Be a hero: Adopt a Dog month

Published by Andria Earnshaw (October 1, 2017)

October is National Adopt a Dog month and here at Travall rescue dogs are an integral part of many team members’ families. Each of my teammates has had a different reason for adopting, but it’s all been the same outcome for our dogs. A safe, and loving home.

A little bit of history
Adopt a Dog month was started by the American Humane Society in 1981 as an annual event to encourage people to adopt from shelters and rescue groups. It’s been 36 years and their message is still going strong. It’s just as vital as ever with the millions of dogs awaiting adoption. One way you can celebrate Adopt a Dog month is to spay or neuter your pet, this will ensure that there aren’t unexpected, and potentially unwanted, puppies.

Every year there are an estimated 3-4 million animals waiting in shelters for adoption. You can find the perfect dog for your family at a shelter, they have dogs of every type, size, age, and personality. With an adult dog, you often know what type of dog you#re getting up front.

You might think that all rescue dogs are mutts (or Heinz 57 as my Grandfather called them), but you’d be wrong. Purebred dogs end up in shelters the same as any mutt, though they are often the first to be adopted. There are also breed specific rescues if you have your heart set on a purebred, just be prepared that there may be a waitlist.

We want to introduce you to our rescued family members with our Travall’s Rescues.

A picture of a dogs face, focus on the nose with the rest of the dog a little bit blurry.

My what beautiful teefs you have. Photo courtesy of Andria E.

Name: Lily

Nicknames: Lil, Lillers, Lilyphant, Flump, Cow dog (she eats grass and has spots), Miss Fint (as in Lilyphant)

What’s your mix?
I’m part Saluki, but we don’t know what part.

Likes?
Puddles (water and mud), running, ignoring my humom’s calls, and walks

An action shot of a saluki mix running through a grassy green field in summer. It's a sunny afternoon with blue sky and some white clouds.

Lily running through an open field, enjoying one of her favorite things. Photo courtesy of Andria E.

Dislikes?
Baths, people wearing hats, waiting for dinner

What’s your favorite treat?
Anything my parents are eating, including cucumber but not raspberries.

Do you have any hidden talents?
Finding stinky puddles and hogging the bed

 

Throughout the rest of the month, we’ll be posting more Travall’s Rescues. We can’t wait to share them with you!

Andria Earnshaw

Andria is a Midwestern girl at heart, though she’s spent most of her life out West. Western Colorado to be precise. Since moving away, she’s really come to miss using the mountains as a guide when giving and getting directions! Her adventure partners are her husband and two dogs who love nothing more than to run. (The dogs love to run, not the husband.) She enjoys reading, hiking and is just getting into photography with her DSLR. You may see some of her photos making their way into her posts, you never know!

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