This is how it has happened over the years. I get an email, often from someone I don’t know, about a dog who needs love and a home. So for several years now I’ve passed along such requests by email to a several- hundred-person database.
Here goes the first adoption attempt through this blog, Pet City.
Let’s cross our paws and fingers:
“My friend rescued Sally, this sweet Beagle, tangled up in bushes near the Barboursville Exit a few weeks ago. She ran ads, but no one claimed her. She has been vetted, UTD on shots, and has been spayed! We need to find her a furever home soon! Please pass this along, or use her in your blog!”
Contact is Lera VanMeter at 304-552-0924
Pretty straightforward, I guess.
A little background on my role:
After inadvertently helping pair dogs with families over the years, I put a system together, compiling a database of hundreds of people who love animals. Through this list, I share information about our four legged friends in the hopes of that simple happiness can be found and shared. On the other end of the process, I haven’t kept track on outcomes, though I’d venture we, the ‘Royal We,’ have placed hundreds of dogs. Possibly 80 plus percent success, too.
There are so many stories. Ones of tears that hit the keyboard: a depressed child in a wheelchair who missed his soul mate pet (that will be a future story), people who stop their cars on the interstate to save injured dogs — take them to vets, pay the bills, feed them and nurture them back to health and so many more.
This ‘one off’ favor for a friend years ago is now an endeavor that has grown to be modestly substantial. This new blog represents another opportunity to help people find pets and vice versa.
I can’t express the joy and pure satisfaction from this experience.