Who wouldn't want to adopt me?  Please visit your local shelter to see how you can help.

Who wouldn't want to adopt me? Please visit your local shelter to see how you can help.

In journalist Kim Kavin’s book, The Dog Merchants, she investigates the complex businesses and networks involved in the buying and selling and “homing” of dogs: breeders, pet stores, pet brokers, the AKC, local shelters and rescue organizations. It is her goal to advance the conversation on how dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. In the following excerpt, Kavin explains how rebranding shelter dogs can make them more desirable and, therefore, adoptable.

Repackaging and Rebranding the Business of Dog Rescue

In journalist Kim Kavin’s book, The Dog Merchants, she investigates the complex businesses and networks involved in the buying and selling and “homing” of dogs: breeders, pet stores, pet brokers, the AKC, local shelters and rescue organizations. It is her goal to advance the conversation on how dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. In the following excerpt, Kavin explains how rebranding shelter dogs can make them more desirable and, therefore, adoptable.

No matter what condition the dog you found is in, have him scanned for a microchip, notify local shelters, and make a reasonable attempt to locate his owner.

No matter what condition the dog you found is in, have him scanned for a microchip, notify local shelters, and make a reasonable attempt to locate his owner.

http://ift.tt/2veXrST funny looking cat that's at my local shelter

http://ift.tt/2veXrST funny looking cat that's at my local shelter

http://ift.tt/2tI8LGU up this little cross-eyed guy at my local shelter last week. His name is Castiel and he loves sitting in laps.

http://ift.tt/2tI8LGU up this little cross-eyed guy at my local shelter last week. His name is Castiel and he loves sitting in laps.

The Shamrock Pet Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end pet overpopulation, reduce the number of companion animals destroyed in local shelters, and to save or enhance the lives of animals in need in our community. This is accomplished through spay/neuter, education, emergency medical assistance, rescue, foster care, and the adoption of pets into loving lifetime homes. We are a group of highly committed, unpaid volunteers who have a passion for our mission and its…

The Shamrock Pet Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end pet overpopulation, reduce the number of companion animals destroyed in local shelters, and to save or enhance the lives of animals in need in our community. This is accomplished through spay/neuter, education, emergency medical assistance, rescue, foster care, and the adoption of pets into loving lifetime homes. We are a group of highly committed, unpaid volunteers who have a passion for our mission and its…

Meet Leo a cat up for adoption at my local shelter. Bolly4u

Meet Leo a cat up for adoption at my local shelter. Bolly4u

LOL!!!  Please support your local shelters and rescue groups.  Won't you open up your Responsible, Healthy, Loving and Forever home to a deserving animal?  You’ll be saving a life.  Adopt, never shop, and please don’t breed or buy while shelter animals die.  Always spayed or neutered and microchip your pets.  Thanks  

LOL!!! Please support your local shelters and rescue groups. Won't you open up your Responsible, Healthy, Loving and Forever home to a deserving animal? You’ll be saving a life. Adopt, never shop, and please don’t breed or buy while shelter animals die. Always spayed or neutered and microchip your pets. Thanks 

Christmas Card Set of 4. Printmaking, handmade linocut.. £15.00, via Etsy.

Christmas Card Set of 4. Printmaking, handmade linocut.. £15.00, via Etsy.

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