Recently, I made connections with a rescue called 'A Puppy's Voice' based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Although it is relatively common knowledge these days that adult dog over-population is a major issue our country deals with every year, it might surprise some of you to know that there are shelters where even young puppies face euthanasia on a daily basis. These facilities are poorly funded and yet filled to the brim - literally a lethal combination. So, the volunteers that run rescues like A Puppy's Voice drive to New Mexico every single week to redeem the lives of some of these puppies. They load up as many puppies as they have foster homes for; that is, people who are willing to open up their homes for a few days at a time and host a puppy until they are adopted. The volunteers also hold adoption events every Saturday at a local PetSmart, and they truly have had a wonderful success rate at placing these little guys and giving them a second chance at a happy life.
Upon learning about A Puppy's Voice, I immediately felt compelled to help out with this cause. Fostering is done on a weekly basis, typically for only two or three days at a time. Furthermore, it's a great way for me to get my 'puppy fix' now and then. It gives Gabe a chance to have some other dog interaction while still allowing him to feel like he's number one in my life (not that he's spoiled or anything...). And, he himself came from a situation very much like the ones these puppies are coming from each week, so it's neat to be able to contribute to saving amazing dogs like him. I love being able to give back to the community in this way and hopefully blessing someone else with a best friend and family member.
So, without further ado, meet Marvin and Wiley - two red heeler mix puppies that were plucked from an unfortunate circumstance and now are up for adoption tomorrow!
Here's hoping these little guys are adopted by responsible, caring people tomorrow. (orelseiwillhavetoadoptthemandthenmyparentswillkillme).