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Lola: Week 9 Featured Pet

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This week we will be meeting Lola the Poodle.

Lola is the last pet in our second bracket so she is eligible to win a $25 prize.

She is up against the other 2nd bracket contestants which include: Mack: Week 5, Elsa: Week 6Rusty: Week 7 and Jazzy: Week 8.

Who will get your final vote?  Let’s meet Lola before you decide.

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This precious Toy Poodle was a rescue.  She arrived early for Christmas.  She was found just roaming around the neighborhood this past Christmas Eve.  She was all matted up and her fur was filled with fleas, gum and trash.

She was taken in by a dog lover and got cleaned up and posted on Facebook as being found.  No one ever claimed this adorable fur baby as their own, which was probably a good thing because dog lover Tabitha, fell in love with her right away.

So once it was determined that no one was looking for her she was named Lola and became a permanent member of Tabitha’s family.

The vet determined that she is about eight years old.

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Returning a Dog Gift

So today, the day after Christmas at 2:30 p.m. I read a post by my local animal shelter.  The post stated that they were ALREADY close to full capacity…not even one full day since Christmas…because people were steadily bringing in their Christmas presents to surrender them.

Cats and dogs alike.

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It saddens me that people don’t take the time to think things through when getting a living thing as a gift for someone else.  Nor does the person receiving the gift take the time to even let the living thing grow on them, before deciding to give it up.

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Bring a Dog Home for Christmas

Is anyone getting a new pet for Christmas?

Many people, children especially, ask for puppies for Christmas. Puppies are so cute and so much fun to be around. Who doesn’t love a puppy right?

If you plan to get a puppy this Christmas, why not rescue one from your local animal shelter?

Shelters are often full of cute little puppies

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It is important to remember though that puppies grow quickly and some get very big. They grow into dogs. They are not meant to be temporary. They are part of the family and should only come into homes that will be their furever home.

Unfortunately this is not the case for many animals because another thing that shelters are full of are dogs. Old, gray haired dogs that were given up by their owners.

These dogs often get overlooked by potential adopters at animal shelters. 

Folks, let’s keep in mind it’s Christmas time!

Let’s break the mold and adopt an older pet this Christmas! Old dogs still have a lot of love to offer and are still very capable of bonding with us and loving us unconditionally.

What a blessing it would be to an older dog for him to come home to a nice family and a warm bed this Christmas.