This is a rescue dog! We found Wiley at a no-kill animal shelter called the Hillside SPCA in Pottsville, PA. He joined our family in July of 2011. Rescue dogs make the best pets; I would know. My family has had pound puppies my whole life and I am a better person because of it. This is a place we can share our stories and spread the word: get a rescue pet!
This is Akira, a Great Dane/Bull Arab mix. She lives with Jenna . . . guess where?
In the Land Down Under. . . Australia!
Isn't the internet an amazing tool for bringing like-minded people together?
Look at Akira's puppy picture above. Is it any wonder Jenna fell in love with her and rescued her from the RSPCA in Australia when she was just 8 weeks old? And now she is a great big lovable and loving "mega sook." Those are Jenna's words to describe her. She says she would go without food and water if it meant getting love and attention. Below she is in her typical position, right next to Mom.
Akira has a sister, Meko, and believe me we will get to her later, but Jenna tells us they both love car rides, camping, and going to the beach.
Akira is now 3 1/2 years old and living the good life with her furever family. Can you imagine trying to tell that face, below, that she can't have what she wants?
The next time we talk about Jenna's house, we will get to Meko. She's a whole other animal, just like any of our own pets and the way we know their personalities vary so much.
Do you have a rescue story to share? We would love to feature your pet. Plus, don't forget we are still taking submissions for the Great Outdoors photo share. All pets are welcome, even if they aren't rescue pets. The only criteria is that they are enjoying something outside. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org