Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How much is that doggy in the window?*

My best friend has been on the hunt to adopt a dog lately. That is ALL she talks about. She is constantly on pet finder looking for a dog to adopt. This past weekend we even went to the local SPCA to look at the dogs.

Here’s the thing, there are thousands of dogs that are in need of a good home. My friend however is being extremely picky about which dog she should get. I get that she wants to get a dog she will love and it’s okay to be a little picky but she is taking it to the extreme.

She wants a smallish dog that is weird looking but cute. Meaning she wants a lap dog, that doesn’t look like a normal dog that you would see on the street. She hasn’t found a lot of them, and the few that do pass her strict standards have already been adopted.

It’s been a week of searching and she is about to throw in the towel. I told her that if she was going to give up that easily then she shouldn’t get a dog, because they are a lot more work then searching the internet for hours on end.

I get where she is coming from but at the same time, I know there are so many dogs out there that are stuck in pounds and stuff because they aren’t cute enough. When we went to the SPCA I was immediately drawn to the 2 dogs that everyone else seemed to be ignoring. My heart just breaks for them. If I had a better job with hours that meant I could take care of them properly I would have totally adopted them. Unfortunately I am stuck at home and my mom is busy taking care of her own dog.

One day soon I will be able to get another dog, and you better believe I will be getting the “reject dog.” Because all dogs deserve a good home, even the ugly ones.

*If you are thinking about getting a pet, ADOPT one don't buy one!

1 comment:

AY@tes said...

We bought our dog, but we bought it directly from a breeder after we went and saw the kennel that they were running. Pet stores in Canada have a really bad habit of getting their dogs from the most aweful puppy mills.

We thought about adopting from the local SPCA in town but we both wanted a small dog and there haven't been any for the past few months. (I wanted a small dog to get used to having a dog as I've never had one before.) Our next dog will more than likely be adopted.