Anastasia is a super sweet and kind of shy 5 year old Tri-Color Hound mix. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and is microchipped. This sweet girl would love to find a home with a family to take care of her after spending 9 months in a rural shelter kennel. She loves her new foster family but longs to find her forever home. “Good Morning from Ana’s Lucky Foster Mom! Unfortunately, we don’t have much of a background on this sweetheart. We know that she was in an outside shelter for about 9 months but they are a wonderful shelter with employees that interact with the dogs on a daily basis. What I can tell you is that Ana is an amazing dog!! She loves all people, dogs, and children. She is a very submissive girl and is very shy around new people but she is getting better all the time. We had her at the last event and after she took my chair, she was lifting her head to each person that walked by – that’s a huge improvement. She is a very mellow dog – unless there are loud noises or a thunder storm, but we are working on that and with her thundershirt she is making great strides. She enjoys going to the dog park and sometimes taking a run but nothing too far. Ana can and will make someone a wonderful companion dog!!! My fear is that someone had tried to use her as a hunting dog and she didn’t perform so they just let her loose. We are still working on the housebreaking. We’ve had her for 4 months but assuming that she’s never had a stable/indoor home until ours we are being very gentle with all training. She is doing very well but there are times that she will slip up. Most times we can catch her. When she does potty outside she is super proud of herself – it is a great sight to see. I’ve been trying to get her to sit but she would much rather prefer lying down to get her treats. If you are looking for a super mellow older gal, Ana is the one for you! Please contact us to set up a meet and greet.” All of the dogs listed are located in or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Adoption fees are $245.00 (unless otherwise specified) to help cover vet bills for spay/neuter of all adoptable pets as well as getting them up-to-date on their basic vaccinations and for starting heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. No dog will leave our rescue without being spayed/neutered and vaccinated (unless they are under 6 months or there are health risks in doing so). Any unaltered dogs/puppies will have a $50 refund option to assist in the adopters cost to spay/neuter. We will require an approved on-line application which is available on our website at vegasnewleashonlife.com . A basic home check and Meet & Greet will be done on or before adoption day to ensure that the pet can be safe in it’s new home and that everyone involved is comfortable with each other. Please feel free to call or text Stephanie at 717-752-5698 with any questions or reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also check us out on FaceBook at Vega’s New Leash on Life Pet Rescue and “like” our page. “Saving one dog may not change the world… but for that one dog the world changes forever! “Please Don’t Shop… ADOPT A BEST FRIEND :0)
Where does one start to find a pet that is in need of a home? That is a very easy question to answer! There are many places to start…
Visit your local animal shelter, county pound or SPCA and see what pets they have for adoption. If you don’t find “the one” there you can also look online… PetFinder.com posts animals from across the country who are in rescues right now looking for a FurEver home. On PetFinder.com you can use your zip code and choose the type of pet along with breed, sex, age, etc to find exactly what you are looking for… starting close to home and moving farther away if necessary! Many of these rescues use transport services to get the pets to their new out of state homes… so don’t be afraid to look around outside of your area.
FaceBook has many pages for rescues and shelters too… check out our FaceBook page as we always shares pets in need of homes from other rescues, shelters, and pounds. Please “Like” our page while you are there and get our updates on available pets and important things everyone should know about the pet problems we face today! Click on the FaceBook icon at the top of our website to go directly to our page!
Some big name pet stores who REFUSE to sell puppy mill puppies allow rescues to come in and hold adoption days… check out your local PetCo , PetSmart, etc to find out dates for these events. These stores commonly have kittens and cats available for adoption from local rescues right in their store everyday!
1. In this country a companion animal is euthanized every 8 SECONDS !!!
ASPCA on homeless pets: “Approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats). Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those animals relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control. These are national estimates; the percentage of euthanasia may vary from state to state” these numbers pale in comparison to the number of animals who are still stray and have no shelter at all…
“It is impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States; estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million”
2. Buying from breeders who make puppies and kittens solely to turn a profit only helps in the overpopulation problem.
ASPCA on puppy mills: “At any given point in time, there are typically between 2,000 and 3,000 USDA-licensed breeders (commonly referred to as puppy mills) operating in the United States. However, this number does not take into consideration the number of breeders not required to be licensed by the USDA or the number of breeders operating illegally without a license”
“… in most cases, the standards that breeders are required to meet by law are extremely minimal. Under the federal Animal Welfare Act, it is completely legal to keep a dog in a cage only six inches longer than the dog in each direction, with a wire floor, stacked on top of another cage, for the dog’s entire life. Conditions that most people would consider inhumane, or even cruel, are often totally legal”
How do we fix “THE PROBLEM”?… the answer is easy… SPAY AND NEUTER your pets and find homes for the already homeless FIRST! Once people start clearing out the shelters and their pets stop reproducing there will be a place for a smaller and better controlled breeder business and the shelters will be able to manage the smaller amount of animals they will take in.