Shelter Pets Need Your Love (3 videos)

Here are three quite different videos about pet adoption.

The first is the most emotional; the second talks about the opportunity for those of you who live in the northern United States to do something positive in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill; and the last looks at adoption of dogs you won’t find in shelters, greyhounds.

Pets Need Your Love

You can’t fail to be touched by this video, made by the Humane Society of the United States, with pictures of loving, hopeful animals, mostly in cages at a shelter, backed by the song I Need Love.

I already have two rescue cats, Kami and Tigger, that I love dearly, but this video made me wish I could care for more. How does it affect you?

Here’s a touching viewer comment on this video: “An animal is the best friend you will ever have. They will never lie to you, they will never do anything to break your heart. They will love you no matter if you are pretty or ugly, they will love you no matter if you are rich or poor, they will protect you with their life, they will never turn their back on you, they are sad when you are sad, they are happy when you are happy. This makes them the ultimate friend.”

On page 2 see the story of 100 dogs who lost their homes and families due to the Gulf Oil Spill and are being sent north to find new homes.

Photo credit: OlgaKayPix

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The Journey North for 100 Dogs

Animal shelters in Louisiana are overwhelmed with dogs who have lost their homes as an indirect result of the Gulf oil spill. One shelter reported that its “guests” had quadrupled.

To help reduce the load and gives these wonderful animals a better chance of adoption, the Humane Society of the United States transported 100 of them to shelters in the north.

This video tells the story. Maybe there is a shelter near you where you can find the pet of your dreams.

On page 3 you’ll see a video about greyhound adoption, and learn what wonderful pets they can be.

Photo credit: HenryCountyHumaneSociety

Related:
The Dog Whisperer: Choosing a Dog (video)
The Dog Whisperer’s House Rules (video)
Amazing Recovery: Ruby the Bionic Dog Rebuilt by 40 Vets (2 videos)
What Does Your Dog’s Growl Mean? (video)

Adopt a Greyhound

Perhaps you never thought of adopting a greyhound. Aren’t they too high strung?

In fact, these dogs make wonderful pets, and they are thrilled to be in a home and family after years of being caged and forced to race.

This National Geographic film tells the story of Long Island Greyhound Transfer, which finds loving homes for these wonderful animals after their racing days are over.

Photo credit: JAGwired

Related:
The Dog Whisperer: Choosing a Dog (video)
The Dog Whisperer’s House Rules (video)
Amazing Recovery: Ruby the Bionic Dog Rebuilt by 40 Vets (2 videos)
What Does Your Dog’s Growl Mean? (video)

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96 comments

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Magdika Cecilia Perez
Magdika Perez3 years ago

thanks

Abbe A.
Azaima A.3 years ago

touching

Angela N.
Angela N.3 years ago

thanks :)

Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

Adopt always.

Alan M.
Past Member 3 years ago

I adopted last October after the loss of my loved dog, pictured - due to my experience I was asked to consider taking a Rottweiler who kept getting over looked or had the wrong type of person after him, he was 13 months old very boisterous and weighing only 21kilo, he was a real challenge, destroyed furniture, £140 pair walking boots, constantly trying to escape the garden, the list of problems is endless- but now my patience / understanding has paid off, I could not wish for a more loyal loving dog he loves every one and all other animals, he sleeps with our Cat Abbey and now weighs 52kilo, I have had rescue dogs and cats for the last 40 + years, with patience and understanding they all turn out loyal and loving, NO ONE should give money to a breeder it is breeders who are contributing to the rescue s being over loaded and thousands of beautiful loving dogs being put to sleep, breeders are only in it for the money, no matter what they say, it is the money - if they loved dogs they would not breed they would do what all should do, RESCUE.

Debra Griffin
Debra B.3 years ago

I only hv rescue animals

Debra Griffin
Debra B.3 years ago

Sad poor innocent babies

Valentina R.
Valentina R.3 years ago

Go to a shelter and adopt a dog NOW!

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago

i have 5 dogs.....4 are from shelters or were headed there.. wish I could afford to care for more