It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, I received an email from hubs that I would have never expected. I was on vacation in Seattle, seeing my mom and sister, and he (very uncharacteristically) write me a long, detailed email about a trip he made to The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC). You see, although I’ve been asking for a pup for quite some time (see THIS post from more than three years ago) and I knew the thought was in hubs’ head more recently (when he asked out landlord if we could have pets on the lease), I had no idea when it would happen.
Here’s an excerpt of that email:
“There were two dogs there transported from Louisiana from an overcrowded shelter which I think you might like. I played with both of them and they both have very nice personalities. They were not afraid and were very friendly.”
“He is 3 years old and some sort of terrier mix and about 10 pounds. I was petting him and noticed a small bump on his side by his ribs. Apparently it is a bone spur and of no concern. There was a hold on him today but the people never came to get him, so he is available again.”
We are so thankful for the HSSC for bringing Dug into our lives – you see, he had been transported here from an overcrowded shelter in Louisiana…and so, when we saw that they were running a fundraising contest for their 2014 calendar, we jumped at the chance to sign Dug up!
What the HSSC is doing is creating a calendar called “The Real Housepets of Sarasota County” – a special calendar which will showcase the Top-13 pet photos and help save the lives of homeless pets in need. Since the HSSC relies completely on private donations, bequests and grants to do its lifesaving work, donations are necessary for their work (they help more than 1,000 homeless pets in need annually).
So, how can you help?
Through October 5, you can click HERE to vote Dug into the top-13! Votes are $1 and all money goes toward helping pets in need – it really is a win-win! <3 Please post any questions or comments here, and I’d be glad to get back to you ASAP! And Dug thanks you in advance!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and if you can, please check out the contest!