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Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Wonderful Post On Our Direct Link To Puppy Mills

When Parental Unit and I see a well written post, you know how we like to pass it on to our readers...:-)
Well, our good friend (and my personal photographer), Rachel, from www.rachellaurenphotography.com, wrote a fabulous piece eloquently explaining the connection between our "buying habits" and keeping those dastardly puppy mills in business, that she aptly titled: Before You Buy That Christmas Puppy.

Please take the time to read that post right here: rachellaurenphotography.blogspot.com/2010/11/before-you-buy-that-christmas-puppy.html

You all might recall that we are part of Iam's Home 4 The Holidays program that promotes adoption from shelters at this time of year. Mike Arms, the founder of this program, and the President of the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter, has made a point of saying (and we're paraphrasing here) that puppy mills make enough money during the holiday season to sustain their businesses for the rest of the year. His goal, through the Iams Home 4 The Holidays program, is to take away that seasonal business and hopefully put puppy mills out of business for good!

So, if you really want to give a dog or cat for the holidays, remember: Adopt, don't shop!

As always, thanks so much for your support-it means a lot to us:-)!

Really, it does...I'm just a little tired today, so I don't look very enthusiastic...

14 comments:

Tucker said...

Bocci, you look adorable! And thank you for spreading the word about adoption!

Barbara said...

Great picture! Why anyone would "buy" a dog instead of "adopting" one in a shelter is beyond me. I think puppy selling should be illegal!!

Keisha said...

Yay for adoptions! Yay! :) I was adopted six years ago. I luvs my familee! :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm all fur adoptions too!

Four years and three point five months!

Great sleepy pikh of woo BTW!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Kirby, CGC said...

Thanks for spreading the word about adoption Bocci! You look nice and cozy in your? bed.

Woof!
Kirby

Mr. Pip said...

Rest up, Bocci. I will be sure to check out this link.

Your pal, Pip

Priscilla said...

We had read Rachel's post a few days ago. It's indeed a very well-written post! Thanks for sharing the link.

Pamela said...

Thanks for sharing the link. It should probably become a poster that people could "leave" discretely near their local pet store.

Happy Blog Hop!

Facing50Blog.com said...

Hi! I've hopped over from the weekend hop. What a fabulous blog. I have added myself as your newest follower on GFC .
I'm off to snoop around your blog now. Please drop by and maybe follow me if you fancy a laugh. I'd be delighted to welcome you.
Warmest wishes
Carol from www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com

Facing50Blog.com said...

Bocci I wish I'd had as nice a present as you for my 50th. I'm going to show you off to my followers this week with your own little 'kennel' area on my home page. I'll message you when I've done it...off to find a nice photo of you so my folk will link in and find you.
Carol

Marg said...

That is a wonderful post. We are certainly in favor of adopting or rescuing a dog or cat rather than buying one from a puppy mill. The big thing to is get that pet spayed or neutered. It reduces the number of homeless animals. Hope you have a wonderful evening.

Oskar said...

I was bought from a very good breeder, but now that my people know more about rescue animals, they will probably adopt next time.

Thanks for sharing this great post.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Facing50Blog.com said...

Morning!I've just created a new feature on my home page...'Meet new bloggy friends' and Bocci, you are the first. I've linked your site to your enigmatic photo which I've put top right so hopefully my followers will come and say hello to you. I must be half awake because when I first set it up I wrote 'lick the photo to meet Bocci'!Oh dear...at least it's made me smile first thing on a dark miserable morning. Keep beefing Bocci.
Hugs and woofs
Carol from facing 50 with humour

HoundDogMom said...

We wanted to let you know we we received our prize we won. We posted about our big win if you want to check it out. www.hounddogmom.blogspot.com

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