As you may know, many dogs often sit in animal shelters for months or even years without being adopted – and, in some cases, those are the lucky ones. Far too many animals are euthanized yeach year when animal shelters run out of space. Even more heartbreaking, some animals get passed over by potential adopters time and time again because there’s a “cuter” dog in the next kennel. Those animals are constantly at risk of being deemed “unadoptable” and euthanized. Fortunately, a great picture can change a lot… an endearing photo online can be the difference between life and death for a shelter dog.
My coworker Michelle used to volunteer at the Bergen County Animal Shelter, so she recruited me and got permission from Coyne to take an afternoon to head over to the shelter. Goal: make sure that every adoptable dog at the Bergen County Animal Shelter had a pretty picture online to attract a forever home.
Here are a few sweet dogs that need a loving home!
Schewby is a 13-year old pit bull terrier that loves people, and wants nothing more than a comfortable home and some nuzzling during her last few years. Older dogs can use all the help they can get, and her online picture is the reason we decided we had to help out!
If you are open for adoption, please check out http://www.petfinder.com/ or go to a shelter near you!