October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

Let me begin by saying I am not a Shelter Dog. Nope, I’m not.  In my case fate just didn’t work that way.

Before I came to live with my Mom and Dad they DID search shelters on PetFinder looking for a Sheltie to adopt. At that time there were none close enough to our home for my Mom and Dad to adopt.  But things could have been different.

What if another family had brought me to live with them and it didn’t work out? There are a number of reasons why maybe it wouldn’t. Maybe I wouldn’t be a good fit for their family? Maybe they would fall on hard economic times and wouldn’t be able to care for me any longer  and be forced to bring me to a shelter? These things happen every day.

Shelter dogs aren’t just mutts. There are many pure breed dogs there too who for a variety of reasons have now become Shelter dogs.  Whatever type of dog you are looking for I bet you can find at your local shelter.

Times are tough in our country which has caused shelters to have a glut of both dogs and cats, (for the record, my brother Cody WAS  a shelter cat!)

When possible always try to ADOPT FIRST!

How can you help if you aren’t able to adopt?

There are many things that you can do.  You can read about them here on Petfinder.com

Here is an adorable Sheltie boy that Mom and I found on Petfinder, can you help spread the word?


Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie: An adoptable dog in Livonia, MI

Max is a pure bred Shetland Sheepdog. He is around 2 years old and a small boy , He seems to be very sweet and a little timid,

More about Max

Pet ID: D110619 • Spayed/Neutered • Primary color: Tricolor (Brown, Black & White) • Coat length: Long

Max’s Contact Info

Last Day Dog Rescue, Livonia, MI

We hope that Max finds his “furever” home soon!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota


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  1. Rescued dogs are great dogs! I hope Max finds a forever home soon.

    • I so agree Sara, Oreo and Chewy!!! Hope you have a fun-filled day!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. We hope Max will find Mommy and daddy like yours Dakota.he looks so cute and adorable

    • Awwww Kroten that was so sweet! Thank you! I know, my Daddy is totally in love with Max!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Awwww Max looks so lovely!! Me and Charlie purr and pray he and all woofies in shelters find good loving and forever homes! Take care

    • Hi Old Kitty! I know! Mom had to hold Dad down cause he kept wanting to go and adopt Max. Max isn’t far from our house!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. Anything can happen and even happy healthy dogs can need a rescue because of tragic circumstances. You don’t have to be a rescue dog to appreciate that we all can be at risk and should look out for others who are already there.

    Mom and Dad support the rescue we came from. They also attend fundraisers for local shelters. We attended Whisker Walk this year and helped promote it on our blog so others would go and support the local shelters and rescues that were attending. It wasn’t hard to post something and it got them some publicity. There are lots of ways for bloggers to get the word out that don’t take much time, but can help even if you don’t have lots of time or money to donate.

  5. Bailey that is sooooo true and I couldn’t have said it better!!!! (especially because I am a doggie and I don’t know much about these things!) Thank you for saying it for me!

    Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. Great post Dakota,

    I so hope Max gets his forever home soon as well as all the other pups out there just waiting to be matched with the right forever home.

    Petfinder is such a wonderful resource to help people find just the right Pet for them, they even have it as a mobile app to make it even easier to search…..

    Wags to you my buddy,

    Snoopy 🙂

    • Hi Snoopy! Mom and I just finished watching your video then I get a nice comment from you! Thank you!

      We agree that Petfinder is a wonderful resource! We didn’t know they now have a mobile app, we will have to check that out!

      Thanks for telling us about it!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. Zora and Midget didn’t come to me from a shelter, but they were both rescues. Midget was a stray and Zora was left in the backyard of our newly rented house by the previous tenants. Jack was actually purchased from a BYB, and a BYB of a mixed breed nonetheless, for $150 with no shots or anything. Unfortunately, I didn’t know better at the time, I was only 13.

    I don’t know everyone else’s opinion on this, but I also consider getting a dog from someone on Craigslist or in a newspaper ad to be “rescuing” that dog, so long as the person isn’t selling it and trying to make money. There are plenty of people who are forced to get rid of their dog, for whatever reason, but they decide to try to find their dog a home by themselves rather than taking the dog to an already over-crowded shelter. What do you think, Dakota?

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