I Saved A Human Today




Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into

the kennels.  I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.  I wagged my tail,

not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid.


As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the

back of my cage.  I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today.

Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of




As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past.  I

only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s



She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.  I shoved my

shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.  Gentle fingertips

caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.


A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be

well.  Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly

jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.  I would promise to always be by her side.

I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant

smile and sparkle in her eyes.  I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.

So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors.

So many more to be saved.  At least I could save one.


Save Your Life –go to an animal shelter and adopt.

Sometimes it’s a two way street–we think we are adopting a dog to save their life, but what we are really doing is saving our own life.

We know that petting our dogs fur is good for lowering our blood pressure and going for walks with our dogs is so good for us. Dogwalking gets us up off the sofa and out the door for exercise. Something that most of us don’t get enough of and you know that your dog is always up for a good walk or run!

There’s nothing like coming home and being greeted by a wagging, furry tale. Making you smile which is good for you.


Personal Experience with Dog Adoption

The above little story reminds me of when I went to the local animal shelter and found my beautiful American Cocker Spaniel, who had just been dumped there the day before.

He was sitting in his cage looking out at me and spoke to me with his eyes. He looked so very sad, he was covered in fleas.

But, as soon as I signed the paperwork and snapped his leash on him, he pranced out of that cage and we went directly to the groomer. Obviously, this poor dog had been neglected for a very long time.

After leaving the groomer, he had no problem making himself out of home when we arrived there.

What a great dog and wonderful companion for me. I was truly the lucky one!!


So, if you are considering adding to your furry family, please consider adoption to rehome a wonderful dog that needs a home.