|The only way I could take a photo of her was to show her favourite doggy cookies :) That look though!|
This is a story about my best furry friend Ajka (read Ayka), who was abandoned in a tiny box in front of a local school. She was adorable, but incredibly scared. Her big brown eyes melted our hearts and we decided to adopt her (YAY!!!). Once we brought her home, I was happy knowing that she would be taken care of from that day on. However, the thought that there are heartless people, who couldn't care less about these beautiful creatures, made me incredibly sad. It took her a few weeks to forget the sad and scary experience, and to become a happy and playful doggy that she is now. Her personality is AMAZING; she is incredibly loyal, kind and loves to play with children. She is on a professional level when it comes to cuddling and I think she is suspecting I am writing something about her as she has been walking in and out of the room looking at me suspiciously :)
The reason why I am telling you this is because I sometimes come across people who think shelter dogs are wild/hard to train/“not cute”... This couldn't be further from the truth. The doggy adopted from the shelter will be forever grateful for saving their life. There are so many of them waiting for their human family and it breaks my heart when I see people who rather buy their furry friend from the shop. Personally, I don't believe any life should have a price in the first place. Secondly, buying an animal from the pet store normally means financially supporting horrible puppy mills. You can read more about them HERE (which I strongly suggest to anyone, who is not familiar with puppy mills; a cruel industry that I am sure no one wants to support).
“With millions of unwanted dogs and cats (including purebreds) dying every year in animal shelters, there is simply no reason for animals to be bred and sold for the pet-shop trade. Without these stores, the financial incentive for puppy mills would disappear, and the suffering of these dogs would end.”
For the love of dog, ADOPT! ♥
*** other animals such as cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and many, many others deserve our love as well. There are many of them waiting for us in the shelters.***
For the love of animals, ADOPT! :) ♥