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Brownie Has An All Too Familiar Story

BrownieThe story of how Brownie ended up in a shelter is all too familiar and often leads to a discussion about our “throw away society” and how sadly common it is for people to lack personal responsibility these days.

To give up a dog you’ve had all of your life because you are bringing a new baby home, is unthinkable to our volunteers and supporters. Most of us know it is just a little transition, most of us would find the time to care for our loyal companion even when life gets busy. We know that our dog considers us his family, and we return the favor.

The poem below speaks to people who willingly step in when a dog’s “family” fails him. It speaks to people who know the incredible satisfaction of giving a dog the wonderful life he deserves – if only for a few years. It speaks to OUR kind of people. The best kind of people. The kind of people who adopt a dog.

I Adopted Your Dog Today

I adopted your dog today…
The one you left at the pound
The one you had for ten years
And no longer wanted around.

I adopted your dog today…
Did you know that he’s lost weight?
Did you know he’s scared and depressed
And seems to have lost all faith?

I adopted your dog today…
He had fleas and a little cold
Guess you don’t care what shape he’s in
You abandoned him I am told.

I adopted your dog today…
Were you having a baby or moving away?
Did you suddenly develop allergies,
Or was there NO reason he couldn’t stay?

I adopted your dog today…
He doesn’t play or even eat much
I guess he’s very sad inside and
It will take time for him to trust.

I adopted your dog today…
And here he is going to stay
He’s found his FOREVER home
And a warm bed in which to lay.

I adopted your dog today…
And shall give him all that he will need
Patience, love, and security,
So he can forget your selfish deed.

Author Unknown

Brownie is available for adoption, and still waiting for his FOREVER home. Learn more about Brownie. If you would like to meet Brownie, please apply here.

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