Today is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, and completely by coincidence, we adopted a new dog from our local animal shelter yesterday! Her name is Madison and she was described as a Dalmatian/Labrador mix, but we don't think she is either one (I'm leaning more toward some sort of hound mix). As you can see from her photos on Petfinder, she is black and white with large ticking spots in the white. Her head is large and her body is not, her legs are sort of short and her tail is ridiculously long, and we think she is absolutely adorable. She was just spayed yesterday, so she is feeling a bit under the weather at the moment, but normally she is an active and cheerful dog. She is rather submissive so our terrier mix Ruby is not too upset at this new addition. She has very little training, but she is young enough (about 2-3 years old) that she should be able to learn fairly quickly. We have our work cut out for us, but we are excited to have her as a new family member!
If you can't adopt a pet today, how about making a donation to your local animal shelter, or volunteering some time there? It would be wonderful if animal shelters were not needed at all, but the reality is that there are so many homeless pets that need help, and today would be a great day to start!