Let me speak on behalf of the little dog who was left to die in a snowstorm two nights ago:
THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
My girlfriend and I just got back from dropping off our unexpected pal to her new home with a very warm and loving married couple, who I have no doubt will make amazing, responsible, and caring owners. You’ll just have to trust me when I say: this dog is going to have a great, great life. Her new owners have promised to send some pictures as soon as she gets acclimated, which I will post here.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to take her in! We literally had offers from across the globe – residents from as far as the UK, India, and Greece offered to pay the airfare and take her in. We had offers from people ready to drive up from Florida, Nebraska, Kentucky, Illinois and beyond, while others were ready to fly in from California, Texas, Louisiana…
Meanwhile, there was a huge outpouring of support from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut…pretty much everywhere, and I can’t say how much it warmed my heart. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to write back personally to many of you, but know that I read every single e-mail and am eternally grateful.
Please remember: while this dog has found a home, there are literally thousands in shelters that are in desperate need of a loving and caring home - and if you were ready to take this little girl, maybe you might think of taking a trip to your local shelter and adopting an animal that isn’t lucky enough to have a blog post? I promise, there are dogs out there with far, far more tragic stories than being chained to a bridge overnight in a snowstorm, and the vast majority will end up euthanized. They’d love you forever. Just a thought (this dog is set to be killed today if an owner isn’t found. You can also try Pet Finder or a site started by my friend, ExtendedPaws).
Finally, thank you to everyone who offered advice on what to do with the dog, and how to avoid kill shelters. A lot of you poured your hearts out in passionate email, and I definitely welled up way too many times while checking my inbox today. Hopefully, the 500+ comments will help others in the future who find themselves in my situation.
When I wrote my post last night, I really had little hope we’d find a home for her. Now, less than 24 hours later, she’s resting comfortably in a wonderful new home, and there’s no one to thank but you.
Last pic before we hopped in the car to take her to her new home:
PS – From reader Danny:
Hey man- just read your update on that awesome pup. Your post gave me the strength to get another doggie. time to move on and stop mourning and celebrate his memory. thanks for the push