April 26, 2017 by Petrea
Wilma Wednesday: Adopt a Shelter Pet
Depending on your web search, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is somewhere between this Saturday, April 29th and next Sunday, May 7th. So let’s just say every day this coming week is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.
With so many sweet, loving animals living in shelters (please spay and neuter your pets!), why buy at a pet store? Even pet stores are catching on, offering pet adoptions in lieu of sales. In Pasadena, PetSmart, Centinela Feed and My Pet Garden offer pet adoptions. If you know of more, let me know in the comments and I’ll add them here.
If you can’t adopt, believe me, I understand. If we adopted a cat, Wilma would…uh…well, she’d kill it, for lack of a better word. No matter how I put it, the cat would be dead. A dog would be just as difficult. Wilma’s come a long way, but this is her home and if we brought in another dog she’d challenge, fight, and win. I won’t lie, when you adopt you don’t always know your pet’s history. But while you learn to be patient, they can learn whatever you want to teach them.
There are other things you can do besides adopting. You can foster. You can volunteer at a shelter. Are you allergic? Fine. You can donate!
The photo above is of Wilma in her crate. She might look sad, but she likes it in there. She has her own room. We call it her office.
“No cats allowed!” says Wilma.