Rescue, Respect, Repeat.
When my husband and I brought an eight week old Ari home five years ago, we were first time dog parents. It was a spontaneous decision and we were completely unprepared for his arrival. I had been talking to friends about how much I loved flat nosed dogs and one of them sent me a link for a litter of pug puppies. We went to see them and the biggest, naughtiest pup came and sat by our feet and the rest is history. At that time we were completely unaware about pet adoption and how it was the right thing to do since there are so many abandoned dogs that need a home. We will definitely be considering adoption when we are ready to bring home a sibling for Ari.
In the meantime, we have started doing our bit to support animal rescues in any way that we can. One such great initiative is the Journey Home Fund by Stella & Chewy’s which supports adult and senior pet adoption. For every bag of food purchased, Stella & Chewy’s would donate a meal to an adult or senior rescue, up to 250,000 meals each year. This is such a great initiative taken by them since adult and senior dogs are homeless longer and less likely to get adopted as compared to younger dogs and puppies. However, senior dogs can be such great companions as they are calmer, eager to please and much less likely to destroy your shoes as compared to puppies.
Here are some great tips on what to expect when you are adopting an adult or senior dog.
Here are some more puppy pics of Ari, sorry about the bad quality. I lost most of Ari’s puppy pics when I lost my phone, so these are precious :)
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stella and Chewy's. The opinions and text are all mine.