It’s National Loving Day!
 
Yesterday we had ten adoptions. Ten! People ask why we work so hard at what others have decided is a thankless job. It’s certainly not for money or fame. It’s not for glamorous working conditions. There are many reasons not to work in animal rescue. But there’s only one reason to do this job.
 
Love.
 
Love of justice. No one, not a child, an adult, or an animal deserves to be thrown away, to be treated badly, to neglected, to be murdered. And that’s what happens too often all over the world. We can’t save every life but we can save a handful of dogs every two weeks and bring them to loving homes.
 
Unconditional Love.
 
American journalist, author, and photographer Jon Katz said, “Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.”
 
Love of Families.
 
We are a no-kill shelter. Dogs stay with us as long as needed until the right home is found. Our mission is to create a world where every dog can be surrounded by love. We do what we do because we get enormous satisfaction from connecting people and dogs and creating families. It really is as simple as that.
 
Love of Education.
 
Getting a dog sounds so easy. Feed it, walk, it, poop it, cuddle it, repeat. But anyone who has ever gotten a dog knows that it’s so much more than that. We love helping people be the best dog parents possible through articles and memes, answering questions, and referring people to trainers and other resources.
 
Love. That is why we rescue and stress about no money and will we even stay open. That is why we both rescue. Love is powerful. Love changes everything.