Oh Dog! Do you know what day it is?
That’s right! It’s Dear DeDe Day! YAY!!!!!
Today I have some advice for all you wonderful people that post and cross-post pictures of animals in need of placement.
PLEASE stop all the negative comments about the people that surrendered the animal.
Why? Because those comments leave a bad taste in the mouths of people who might otherwise be able to help you find placement for that animal.
Ask yourself this: If I went shopping for a used car and the salesperson talked bad about the previous owner, would I want to buy that car?
Oh, but this is different! This is a living creature!
Is it really so different?
How many people have you heard say they prefer to get an animal from a breeder because of the potential baggage rescue animals carry?
And where do you think they get that idea? Maybe one place they get that idea is from us.
There are lots of good people out there working hard to get animals physically and mentally healthy for forever homes.
Let’s don’t plant seeds of doubt about those animals by saying bad things about the previous owner. Even if it’s true.
We need to convince people that rescue animals make great pets. That’s the only chance we have to stop the demand that keeps puppy mills in business.