Adopting a Pet – It’s a Life Commitment….



My husband and I are HUGE animal lovers and always rescue animals instead of buying from breeders, puppy mills, or heaven forbid a pet store! 

We have two rescued boxers, that we just absolutely adore, but they do have their moments.  There have been times when you think maybe we just can’t give them what they need… NONSENSE! Charlotte has had her share of mishaps, so much so, that everyone at our vet’s office knows her by name.  We have always said she will never die of natural causes.    Tyson has his adventures too, he is just a little more calm about it.  He had a rough start on life.  He was shot before he found his way to the local boxer rescue.  Luckily, the vet was able to repair all the damage that was done and he is doing marvelous.

I received an email the other day that just really hit a sore spot with me.   Cheba Mealk Koh (Thai for white cloud) apparently had been surrendered by her original owner becasue the apartment where they live no longer allow pets.  She was at our local animal shelter for about a week when she was adopted.  On the same day that she was adopted, she was found wandering a busy intersection.  Efforts to contact the new owner have been in vain.  This kind of irresponsibility and disregard for another living animal just really ticks me off!   

Cheba Mealk Koh

She is currently being fostered but desperately needs a new home.  Cheba is 1-2 years old, weighs about 80 lbs. and is extremely sweet and affectionate. She appears to be all or mostly Akita.  Knowing only the most basic of commands, she needs some discipline.  Cheba’s behavior with children is good.  How she behaves with cats is questionable-so far she chases cats that run but only looks at still ones.  Cheba lived with another dog in her original home but, her disposition with other dogs is untested.

If you know someone that might be interested in adopting Cheba, please leave a comment on my blog and I will put you in contact with her foster parent.

Cheba Mealk Koh

Cheba Mealk Koh

There are so many animals that need good homes, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE adopt a pet before you consider buying., but do your homework first and go into the arrangement knowing what you are getting into.  Making that agreement to adopt a pet should not be on an impulse or for a loved one’s birthday.  When you adopt a pet, do so knowing it is a life long committment to this animal.   They may be cute and adorable today and maybe even tomorrow, but there will come a day when they won’t be so cute, like when they drag your recliner across the living room (no joke, I had a dog that did that) or you come home and they have ate half a bottle of antiboitics (yeah that one happened too).  They need medical care, food, discipline, and last but not least love……



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