Companion Connection

Available Dogs

Below are available dogs at the sanctuary ready for immediate adoption.† Potential adoptive parents will need a fenced yard, a completed application and the understanding that references will be checked and a home visit conducted.

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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated...

I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." -Mahatma Gandhi-

COME SIT WITH ME

 

Author Unknown

 

I am your dog, and I have a little something I'd like to whisper in your ear.

 

I know that you humans lead busy lives.†

 

Some have to work, some have children to raise.

 

I always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.

 

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer.† See the way my dark brown eyes look right at yours?† They may be slightly cloudy now.† That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.

 

You smile at me; I see love in your eyes.† What do you see in mine?† Do you see spirit?† A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world?† A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time?†

 

That is all I ask.

 

To slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me.

 

 

So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen ~ of others of my kind ~ passing.

 

Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat.† Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract-clouded eyes.† Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land.

 

I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week.† Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just "One more day" with me.† Because I love you so, our sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me.

 

We have NOW, together.† So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes.† What do you see?† If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart.

 

Come to me not as "alpha" or as "trainer" or even "Mom or Dad" come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another's eyes, and talk.

 

I may tell you something about the love I feel for you when I make you happy, or I may tell you something profound about myself or even life in general.

 

You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with.† Someone very different from you, and here I am.

 

I am a dog, but I am alive, I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls.

 

I do not think of you as a "Dog on two feet" - I know what you are.† You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.

 

Now, come sit with me, on the floor.† Enter my world, and let time slow down, if only for 15 minutes.† Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears.†

 

Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self.

 

We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.

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organization.† Please make a tax deductible† donation† today!

Remember, adopting a companion animal is a life-long commitment and not just a whim of an idea.† Be sure you are ready to commit your time, energy and home to your new forever companion.


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Adopting a Rescue Dog by Jessica L. Chambers

 

When you apply to adopt a rescue dog, you are not buying a dog. You are applying for a job. A very long, important job. Each job is different as each dog is different. If you donít get the job, it wasnít the right job for you. Donít give up. Apply for another job until you find the one thatís right for you.

The job isnít a sinecure. Itís gonna have perks but itís gonna have drawbacks, too. If you really love the job youíll invest in continuing education so you wonít find yourself incapable of doing the job as it changes with time. Youíll show up to work on the hard days. Youíll be a company gal/guy.

One day the job might require you to work a shift that breaks your heart. Youíll have to perform a duty that will break your heart. One day the job WILL end and that will break your heart. Show up to work anyway.

Youíre not buying a dog. Youíre applying for the greatest job Iíve ever had. (No, I donít have kids lol)

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