Saturday, 21 April 2012

Adopt a dog, don't buy one

In an exciting project corporate sponsors have joined forces with Joanne Lefson and global ambassador for shelter dogs, Oscar,  in promoting the adoption of dogs in animal shelters. Together they have travelled over 300 000 kilometers across 5 continents and 36 countries. Currently traveling across South Africa in the "Pedigree" adoption tour, you can follow them on http://www.worldwooftour.com/ and support them when they visit your region.
Animal shelters house an amazing number of dogs including a significant number of purebreds so there is certainly dog available for every one. Each dog is assessed before adoption so you know before hand what you are getting.
The message is simple and clear: Why buy from a breeder or pet shop and add to the problem of too many dogs on the planet when you can buy one from an animal shelter and give a dog a second chance? It may well be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!