#adoptapalooza happening NOW 12-5 pm in Union Square. Beautiful cat on a handmade with love #pillowsforpaws bed donated to cats and dogs at today’s event. May they all find homes today! #adoptnevershop
Thank you for choosing adoption and loving our animals regardless of their breed, size and history. Dean Russo Art studio would like to thank you for adopting rather than purchasing our furry friends.
As a small token of our gratitude, we would like to offer 35% off discount on your entire purchase PLUS, if you send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org, please include order# on the subject line) with a photo of your new adopted furry friend, we will send you FREE dog collar, dog leash and a matching dog tag for your new best friend!
Please use the code ADOPT35 at the check.
All international orders, please place your order at email@example.com.
When you Adopt, you find your New Best Friend and you Save a Life.
Tragically, 4,000,000-5,000,000 animals are destroyed each year in the U.S. That’s a shocking and little-known statistic.
As the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, we continuously take animals out of harm’s way—whether it’s rescuing them from other shelters where they would be destroyed; pulling them out of national emergency areas, saving them from the perils of puppy mills and so many other places where they would be abused or euthanized.
Adoptable animals are often mixed breed pets, animals that we call Mutt-i-grees®, and when it comes time to obtain a pet, unique, healthy shelter animals are an amazing choice.
Say NO to Pet Stores
We’re able to save almost 20,000 animals each year because caring people like you say NO to buying puppies and kittens from pet stores, and open their hearts and home to a remarkable shelter pet.
Adoptable animals are often mixed breed pets that we call Mutt-i-grees®, and when it comes time to obtain a pet, these special, unique, and healthy shelter animals are an amazing choice.
What’s so bad about a Puppy Mill?
When someone buys a puppy or kitten from a pet store, they’re unknowingly supporting Puppy Mills, which are large-scale breeding operations that put profit ahead of animal welfare. Female breeding dogs are forced to produce litter after litter until they can no longer breed—at which point they risk destruction. Many puppy mills dogs have never been out of their cages, have never felt grass under their feet—never been hugged in a way that makes them know that they’re cared for. By saying NO to a pet store pet, you’re saying NO to animal cruelty.
Pigeon is a Pitt mix about 4.5 years old. Three years ago, someone dumped him in our neighborhood. He wandered our neighborhood for about a week. I would see him as I drove through the neighborhood. I would try to get him to come to me and my car, but he wouldn’t. Finally one day, he was hanging out near my house. I sat in my driveway with my head down holding treats. After about 45 minutes, he trusted me enough to take the treat from my hand. It was love at first sight for our entire family. That night Pigeon slept in bed with us and he buried himself under the covers.
I found out from a neighbor that someone in our neighborhood had called the humane officer to pick Pigeon up. The very next day after finding Pigeon, I took him to the vet to be neutered. While we were on our way to the vet, the humane officer drove past us in our neighborhood. Poor Pigeon could have been on his way to the animal shelter instead of our home; had he not come to me that day in the driveway.
About a year and a half after finding Pigeon, he started regurgitating and could not keep down a meal. He lost an extreme amount of weight and my vet couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. He was suffering and starving we were considering putting him down. A friend recommended that I try her vet. So I did.
It was there that Pigeon was diagnosed with Canine megaesophagus and myasthenia gravis. We finally had a diagnosis. His prognosis was guarded but we had a game plan. We were to feed him small meals three to four times a day and hold him upright for 10-15 minutes after each feeding. I immediately got on the internet to research Canine Megaesophagus (ME). During my research I found Bailey Chairs 4 Dogs, they build special chairs for dogs with ME to eat and sit in after they finish their meal. We immediately ordered a chair for Pigeon and he has been thriving ever since! He’s a happy, playful and loveable Pittie!!! He just eats a little differently than most dogs.
I’m happy to say that he has gained all of his weight back… and perhaps could even use a diet! He loves playing, running, chasing deer, giving kisses and sleeping under the covers.
I am sharing a picture of my rescue dog Abby. She was rescued from a hoarding situation where she was one of over 75 dogs in a house with no running water. She had never been outside, never new love, never had steady meals and she was pregnant.
I am one of the rescue volunteers involved in this rescue. When I brought her home to foster I thought she as a safe bet, no way I would fall in love with a little doxie mix. I was so wrong!
I helped her delivered her 2 puppies in my bathroom with a vet on standby but it went well. She is a great Mommy. When her pups were adopted she was heartbroken and when people came to meet her she was terrified.
I could not rehome her, even thought that was my goal by fostering her. She is now my sweet baby. Our bond is incredible. And she is mother to every young dog (and cat) I foster. She is an incredible dog and I am so fortunate that she came into my life.
Thank you for reading Abby’s story. This is a picture of her with my newest rescue, Maggie the kitten. And Thank you for your inspiring art and support of rescue.
Along with her order, Abby’s mom will be receiving “Sweet Dream” dog collar, leash and matching tags from our studio for being so awesome.
I want to kill this dog 95% of the time, then I think about all she has been through and how much she really loves us and how happy she is to be with us, she broke away from her last people for a reason, and came to us and hasn’t tried to leave yet. I love my little rascals. C: #adoptnevershop #puppylove #mylife (Taken with Instagram)