Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? Animal shelters in America take in 10 million dogs a YEAR! Thatâ€™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 werenâ€™t allowed to bring to him in for nails anymore. :( Thatâ€™s how bad he is â€“ he was banned from the vet. (Weâ€™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 confirmâ€¦ Heâ€™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 â€œbrothers and sisters,â€ the Husband and I are always reply, â€œNO! They are husband and wife.â€
Have you ever adopted a shelter pet?