There seems to be fashionable choices for dogs. So how is an animal rescue to compete with the fashionable size and breed choices the public chooses over adopting good, old-fashioned mutts?
A lot of people talk about adopting a rescue dog, but did you know that Community Animal Network often gets calls inquiring about adopting purebred puppies and specific breeds of kittens?
Our 5-year-old shelter "death row" rescue dog named Melody, bull mastiff and Labrador mix, "is the sweetest and has the most wonderful temperament," people say after petting her and passing by.
The teenager whose determination to save this dog from shelters' death row tugged at our hearts, and Melody has never looked better. Since her rescue, she has lost 18 pounds on a "grain-free" high protein diet and regular exercise along with her daily thyroid medication that costs less than $30 for an almost two-month supply.
The best news is that Melody's weight loss has eliminated the suspected need for ACL tendon surgery, and she looks so much younger! She loves to play tug-of-war and to run and play, but still is a "couch potato" and cuddles up with her foster family.