All the world around me I see opportunities for change, but I often find myself pondering, "What can I do to make a difference?" The magnitude of the challenges we face at times can feel overwhelming. From global warming, to the political climate to challenges facing animal rescue, I can sometime feel at a loss. Yet, I underestimated the power of our individual actions. Little did I know that a seemingly modest idea would morph into a beautiful collaboration of a community of people.
January 24th is change a pets life day. This is a day which highlights adoption centers and shelters in order to promote adoption. Last weekend Second Chance canine Adoption Shelter hosted an event to do just that. We had a wonderful time having people come in to see the dogs that are available at Second Chance as well as some from B & R Bunkhouse which is the shelter where dogs found in the city of Syracuse are brought. Here are some of the dogs the public got to visit with this past Saturday.
‘Tis the season, dog lovers! My first dog as an adult was born right before Christmas. Even though he wasn’t old enough to bring home at Christmas, I was ready and waiting for his homecoming to my house with many dog-errific gifts. Finding the perfect gift for your dog and dog-obsessed friends and family can be tricky. But it’s so worth it to see their huge smile when they unwrap that awesome present!
I believe that you don’t have to do much to make a big difference. A small kindness, word or gift can have a huge impact, not only on those you’re giving to, but on those who share your care. A donation to an animal organization not only helps the pets but also impacts the community and makes them feel less alone.
I can't tell you how many times I hear people say "Oh, that's great that you work with dog rescue...but I couldn't do it, it would be heartbreaking." I sit there and think, that couldn't be further from the truth. How can you be be heartbroken when your day is filled with licks and kisses.
It is a shame how Pit Bull's have a bad reputation. 95% of pit bull's I have encountered are loving, affectionate and goofy. The other 5% came from unknown circumstances or were from abuse cases that affected them. Working with rescues we often encounter abandoned, loose pit bull mixes that are in need of homes. Here are a few that stole my heart.