Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? Animal shelters in America take in 10 million dogs a YEAR! That’s a lot of furry friends that need love.
Both of our doggies were rescued, but James is from a real animal control shelter and Maggie is from an independent group. In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, here are five fun facts about James.
Fact 1: The Husband has to lay on top of him while I cut his nails. He screams and bites while we do it. The vet told us that we weren’t allowed to bring to him in for nails anymore. That’s how bad he is – he was banned from the vet. (We’ve tried all the tricks to make it easier; nothing works!)
Fact 2: He spends his ENTIRE day laying on a window shelf and staring at the parking lot. Our friend Harry built it for him, and James loves that shelf more than life. I frequently balance stuffed animals on him during the day and see how long he lets them stay there (sometimes hours).
Fact 3: James has a scar across his neck because his previous owners kept him outside and let his collar grow into his skin. He broke free and was picked up by Pittsburgh Animal Control, and then we found him at the shelter!
Fact 4: We think James is a German Shepherd/Dachshund mix. We talk about getting the Doggie DNA test done all the time to confirm… He’s only 22 pounds.
Fact 5: He is deeply in love with Maggie. The first time they met, it was like a slow-motion romance movie. They ran to each other, made out, and the rest is doggie history. When people say they are “brothers and sisters,” the Husband and I are always reply, “NO! They are husband and wife.”
Have you ever adopted a shelter pet?