Barnaby was incredibly important on the rescue front because he didn’t have much time to find a family. The shelter in Fresno where he was found is known for being a kill shelter. If it was not for Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco, this sweet boy wouldn’t have had a chance at a great life (or the great life I try to give him). He is pretty awesome in his own right, but time had run out. And time runs out for more dogs than my heart can bear to think about.
Wes too, was a rescue, born to a pregnant mother in the East Bay Animal Rescue and Refuge. He was with his whole litter outside Petco that one fateful day. EBARR made an attempt to save the lives of a whole litter, and the mother, and it worked. All those puppies found homes the day I found Wes and I have to count my lucky stars that I was in the right place at the right time, just as he was.
“And time runs out for more dogs than my heart can bear to think about.”
Isn’t it a funny thing, these makeshift families we make for ourselves, and quite often it ends up being completely circumstantial rather than strategic.