Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wish List Wednesdays: The Shelter Pups

Have you been looking for a way to commemorate a beloved dog?  Well, I may have found the perfect solution!  Inspired by a young girl who wanted to do more to help shelter dogs, the folks at The Shelter Pups create high-quality, one-of-a-kind plush versions of your favorite canine companion and donate a portion of the price to the animal shelter of your choice!  They also make stuffed pets based on actual shelter dogs and offer those for sale at a lower price ($50).  The custom-made pups are even discounted right now at $130 ($45 off the regular price), so if you want a plush pup in the image of your dog, this would be the time to order one.  A Shelter Pup would also make an excellent gift for anyone who loves dogs but is unable to own one.  And if you are a cat lover, according to the web site 2014 is the year that Shelter Cats will become available!

Who could resist a face like Bailey's?

I also wanted to take the opportunity here to mention and thank the wonderful US Olympic athletes who took it upon themselves to rescue a few of the many stray dogs in Sochi, and also the Russians who are making an effort to provide shelter for even more.  They turned a tale of horror into one of hope for these poor pups, and they are a good reminder to us all that even the smallest effort can have a big impact on the lives of less fortunate beings, both animal and human.

Gus Kenworthy and friends
(from US Weekly)

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights.  That is the way of a whole human being."

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