Roo and you guys and gals. We also have some dachsie friends we know in dogson in AZ -- Stevie and Sammie. They live with dogmom's friend Tom and used to visit at the bark park and at dogmom's house with us!

PerfectTosca said...

Gasp! Where's the Collie rescue????

Gomer & Opie at DogsAyeView said...

They're there, Tosca! Minnesota-Wisconsin Collie Rescue.

I think there's only one for both states because Collie owners are a lot more responsible (snicker) than all the other breed owners... Opie says it's cuz Collies are perfect and don't need to be rescued...

PerfectTosca said...

Well I ain't too sure about my human being responsible but the part about being perfect sure is the truth!

Besides, why be rescued when you can just jump the fence and leave all by yourself!

Gomer at DogsAyeView said...

Tee hee... we read about your little ESCAPE-ade... you and Opie are soulmates!

(I have trouble with the jumping thing... as you can see by today's entry on DogsAyeView...