Spike’s Shelter Dogs – Adopt Your Next Dog Here

15 02 2009

spikes-shelter-dogs-sidebarIf you have not figured it out already, there is a special place in my heart for rescue dogs.  Whether they are adopted from shelters, rescues, or fosters, they are all special friends to me.  For that reason, I decided to use my celebrity to draw attention to the deserving dogs available for adoption.  Initially, we are focusing on shelter dogs local to me in the Atlanta metro area, as well as the state of Georgia, but we plan to expand our reach to a national level.

With interesting and entirely coincidental timing, Mom recently added two puppies to our home temporarily after hearing their story.  We think they are Newfoundland/Lab mixes, and they are very cute, fluffy balls of fur.  They are quite active, playful, and energetic.  Yesterday, I posted a video and some pictures of them, as well as their back story as the first dogs posted on Spike’s Shelter Dogs.

If you are interested in adopting either of these puppies, or any of the dogs listed on Spike’s Shelter Dogs, check out the contact info for each of them.  Also, if you are a shelter, rescue, or foster interested in having an adoptable dog listed on the site, check out the Ask Spike Online Contact Us page.  Something that we are doing differently to help gain attention for these dogs, we are utilizing the social media power of Twitter and Flickr to raise awareness.  To be the first to know about additions to Spike’s Shelter Dogs, follow @shelterdogs on Twitter or become a contact on Flickr.

Feel free to spread the word about my newest project to all you know, especially those who are looking to provide a forever home for a four-legged friend.

More Reason To Adopt From A Rescue Or Shelter

20 11 2008

petland-storeI was surfing the Web tonight (which is pretty difficult without any thumbs, btw), and I came across an article on MSNBC about “puppy mills” and their connection to a national retailer of pet supplies that also sold puppies to its customers, some being sold at a retail price of $3500 each.

The video below shows some of the inhumane conditions that puppy mills (commercial breeders) are known for.  Before pushing play, I strongly urge you to remove any children from the room and to grab a box of tissues. Read the rest of this entry »

First Family Will Adopt A Puppy

9 11 2008

Great news from President-elect Barack Obama’s family. Rather than seek out a dog from a breeder, they have decided to adopt a puppy from a shelter. Hopefully, his massive popularity and the Obama family’s newfound role model status will inspire others to follow suit when choosing a family pet. Read the rest of this entry »