Most of us remember growing up with a puppy.
It was always with you. It was by your side when you woke up. It greeted you when you came home from school. You pulled it around in a red wagon outside the house. The puppy grew; and still it listened to you on your saddest days. Your special dog even forgave you when you did something wrong. Many of your happiest moments and days were shared with your friend. And, most of all, your dog loved you no matter what.
We all cherish those special memories growing up with a favorite pet. And, if you are like me, you cannot imagine what it would have been like growing up without a dog or other companion pet.
Now it is a new time in your life. Do you still have a dog? Do your children have a dog? If so, great; we are sure you have a special friendship and bond forever growing. If not, please think about what could be missing in yours or your child’s life.
There are so many dogs and puppies that need forever homes; ones living in shelters, ones being fostered or in rescues and even those from responsible breeders.
Don’t let dog ownership die. Let’s keep the passion for dogs and all pets alive.
Think about the great times you had growing up with your dog. Don’t let your children miss out on all the caring, responsibility and love that could exist just around the corner.
It does not have to be a puppy….there are many other great pets that teach love, forgiveness, compassion and caring. It might even be a cat, fish, reptile or something small and furry. Let’s do our part to keep pets in the next generation.