Sunday, November 8, 2009

Traveling Dog Love

My pal, Buddy......making my days a little more interesting all the time!

I just read my friend, Joan's, latest post on her blog, for the love of a house, and was so moved that I took Joan's suggestion to copy it here to pass the word. In this time of discouraging news everywhere we turn, this is a positive story of good people making an impact in the land of dogs. None of us can fix the world, but we can jump in and make things better one step at a time.

If you are an animal lover, or just interested in doing the right thing, you will enjoy reading about these great efforts.

Here is what Joan has to say:

When we moved to New Hampshire we were shocked and surprised to learn that most of the animal shelters here are empty of stray or abandoned dogs. After asking questions and investigating we learned that this was due to New Hampshire's strict spay and neuter laws. While this is true, I think it has more to do with what is acceptable, and in this part of the country it is simply not acceptable to dump a dog, or let your dog run amuck and have liter after liter of puppies. We have lived here for almost two years now, and while we live in a very rural area we have never seen a single stray dog. What we do see is car after car with a dog or two, or three inside.... this is one dog loving state!

We found sweet Ella at the Dallas SPCA which, as of today, has 12 pages of adoptable dogs..... We once thought we would have to drive back to Dallas to get Ella a "sister," but we recently became aware of a shelter in Alabama with an amazing group of volunteers who drive vans of dogs from over-populated shelters in the South all the way to New Hampshire (and Maine) to find their forever homes! The Shelby Humane Society is a shelter who partners with humane societies across the country that are in need of animals to adopt. It's a win/win situation. I am so very awe-struck by the kind hearted individuals who take days out of their busy lives to drive these lucky, lucky dogs states away to find people who will love them. I think they are angels...

Jenifer Wallis & Jenny Miller are two of the angels that will embark on such a trip this Saturday, November 7th... Please click on their blog and read how these two adorable Alabama girls are going to rescue a van full of dogs and bring them to New Hampshire!
Please, please if you can- donate money to this very worthy cause, even $5 will add up and help these shelter dogs! (If you are another blogger please feel free to copy this post and spread the word!) There are three easy ways to donate on the site....

Stay tuned to their blog as they will also do posts along their journey!


  1. I also loved joan's story! I am such a dog lover, I have 6! My sister is trying to tempt me with another at this very time... thanks for visiting my daughter's house and the best part about it is it is right next to mine...vicky, I forgot to sign in.

  2. Love this story being dog lover. We are actually in Alabama and when we were looking for Harry we looked at the Shelby Humane Society and heard about the trips they make. It is very neat that they do that, we couldn't believe the shelters there we empty since here they are always full. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Hi Ann!
    Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about these rescue dogs and the puppy-angels that drive them across the country to find homes! I first found this organization through a blog by two adorable sisters who were making their first trip. Their blog is "one dog at a time" and I think that says it all!
    I'm happy to report that the dogs have arrived in New Hampshire and are doing well per Jenifer and Jenny! We plan to make a trip to the shelter to say hi to the pups!
    Thank you again sweet Ann! And your Buddy is absolutely adorable!! Ella would so love to play with him!

  4. how inspiring. I truly admire people who give their life to helping dogs and cats. makes me want to go adopt today!!!! :)

  5. Hi Ann! I have a little fridge under my carport (at 705 North Adams). I should have eggs most of the time. My girls eat yummy healthy food (no chemicals!) and are treated like poultry royalty (in fact, their coop is aptly named Palais du Poulet). Plus they have lots of room to stretch their wings. I'd be happy to put your name on a carton whenever you need 'em. They are $2.50 a dozen. (Sorry to post here-- I don't have you e-mail address here at home).

  6. Hi Ann,
    I red all about this past week! I so love animals and I have a lot of respect of these people who give their life to help animals!

    Great post! Thank you.
    And I really want to thank you for the nice comment on my post!

  7. Thanks for sharing Ann!! We will be getting a dog sooner or later!

  8. Jenny and Jenifer are still working hard to reach their $10,000 fundraising goal according to their blog.....for anyone able to give a little or a lot i'm sure every bit helps!

  9. Terrific story!

    The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire transports dogs from the South, too. You can see some of them on the ARL's YouTube channel, "ARLofNH".



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