I can still remember the day we adopted Romeo. He was a scrawny little thing with a halo of fuzz framing his tiny face. The good people at Second Chance Rescue took him in after an anonymous breeder left him at their doorstep with a note explaining he was the runt of the litter and had little hope of surviving. Barely, the size of a CD, they took him in and nursed him into the feisty little pouf my husband picked out for me online as a gift.
Appearing more rodent than K-9, I was admittedly put off by his appearance when we first met as Romeo had just shed his first coat. But he made no apologies and with a few blinks of his chocolate brown puppy eyes, he easily nestled himself in the arms of my lovestruck husband and found a home with us that day. It’s been a little over two years now and it’s hard to tell who’s more of a sucker for that pup in our household, let alone with the rest of the family.
Recently, we reached out to the ladies who made this adoption possible about making a donation to their cause and they were gracious enough to send us Romeo’s puppy pictures since, they said, we were his “parents” and should really have them. I couldn’t agree more. Adopting Romeo is one of the best things that’s happened to us and it truly changed our lives for the better in ways we couldn’t have imagined.
My heart goes out to the pets who are abused, abandoned, or can’t find a home. And though I wish we could take them all in, we’ve decided to make a small contribution and help the cause by making others aware of how easy it is to help by adopting rather than buying your pets from a breeder and/or making a small contribution to help keep organizations like this alive and able to give care and love to these little creatures who can’t speak for themselves.
If you’re at all interested in making a contribution, you can donate online here.
If you’re looking for a pet, check out their gallery for available animals.
And, if nothing else, please help spread the word by sharing this post. Any little bit helps.