Recently I took a trip down to the local shelter. I highly recommend you take a trip there yourself to get an idea of the reality of the pet situation in your neighborhood. Rows upon rows of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens all looking for a warm home and loving owners. I had no intention of getting another pet while I was there; I simply wanted to have a look for myself. The last time I went to the shelter, I was too young to remember it, and I thought it would be a good idea to refresh my memory.
I spent a few hours taking some of the dogs out of their kennels and simply playing fetch with them, just to give them a chance to get out for a while. Some people may call it teasing, but I think it is better to give them a little break then no break at all. Continue reading